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Bathroom Decorating Ideas: 5 Ways to Improve Any Bathroom

Written by Erik Larson, Community Blogger | Feb 9, 2018 1:06 AM

Many people don't pay too much attention to how their bathroom looks even though they take several trips there throughout the day. Even though decorating the living room and the kitchen is definitely a priority, it doesn't mean that you should completely forget about improving the way your bathroom looks. People don't even want to begin about decorating their bathrooms because they think it would cost them a lot of money. In some cases, this is true, since it is one of the most expensive rooms that you can renovate in your house.

However, if you carefully choose which changes to make, you can completely change the way the smallest room in your home looks like without spending too much money. Here are 5 ways to improve any bathroom.

Explore Flooring Options

Nowadays, there are plenty of different flooring options that will help make your bathroom more visually stunning. The great thing about some of these flooring options is that you will be able to install them yourself without too much of a hassle. On top of that, some options like resilient vinyl floor planks are very affordable and can be found in many large home improvement stores.

They usually come in different patterns and wood species, which means that you will have many options to choose from. When it comes to installing, you will only have to score it with a blade, peel it, and stick it. Not only do resilient vinyl floor planks look great, but they are also completely waterproof.

Upgrade Your Shower

Choosing the right shower is a very important and tough decision that you will have to make if you want to improve your bathroom. Basically, you will be choosing between three main types of showers - glass, fiberglass, and tile. People usually choose glass showers when they want their shower space to seem more bright and open. Glass showers are quite visually appealing and can make your bathroom look like a spa. However, know that although they look nice, they can be really expensive. It's also worth mentioning that cleaning them is known for being a difficult task.

If you go with a fiberglass shower, you won't have to worry about installing or cleaning it. Nevertheless, fiberglass showers don't look nearly as good as other options. In case you choose a tile shower, you will be able to customize it however you like. You will have the option to choose the materials, colors, shapes, and sizes. If you really want to improve your bathroom, you can even consider installing a new shower drain system.

Paint the Walls

There is no better way to decorate your bathroom than to paint your walls with the color that you choose. Just make sure that you get paint that has antimicrobial additives that will help resist mildew. Considering that there are endless options when it comes to paint shade, you should use the opportunity to get really creative.

Add a Work of Art

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to decorate your bathroom is to put a work of art on the wall. Treated canvas prints are an excellent option, since they are both affordable and water resistant. Keep in mind that if you want to make a good visual impact, you will need to go with oversized proportions. If you don't like the idea of hanging art in your bathroom, you should consider putting decorative items like starfish on the walls.

Replace Your Lighting Fixtures

Another great way to improve your bathroom is to get a new lighting fixture from your local home improvement store. If you don't want to call a professional, you can find some guidance on how to switch out lighting fixtures online. Consider getting LED lighting fixtures in order to lower your energy bills.

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