In this expert guide from online bathrooms specialist Victoria Plum, we show you how to make a big splash in your bathroom on a budget.
If you thought redecorating your bathroom would cost you an arm and a leg, think again! There are many things you can do to totally transform your space, even a shoestring budget.
Your bathroom should be a place in which you can fully relax and unwind; a personal space that allows you to reflect, rest and regroup. So, here are a few simple things you can do on a very tight budget to make your bathroom beautiful.
Give it a quick repaint
Bathrooms are usually small, manageable spaces and, as a result, they are often very quick and easy to repaint. And, if you’re in need of inspiration, why not check out our bathroom colour ideas for 2022?
When choosing paint for your bathroom, make sure it contains an anti-mould formula, which will help keep your walls and ceiling looking pristine for years to come.
Once painted, you will be instantly amazed at how beautiful it looks, providing you with a solid base from which to do a few other easy decorations.
A splash of paint, like Bright Skies from Dulux (above), is all that’s needed to bring life back to your bathroom
Remember, it’s best to use waterproof paint, as it will last a very long time. It will also never flake and crumble when subjected to repeated steam from hot water, allowing you to fully enjoy relaxing baths for years to come. Using a brilliant colour, such as white, will also help reflect any natural light and make the room a lot brighter.
Try out a few mirrors
Placing a mirror on the walls adjacent to the main window will allow much more natural light to enter the room. Similar to techniques used in photography, you’ll be able to bounce light to all corners of the room. Mirrors also give the illusion that the room is much bigger, not to mention breathing life into any bare walls in your bathroom.
It's incredible what a difference a simple bathroom mirror can make
Fit inexpensive vinyl or laminate flooring
Bad flooring can really drag a bathroom down. Fortunately, vinyl or laminate flooring can be extremely hard-wearing and is available in many contemporary styles to suit a range of budgets. A 3 metre squared bathroom can be re-floored on a very tight budget indeed. This, combined with your new paint job, will make the room look incredible.
The great thing about vinyl or laminate flooring is that it is very easy to maintain and keep looking beautiful. A mop and a little bathroom cleaner every now and then will ensure it remains fantastic. And, what’s more, you can fit it yourself—even if you have very little DIY experience—so, no need to spend extra cash hiring a professional.
Available in a range of tile, stone and wood-effect designs, new laminate or vinyl flooring will bring instant style to your bathroom space
Add inexpensive accessories
Often, it’s those finishing touches which help to complete the bigger picture. And, in the bathroom, there really is no exception.
First off, it’s worth considering exactly which accessories you need. If your toilet roll is kept haphazardly on top of the toilet cistern and your toothbrushes are strewn across a shelf, perhaps it’s high time you tidied up?
A matching accessory set, containing all the basic elements you need, can work wonders for your bathroom. A towel ring (or rail for larger towels), toothbrush holder, soap holder and toilet brush and holder are just the job to keep things nice clean and in good working order.
Freshen up with these gorgeous bathroom accessories from the Accents Turin Terrazzo range
More budget bathroom ideas and advice
For further inspiration, why not find out how to refresh your bathroom for less than £150 and discover 7 more easy ways to revive a bathroom on a budget. Got a little bit more in the bank? Find out how to create a stylish bathroom for under £700.