There are two spaces in a home that people want to remodel most: the kitchen and the bathroom. Unless your home is a new-build, it is highly unlikely that you love every nook and cranny of your bathroom. For most of us in older homes, condo’s and apartments, there are a number of things in this space we would like to change, but don’t have the budget or ability to follow through on. Before you decide to blow up your bathroom and start from scratch, take a look at some of the beautiful abodes we found and our tips to take your bathroom from ho-hum to your personal sanctuary.
Warm and cozy, the collection of unique mirrors in this bathroom are tied together through a simple coat of paint. Try finding a few mirrors that have interesting frames at garage sales or thrift stores, spray paint the frames to match, and voila, your own wall-feature is complete.
Mirrors also help small spaces feel larger and reflect the colors of their surroundings so there is less need for artwork. The use of reclaimed wood, likely from a wood shop table in this case, offers a touch of nostalgia.
A chandelier can completely change the feel of a space. I love this wire one, it adds dimension and a touch of the whimsical to the already soft color palette.
Are you a bookworm? Then bring some of that love for literature into your bathroom. These backlit shelves give a very simple room color and personality. Accessorize the shelves with a few objects that pull out the brightest color in the space.
This look is clean and fresh. The vintage wall-mounted mirror offers some open storage, as the pedestal sink and subway tile create a balance between matte and glossy finishes.
Love the use of an antique armoire and bold colored claw foot tub. To get a little extra spice, try adding a cool printed paper, wallpaper, or fabric as the insert panel in your storage unit. The one shown was likely a china cabinet with glass panels. Try painting the outside of your old claw-foot tub. Both are easy weekend DIY projects that could transform you bath quickly.
Yay storage!! To the women reading this, show off your shoes and handbags! They are works of art in their own right. This will give you a place to store them and admire them. I also love how this bathroom makes use of the vertical space, and who doesn’t love a charming ladder.
A very easy way to change the feel of your bathroom is with a fun new shower curtain and a floor length mirror. The chunky frame on this mirror is the perfect opposition to the ethereal shower curtain and playful tub.
This was too clever not to show. What a great way to reuse an old bike and give a pedestal sink a little bit of storage for hand towels or other necessities in the bike’s basket. It feels funky and retro.
A great use of color and asymmetry. This is a great idea for a small space. You get a full length mirror, sink with vanity mirror, little bit of counter space, and 2 drawers all in one wall-mounted piece (gotta love the one leg!).
An organic or sleek ledge is a beautiful, easy accent to add to a bathroom. Put it on the longest wall to help elongate the space.
Storage is key in most bathrooms. Pick a wall and turn it into a sort of apothecary cabinet. Keep colors the same and hide unruly items like hair dryers, etc in boxes or baskets.
Ladders can be an great addition to any bath. Simple and easy management for towels or magazines.
If you have very little space, one of the best things you could do is add a recessed Robern cabinet. They come in many configurations and depths. I used to have one with interior electrical outlets in our old home. This is brilliant because it can hide razors and toothbrushes while charging so they don’t clutter the bathroom counter. They also have a mirror defogger which is great when you are in a hurry and can’t see your mirror.