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30+ Cheap Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom This Weekend

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Photo: Laurey Glenn. From: River Brook Design.

Paper Your Ceiling

Interior design rule #145: Never miss an opportunity to add interest overhead. Apply wallpaper to your ceiling to grant your bathroom a high-end look without a heart-stopping price point. We’re obsessed with this project because it usually requires roughly the same investment as a single wallpaper accent wall but lends your space a luxe, designer-inspired look that says, “I know what I’m doing!”

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Photo: Chris Vicino. From: Wilson Associates Real Estate.

Or, Paint It Instead

If wallpaper feels daunting (no shame!), you can make an equally stylish statement by painting the ceiling a contrasting color instead. Follow the lead of this cozy powder room and choose a hue that complements your tile or wallpaper and apply it to your ceiling, crown molding, interior doors and window trim for a cohesive look.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

Hang a Gallery Wall

Breathe life into your lackluster powder room or shared hall bathroom with a collection of framed family photos. Gallery walls are mainstays for hallways or living room displays, but this inspired space proves curated photos provide the perfect polishing touch to bare walls in bathrooms, too. Mix and match your frame materials and matting finishes for a collected, lived-in look, or create a streamlined contemporary vignette with matching black-and-white gallery frames.

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Photo: Joseph Bradshaw

Install Towel Warmers

Make every bath or shower a spa-like experience and add style to your walls in one fell swoop with the help of this weekend upgrade: towel warmers. Treat yourself to a wall-mounted towel warmer (or two!) with an integrated on-off switch for a high-tech feature that looks good and feels uh-mazing post-shower. Take cues from this primary ensuite and style your warmer with bath sheets and towels in contrasting colors or textures. Bonus points if you nestle a low-profile bench against the wall below for a chic space to disrobe.

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