20 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom
Easy ideas that will take a bath from chaos and clutter to simple and serene.
Old wooden crates make smart holders for extra toilet paper and rolled bath towels.
Turn an unused nightstand into storage for small towels, makeup, hair tools, and toiletries.
A sink skirt hides a multitude of sins. You can easily make a no-sew one from a pretty bedsheet.
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When your tub lacks wide ledges where you can stow your bath products, hang a multilevel fruit basket for additional space.
A shelf rack with hooks is an ingenious answer to the storage problem posed by smaller spaces.
Separate cosmetics by category―lip colors, shadows, blushes, etc.―and store them in small drawer organizers that you can easily rearrange.
Make a long soak even more luxurious with bath salts, lush towels, and aromatic candles within easy reach.
Think of an unused sugar bowl as a decorative container, perfect for cotton balls and Q-tips.
Something as simple as an over-the-tub wire rack devoted to bathing goods adds a nice touch (and extra convenience).
It is possible to keep toiletries looking neat on a bathroom countertop, with the aid of odds and ends like unused, mismatched serving pieces.
A woven basket holds an ample supply of toilet paper, eliminating the need to hunt when you’re down to the end of a roll (your guests will thank you).
Another approach: Repurpose a tall cylindrical vase for the job.
A retractable mirror is a practical solution on walls that won’t allow for a conventional mirror.
Bedroom, yes. Living room, of course. But a bouquet of flowers in a bathroom feels especially unexpected. Even a small vase of yard-cut greens adds freshness to the room.
A perfumed tablet of preserved cranberries and orange slices adds a delicious note when slipped into a vanity drawer.
A calming color on the walls―like this rich blue-green―gives the room a sense of tranquillity.
One lower-cost solution to old bathroom tiles: Blunt the behind-the-times feeling by painting the walls a complimentary color for a cheerful scheme.
One attractive option for window treatments is faux-wooden blinds, which offer all the elegance of real wood and none of the worries of water damage or warping.