Your bathroom should be your sanctuary, and yet, many go neglected. Why not make this year the year where you put yourself first? It’s time to finally put some much needed love into your bathroom – regardless of its size.
Giving your bathroom a spa-like renovation doesn’t need to be expensive. If you are renting, you certainly don’t want to cause any issues with your landlord. Not to mention, putting money into the property will not benefit you in the long run. The most successful projects are ones that fit into your budget and long term goals.
If you are in fact a home owner, then of course take these tips below into consideration when “renovating” your bathroom. But remember, that you can always take it one step further to make some permanent changes. Just be creative!
One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to transform a room is to paint it. When it comes to painting a space, the commitment level is low. However, you need to be cautious when painting your bathroom. Ensure that whichever color(s) you choose; that the paint is mildew-resistant. The humidity in an enclosed space will cause most paint options to chip rather quickly.
As for the color choice, take into consideration any adjacent rooms and/or hallways. You want the color choices to flow. A lighter, pastel color can be a calming choice. Whereas a darker color can make more of a statement. Also take into consideration your décor, and how it will blend with your newly-painted walls.
Begin your bathroom ‘reno’ by cleaning all walls. You may choose to paint the whole room, or create more of an accent wall. Once your room has been prepped and painted, it’s time to choose some décor.
Maybe you have a theme in mind? Maybe you have a piece of artwork that you would like to highlight in your bathroom? Or maybe all you have figured out so far is the paint choice; just know that decorating your bathroom is sure to be a treat.
Possible bathroom-theme ideas:
- French powder room
- Nautical/under the sea
- Elegant, with gold accents
- Rustic feel, with live edge wood accents
- Spa like stones and candles
- Girls bubble bath
Décor will serve as both practical choices, directly adding to your spa-like experience (think shower head or bathtub caddy), while some pieces will be for aesthetics only (think paintings or plants).
When shopping for décor, regardless of where you go, remember to secure the following:
Shower curtain (if you have a tub):
- Painting(s)/art work
- Bath mat
- Spa-like shower head
Other accessories to keep in mind:
- Shower/bathtub caddy
- Green plants
- Organizational pieces (for towels, toilet paper and toiletries)
- Shower bench
By now, your bathroom should be looking pretty inviting. But you can’t have a personal oasis without a few pampering products.
To finish your bathroom renovation, deck your space with your favorite pampering essentials. Splurge, and buy yourself:
- Towels, the softer the better
- House coat
- Portable speaker, with blue tooth
- Scent diffuser
- Bubble bath
- Bath bombs
- Bath rose petals
- Hydrating hand soap
A bathtub caddy allows you to read a book and drink a glass of your favorite wine while in the water – you don’t want to get your book wet now.
Once your bubble bath has finished, wrap yourself in a towel or house coat. Sit and enjoy the calming atmosphere you have created for yourself. No need to rush back to reality just yet.
By now, you should have a bathroom that everyone will envy. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself daydreaming of your spa-like bathroom while at work. Prepare yourself to enjoy some much needed “me time”, in the comfort of your newly established, personal oasis.