Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom on a Budget
By Samantha Birch
Edited by Linda Kevich
The bathroom has
evolved over the past decades from a strictly useful and functional
room to one that is similar to a spa. And just because there aren't
thousands of dollars available for decorating doesn't mean that
bathroom decor can't be unique, dramatic and thoroughly satisfying.
Here are nine frugal ways to spice up any bathroom with decor:
inexpensive mirrors add both light and space to any bathroom decor.
They reflect colors, faces and other decorations and add character
and interest . Mirrors are much more effective when grouped together
rather than being a scattered mass simply hanging on a wall.
Pictures or prints
can be massed on a bathroom wall. For maximum decor impact, hang them
closely together rather than separated. Pictures can be striking if
they have a 'theme', such as:
Black and white
photos - no color
Older shots - from
the 1930s or 1940s, for instance
The frames are all
an identical color
The frames or
photos have a uniqueness in common - oval shapes, women only, pets
tactic works best in a powder room, rather than a full bathroom,
because of the high moisture.
Bathroom Decor Tip #3
Needlework makes a
striking wall accent in bathroom decor. For instance, sampler
patterns from Colonial America are easily available and a few
samplers grouped on a wall create a totally unique bathroom.
Bathroom Decor Tip #4
For color and
charm, throw a rug on the bathroom floor. In a dull or drab bathroom,
a rag rug or oriental carpet will add charm and beauty to the decor.
Just be certain to use a non-skid pad underneath, especially if
anyone will be stepping out of a tub or shower.
Bathroom Decor Tip #5
spark interest and admiration. Pottery is an unusual accent piece for
any bathroom decor. Or you might consider old bottles, perfume
atomizers, shaving mugs or other flea market collectibles. One
especially exciting bathroom included replicas of old bottles with
genuine antique stoppers made of silver and fashioned into old-time designs.
In a bathroom, be
certain there is ample space for your collectibles, like a wide shelf
with a lip or a generous window sill. Broken pottery or glass isn't
helpful in any room - but it's especially destructive in a bathroom.
Bathroom Decor Tip #6
Color is, of
course, the quickest, cheapest and easiest way alter the decor in any
bathroom. Unusual colors on a bathroom wall, like melon, chocolate
brown or peach, will add drama to the decor. Accents like brightly
colored towels in a monochromatic bathroom will provide an
outstanding decor accent.
Bathroom Decor Tip #7
details can spark decorative interest in a bathroom. A piece of
beaded or crown molding halfway up the wall or near the ceiling can
transform a bathroom, especially if it's painted a funky color. A
more elaborate addition would be grooved paneling over half the wall.
Even a shelf or picture rail adds interest.
Decor Tip #8
Add living color
to your bathroom decor with plants or freshly cut flowers. The energy
of plants is soothing and creates a zen-like atmosphere that is very
conducive to relaxation and letting go of stress.
Bathroom Decor Tip #9
A piece of
furniture, space permitting, can add unusual detail to any bathroom
decor. Furniture need not be expensive. Most Goodwill or Salvation
Army stores will have a battered piece of furniture that can be
revived with sanding, paint, and some unusual and classy handles or knobs.
All nine of these
decor ideas are not likely to be suitable for every bathroom,
nor should they. Simply choose one or two of these bathroom decor
ideas for now, then as your budget permits begin slowly adding
details. And don't forget the 'before and after' pictures of your
bathroom decor project!
About The Author
Samantha Birch is the creator of http://online-home-shop.com
where you can read dozens of articles & information on home
decorating, furniture, unique home decor, home interiors & gifts,
including a home blog, books on decorating and weekly specials.
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