Bathroom renovations can be one of the most expensive renovations to make in a house, but you don’t need a full gut renovation to freshen up the look of your bathroom and make it feel more high-end.
Sharing some of my favorite inexpensive ways add style to your bathroom, while ensuring it remains functional.
Create small groupings on the vanity
Group ~3 items together on the vanity, including 2 functional items and 1 decorative item. An example of a small grouping would be a tray, small plant, and a pretty hand soap or perfume bottle. Just like shelf styling, when creating your vanity groupings, play with the height/scale of your items to make sure it looks balanced.
Incorporate wooden elements
One of my favorite parts of our master bathroom renovation is the reclaimed wood shelf above our vanity and floating wood shelves above our toilet. Adding wood elements into your bathroom brings warmth into an inherently cold space, and evokes feelings of nature.
Style a stool
We have a vintage stool in our bathroom which is both functional during Kennedy’s bath time, but also a stylish accent piece. When not in use, I like to style the stool with a plant, small towel, or natural bath brush.
Display Neutral Containers and Bottles
Display the non-branded simple bottles and containers, and keep others tucked away in drawers, baskets, and cabinets. I steer away from displaying colorful, plastic bottles which clash with the aesthetic of our bathroom, and can make it feel cluttered or messy. For example, I keep my amber glass soap bottle on display, and everyday items like cotton balls/q-tips in pretty see-through glass jars and canisters. Keeping it tidy is key – try not to clutter your countertops with a bunch of bottles.
Add a Cozy Bath Mat
Bath mats add warmth to a break up the hard appearance of tiled floors and make a bathroom feel more spa-like. I usually opt for white bath mats and towels, which are crisp and clean. The fluffier the better 🙂
Freshen up with Plants or Flowers
Adding real or faux plants to any room instantly makes it feel more pleasant, fresh and airy. If you opt for real plants, it can even improve the air quality. In addition to displaying a plant on the vanity and stool, I also like to add a draping, trailing or hanging plant in my shower. Live pothos and ferns are two low maintenance, pretty plant options for the bathroom.
Incorporating some of these bathroom styling tips and tricks will make your bathroom a place you’ll love to escape to, without breaking the bank.