A bathroom is actually quite easy to decorate or redecorate even on the tightest budgets. It does not take that many changes to completely redo your bathroom for a whole new look and feel. Whether you just moved into a new home and your starting with a clean slate or you just want a new look for your current bathroom, you can do so affordably. Here are some quick tips to completely refresh your bathroom at a low cost:

  • 1. Go buy a shower curtain. You may think this should be a last purchase. However, if you buy it before anything else, you can actually base the colors of the rest of the room on that curtain. It is a good place to start.
  • 2. Use paint, not wallpaper. All that humidity will cause wallpaper to bubble and peel. Choose a gloss paint that will stand up well in the wet conditions and this will save you money in the future.
  • 3. Consider your bathroom mirror. If you have just a plain frameless mirror, you can easily frame it with wainscoting that can be purchase unfinished at home improvement stores. You can create a frame and paint it any color you wish to go along with your bathroom theme.
  • 4. Switch plates and outlet covers can easily be changed out for a few dollars and they can make a big difference in the room. You can purchase them new or you can get adventurous and look for interesting and unique used ones online or at garage sales.
  • 5. If you have an unsightly cabinet, you can purchase affordable fabrics, attach Velcro to one side and create a skirting of sorts that will cover the cabinet and create a new look for the room.
  • 6. Find an old basket and recycle it to display towels which are rolled into neat display items or fun and decorative shampoo, body wash or bubble bath bottles.
  • 7. Updating the flooring is a great way to give a bathroom a new look and can be affordable. Stick on tiles are inexpensive and when installed correctly, appealing to the eye.
  • 8. Look for small items that can be displayed in bowls, like decorative soaps, seashells and marbles. These items can usually be found at dollar stores and you can use plain glass or ceramic bowls.
  • 9. Potpourri is another inexpensive option which will make the bathroom more fragrant and will renew its scent when the bathroom warms up from showers or baths.
  • 10. Greenery can easily liven up a bathroom. If you have a window, you can add a live plant. If you do not, affordable artificial plants like ivy can adorn the tops of cabinets.
  • 12. Purchase affordable plain towels from the department store. Then, cut strips of fabric that go along with the theme of the bathroom. You can quickly hem the fabric and sew it to the bottom of your inexpensive towels to create matching linens that are sure to be eye catching.
  • 13. Replace all the light bulbs with energy efficient ones. This way, you can continue saving money in the future.
  • 14. If you cannot repaint, then purchase some fun wall art from a garage sale or a thrift store for just a few dollars and this will give your bathroom whole new look.