Quick Bathroom Decorating on a Budget
When seasons change,
one of the most overlooked rooms in the house for updated decorating is the
bathroom. Whether you want to add some oomph to your guest bath, or want to
bring a spa quality to decorating a master bath, here are some quick and easy
decorating tips to get your bathroom in tip top shape!
*You actually don't
spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so do something special with it. Try a
daring color combination or a theme room you love but wouldn't use in another
space. Name your theme bathroom, then get to the paint store! Try rich jewel
tones or cheery pastels, whatever fits your theme. Just make it a color you love
that you've always wanted to try! *Bump up the excitement level of your boring
bath towels, and stitch an easy and quick edging to them with pretty fabric. It
takes just a small amount and some simple hemming to add pretty custom details
to your bath. You can also create custom bath rugs this same way, by sewing
edging to all four sides of a bath towel. Be sure to sue a non skid pad
*Use pretty everyday
things in a practical way in your bathroom. Creamers make great toothbrush
holders, pretty sea shells make a soap dish, or roll up extra towels in a large
pottery piece. Just because it's the bathroom, don't overlook small details and
opportunities to bring beauty into your life.
*Afraid to hang pictures
in a bathroom? Pick up inexpensive frames from the dollar shop, and fill them
with pages from garden catalogs. Hang them in groupings in the bath for a
gorgeous accent. If water eventually damages the pictures, just remove them and
insert new ones. After all, they were free!
*In a guest bath, make
your visitors feel pampered by adding a pretty tray full of bath items such as
lotions, tissue, and perfumed soaps. Create a tray on a budget by taking an old
picture frame, giving it a good coat of paint to blend with your baths décor,
then instead of a picture, add a piece of fabric to the frame for elegance.
Instant pretty tray, and you probably had everything your need already!
*Use glass paints and
faux leading strips to create a stained glass look on that ugly and plain
bathroom mirror. You can even add wood trim around the edges of the mirror to
give a framed mirror effect. No more ugly builders mirrors!
Take a weekend and
create pretty bathroom décor for yourself or your visitors. Its quick and easy
to make small changes that make a huge difference in decorating a bathroom!
Kathy Wilson is an
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