Is there anything better than relaxing in the bath after a long, stressful day? Especially if your neck of the woods has been as bitter cold as mine. For a busy woman, mothers especially, opportunities for pampering ourselves may be hard to come by. The closest thing we may get a “spa day” may be half an hour to unwind in our own bathroom.
This is why it is so beneficial to have a serene space that invites relaxation. While large and expensive updates can certainly increase the overall value of your home, sometimes what we really need is a weekend makeover. There are many ways to give your bathroom a new look for low cost and little time, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
It’s true for all rooms of the house, but natural light is always your friend. Take those blinds and curtains down, and let the sunshine in. Frosted glass clings or spray can be lifesavers when unfortunate window placements compromise privacy.
Is there anything more glamorous than a beautiful chandelier? Not in my book. If your current light fixture isn’t setting the mood, install an upgrade!
Use a vintage dresser as a vanity by cutting the space for the sink into the top. This unexpected feature will will instantly give your bathroom a unique look, and is likely to be an inexpensive upgrade.
While it’s commonly believed that bathrooms should be painted in bright colors. However, a dark color, such as gray, can give the room a dramatic and elegant atmosphere. If you prefer to stay light, white, blues, and greens are always a classic choice for a relaxing space.
Hang a vintage mirror above the sink. There are innumerable mirrors waiting to be found in second-hand stores or flea markets just waiting to find a new purpose. Create a more interesting look by hanging two smaller mirrors parallel to each other.
Consider an entryway upgrade for your master bath. French doors will give your space a classic polished look. Invest in a set with glass panes. If you’d like more privacy add curtains, and it will only add to the glamour.
I hope that these ideas have given you some inspiration to make some small changes in your home this spring.
This was written by Domestic Design expert, Adrienne Breedlove. Be sure to visit her on her blog, ScribblyDoodles.com