Even though you’ve got a small bathroom in your home, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it look amazing! You may not think it, but there’s a ton of ideas you can take on board to transform your bathroom for the better.
What’s more, you don’t have to spend a small fortune in the process! Take a look at the following inspirational ideas to get you started:
Restrict tiles to only the wet areas of your bathroom
One mistake that a lot of homeowners make is to tile ALL the walls in their bathrooms! Sure, while you end up saving money on paint, you’ll spend more of it on tiles.
Save your money and simply tile the shower and bath areas in your bathroom. Of course, you’ll need to do something with the other walls! Luckily, there are many paint products on the market with mold-resistant properties.
So, if you’re worried about having moldy walls because they aren’t all covered in tiles, you needn’t be! There’s a huge range of colors when it comes to anti-mold paints; you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Make your floor the feature of your bathroom
Patterned flooring is such a classic yet timeless design idea for any bathroom. It doesn’t matter whether you opt for diagonal patterns or chevrons, for example. What matters is you go for a pattern of some description on your floor.
You may think that could be an expensive idea, especially if you use tiles. But, what if I told you that you’ll make big savings by fitting vinyl flooring instead?
Again, there’s a vast choice of patterns and colors out there. You only need to decide which style is right for you.
Add some greenery to your bathroom
By far, one of the cheapest ways to brighten up any bathroom is to incorporate a plant or two in it! The thing about bathrooms is they are great places to grow plants due to the natural light, and the moisture in the air.
Examples of plants that love high-humidity areas include spider plants, bamboos, and aloe veras. They won’t take up much space, either, making them ideal for small bathrooms like yours.
It’s a well-known fact that plants can help you to feel calm and relaxed. If you enjoy soaking your stress away in the bath, plants will further aid in that goal.
Create a soothing ambiance with candles
Something to complement plants in your bathroom are candles. We all know that candles are great at creating certain moods in your home. In a bathroom setting, candles can help you unwind and get rid of the day’s stresses.
Make sure that you buy scented candles. Aromatherapy works wonders when you’re having a relaxing soak in your bath! Plus, they create excellent pools of light.
Just keep those candles in some lanterns for safety (and aesthetic) reasons. The last thing you want to do is claim off your home insurance for setting fire to the bathroom!
Fit some pretty blinds to your bathroom windows
Another affordable yet excellent idea is to install some blinds to your windows. I’m not just talking about standard, plain-colored blinds. What I am referring to are the pretty patterned ones that make any bathroom look smart and stylish!
When it comes to shopping for bathroom blinds, be sure to select ones that are waterproof. You’re usually safe if you stick with PVC blinds. If your bathtub or shower isn’t by a window, you can use polyester fabric ones instead.
Oh, and unless you are good with DIY work, get a handyman or professional to fit your blinds for you.
Consider movable storage options
We all know that the bathroom cabinet is ideal for storing things like toiletries. The downside to them is they can take up a lot of space in a small bathroom.
How can you resolve that problem without spending lots of money, I hear you ask? Believe it or not, the solution is simple: removable storage!
There are many styles and options you can consider for such a solution. In general, though, it makes sense to consider vertical tiered storage.
Wood storage is ideal for damp places like bathrooms, as long as the wood has been treated. If you’ve got the money, you could even upgrade to stainless steel if you’re looking for a more contemporary option.
Upgrade your laundry basket
One final way to spruce up any small bathroom is to upgrade to an attractive laundry basket. Consider one made from natural fibers for a more authentic and homely vibe!