We are into our third week of January. We’ve vowed to lose weight, save money, and be more punctual. But what goals have we set to make our homes more beautiful and efficient? Last week, we told you how to achieve a bedroom of your dreams. This week, we focus on the most used space in your home: the bathroom.
Being that the bathroom is the most frequented space, it should reflect your personality while maintaining its functionality. The opportunity to create your ideal bathroom for under $500 is just a few clicks away. Whether you prefer a chic modern design or a comfortable cozy feel, the following tips can help you transform your bathroom into a relaxing refuge.
1. Upgrade Your Shower Curtain
Replace your shower curtain to quickly update your bathroom. Doing this will also rid you of your old dirty mildewed one (you ain’t got to lie, Craig). Anthropologie’s whimsical Kaleidoscope Patch curtain adds the perfect amount of interest to your bathroom. $88.00, http://www.anthropologie.com/
2. Decorative Displays
Display ordinary bathroom items in canisters of varying sizes to give them a sense of importance. Make your storage shimmer with these beautiful Evleen Mercury Glass Bath Accessories that perfectly house everything from cotton balls to soaps and perfume. $14.00 – $34.00, http://www.potterybarn.com/
3. Over Toilet Storage
You’ll need a place to showcase your beautiful bathroom accessories. This Bronze Metal Étagère is perfect for storing your bathroom necessities. I have this awesome piece of bathroom furniture myself, so I can attest to its greatness. You can even secure it to the wall to stabilize your accessories. $30.99, http://www.target.com/
4. Become One With Nature
Humid-loving plants are fitting for a bathroom. They bring in a bit of colorful nature indoors. Succulents thrive in moist environments, which makes them ideal for your revamped bathroom. This Donkey Tail Succulent is another adorable addition to add to the étagère. $29.99, http://www.target.com/
5. Artwork in the Bathroom?!
Your bathroom walls usually get overlooked when it comes to hanging artwork. Bathrooms are definitely included in the list of creative spaces—some of our best ideas come from being perched on the commode. When hanging art, stick with materials like ceramic and metal that can’t be compromised by the humidity, like this Metal Mirror Wall Piece. $29.99, http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/
6. Smell Goods
It isn’t enough to just have your bathroom be aesthetically pleasing; it has to smell good too. Candles in your bathroom help to change it into a personal retreat. Linnea’s Lights Sea Salt Candle inspire a fresh clean scent to transform your bathroom into a beach oasis. $32.00 http://www.shopterrain.com/
Replacing your existing lighting fixture can dramatically alter the appearance of your bathroom. A new pendant creates a focal point in the space. What better way to catch the eye of your guest than with a hanging chandelier? The Capiz Chandelier is draped with natural shells, which gives your bathroom a warm inviting glow. $139.00, http://www.potterybarn.com/
8. Handle This Curve (Shower Curtain)
The change from a straight shower rod to a curved rod can make a huge impact. Not only does it look great, it gives you more space in the shower. The Moen Adjustable Curved Shower Rod is an awesome upgrade to your revamped bathroom for the New Year. $39.99, http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/