Updating your Bathroom on a Budget

Updating your Bathroom on a Budget

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. A place for relaxation and calm, a place to lie in the bath with a candle for hours!

Whether you’re living with family, or leading a much quieter life living solo, the rooms in your home can certainly take a beating, and whilst certain rooms are updated fairly regularly, the one I find I tend to overlook the most is the family bathroom.

Of course, when we think of bathroom updates, it’s easy to get caught up in the world of Pinterest dream homes and the hefty price tags that come along with them. However, that doesn’t need to be the case, and there is a whole host of smaller changes you can make that don’t have to cost the earth.

No matter if your rent or own (always get permission before making permanent changes), there are plenty of things can be done to transform your bathroom which don’t mean splashing out on a perfectly tiled wet room, or a Zoella-esque pastel pink roll tip bath – a girl can dream though hey!

Here are just a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing, and to help bring out the thrifty, interior designer inside you.

Paint it…teal?

Latex based paint is a great way to update the colour of your bathroom tiles, without having to rip the all out and start again. Whether you’ll opt for a neutral colour scheme, or if you’re feeling brave and want to add a pop of colour such as teal or grey to your bathroom, it’s a fairly straightforward job and it won’t make a massive dent in your budget.

Just ensure that you purchase a paint that is meant for bathroom or kitchen tiles, it will stand the test of time without peeling, flaking or fading at any great speed.

It’s all in the details

Small changes such as adding new mirrors or lighting, or even changing the smaller features such as swapping old taps for new are an easy fix and can be done to suit your budget. Or maybe take a look at Bella Bathrooms for some inspiration.

Car boot sales or even Gumtree can be a great source for second hand items that may not have had much previous use, and changing your old, rust speckled taps out and replacing them with a more modern copper option can be done fairly cheaply, and will instantly update the look of your bathroom suite, without having to make any drastic or costly expenses.

Adding accessories such as shells you’ve picked up on your holidays, or popping battery powered fairy lights in to pretty bottles you might have saved and dotting them around the room, can also add a nice feature or two.

Bring the outside in

Adding a little greenery to your bathroom is a simple way to refresh the look of a room, especially if you have a shoestring budget.

This addition of plants and greenery in your home are not only decorative, they are also known to help with your mental health, as well as helping to improve air quality around your home too.

You can pick up plants that love a moisture-heavy environment, such as aloe vera or ferns, from your local supermarket, but it’s worth doing a little research before you make any purchases to see which would work best for you.
Of course, there are plenty of other small changes you can make, but hopefully this will inspire to go forth and decorate, no matter what your budget!


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Lynn Beattie

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