In a time when we are finally venturing out back into our offices, it is important that we have a place to completely unwind when we get home. With remodeling shows popularizing complete house overhauls, it can be easy to think you need to completely redo your home’s decor to create that domestic sanctuary! However, most people underestimate the power that a few cheap tweaks and changes can make to the feel of a room.
You don’t need to have a ginormous budget to give your bathroom the complete overhaul that it deserves. Changing a few outdated pieces can make your bathroom look completely different while keeping the costs manageable. Here are a few changes that you can make to a bathroom to make it feel much more luxurious and relaxing:
1. Changing Your Tile or Wallpaper
While this sounds like an enormous project to start with, making changes to your tile or wallpaper can completely change how a room feels perceptively. Many bathrooms in apartments or older homes are monochrome white or tan, which makes the bathroom feel much smaller than it is. This rule applies to your bedroom as well, and often, a lack of decoration or appeal on your walls can date the room back to an unmanageable position. For those renting a house or an apartment, this isn’t out of your reach either! Looking at temporary wallpaper that is tile-safe can be a great way to spice up your space without angering your landlord. Creating a statement wall using a different style of tiling or wallpaper will open up the space to the eye, making it feel more luxurious and brighter during the day.
2. Try Out a New Vanity or Countertop
The stone appliances that defined the 90s and 80s can be extremely dated, so reevaluating whether your vanity or countertops are making your bathroom look cheaper is a must. The best way to shop for new bathroom vanities or countertops is to look at the product in person, at a family-owned business with guaranteed quality assurance.
Wood-like vanities have been gaining popularity over their stone counterparts, specifically due to the rise of stoneware in other places, such as in wallpaper. Using a natural material vanity is sure to give your bathroom a clean and luxurious feel, while also having a practical application of storage for essential items such as skincare and makeup. Countertops can be installed on a DIY or contractor basis, and the most popular countertops currently are quartz or marble-based! This rule can also apply to other areas in your bathroom, such as the shower and bathtub suite.
Replace Your Sink Faucet
Different sink faucets that have been trendy throughout the years are particularly dated now. For over 30 years, sink faucets would either be silver, rust, or brown-colored in primarily monochromatic bathrooms. These acted as a type of focal point, drawing the eye away from the wider parts of the bathroom and onto the significantly smaller sink space. There are many different types of faucets that you can choose based on your needs, all while giving your bathroom a new revamped look. Getting a faucet with a dropdown neck or a touch-free faucet can make your bathroom look significantly cleaner with less work done by you. Finding a faucet that fits your style of bathroom can make the room significantly more spacious looking, cleaner, and overall more expensive.
4. Dimming Your Lighting
Dimming your lighting not only provides you with a more expensive looking space, but it can actually help you feel more relaxed as well. You can choose to have a dimmer placed on the light switch to your bathroom, create a lighting control system, or simply use candles and other cheap alternatives to focus on the ambiance of the room. This creates a more spacious feel in your bathroom using shadows. One example of light dimming that is becoming increasingly more popular is adding lights that surround your mirrors, and having adjustable settings for you to set the mood that you want — perfect for customizing your space the way you want it to be.
Enjoy Your New Luxury Bathroom
And there you have it: four tips for changing up your bathroom to be a lot more luxurious without breaking the bank! You’ll have a calming oasis that looks and feels like something out of a home renovation show. Relax, light some candles, and take a nice long bubble bath — you deserve it!