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SheKnows spacelifts: 10 Modern bathrooms under $500

Kortney Gruenwald is an internationally published journalist, writer and founder of lifestyle blog Western Charm. Originally a west coast American girl, she is currently living in Germany but still fueled by iced lattes (even in winter)....

Modern bathroom makeovers

Is your bathroom decor suffering from a bad case of drab? This essential room has a tendency to influence our moods for the whole day, so investing $500 to modernize your bathroom is money well spent. Here are 10 inspirational and achievable looks for any water closet.

Clean cut

Modern bathroom makeovers

For the girl who likes a constantly crisp and clean look, the modern bathroom that is arguably most timeless is a white one. Though, for the sake of trends, we can settle on all ivory. Wooden accents are necessary, such as this spa-inspired bathmat and bathtub tray (life changing). Spruce up your white accents by adding a thick, white-rimmed mirror and a new stylish storage cabinet.


Black & white

Modern bathroom makeovers

Glam, classy and feminine — what else does a bathroom need? This contemporary black and white look is modern chic. It features urbane black and white porcelain tiling combine with ebony black paint and white baseboards. Feminine accents such as orchids, an Audrey Hepburn portrait and a space-opening mirror bring the whole look in sync.


Sea blue

Modern bathroom makeovers

For the traveling aficionado with a little modern flare for the ocean, this look is inspired by the French Riviera. It revolves around a Cannes Cote D’Azur poster from Z Gallerie, but I assure you these types of posters can be found anywhere. The big expense here will come from the white tile backsplash, laminate wood flooring and painting the bathroom a cool Cannes blue.


Summer space

Modern bathroom makeovers

A modern sunny space is no easy feat. Confine the yellow (not too bright, not too faded) to one or two accent walls. Work to balance this bright color artfully with the surrounding white walls. Invest in white canvas art and fresh white flowers to divide your attention.


Neutral haven

Modern bathroom makeovers

By definition, the word neutral essentially means safe, and with modern, safe is absolutely OK. Be sure to make texture your decor mantra if you want to achieve this modern bathroom look. Think stone accent walls, geometric stone sinks and earthy elements to bring your look together.

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