Beautifying your bathroom sounds exciting, but oftentimes renovation plans begin with good intentions and end up a long, costly nightmare. Here are a few cost-effective updates you can make to your bathroom in as little as a weekend.

Enhance walls

Adding a color or design to just one wall can revive the whole space. Have some fun with an accent wall — yellows and golds will warm it up, greens and blues are calming; and if you want bold color, orchid is a bright hue that really pops. Striped patterns are also a great option to make the space seem larger: horizontal stripes will make it look wider, whereas vertical stripes will elongate.


Make a statement


To add character to your bathroom with minimal effort, install a unique, eye-catching mirror. Check local flea markets or thrift stores for a distinctive picture frame that could be transformed. Look for finds with unconventional shapes, finishes or colors.

Declutter and organize

Shelf liner can be both fun and functional for the bath. Start by cleaning out the space, including cabinets, drawers, under the sink and any other areas.

Cut and install a non-adhesive shelf liner like Duck brand Smooth Top Easy Liner, which is available in an array of colors and prints. It offers a smooth top and grip bottom for easy sliding of items, plus catches messes and spills.

Brighten up with new light fixtures


When done right, fixtures fit in seamlessly; when done wrong, they stick out and distract from other decor.

The bathroom light is a great opportunity to inject flair and style into your space with ease — plus provide the illumination you need to get ready for the day. Switch out older ceiling lights with trendy lanterns or a vintage chandelier. For vanities, try sconces with unexpected shades or use tall tabletop lamps for added pizzazz.



Accessories are a perfect — and inexpensive — way to add unexpected texture, color and design to a bathroom. Look for options that complement your style to add personality and bring the whole room together.


This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.