The Interior Decorator’s Guide to a Modern Bathroom Makeover

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It may be one of the smallest rooms in our home and where we spend the least amount of time in, but Americans still love investing in a modern bathroom. The average cost of a bathroom renovation in the U.S. is just over $10,000, although some people will spend up to $15,000 for an upgrade.

Fortunately, even if you don’t have this kind of budget and have no idea where to begin, the good news is bathroom makeovers don’t always have to require a lot of money and expertise.

Here are some easy ways to create a fresh feeling bathroom with a few simple changes.

Give It a Fresh Coat of Paint

Just like paint can spruce up living areas, it can also work magic in the bathroom. A smaller bathroom painted with white or a light color can make the space feel larger.

To give your bathroom a “beachy” feel, opt for pastel shades that make you think of the ocean such as mint green or a light turquoise blue. Pale coral, yellow, and sand colors are also good shades to explore.

Choose White Furniture

A white toilet, vanity, tub, and sink never go out of style and can immediately bring a fresh, modern feel to any bathroom. A bonus to choosing tubs, toilets, and sinks in white is they tend to cost less because manufacturers make more of them.

This also makes a paint choice much easier, as everything goes with white.

Update the Medicine Cabinet

Medicine cabinets have come a long way since the one you saw in your grandparents’ house. Today’s models come in virtually every shape and size to accommodate a variety of styles.

You’ll find ones with mirrors on the inside of the door, mirrors on the outside, and transparent ones. They may be made of recessed aluminum or warm wood. For just a few hundred dollars or less, this addition can make a noticeable difference.

Invest in New Luxurious Towels

Bath towels only last so many years. They can get stained, worn, and develop tears.

If yours have lost their lushness or it’s simply time for a new look, consider adding a collection of luxurious Turkish bath towels to the bathroom. Their superior softness, absorption, and many textures and colors will compliment everyone’s bathroom and personal tastes.

Be sure to order matching hand and wash towels While you’re at it, you may want to add a new bathroom mat and shower curtain for a color-coordinated look.

Get a Spa-Like Showerhead

Something as simple as replacing your old showerhead with a rainfall model or one with several spray modes can make you feel like you’ve given your bathroom the spa treatment.

Other Ideas for Bathroom Makeovers

These ideas above should transform your bathroom with simple changes. Here are some other tips to upgrade your bathroom:

  • Get new fixtures for the tub and sink faucets
  • Try a new storage cabinet or vanity
  • Invest in a new mirror with LED lighting

A combination of any or all of these ideas should bring your bathroom up to speed with the rest of your home.

We Have More Tips on Keeping Your Bathroom Modern

Now you should have plenty of ideas on bathroom makeovers that only require a small investment and simple changes. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to read our blog for more tips on maintaining the look of your bathroom!