Budget-Friendly Tips for a Stylish Bathroom Revamp

By Dani Nicole, Modernize
June 9, 2017

Longing for a peaceful room where you can relax, take a bath, and forget about your troubles? Your bathroom could be your safe haven—more spa than necessity.

There are plenty of ways to make your bathroom—no matter how small—a stylish and spa-worthy retreat. Here are some easy and budget-friendly ways to give your bathroom an oasis makeover with minimal effort.

Use Textiles Strategically

shower curtain

Simply redecorating can do a lot for your bathroom. Pick a color scheme and carry it through your textiles, and frame any window in soft curtains that allow in natural sunlight. For your shower curtain, opt for a neutral, complementary hue, or pick a design to stand out as the focal point. Towels and rugs in eye-catching prints and colors can also work to your advantage as decorative accents.

Take this opportunity to throw out anything old and damaged. Your shower curtain liner and bathmat go through a lot, and it doesn’t take long for mold and mildew to build up—or that pesky red rust. If you have rust buildup on your bathtub ledges, it may be from the bottom of metal cans. Shaving cream is often a culprit for circular rust stains. Follow these simple tips to keep your bathroom clean and minimize the rust:

  • Replace your mat and liner
  • Get an automatic shower cleaner, which will spray after each use
  • Opt for cans without a metal bottom, or place a plastic liner under those products
  • Purchase a basket to hang over the shower head and hold toiletries

If you’re lacking a fan in the room, open your bathroom windows to help with moisture control, which will greatly decrease rust buildup.

Organize the Chaos

organized bathroom

Clearing clutter from your bathroom counters may not seem like an upgrade, but when you can step back and enjoy clean lines and vibrant decor, you’ll see why it’s so important. Studies show that clutter can promote stress and anxiety, so eliminating any excess bottles or cans from your countertops may create a more zen and spa-like feel in your bathroom.

Maximize your space with inexpensive and creative solutions like:

  • Installing drawer organizers
  • Adding below-the-sink shelving
  • Attaching PVC pipe to a cabinet door to hold hair dryers
  • Organizing extra soaps and toothbrushes in plastic tubs

All of that open counter space will give you plenty of opportunity to set up decorative vases or knickknacks. You can even create a hotel-like feel for a guest bathroom by displaying some extra toiletries for your friends and family to enjoy.

Remember that your bathroom is all about comfort, so complete the upgrades that are comfortable to you and your budget. Most importantly, have fun!

For more tips on bathroom upgrades, check out these articles on updating fixtures and brightening up your bathroom.

About the Writer

Dani NicoleDani Nicole is a professional and creative writer with a habit of buying “too many” books and drinking “too much” coffee. She writes regularly for Modernize with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.