Most people only spend around thirty minutes per day in the bathroom, but what many people don’t consider is the relaxing effect that a well-decorated bathroom can have on your home. Grand, luxurious, spa-like bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular, but many designs and remodels require a lot of time and money. If you want to spruce up your bathroom without breaking the bank, here are a few ideas to consider:

Creative mirror designs quickly add character. Adding a creative frame to your mirror will work wonders in bringing your bathroom to life. Framing your mirror allows you to give it any kind of look you want to, whether vintage, modern, sleek or playful. You can either purchase a prefabricated frame, or make one yourself.

Use small decorations for a splash of color. If your walls, floor, toilet, sink, and bathtub are all white, you’re going to need to break up that monotony. There are probably already items in your home that you can use to do so, like flowers, trinkets, framed pictures or vintage items. Rather than cluttering up the counter, install shelves and accessorize them.

Breathe new life into your bathroom with paint. As far as remodeling goes, paint is the easiest way to transform a room at a low cost. Try coating your walls with a fresh layer of neutral grey satin paint, and make your trim stand out by painting it a crisp white to match your sink, bath and toilet. This combination will give your bathroom a calm and soothing feeling.

Try a new finish on your woodwork. If you have wooden cabinets or a stained vanity in your bathroom, an easy way to change up the look of your bathroom is to apply a new shade of stain to the cabinets. This may require sanding beforehand, but adding a richer tone to your woodwork is sure to refresh and renew the space around it.

Create your own slice of nature. Consider going for an earthy theme that will help you escape, even if only for a few brief moments, from your everyday stresses. Place a plant in your bathroom if you have space, and look into hanging wallpaper with a natural-looking pattern. Earth tones are visually soothing and will have you relaxing in no time.

There’s a lot of room for improvement in your bathroom without requiring a full scale renovation. For even simpler, smaller improvements, purchase scented oils or potpourri to further stimulate the senses, or keep a collection of matchboxes in a small wicker basket on the vanity for a hip look. For larger improvements such as painting, staining, or wallpapering, contact a professional like Tooele Painters who can handle your remodeling needs affordably.

For help decorating any room of your home, contact Northern Virginia Decorating Den at 703.239.8112