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Bathroom Design Ideas – How to make over your bathroom on a budget



 

Bathroom
Design Ideas 

How
To Makeover Your Bathroom On A Budget

by
Simon Phillips

If
your bathroom has seen better days and is looking a little tired, there
are several things you can do to give it a lift without spending a small
fortune.  We use our
bathrooms daily so it’s nice if your bathroom is a welcoming space,
where you can relax and unwind at the end of a busy day and reinvigorate
yourself in preparation for the day ahead. 

There
are lots of bathroom design ideas for decorating on a budget, and it’s
perfectly possible to transform an outdated bathroom without the expense
and hassle of remodeling.  All
these ideas are quick and easy to do, so you can give your bathroom a
stunning new image over a weekend.

Step
1
– Come up with a theme to
help you visualize your bathroom’s new look and give you direction. 
Nautical and aquatic themes are popular in bathroom designs, or
you could continue with a theme from another room in your home so the
whole house flows.  Period,
country, rustic and contemporary are some ideas to get you started.

Step
2
– Add color by
painting.  You may be
amazed at the difference a lick of paint on the walls and ceiling
can make.  Colors that
tend to work well in bathrooms include calming blues and purples
and refreshing blue-greens and aquamarine.  You could even add patterns using stencils or stamps, to fit
in with your chosen theme.  
dolphin

Another
way of saving money is to paint your bathroom cabinets. You could even
use special primer and paint to paint over your tiles, which saves you
the big and costly job of retiling.

Step
3
– Consider improving your
flooring.  If you have a
moldy old carpet on your floor it can be replaced cheaply with
inexpensive vinyl, especially as the floor space in most bathrooms tends
to be on the small side.  If
you already have vinyl flooring you could use a primer and paint it a
new color, or cover it with cheap vinyl tiles.

Step
4
– Use fabrics to add texture
and detail.  For example,
you could get a pretty new shower curtain and bath mat, and add fresh
fluffy towels to shelves.

Step
5
– Accessorize! 
Add accessories according to your decorating theme and to reflect
your personality.  Ideas
include hanging cheap pictures on the walls, adding decorative baskets
to countertops to hold potpourri or toiletries, adding candles and pot
plants.

lady in bubble bathAll
these ideas are simple but effective, and best of all require
little time or money.  A
weekend spent rejuvenating your bathroom can work wonders at
transforming your dull and unappealing room into a haven of peace
and tranquility.


About
the Author:

Simon
Phillips is a thrifty home improvement enthusiast and a contributor to BathroomsEmporium.com
– an online resource full of bathroom
design ideas as well as great offers on bathroom
cabinets, bathroom
vanities and more.