Boring Bathroom? 6 Ways to Add Drama Without Spending a Ton of Dough

published Aug 24, 2014
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Looking for ideas to add to your small, dark or boring bathroom space to make it feel fresh and like new? Consider one of these six ideas that could be bought or DIYed to add some spice to your space. Drop some drama into your bathroom decor this weekend!

Pictured above: If you can paint, adding a really bold paint color is an easy way to up the drama, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money (or a lot of energy), do a partial paint job like this bathroom spotted on my paradissi.

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Taking the idea of a gallery wall and putting it in the bathroom is always an exciting move, but make it even more dramatic by going all the way from the ceiling to the floor with art. DIY and use other money-saving ideas to make your dough stretch for multiple art pieces. This gorgeous example spotted on Design*Sponge.

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Adding pattern is always an awesome way to add drama to a space, but if you don’t have the money to go for pricey wallpaper, consider hand-stamping a design on your walls, like this idea spotted on A Beautiful Mess.

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Don’t want to spring for an entire gallery wall of art? Add just one perfectly placed large piece of art instead — an opt for a piece with a lot of action or high contrast, like this example spotted on Dans Le Lakehouse.

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Go for small but obvious touches of luxurious that won’t cost a ton. If you love a particularly type of rug that’s too expensive for your budget, buy it in a smaller size instead. Hang up your favorite robes or splurge on one fancy towel you love. Add in fresh flowers. Arrange your toiletries in new bottles on a DIY tray. Pay attention to small details (that often cost less than big ones!). Some ideas to steal spotted House to Home.

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If you can (and want to), consider painting your not-so-awesome bathroom fixtures something dramatic like black or some other bold color (if you’re allowed to paint). It’ll make a statement! Black (though probably purchased) fixtures seen on my paradissi.

What ways do you add drama to your bathroom space — without spending a lot of money doing it? Tell us in the comments below!