If your bathroom looks dingy and cluttered, no matter how regularly you clean it, it is time for an upgrade. The bathroom is a very important part of your home, so making it is worth your time, effort, and investment.
Whatever the size of your bathroom, reinventing it is easy. Here are eight ideas for reinventing your bathroom:
- Upgrade your shower system.
- Get indoor plants.
- Invest in storage.
- Get creative with mirrors.
- Create an art wall.
- Add a pop of color with rugs.
- Replace the bathroom doorknobs.
#1 Upgrade your shower system.
Are you still using old-style shower fixtures? If yes, you need to upgrade soon. These old showerheads consume a lot of water and do not provide high pressure most of the time. The best shower system to use is one that has a rain showerhead. Rain showerheads have wider coverage, which means water hits all parts of the body simultaneously.
For instance, SR Sunrise's Brushed Nickel Ceiling-Mounted Shower System is a shower set that includes a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead and is available in three different sizes, 10, 12, and 16 inches. The best feature of this system is that it provides high air pressure, which allows for strong water flow.
#2 Get indoor plants.
Believe it or not, plants have so many benefits, even in the bathroom. They clean the air, remove odors, and add an element of nature to the bathroom. In fact, these indoor plants can also make the space seem more pleasant, which can help relieve general discomfort. And yes, they make great bathroom decors regardless of the bathroom size.
There are many types of indoor plants that require little maintenance. You can choose from the following:
- Spider plant
- Cactus and other succulent plants
- Lucky bamboo
#3 Invest in storage.
If clutter is the main issue in your bathroom, investing in storage is the only way to clean things up. Proper storage is pretty helpful because they are versatile and can impact the bathroom’s overall appearance.
With that said, you should choose storage that has the same color palette and style as your bathroom’s. Install floating shelves and ledges for toiletries and hidden cabinets for towels. You can also make use of the space under the sink as storage for bathroom cleaning supplies.
#4 Get creative with mirrors.
Backlit mirrors can be your bathroom’s focal point.
Mirrors are one of the most common bathroom features. But did you know that it can affect the overall theme and look of your bathroom too? So don’t just get a bathroom mirror -- be creative with it. Install backlighting to create accent lighting. Doing so also makes a focal point for the space.
Another way is to install more mirrors in different sizes. For instance, you can get small hexagonal mirrors and put them up on the wall in a particular pattern. You can also install a set of small ones on an unused wall. Not only will they add personality to the bathroom, but they can also help amplify the light and space, making the room appear brighter and wider.
#5 Create an art wall.
Speaking of an unused, bare wall, you can transform it into an art wall. This is an easy and inexpensive way to add personality to the bathroom. Whether you choose to purchase paintings and posters or create your own pieces, artwork can instantly brighten up the space.
On the same note, you can also hang up picture frames on your bathroom art wall. It could be of your family members, friends, pets, or even framed inspirational quotes. You can also paint this art wall in a different color before hanging up the frames and artworks.
#6 Add a pop of color with rugs.
The bathroom floor is one of the most ignored parts of the bathroom. Sometimes, they are left forgotten that the tiles become discolored or lose their shine. And if you do not have the budget to completely overhaul the floor, don’t worry. You can instead cover them with rugs.
Rugs, especially those with bright colors, can immediately add a pop of color to the bathroom. Of course, they also lessen the risk of slips, trips, and falls and can help dry up your feet faster. Make sure to get high-quality high-absorbent ones and those with skid-proof bottoms.
#7 Replace the bathroom doorknobs.
Just like the floor, bathroom doorknobs have been far away from the spotlight. Replacing them with cool-looking ones can immediately change the vibe in the bathroom, and they make great conversation starters with guests too.
Aside from the usual knob, get one in a different color and design -- something that will make the bathroom door so noticeable that it will get second looks. Cool designs to consider are those with an animal head, a hand, or those made out of crystal.