Completely remodeling a bathroom from top to bottom can be quite costly and time-consuming, especially a bathroom complete with old wall tiles, outdated flooring, and less than attractive light fixtures. It is possible to turn an outdated bathroom into an impressive part of the home without spending a small fortune in the process. The following creative ideas will help you transform your bathroom décor while sticking to a budget.
A bathroom with old floor tile and old cabinetry does not necessarily have to be replaced - if it is in good condition. When decorating on a budget, consider going retro instead of completely remodeling. These days, retro is the way to go, and if you have old floor tile or wall tile that is not damaged, why not keep it? Decorate with colors that match existing wall tiles, flooring, and cabinetry, and choose timeless wall décor. Work with what you have, and turn back the hands of time to create a stylish retro bathroom on a budget.
Choose a Theme
To rejuvenate a tired looking bathroom choose a decorating theme. From elegant flowers to whimsical frogs, you can find a theme to match your preference and unique decorating style. Best of all you can take your time choosing décor and stick to a decorating budget. Keep in mind that less is more when decorating with a specific theme, and the theme you choose should accent the room rather than overwhelm the space.
Decorating Wall Tiles Around a Sink
Old wall tiles around a bathroom sink are very easy to decorate using peel and stick appliqués. High-quality peel and stick appliqués make plain tiles look like hand-painted tiles, and because they are extremely thin it is almost impossible to tell they are not hand-crafted. Choose peel and stick appliqués in a theme of your choice, and have fun decorating wall tiles or the backsplash around the bathroom sink. You will be amazed by the difference a few peel and stick appliqués make, and they are an excellent choice for anyone decorating a bathroom on a budget.
If old bathroom flooring has seen better days, visit your local discount store for a plush bathroom rug that will cover the majority of the floor. Choose a washable rug in a bright and cheery color that coordinates well with the room, and cover up the unsightly flooring. Best of all, if you get tired of the color scheme you can easily purchase another soft and luxurious rug without a luxury price tag, and once again change the entire look of the room. This is a budget solution for decorating an outdated bathroom, and it will look as good or better than more expensive options that cannot be easily changed.
Make Decorative Shower Curtain Rings
Decorative shower curtain rings can be quite expensive, but it is not necessary to buy ready-made shower curtain rings to match a specific them. For those on a budget, consider making decorative shower curtain rings using ordinary rings and items that can be glued on. For example, you can easily make shower curtain rings for an ocean-themed bathroom by gluing beautiful seashells to plastic rings. Choose shells of approximately the same size, and using strong epoxy glue, affix them to shower curtain rings of your choice. These budget shower curtain rings will look far from budget priced, and they are something that no one else will ever find in stores.
Decorate with Candles
Candles are one of the least expensive decorating accessories for any room in the home, and they can turn an ordinary bathroom into a bathroom with designer appeal. Whether your bathtub is large or small, choose colorful and aromatic votive or pillar candles, and place them at the corners of the bathtub for relaxing nighttime baths. The candlelight will bathe the walls in light and add to the overall style of the room. For those on a budget this is a great way to add designer appeal to a bathroom without breaking the bank.
Article by Jessica Ackerman of Wall Decor and Home Accents - the best shopping for
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