Looking to update your bathroom on a budget? I’ve got you covered with these tips!
Are you looking to update your bathroom, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars? I’d love to show you some great ideas that will have your bathroom feeling updated, renovated, and modern without breaking the bank. Be sure to click the blue/gray links to be taken to the source for tutorials and more pictures of the original space. Lots of these bathrooms also have amazing before and after photos that you need to see to believe! Let’s jump into the tips!
Budget Friendly Bathroom Tip 1: Install Wallpaper
If you haven’t tried wallpaper before or have been scared to install it in high-humidity areas, you’ll need to take a look at these beauties to be convinced! Wallpaper has come a long way over the last decade. There are lots of different varieties that are easy to install and safe to use in bathrooms.
1. Boho Farmhouse Bathroom by Home Stories A to Z
The grassgrain peel & stick wallpaper was easy to apply, and has held up beautifully. It adds texture to a small bathroom, but isn’t so overwhelming that it makes the room look smaller. The wall hooks are a dominant feature on the wall because this room is constantly being used, and why not make it cute? Functional and adorable! You can find the sourcing for everything in this room here.
2. Quick Bathroom Makeover by Jenna Kate at Home
Jenna Kate updated her budget friendly bathroom a few years ago by adding the bead board and the vinyl plank flooring, but she went a step further recently and added wallpaper. The bathroom before was a lovely shade of blue, but the after is amazing! She has posts about the whole renovation from the flooring to the wallpaper.
3. How to Hang Wallpaper in Bathrooms by Driven by Decor
Kris has an amazing tip and product source for sealing wallpaper in an area with high humidity such as a bathroom or laundry room. Go see what she used and recommends!
Budget Friendly Tip 2: Pick a Focal Point to Begin Your Remodel
It would be great if we could all just tip out our bathrooms and start from scratch and completely redo everything at once, right?! However, that’s just not reality for most of us. What you can do is focus on one area of your bathroom and work from there. Sometimes just changing one part of a room dramatically changes the entire space.
1. Painted Accent Wall by Fynes Designs
Virginia added an accent wall to her bathroom, and she hand painted it! Before you get scared, you’ll have to go and read her tutorial on how she accomplished this beautiful wall. She made templates and took her time with each step. Absolutely stunning, and such a fun bathroom space!
2. Master Bathroom Renovation by Southern Hospitality Blog
Rhoda’s bathroom is absolutely gorgeous, and she comments that it is the fanciest bathroom she’s over owned. It is absolutely stunning! She has a separate, tiny room for the toilet, and lots of homes have a similar design and that little room is what is making this fun list of budget friendly bathroom renovations. She painted her ceiling blue, and added a gorgeous light fixture that immediately draws your eyes up. It makes the room look bigger and it is such a dramatic difference from the boring white room that she had before. I beg you to go see her new bathroom and pin for future inspiration!
3. Frame Your Bathroom Mirror by Living with Lady
An over-sized mirror is often times automatically your focal point. A very inexpensive way to upgrade your mirror is by adding a frame around the edges. It instantly creates more of a wow factor. Shannon gives us tips on how to add a frame to your mirror. She has an adorable bathroom with opposing mirrors that makes for fun pics!
Budget Friendly Tip 3: Add Architectural Interest with Trim
Adding trim to your bathroom typically takes more time than money, and it is a great way to enhance any room on a budget. You can use basic tools and achieve beautiful results!
1. Big Style in a Small Bathroom by The Turquoise Home
Laura points out that you have to provide space for towels in every bathroom, so why not use the wall and make an accent feature out of it? She added trim, painted it a fun color, and installed hooks. Perfect!
2. Small Bathroom Remodel with Shiplap by Domestic Blonde
Kelly added a half of a wall of shiplap on a whim, and it turned out perfect! It gave her all white bathroom some interest without overwhelming the small space.
3. Budget Friendly Earthy and Classic Bathroom by Jenna Sue Design
Look how the added trim and bold color transformed this entire bathroom! Jenna Sue made amazing choices for her Riverside Retreat home. If you love the classic, sophisticated look of older homes, you will love her entire bathroom remodel!
Budget Friendly Tip 4: Paint or Swap Out Your Vanity
If you haven’t taken a trip to a home improvement store recently and gazed at the vanity aisles, you are missing out on some great deals! Swapping out your vanity has never been easier with all the affordable choices in the stores and online. You can also paint your vanity and change out the hardware.
1. Vanity Makeover by Bitterroot DIY
Tylynn had the basic builder grade brown vanity that we all recognize, and she completely transformed the original piece into a more modern and adorable piece!
2. Powder Room Makeover by Darling Darleen
Darleen had an over-sized pedestal sink that actually took up more space than her new vanity! Pedestal sinks are common in small spaces, but the new vanities available on the market today can sometimes be a better choice. Darleen definitely upgraded her sweet little bathroom! Go see all the details!
3. Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel by Joyfully Growing
Ashley was able to keep her original vanity by painting it. She gives us some great tips for painting shiny furniture. Love all of her budget friendly updates, farmhouse style!
4. DIY Bathroom Vanity by Angela Marie Made
Angela built her vanity bottom for about $65! Building your own vanity is a great way to customize your space, and especially if you have a small or overly large bathroom. She has a full tutorial for her vanity if you’re interested in building!
Budget Friendly Tip 5: Paint Your Bathroom in a Calming Shade and Add in Fun Decor
If you’re looking for ways to update any room in your home, painting is as basic and inexpensive as it gets! Paint is always an easy way to transform a room with little money and little time.
1. Affordable Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Luxurious by Home Stories A to Z
Sometimes it’s impossible to completely change your bathroom. Perhaps your dream bathroom is out of your price range, the room is simply too small, or you’re currently renting. What you can almost always do is paint the space and add in some fun decor. Buy a few of the plushest, most luxurious towels and paint the room in a color that soothes you.
2. Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom by Mason de Pax
Rachel kept all of her furniture and accessories white, and allowed the room color to shine. Her small bathroom looks bigger and luxurious!
3. Guest Bathroom Refresh by Ugly Duckling House
Sarah wanted a quick refresh of her guest bathroom. She painted a half wall in her bathroom and added some fun art. Mission accomplished!
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