If you dread walking into your dated bathroom and dream of a change, we’ve got a new list of bathroom decorating ideas that are inexpensive and simple to do.
The most relevant project you can do for a bathroom makeover is a lighting upgrade. A Swedish study found that lighting, paired with the right color, affects mood. Changing your light can be easy and affordable, plus it makes a small bathroom look bigger and more beautiful.
Older lighting fixtures and fluorescent lighting cast unattractive shadows and unflattering color hues on your skin. If changing a fixture isn’t possible, you can upgrade your light bulbs with new fluorescent lamps with the color warmth of light cast on a bright, sunny day.
Once you’ve upgraded the bathroom’s lighting quality, paint is the next quick and easy update. Pick light colors for large surfaces like the walls and save the darker, more vibrant tones for accents. Check to see how your color choices look in your new lighting before you paint since the color temperature can change a color’s shade.
Set a weekend aside, invite friends over, and try a few of these DIY bathroom decor ideas to give your bathroom a facelift.
How to Transform Your Bathroom
Fresh Bathroom Paint
Improve your bathroom wall decor by painting your walls with the perfect color. Light colors will make a small bathroom look bigger. Dark or vibrant colors add a touch of drama to any size bath.
It’s no longer necessary to choose gloss paint in a bathroom to combat moisture. Ask the paint shop to mix in an additive to matte paint to keep it from getting mildew.
Don’t stop with just painting the walls. You can purchase an eggshell or semi-gloss paint and paint the cabinets, too.
Unique Lighting Fixtures
Replacing outdated lighting fixtures can transform your bathroom decor. There’s a wide variety of affordable lighting fixtures available in stores and online.
Remember, major electrical projects are best left to professionals. However, with some guidance, switching out lighting fixtures is an easy DIY bathroom project you can do in a day.
Don’t be afraid to try trends when changing your powder room lighting. Modern bathroom lighting includes hanging pendants and light bars that diffuse light in a room. It’s smart to choose LED lighting fixtures since they’re the most energy-efficient and don’t add extra heat to your bathroom.
Bathroom Wall Art
There’s no need to stare at blank walls in your bathroom. Treated canvas prints are water-resistant and affordable. Go for oversized proportions to get the best visual impact. For a unique look, have a local printer blow up a favorite personalized family canvas wall art. Nowadays, custom printers can create canvas prints and even laminate them for water resistance.
When brainstorming bathroom decorating ideas for art, think beyond a canvas print. A wall gallery of favorite objects like starfish or baskets can be a personal and refreshing way to decorate your bathroom walls.
Bath Tile Refresh
If your tile is dull, try covering it with removable adhesive tiles. They’re easy to cut and install, and they look like the real thing. The big win is that they can be removed whenever you want without damaging the surface behind it — perfect for updating the bath in an apartment or rented house.