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5 Budget-friendly Bathroom Decorating Ideas


Refreshing your bathroom space does not have to cost an arm and a leg! Even the smallest change in decor could make a huge difference to the small space while also showcasing your personality.

Whether you’re planning on adding some greenery, upcycling furniture, or purchasing themed accessories to accentuate your bathroom space, there are plenty of amazing decorating options for you to consider.

If you don’t know where to begin, this article will point you in the right direction. 

1. Stick With White Fixtures

Opt for neutral finishes and fixtures including sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. Not only are there plenty of these at the lower end of the price range but they are also easy to look after, and blend in seamlessly with just about any decor!

Though you’re opting for all-white it doesn’t automatically mean that your room has to be boring! For example, you can add affordable accents to your room including fresh paint or colourful shades for the window.

If you’re a little lost in the decorating process, you can visit Organized Work Tips for some much-needed advice and buying guides.

2. Upcycle Furniture 

If you want to give a piece of furniture a new lease of life, you might want to look at upcycling. This is a great method for updating your furniture to match your current style or design preferences, and can also transform furniture from one function to another.

Upcycling furniture you already have in your home will add more of a personal touch to your bathroom. 

These types of DIY projects are not only budget-friendly and sustainable ways to decorate, but could also be quite fun! Let’s say your bathtub is looking a little worse for wear. Here, you may find yourself wanting to redecorate the tub by merging vintage with something more modern. 

To do this, you could decorate the existing modern bathtub by gluing copper leaf to it (which is cheap to buy) to give the illusion of an old copper tub — if this is the bathroom style you are going for!

3. Repaint Walls And Fixtures

A fresh lick of paint can do serious magic when upgrading your bathroom! 

As the walls in the room are constantly exposed to moisture, it’s important to invest in mold-proof paint and primers so that the color isn’t impacted. These can be a little more expensive to buy outright but they will generally last a lot longer, meaning you’ll save money not having to regularly repaint the entire bathroom!

You could also consider updating fixtures with a coat of paint. With the right type of paint product, you can refresh the look of just about anything including your medicine cabinet or a storage cupboard. You could even add a frosted glass effect spray paint on a shower screen or a window for increased privacy!

4. Add Plants

You don’t necessarily have to go all-out when updating your bathroom. Sometimes, all you need to do is add a little something extra to liven up and refresh the space. The simplest solution? Buy some plants! These can be fake or real, whichever best suits your preferences. 

Put simply, adding greenery and houseplants is a simple and very budget-friendly method of adding something extra to your bathroom. Whether you opt for a small vase filled with your favourite colourful blooms or you want to cover your windowsill in succulents, plants will add some much-needed colour and texture to the space.

If you opt for living plants then you might find that they add a sort of calming natural essence to your bathroom which could do wonders.

5. Buy Themed Accessories

With this idea, we aren’t encouraging you to go out and replace all of your furniture and fixtures. Instead, we are saying that you could replace smaller accessories with those that correspond to a specific theme!

For example, you could choose to stick to a nautical theme and add a porthole mirror, a bathroom ceiling fitting, and a soap dispenser to match.

In theory, you should be able to search for budget-friendly accessories in your local thrift or dollar stores to decorate your bathroom and make it look like one coherent unit. You may need to add a splash of paint to enhance the theme, but this may not always be completely necessary.


These are 5 of the simplest budget-friendly bathroom decorating ideas for you to try. By carefully considering the exact design outcome that you want to achieve, you’ll be able to find suitable materials for the job without breaking the bank.

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