Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom on a Budget

Just because you're on a tight budget doesn't mean that you can't have a beautiful bathroom. Whilst remodelling and refitting a bathroom is one of the most expensive things that you can do in your home, decorating an old bathroom to give it a new look is surprisingly cheap. So, if you're looking for some budget bathroom décor ideas, read on to find out our top tips...

Don't Tile Everywhere...

Tiling is expensive, so keep it to a minimum. Around the shower enclosure and possibly behind the wash basin are the only real places that have to be tiled. These areas are so small that you can use just a few tiles. And this means that you should check out the remnants section of your local DIY shop and pick up a box or two of tiles at a discount price. No need to go fancy, simple white tiles is classic and timeless.

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Paint, Paint, Paint...

Rather than tiling, use this as the opportunity to try that daring paint colour experiment that you've always wanted to try. Because bathrooms are small they can handle bright, flashy colours much more easily than bigger rooms, where colour can be overwhelming. Pick up a pot of a bright, cheery colour and paint the parts of your bathroom that aren't tiled. If you want a more designer look, then pick up some vinyl decals to stick onto the walls. You can get everything from slogans to abstract designs, and decals do a lot to personalise your space.

Reglaze Rather than Replace...

If your sink and tub are looking a little the worse for wear, you don't have to spend tons of money replacing them. Many older fittings can be reglazed. Yes, you'll have to get a professional to do it for you, but reglazing will be far cheaper than replacing. And once stripped and reglazed, your tub and sink will look as good as new.

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Get New Taps...

It's surprising just how much new taps can change the look of your bathroom. Simply by replacing the faucets on your sink and bath you can get a whole new look in your room. Look out for sales and discounts, and try online shopping for the best deals. As an added tip, try looking at bigger kitchen taps to add to a sink. These will give a more luxurious and designer look to a normal bathroom sink. Just make sure that the fittings are the same so that the tap will fit.

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Repurpose Furniture...

Bathroom furniture doesn't have to be made to measure fitted cupboards. A regular set of metal shelves, the kind you generally find in garages for storage, will be perfect as a towel holder. Just get a can of waterproof spray paint and spray the shelves to match your colour scheme. And take a look around the attic, or second hand shops, for small pieces of furniture that you can repurpose. A small end table might fit by the side of the toilet to keep toilet paper and magazines on, for example.