Inject your personality into your bathroom by giving it a DIY makeover. Refresh an old space with new lights, scents and a standout feature item. Read on for our top tips to keep costs — and stress! — to a minimum.
Pick a theme
Your bathroom is the place where you get started for the day or wash off the one you just had. It’s your sanctuary and the place where you can enjoy some quiet time.
Therefore, it’s important to ensure the space reflects you. Before you get started, spend some time thinking about what kind of mood or theme you want it to echo. Energising? Relaxing?
Choose a standout feature
Bathrooms are often small spaces, so it’s best to choose one focal point rather than cluttering the room with too many bold elements.
How about a coloured feature wall? A stylish basin? A large bathtub? Accessorise the standout feature with natural and neutral elements, and some complementary lights.
One of the most important things to do is clear out all the extra clutter. Daily use can see the bathroom loaded up with towels, accessories and products. Clear out any unnecessary items and keep the things you do use in attractive storage units, such as wicker baskets and pull-out trays. Clearing the clutter will create an open space.
Prioritise your budget
You don’t need to go overboard with spending, but rather balance quality and price to stay on budget. Towels, soaps and hand creams are worth the extra pennies, but other accessories such as toothbrush holders and soap dispensers can be bought a low prices.
Open up the space
There are a few designers’ tricks you can use to create an open and airy feel in your bathroom. Buy an elongating mirror to give a feeling of depth, or use light wall paint or lattice to make the walls feel taller.
Choose the right lights
Natural light can have a gorgeous, relaxing effect in a bathroom. However, if you can’t add any windows or skylights, simply pick up some eco-friendly lightbulbs from your local hardware store.
Tap into your sense of smell and create a lovely mood in the bathroom with the aid of scented soaps or products. Candles, flowers or perfume sticks can all add to the ambience of the bathroom.