How to Update a Bathroom Without Renovating the Entire Thing

You spend much more time in your bathroom than you think which is why you want it to be as pleasant as possible. Marble Concepts understands that a bathroom is more than a utility in your home. It can also be a place where you can relax and unwind after a long, hard day as well as the one room in your house where you can get the most privacy. If your bathroom is looking dated or you are just tired of the way it looks, there are things you can do without remodeling the entire room to give it a fresh look.

Removable Wallpaper

Many people steer clear of wallpaper as older versions have been difficult to install and even more difficult to remove. Today, you can find versions that are removable, allowing you to add a cute pattern to your bathroom in just an afternoon. Cover your walls in bright, cheerful flowers or you can go with a primary pattern like dots or stripes. Because the wallpaper is meant to be temporary, it is easily removed when you tire of the pattern or want to give the room another facelift. Not interested in wallpaper? Consider peel-and-stick backsplashes which can give the appearance of tile. When you want to remove it, just heat it with a hairdryer.

Change Your Flooring

In addition to removable wallpaper, you can also find peel and stick flooring that can bring new life to your bathroom. These are the perfect solution for renters as they can easily be removed using heat from a hairdryer when it is time to move. You can find tiles that give the appearance of wood or you can choose those that look like stone, ceramic tile, and more. Choose two contrasting colors to create a stunning pattern on the floor for a great look. In addition to peel-and-stick tiles, you can also find cut-to-fit vinyl floor cloth in patterns that will add color to your bathroom.

Frame Your Mirror

One trend in older bathrooms is a flat-against-the-wall mirror. These types of mirrors save space and are easy to clean. However, they can also look plain and boring. You can spruce up your flat mirror with a peel and stick frame that is easy to remove when you want a change. You can add swirls, bars and other fun shapes. There are those that look like metals, including bronze, silver, brushed nickel and gold as well.

Change the Fixtures

One simple thing you can do is to just change the fixtures in your bathroom. You can find unique fixtures that give the appearance of antiques, like rubbed bronze toilet handles or brushed nickel faucets. Even the doorknobs and towel racks can update the look of a bathroom easily.

Add Some Plants

There is nothing like a plant to brighten any room and your bathroom is no exception. There are plants that thrive in the humidity and warmth of a bathroom, many of which require little maintenance. Spider plants, philodendrons, pothos, aspidistra, and mother-in-law’s tongue are the perfect choices even if you have a brown thumb.

Reclaimed Wood

A trend that is popular today is reclaimed wood walls. Not so long ago, this type of project would have required big power tools to accomplish. Today, you can find peel-and-stick planking made from wood sources that are sustainable at many home improvement stores. The planking can be easily installed to give your bathroom a cute, rustic look.

Upgrade Your Vanity

Replacing a vanity in your bathroom can be expensive but you don’t actually need to buy a new one. Consider decorative panels that you can apply to a boring, inexpensive vanity to give it a new look. You can find a wide variety of peel-and-stick coverings designed specifically for cabinetry. You can also simply paint your vanity a vibrant color. Look for paints designed for wood or veneer cabinets to be sure it will work with the type of vanity you have in your bathroom.

Add Your Own Photos

Photos do not just need to be in the living areas of your home. Spruce up your bathroom by adding framed photos of your family. You can also choose photos from your vacations, placing pictures of waves lapping on the beach, mountain views, or waterfalls in your bathroom to give it a unique look.

Change Your Lighting

Most bathrooms have just an overhead light that is either way too dim or way too bright. You can change the entire look of your bathroom by simply adding different lighting. You can find fun wall lighting fixtures to match any décor or you can add a few standing lights if your bathroom is large enough.

Just Change the Décor

If you don’t feel you have the talent to change flooring or wall coverings, one easy way to update a tired bathroom is to just change the décor. Find a fun non-slip bathmat to add a splash of color. You can replace the shower curtain, toothbrush holder, and soap dispenser to a new, more modern version. If your bathroom is dark, consider using brightly colored decorations to liven it up or offset an exceptionally bright bathroom with black accents.

Hide Fixtures

Older homes often have exposed plumbing fixtures such as water pipes or valves visible in the walls. This may be because the home was built before there was running water available. Try using unique methods to hide the pipes. Wrap it in twine to give it a little insulation and to hide it from view somewhat. You can even work your décor around the covering on the pipe to help it blend in.

Grab Some Spray Paint

If you want a simple easy way to just add some pops of color to your boring bathroom, Marble Concepts suggests grabbing a few cans of bright spray paint and sprucing up that old metal toilet paper holder or towel rack. Anything can be spray painted, including that old radiator that sticks out like a sore thumb. Use it on trash cans, paper towel holders or anything that just looks boring in your bathroom.

If you are looking for easy ways to spruce up your bathroom, contact Marble Concepts today. We can help you pick the perfect options for your bathroom and guide you through the entire process. Give us a call or fill out the easy online form today.