1. Start with a good cleaning. Begin by decluttering, tossing out expired medicines and beauty products, along with half-empty bottles you have collected from hotels. Then move on to deep cleaning, descaling the shower head, cleaning the grout, and making your bathroom shine. You will be amazed at how much better your bathroom looks- almost like new!
2. Revamp your storage. Once you have pared down the number of items you store in your bathroom, where will you put the things you want to keep?
a) Decorative storage is one of the easiest bathroom ideas to provide functionality and style at the same time.
b) Freestanding cabinets or shelves and decorative baskets or caddies can help you keep clutter under control, and you may be able to find storage in unexpected places.
c) There are over-the-toilet units that are surprisingly attractive, and you may be able to utilize vertical space, hanging shelves or cabinets near the ceiling for additional storage.
d) Lastly, a shower niche offers enough of storage without encroaching on the shower area, it is the perfect choice for bathrooms that are on the smaller side.
If everything has a place, it will be much easier to keep your bathroom neat and tidy.
3. Lose the builder-grade mirror. You look at it every day, but you may not even think about it. Many bathrooms still have the mirror that was placed when the house was built, and if you want to improve the space with some modern bathroom ideas, that tired, old mirror simply will not do. There are so many options from which to choose, and a mirror can make an enormous difference in a bathroom. Put in a mirrored cabinet for hidden storage, choose a uniquely shaped or framed mirror to create a focal point, or hang a large mirror to make a small bathroom look much bigger. You can even use mirrored tile to make an entire wall into a mirror!
4. Light up your space. A bathroom should be light and bright, so feel free to get rid of your old vanity lights and replace them with some beautiful new light fixtures. There are plenty of options out there, including spotlights, downlights, ceiling lights, wall lights, and pendants, so you are sure to find something that suits your style. If new light fixtures are out of reach of your budget, consider revamping your old ones. Painting them with rust-resistant metallic spray paint can give them a fresh look, or you can economically purchase a converter kit to turn your old vanity lights into conversation-starting pendants.
5. Swap out your toilet seat. This can accomplish a few different purposes. First, you will get rid of your old, possibly corroded seat and replace it with something clean, fresh, and new. You can get a toilet seat that is sturdier than the one you currently have, perhaps with a slow-closing lid that will not slam. But one of the most interesting things to note about toilet seats is that they now come in a wide range of looks. You can get toilet seats in just about any colour, and there are even glam toilet seats with built in glitter.