A bathroom is a room that serves a purpose, and not exactly a glamorous one. But that doesn’t mean your loo has to be boring—on the contrary, a few small tweaks can turn it into a room with tons of personality that revs you up in the morning, calms you down at night, and makes the me-time you spend there a lot more special.
Check out these bathroom decorating ideas to take this oft-neglected room from blah to bold.
A fluorescent overhead light is a buzzkill to be sure, so get rid of this industrial nightmare and find something that makes more of a statement.
“If you’re only changing out the light fixture, take the time to find something really unique and artistic to make it a stand out,” suggests Anna Shiwlall, owner of 27 Diamonds, an interior design firm in Orange County, CA.
Stuck with a standard contractor mirror? Twenty bucks will completely change the look.
“Pick up molding or 1-by-4 planks of wood at a home improvement store, and frame out the mirror in a couple of hours,” says Lorena Canals, a home living expert in Hastings on Hudson, NY. Then paint the frame to match the cabinets. Or for a kid’s bathroom don’t be afraid to add a pop of color, like neon green, then complete the look with matching accessories such as a cup, toothbrush holder, or comb. Consider towels in a coordinating color for more impact (coral, hot pink, or canary yellow would be fabulous).