You don't have to renovate to make your bathroom into a blissful oasis. These eight ways will renovate your space without breaking the bank.

 

1. Towels
•      Swap those torn and tattered towels for pretty, plush towels instead.  
•      To make your bathroom a spa-like space, choose white towels or for a punch of colour or rustic flair, try orange, yellow, or a print.  

 

2. Shower Curtain
•     Toss that plastic shower curtain (and liner!) in the trash, and update your space with a fabric curtain instead.  
•      Look for a thick, textured fabric in a bold shade or interesting pattern (think wallpaper design). Can't find what you're looking for? Purchase curtains instead, or take fabric to a seamstress to be custom fit for your shower space (or DIY if you're handy).  
•      Then, update your liner. Choose one that™s white or clear, mold or mildew resistant, with double-reinforced holes for shower rings, heavily weighted at the bottom (so it's billow-proof).  

 

3. Scent
•      Indulge your senses by choosing a scent for your space ” lavender to soothe, vanilla to indulge or bergamot to invigorate ” then purchase hand soaps and creams, bath bombs, bubbles, shower gels and candles in your favourite scent to create a subtle, inviting aroma to your area.
 
4. Accessories
•      A few accessories can make your bathroom a place you want to be ” rather than a place you need to be.  
•      A heated towel rack is inexpensive and can make getting out of the shower as nice an experience as being in it (especially in winter).  
•      Add a large green plant (palms work well in bathrooms because of the humidity) to a corner, or orchid to the corner of the tub or countertop. Fresh flowers by the sink add colour and fragrance.  
•      Buy pretty jars and display your white toiletries ” cotton balls and swabs ” rather than stashing them away in a drawer.

 

5. Artwork
•      Adding artwork to your bathroom is a great way to create a unified space.  
•      Choose a theme for your bathroom “ rustic, spa, contemporary “ then choose artwork that enhances this theme. 
•      Try black-and-white photography, textured paintings or 3D metal art.  
•      Avoid oil or water-based paintings as they can get damaged by the humidity (or have them treated).

 

6. Hardware
•      Knobs and handles can make a bathroom look dated.  
•      Swap your standard hardware for some statement pieces.  
•      Stylish finishes include brushed bronze, antique copper, pewter, and shiny or matte nickel.  
•      For a whimsical look, look for antique or mismatched pulls such as birds or letters.  

 

7. Mirrors
•      Swap that standard mirror for something that makes you look twice.  
•      Over double-sinks, choose two matching framed mirrors, or arrange multiple mirrors in a staggered pattern to create a really interesting accent wall (this works especially well with white-painted intricate mirrors).  
•      Add a mixed-metal mirror on the long wall beside the bath instead of artwork, which will help open up a small space, too.

 

8. Lighting
•      Bathroom lighting doesn't have to be harsh and unfriendly. Instead of a single potlight in the centre of the ceiling, hang a stunning chandelier that'll make your bathroom really feel like an inviting room in your home.  
•      Or, above the vanity, add wall sconces that'll add a gorgeous glow.