Bathrooms are one of the important elements of a home and therefore their design should make a beautiful statement. If your bathroom is far from this, probably it is time for you to start looking for bathroom decor ideas that match your personal design style. In this way, you can truly enjoy every minute being in this space.
Many people tend to make quick assumptions that redesigning a bathroom needs to totally renovate the whole space. Believe it or not, there are simple bathroom decor ideas that will give your bathroom an entirely different feel and look without hurting your wallet. From simple paint updates, decorative and space saving storage solutions, adding decorative accents that will definitely make a “wow factor” and many more. I will also share with you the decor ideas for the bathroom that we used when we renovated our bathrooms.
Budget Friendly Bathroom Decor Ideas
Fresh Coat Of Paint
If you want to give your space a quick makeover, a fresh coat of paint will do the trick for you. It is inexpensive and a project that you can do yourself. Choose a paint color that matches your home decor or if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, consider painting your bathroom with crisp white paint. See The Best Benjamin Moore White Paint based on your room orientation. Remember to always choose paint with a mold and mildew resistant formula.
Update Your Vanity Mirror
When you decide to give your bathroom a fresh coat of paint also consider updating your vanity mirror. A frameless mirror gives a modern and sleek design while a framed mirror will add texture and charm to your room. Then, match the color of your hardware and your vanity lights with the color of the frame of your mirror to make your quick bathroom makeover a noticeable one!
Utilize Wallpaper To Easily Achieve Your Preferred Aesthetic
Choose a peel-and-stick wallpaper with a design that matches your preferred design style. Adding wallpaper is another inexpensive way to add an accent wall in any room and depending on the design, it will definitely be an attention grabber.
Decorative Storage Solutions
If you have a dead and narrow space in your bathroom, utilize it to store your everyday essentials. A tall drawer organizer or sliding basket organizer drawer will turn your dead and narrow space into a useful one. But remember to choose a decorative organizer that also matches your entire room design and a color scheme to achieve a cohesive look. Below are some storage solutions that will not only help you to organize your space but also improve the entire space aesthetic.
Utilize Art Or Framed Photos
Add art or framed photos above towel bars or add to the bathtub area. They provide a relaxing and calming effect to a room and at the same time tie in your bathroom color scheme.
Decorate Your Bathroom Counter
Use a decorative tray to store your everyday essentials and decor without making your room look cluttered. Also consider using uniform hand soap, lotion and shampoo dispensers. This is a simple change that creates beautiful esthetic improvements. See How To Decorate Bathroom Counter to know how to group items together in order to have a stylish arrangement. The picture above is our bathroom counter where I used a white tray to look like the extension of our vanity. I also wanted to keep mostly white so I bought a white tissue box, white candle, white vase, white towel and white dispensers to achieve a clean and minimalist look. Below are some other vanity counter decoration to give you more inspirations.
Adding a white floral arrangement will brighten up the space if your space has a darker color scheme.
Update Bathroom Hardware
If having a new vanity will not fit your bathroom makeover budget, consider swapping out drawer pulls. Depending on the style and finishes you are going to choose, updated hardware can make your room look sleek and modern or give it a playful personality using colorful ceramic knobs. Click here to learn the popular cabinet hardware finishes.
Add Fiddle Leaf Fig Decor
If you consider yourself a nature lover, add fiddle leaf fig in your bathroom. It is a great and easy way to bring nature indoors.
A No Brainer Floating Shelf
A floating shelf is one of the best ways to add texture and space to store your toiletries or decor.
A Ladder To Store Your Room Decor
A ladder to hold your decor is one of the easiest bathroom decor ideas that you do to update the look of your space. The ladder provides a place to add greenery in the room and definitely complement your bathroom’s rustic farmhouse style.
Use An Area Rug To Add Warmth
Large area rugs add comfort, style and warmth to your bathroom plus they will also anchor the entire space.
Add Natural Elements To Your Space
Consider adding some small natural accents to soften your room surfaces. Wooden stools, woven baskets, green arrangements, sisal rugs, and cotton towels are inexpensive ways to bring natural elements to soften your hard surfaces.
Wall For Your Bath Towels
A great design is when function meets beauty. Designer Marie Flanigan, added an attention grabbing towel-hanging black metal wall and accessorized it with brass pegs which gives an interesting contrast to the wall.
Or if you want to keep it simple, consider hanging your towels with style just like the picture below.
Bathroom Decor Ideas For Your Next Renovation
If you are planning to totally renovate your space, below are some of the bathroom decor ideas that will totally transform the entire space that you will enjoy.
Upgrade Your Bathroom Tile
If you are thinking about changing your bathroom tile, consider a tile with a simple pattern and with a calming color. The simple pattern and calming color of tile provides a beautiful feature while making the space still feel airy and open. The above picture is our small master bathroom and we chose to use the same tile for the wall and flooring to make the room look and feel bigger. See the article Master Bathroom Remodel: Tops and Ideas For Bathroom Remodeling if you are planning to use more than one tile design.
Utilize a freestanding tub to create a spa-like bathroom and embellish it with a floor to ceiling drapes.
Shower Wall That Grabs Attention
If you have a stand up shower, embellish your shower wall with subway tile and choose a wall tile design that speaks to you.
Create An Accent Tile Wall
The picture above is our powder room with a gray herringbone tile accent wall. The accent wall tile provides our powder room with charm and aesthetic appeal.
Consider Frameless Shower Glass Wall
If you have a small bathroom and you want to open up the space, a frameless glass wall will not only give the space an open and airy feel but also provides a luxurious and minimalist design.
Use Colors Wisely
A combination of different colors can make or break your design. Make sure to combine colors that complement or blend well with each other. The picture above uses contrasting colors to prevent the mostly white room from being boring. The contrast between the vanity and the fixture and hardware creates a beautiful design that definitely makes a statement. See 84 Beautiful Inside Front Door Paint Color Ideas to learn more about different color schemes. Below are pictures with playful and bold colors:
Cement tiles with bold patterns or colors are a great way to give a beautiful contrast to your bathroom wall. However, if you want to go the inexpensive way, consider painting your tile with chalk paint just like the picture above.
If the room ceiling is high enough and has a lot of natural light or has good lighting, try painting your ceiling with a bold color. Choose a more saturated color version of your existing wall color and embellish it with chandeliers to create an interesting feature.
His And Her Vanity
If you are planning to renovate your bathroom, a his and hers vanity is often preferred. You can embellish with two matching framed mirrors and lamp shade scones which will definitely give an equally charming appeal.