9 Ways to Transform Your Completely Average Bathroom - Without Remodeling

9 Ways to Transform Your Completely Average Bathroom - Without Remodeling

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 1, 2015

Of course we all crave a beautiful, spa-like bathroom... but many of us are living with the reality of average, run-of-the-mill bathrooms on distinctly non spa-like budgets. The good news is that even if a remodel's not in the cards, there are still plenty of things you can do to make your bathroom a beautiful, unique space. Here are nine ideas.

1. Paint your bathroom a bold color.
For the cost of a can of paint, you can take your bathroom from enervating to energizing. The effect is doubled if you pick an especially wild color, like Laura and Ray did in their Austin home.

2. Transform your space with textiles.
Beautiful towels don't have to cost a lot of money, and displayed prominently, they can really change the look of a space.

A boldly patterned shower curtain can also make a big difference.

A Brooklyn home spotted on The Socialite Family.
(Image credit: The Socialite Family)

3. Add an unexpected rug.
Try an oriental or kilim rug in the bathroom, because why not?

4. Add some shelves above the shitter.
For extra storage space, and a little architectural interest, too.

A bathroom from Lonny.
(Image credit: Lonny)

5. Work some wallpaper into your bathroom.
Not cheap, but cheaper than remodeling. And if you pick a really crazy print, people won't be looking at much else.

6. Add a little art.
Nothing transforms a bathroom like a little art. Just save your really precious peices for spaces with a little less humidity.

Bonus points for bright colors PLUS art.

7. Paint the ceiling.
Painting the ceiling makes for an unexpected, dramatic look, and draws the eye upward.

8. Pick out interesting features in bright colors.
These pipes become an asset and not an eyesore when painted in a cheerful, unexpected color.

9. Add a statementy mirror.
An interesting mirror is sure to draw the eye — and brighten up the room as well.

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