Many homeowners believe that bathrooms are the most important rooms to decorate. People who you may be close with or people who you may not be close with will spend some time in your bathroom. They will take notice on whether or not it is a stylish room (because there’s not much else to do).
Avoiding the “Ewwww…”
You definitely don’t want your bathroom to come across as the room that “needs work”. The last thing that you’ll want to have happen is someone come to you and say that your bathroom is “gross” or a somewhat more polite description. They may not even actually say it, but you can bet your last bar of soap that they’re thinking it.
Start and End With a Good Cleaning
The best first step to take before re-decorating your bathroom(s) on a budget is to clean it so well that you literally have a sparkling bathroom from top to bottom. You will also find that it is very important that you keep up with the cleaning needs of the bathroom. You should clean your bathroom at least once a week (or more often if you have a big household). It all depend on how many people are using the bathroom and how often it gets used. Most bathroom are relatively small. So dirt and grime tend to stand out more. And people have the time to look around when they’re using the bathroom.
Keep the Costs Down
The nice thing about the bathroom is that you can mix colors and patterns. You will find that when it comes to budgeting for the bathroom you will really only get into the expenses if you are putting in new floor tiles or other expensive stuff like new bathroom fixtures. Quality bathroom fixtures are generally quite expensive.
If you’re on a thrifty budget, then you’ll be looking to do a bathroom makeover without the big expenses. No worries. You can do very nice bathroom decor for just a few hundred dollars.
Accessorizing Your Bathroom
You will definitely need to choose rug, towel and other necessary bathroom sets. And of course color coordination with the bathroom’s color theme is very important. Wall colors and towel sets should complement each other. Most people have a few sets of towels and washcloths for their bathroom because these items tend to get dirty rather fast.
Real Cheap Things That Make a Huge Difference
You will also want to consider the fact that you will need to add a little bit of fluff (single males take note). This means that you should consider getting a $10 bag of potpourri and a nice glass bowl to put it in. It’s a cheap item that makes a huge difference. Just do it, men. You may also want to get a small stand to put the potpourri on. Adding a scented candle set to light when having social gatherings is a great touch too. So consider all these options to complete a thrifty bathroom makeover. You will notice that a little bit of décor can go a long way.
Small Budget, Big Impact – Make Your Own
For those needing or wanting window treatments, you will find that it can start to get very expensive. If you sew, you can dramatically reduce the expense. One practical idea that works well when decorating your bathroom with window treatments is to get a set of cheap blinds and then make your own valance. You need just a little bit of fabric and a sewing machine. You may even be able to find something from the discount rack that fits perfectly into the décor of your bathroom.