It’s common for a guest bath or powder room to fall at the bottom of our home beautification list. If walls could talk, these rooms might be shouting, “Hey, what about me?” And if we talked back (not that there’s anything wrong with that) we might use the standard response, “I promise, you’re on the list for next year.”

It’s time to stop treating these important rooms like second-class spaces. Here are some easy and affordable ideas guaranteed to give makeover your bathroom and make it feel new again!

5 Easy, Affordable Bathroom Makeover Tips:

  1. Introduce a new shower curtain and liner:
    This may be an obvious solution, but it's one that can really change the feel of a space and give it a fresh, new style. In older homes, it’s common to have a shower surround with glass doors. Use a tension rod and hang a soft or sassy new shower curtain in front of the doors and POOF! Just like that, your eyesore becomes sore no more. Be sure to check local discount or outlet stores - you may be surprised at how much “ahh” a little money can buy.
  2. Put up a new towel set:
    Adding a set of luxurious towels to your bathroom to help create a spa-like feel. The fluffiness factor also has the advantage of delivering interesting texture—and you’ll find a spectrum of colors that will match any existing color palette. Tie them in with a new shower curtain for a complete décor makeover. Again, check inexpensive stores and be sure to watch for sales—items don’t have to be expensive to look expensive!

  3. Hang some art:
    Check your storage (family and friends can be another source) for a nice painting, sculpture or other work of art that could be dusted off and returned to duty. Or... splurge a bit and purchase something new that you love.

    You may want to add your art before buying anything else so you can pull colors from the artwork to create a unified look and feel.

  4. Re-purpose on-hand accessories:
    If you’re like me, you have a multitude of unused glass vases, jars, bowls or baskets sitting about. If not, never fear, a little money in a thrift store should get the job done. Be creative! Fill a vase with beautiful dried flowers, beads, shells, glass—or even rocks, seedpods or fresh flowers from your own yard. A clear bowl filled with potpourri serves up beauty and aroma at a low cost. Any of these choices will help you create a luxurious spa feel so you and your guests will feel pampered at home.
  5. Add a comfy rug:
    Nothing feels better underfoot than a beautiful soft, plush rug! Placed in front of your vanity, it will be a little piece of heaven, saving your tootsies from the reality of a cold, hard floor early in the morning as you get ready for your day. You can also use it as another opportunity to add color, texture, and a little luxury to your bath.

I hope the affordability of these suggestions inspires you to bump your bath or powder room to the top of your home makeover list. As you can see,  the items you use can be repurposed or, if purchased, don’t need to be expensive. Put your décor together, clean your room from top to bottom and you’ll create your own stunning retreat space. No one will know what you spent, and I promise they’ll be impressed.

Now, what will you do next to love where you live?

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