Bathroom Blues?

If you’re suffering from a tired looking bathroom but just don’t have the budget for a complete overhaul, then don’t worry. There are loads of ways of breathing new life into a room without it costing the earth.

Start with something small and achievable like a new shower curtain. Having a built-in shower screen is less amenable to change but if you have a shower curtain then you can update it regularly. Opt for a bright colour to tone in with your accessories or add some pattern to an otherwise neutral space. Alternatively, to continue the pristine, fresh feel, choose a white linen curtain for a softer feel than PVC.

Lighting is another thing that transform a room and the right colour can affect your mood. Adjusting your existing lighting should not be too big a job but will go a long way toward making the room feel larger and fresher. Fluorescent lighting casts unflattering shadows and can leave areas of the room darker than others. Change the fixtures or upgrade your bulb to something softer, warmer and more like natural sunlight. Making a statement with your lighting is another option and consider items like hanging pendants and light bars.

Windows are a focal point in a room and you can greatly change the way a room looks and feels by simply replacing your window dressing. Opt for a new blind in a colour of your choice or go neutral to give a fresh look and let in lots of light. For Bathroom Roller Blinds, visit

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Have fun accessorizing. You can pick up some real bargains anywhere, look for matching coloured accessories at car boot sales or charity shops, for example. If your bathroom is neutral then you can accessorize to your heart’s content. Find eye catching features to compliment the colours and style and these can easily be replaced if your taste’s change or fashion does. A permanent redecoration is a lot harder to change should you tire of it.

Replacing a mirror is another idea for giving a room a fresh feel. This is a simple way to create an eye-catching focal point in your bathroom as mirrors are good for reflecting the light in such a way as to make the room feel bigger. Think about simple shapes in multiple or maybe one large ornate mirror to give a real boudoir feel to the space. If you feel like splashing a bit of cash then go futuristic with the clever use of backlighting for a big impact.

Having a big clear out and decluttering will also improve a room and the way you feel about it. It’s also a great way to discover space you’d forgotten existed! Think about clever ways to store items such as adding pull-out drawers to a cabinet, floating wall shelves, wall-mounted baskets or even using the under-sink space and covering with a sink skirt. This idea will work well if you’re going for a vintage, rustic look. With a little bit of creativity, you can improve a bathroom without needing to rip everything and spending a fortune.