Home Decorating Tips To Quickly Transform Any Bathroom

By | October 25, 2013 | Decorating, Products, Uncategorized

Fast & Easy Bath Decoration

Life can get busy; it can be a challenge to simply make it to the end of each day so things like decorating the bathroom tend to fall to the bottom of the priority list unless you have company coming or some other self-imposed deadline. The good news is that when you shop online for shower kits and bath ensembles it is easy to transform the look of a mundane bathroom without investing a lot of time or money.

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When you are ready to tackle the bathroom it is best to begin with a clean slate. Set aside some time, during daylight hours if possible, to clean the bathroom and remove all of the stuff you no longer need or use as this can often be a big part of the problem. Donate unwanted toiletries, towels and bath mats to charity and weed out what does not really need to be stored in the bathroom so you have less clutter to deal with.

Start from cleaning the bathroom

Clean the room from top to bottom, removing window treatments for cleaning or replacement and be sure to clean the light futures. Take the time to replace any burned out or missing light bulbs with new ones at the highest wattage recommended for the fixture. This is also a good opportunity to switch over to energy efficient LED or CFL bulbs if you have not already done so.

When the bathroom is clean and free of clutter it is time to step back and take a break. Analyze what you have to work with – what are the positives and what are the negatives to the room and what can you do to make the most of the situation. Take a look online at places like bedbathandbeyond.com to get ideas and inspiration along with new products and stylish décor solutions, and then develop a plan for how best to proceed.

Perhaps the cleaning has revealed the need to paint the room, update the vanity or replace some light fixtures. Before you run off and address each problem on an individual basis it is best to have an end goal and a plan so you can determine how each step will fit in to the completed project. If the bathroom showers need to be replaced then you might want to select matching faucets or similar bathroom hardware for a more coordinated look.

Open up the room with wall mirrors and sconces; mirrors reflect light and can make even a tiny bathroom appear larger than it actually is while sconces add ambient light which can also open up a room. The harsh glare of an overhead light is not helpful for grooming; a lighted makeup or magnifying mirror can be a useful alternative.

Not everyone can work with an unlimited budget or afford to do everything at once which is another reason a plan makes sense. You may be able to extend the life of a dated vanity by simply replacing the drawer pulls and cabinet knobs or update the shower stall with a new shower trim kit as an interim step until you can afford a total makeover.