It’s a dilemma that faces many homeowners: your bathroom decor needs a serious makeover, but your budget just can’t support the overhaul you have in mind. Changing the look and feel of an entire room with a super tiny budget may seem like a daunting task, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. (No, really—don’t throw in the towel; you’ll need it for the first decorating tip below.) Revamping the entire room can be much easier—and cheaper—than you think. So how do you hit the Refresh button on your bathroom without completely renovating it? Let Kirkland’s show you how to handle bathroom decorating on a budget.
Want to know the easiest way to change up the look of your bathroom? It’s simple, subtle, and—best of all—affordable. Clear out all the hand towels and bath mats you’re currently using and replace them with matching sets in a different, bolder color. Try something out of your comfort zone. For instance, in a bathroom that is mostly white or cream colored, try mats and towels in a deep purple or a bold turquoise. Bathrooms tend to be monotonous in their color schemes, and white seems to be the prevailing color. Using your towels and mats to add a bold accent color is an easy way to change the entire look while only changing a few tiny details.
Why renovate when you can repaint? Since the bathroom tends to be one of the smaller rooms in the house, it won’t take nearly as much paint as other rooms like bedrooms or the living room. The average bathroom could be completely repainted with 1-2 gallons of paint, meaning you could change the entire look of your bathroom for under $50! As far as color ideas, decide how you want your bathroom to feel and choose a color based on that. For instance, if you want an airy, open feeling in a more traditional color, choose a soft, sky blue. For a bold look that adds a warmer, more organic feel, go with an earthy brown or green.
Turn your wall color into an accent color by adding white wainscoting to your walls. Ideally, you want the wainscoting to reach half of the wall’s height (or possibly a little less). This helps to make the room feel taller and a little more open. If you don’t like the wainscoting idea, you can simply add white decorative moulding to the middle of your walls to break up the room’s solid color. This keeps your wall color as the main color of the room and adds white as an accent color.
The bathroom is full of accent opportunities that can change up the look of the room with very little effort. You can add small, decorative mirrors to the walls to help amplify the available light. You can also add towel hooks, cute wall plaques, and other bathroom wall decor to create a cozy and comfortable space. Another easy addition to make is to utilize candles on your countertops. For instance, you can take a decorative bowl and group several pillars and votives together in it, then fill the bowl with smooth stones or seashells. (Just make sure your filler isn’t flammable.)
Style doesn’t have to be expensive. Entire rooms can be refreshed on even the most modest of budgets. You just have to have the right tools and the right mindset. Luckily, the Kirkland’s Bed & Bath Event can help you with the tools; the mindset, however, is all up to you.
Which re-decorating tip will you take home with you?