When folks aren't happy with the look of a bathroom, sometimes it's because it is in need of some major changes: a renovation. For most of us, though, creative decoration will instantly help boost the look of this often woefully under-styled space. Yes, it's a utilitarian room, but don't let that stop you - in this small space, simple decorative changes are fast, affordable and definitely go a long way...
The bathroom above from Liz and John's 1926 Sears Craftsman tour is a perfect example of how a bit of decorating chutzpah can take a space from very nice (and maybe a little safe) to a big, gorgeous wow! of a room. Painting the ceiling black was a risky move (in concept) that totally pays off in reality, elevating the design of the whole room and it certainly could be done in a day or two.
This Shaker-style rail from Phil & Vicki's Halloween House in Providence adds function and style to the room. It would be a great addition to a new-construction bathroom, adding a bit of vintage-y architectural detail.
A different style of rail, this one with a shelf adds a huge amount of visual interest to the bathroom in Grainne and Ian's Characterful Collection in Edinburgh when styled. The quirky display of perfume bottles (with a few tchtochkes) reads just as much as wall art as a collection of usable scents.
Multiple mirrors look amazing over the sink in Alison, Paul & Ru’s Home of Colorful Collections. Round up a few favorites from thrift shops, antique markets or even discount new home goods retailers and go for the mix. It's a look that's unique, memorable and still functional.
If you've got a window to let in natural light, go for the green as illustrated by this photo from Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House tour. Adding houseplants is a no-brainer - they look beautiful and if you choose the type well, will love the warm, misty air.