We’ve had the privilege of working with blogger Rachel Beach from Craving Some Creativity to help her select the perfect vanity lights for her stylish yet affordable guest bathroom remodel. Keep scrolling to see how it turned out (we know you’ll love it as much as we do)! Whether you need inspiration for DIY home improvement projects, crafts and/or recipes, Rachel is #onetofollow. Head on over to her blog today for some great homemaker tips + ideas and read on for Rachel's 5 easy ways to improve your bathroom on a budget!
Let’s be honest, we don’t all have extravagant budgets for making our homes inviting and beautiful. Sometimes, we all need a few easy tips and tricks to create that stylish look at a budget-friendly price. Even if you’re not quite ready for a full bathroom renovation, the smallest of changes can have a big impact! These five simple tips will help you easily and instantly upgrade your home bathroom with a fresh + new look.
Often, we think of filling a space horizontally. Especially in small spaces like powder rooms or small bathrooms, the walls are the main factor in decorating. Unfortunately, it is easy to overwhelm a small space when looking for ways to add personality and style. This is where thinking vertically is a creative way to make not only the room look larger, but to add character through the use of details that draw the eyes upward rather than side-to-side.
Try mounting your curtain rod higher or adding crown molding. Mirrors are also a great way to use vertical space because they create the illusion of a space being larger than it actually is, so taller mirrors are a great way to add height to a bathroom if your ceiling allows for it.
Swapping out dated light fixtures for new ones requires minimal work, is affordable, and can have a huge impact on the entire look + feel of your space.
Not only the fixture itself can change the whole look of a room, but the color and amount of illumination can have a big effect as well. Here are a few of my favorite affordable bath + vanity lights from Lighting Connection.
1) Archie Sconce 2) Tanner Vanity Light 3) Enright Vanity Light 4) Fortune Sconce 5) Drake Vanity Light 6) Vintage Wall Sconce 7) Ravenwood Vanity Light 8) Monroe Wall Sconce 9) Mid-Century Vanity Light
Updating hardware such as faucets, shower head, cabinet pulls, or even doorknobs are other “quick fixes” that have a huge impact. It may seem like a small thing, but replacing outdated or damaged hardware makes your space feel much more elegant and polished.
I do stress also that not every metal fixture in a room has to be the same finish or color if done correctly.
The most budget-friendly way for creating a stylish bathroom is to clear out the clutter. Bathrooms tend to attract clutter and by purging those extra items you’ll give it an open and fresh look. Another benefit of organizing all your bath products is that it allows us to focus on and more appreciate the beautiful design aspects of the room.
Example Items to Purge:
Let’s talk about color. This last bit of advice actually goes well with our tip about updating the bathroom lighting as light makes a sizeable contribution to the perception of color. Have you ever taken a paint sample home and thought it looked like an entirely different color from the store? I think we have all been there.
Don’t be afraid to use bold colors in small spaces. I am always amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do. However, some of the biggest design regrets also come in the form of paint. Choosing a color that’s super trendy is fine, if you are willing to paint again when that trend is over. Using a neutral backdrop with small punches of color is another option to make it easy to change color schemes.
The best part about these tips is that you don't have to do them all at once. You can incorporate these budget-friendly updates a little at a time and enjoy seeing the progress of the transformation over time, or you can tackle several in a weekend. Stop stressing over your bathroom woes and not having the money to give it an upgrade when these small updates can have such a large impact.
Thanks for reading and I hope you'll head on over to my blog for DIY inspo and shop my favorite lighting store, Lighting Connection!
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Rachel Beach | Craving Some Creativity
Inspiration is my morning coffee. It makes me alert, focused and feeling ready to tackle anything. My blog, Craving Some Creativity, is my sanctuary to share my creations that come from those inspirations. You will find tips, techniques, and, hopefully, some inspiration to tackle your own projects. I have had a vivid imagination since I was a small child. My mom could tell some great stories about creating my own toys with nothing but a vacuum cleaner hose, hair ties, and sticks from the yard. I was mildly obsessed with MacGyver to tell the truth. We live about an hour from DC. I share a busy home with my husband and son, whom I refer to as our lovable Tasmanian devil. He only stops to hug and cuddle with mommy and then he’s off like a tornado again. Welcome to my wonderful world!