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SheKnows space-lifts: 5 Summer bathrooms under $500

Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area. She is also the author, designer and creator of the blog Simply Designing. You can follow Ashley at her blog, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pin...

Update your bathroom on the cheap

Bathrooms can be so much fun to update, but can also get expensive! Thankfully with a few updates, you can completely change your look inexpensively! Here are five fabulous ideas for updating your bathroom this summer — all for under $500!

Coastal charm

Update your bathroom on the cheap

Bring the feel of salt water and sea into your bathroom by adding a few fun beach-inspired decor items such as this prickly branch (Pottery Barn, $79), pretty coastal towels (Pottery Barn, $22), beachy lanterns (Pottery Barn, $39), driftwood candle holders (World Market, $29) and a sea grass hamper (World Market, $80). Complete the look with this fun worn seashore sign (World Market, $18) to give the whole room a weather-worn, beachy feel.


Geometric fun

Update your bathroom on the cheap

Geometric shapes and chevron prints are incredibly popular for summer decor and fashion! Add a few fun pops of geometric shapes to your bathroom with this fun chevron bathmat (World Market, $17), select coordinating bath towels (World Market, $10) and a pretty three-tier storage tower (World Market, $80). Complete your geometric look by installing a fun and funky square lavatory faucet (Modern Bathroom, $190) and a pretty piece of modern geometric art (World Market, $90).


Sunny chic

Update your bathroom on the cheap

Bright yellows and clean whites can transform any room into a summery oasis! Create a sunny bathroom by purchasing some bright yellow towels (World Market, $15) and a stylish bamboo bathmat (World Market, $35). Add a pretty orange peony stem (Pottery Barn, $13) into a modern and sparkly white and silver vase (Pier 1, $90) and finish off the look with a pretty yellow and gray art print of your choosing (Fine Art America, $47) for a bright and fun bathroom.


Spa serenity

Update your bathroom on the cheap

A spa-like bathroom is the ideal space for many to rejuvenate, relax and get ready for the day! Create your own spa-inspired bathroom by incorporating items such as these pretty aqua towels (Crate & Barrel, $10 and up), and fill glass containers like these with bathroom essentials (Pottery Barn, $19 and up) to place on your bathroom counters. Add a pretty mint soap dispenser (Crate & Barrel, $10) and a functional carafe with glass (Crate & Barrel, $25). Bring your whole look together by installing a beautiful aqua glass tile backsplash (My Knobs, $20 per square foot) to create a serene spa-like bathroom.


Modern black and white

Update your bathroom on the cheap

For a simple look, black and white is always classic and beautiful! You can add pops of color throughout your space, but begin with a black-and-white base. Start by installing a simple black-and-white tile backsplash in your space (The Home Depot, $7 per square foot). Then choose a pretty black-and-white minimalistic shower curtain (Crate & Barrel, $60), add a modern soap pump (Crate & Barrel, $20), a weathered iron globe pendant light (1000 Bulbs, $222) and a pretty black-and-white photograph (Rakuten, $151) for a fun and stylish black-and-white bathroom.

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