Create a Dreamy Bathroom in a Few Simple Steps

A complete overhaul can get expensive, but there are ways to get a swoon-worthy space without committing to the pricy (and timely) woes associated with a renovation.

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December 28, 2017

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Trays for Organizing

The counter space surrounding the sink can be a scary spot to tackle if you’re looking to get organized. We’ve all been there: toothpaste mishaps, misplaced jewelry, hairbrushes scattered about. While things can get unsightly pretty quickly, there is simple way to amend those eyesores in just one step. The addition of a tray can do wonders for just about any mess. Whether you use the tray as a stylish setup that houses your prettiest products or as a catchall to avoid total counter disasters, bringing in one of these budget-friendly items is a must for anyone looking to tidy up.

Stylish Stools

Bringing a minimalist stool into the mix is one of the easiest ways to spruce up any space, including your bathroom. Aside from their Pinterest-worthy appeal, stools are also an ideal place to stack your bath essentials to keep them in reach no matter what. Soaps, lotions, books and more become curated vignettes that are charmingly chic. Is your New Year’s resolution to incorporate some much needed "me time" into your schedule? This upgrade will surely keep you on track to reaching that goal.

Textile-Filled Ladders

Instead of keeping your towels stored away in closets or cabinets, keep them on full display for a spa-like addition that will give any blank wall a major boost. Casually lean one of these must-haves and choose a few of your nicest textiles to showcase. No matter what overall style your bathroom happens to be, this rustic touch will transform it into one of the coziest rooms in the house. Say goodbye to standard towel racks and hooks hidden on the back of the door — this option is sure to change the way you hang.

Flooring Upgrades

Sure, standard bath mats will do the trick, but if you’re searching for ways to create a totally dreamy space, consider taking your rug game to the next level. Give your bathroom the update it deserves by easily transforming your floors with the help of a plush textile. From Moroccan-inspired rugs to bold modern patterns, the options are endless when it comes to what your floor sports. Just make sure to find one you don’t mind getting a bit damp that's also easily washable.

Plenty of Plants

Plants aren’t exactly new to the game, but these lush additions are becoming more and more popular, even among those who claim they’re lacking a green thumb. Thanks to the bright pops of color they add and their air-purifying qualities, keeping a few potted plants in each room is an easy way to liven up your space. The bathroom happens to be an ideal spot for some humidity-loving options, so consider incorporating one or two into your setup for an easy to achieve update.

Wow With Wallpaper

If you’re looking to stick to a budget this year, you can totally transform your space while still watching your pennies. With a wide array of removable choices available, introducing wallpaper to your bathroom is more accessible than ever — and so much easier than overhauling the tile on your floor or shower stall. Choose one wall to spruce up or update all four with some playful patterns to get a magazine-worthy statement in a matter of minutes.

Window Treatments

It’s easy to avoid putting much effort into bathroom windows. With their often small sizes and awkward locations, hanging proper window treatments may not be the first thing that comes to mind when a makeover is underway. Take your space from generic to swoon-worthy by putting in that extra effort and paying attention to these crucial details. From sheer options that bring romantic qualities to rattan shades that incorporate on-trend flair, these simple installations will give you the room of your dreams.

Artsy Additions

Keeping paintings, photographs and posters hung on the walls adds instant personality to your home. While bathrooms may not be the first space you may think to display your favorite pieces, introducing art to the powder room is a great way to revamp the oft-forgotten area. Not sold on the idea? Consider relocating a piece you already have to one of the empty walls and give it a test run before committing to a bigger purchase.

Fresh Flowers

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to create a dreamy roomscape in just seconds is by bringing in some fresh flowers. When you’re out at the market, be sure to pick up a bouquet to display proudly in your bathroom. With the help of a vase and a colorful arrangement, this vibrant new accent will certainly make your space feel like a relaxing resort. The best part? You can easily bring in different blooms to add new vibes to your space.

Open Shelving

Trying toget organized this year? Keeping your items on display will force you to ditch the clutter and keep your items carefully arranged. Install a few small-scale shelves on an empty wall and fill them up with a combination of essentials and decorative accents. Rolled towels, baskets filled with toiletries and jars storing a variety of products will all look thoughtfully placed when showcased in this minimalist manner.

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