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11 ways to renew the bathroom on a budget

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Every once in a while, it's nice to spruce up the bathroom to give it a fresh look and this doesn't necessarily require a lot of money. In this article, we're here to show you how this can be done on a budget with beautiful pictures by local Indian interior designers to inspire you. As the saying goes, sometimes great things come in small packages, so in the same way significant changes can come with small additions to the bathroom. For example, organising the soap and shampoo bottles so that they are kept in pretty looking matching containers can make the bathroom look more professionally designed even if it isn't. Remember you don't have to tear apart your bathroom or get new tiles and spend a lot of money to transform. With some thought, a little inspiration and some effort, your bathroom can get a makeover which won't break your wallet. 

1. Decorate the windowsill

DAHANU- VIJAY GHODAWAT: modern Bathroom by smstudio
smstudio

DAHANU- VIJAY GHODAWAT

smstudio

Many bathrooms don't have enough space for decorations like a vase of flowers, but if you're resourceful enough when it comes to space, you can always find some space to decorate. Even the little narrow space on the windowsill of the bathroom can be used to place a small ornament as pictured here. 

2. A framed photograph near the bathtub

When soaking in the bathtub, there's plenty of private time to ponder and daydream and it's always nice to have a photo for inspiration. For those who like travelling, perhaps a photo of a beautiful place you visited would help make the bath experience more relaxing and pleasurable. 

3. Fake flowers and plants

4 BHK Apartment of Mr Sachin Tulsyan Kolkata: modern Bathroom by Cee Bee Design Studio
Cee Bee Design Studio

4 BHK Apartment of Mr Sachin Tulsyan Kolkata

Cee Bee Design Studio

Fake flowers and plants do not require any maintenance except perhaps to be dusted off once in a while. They're also usually quite cheap and can last a very long time. It's best to install a wall shelf for this purpose so that they do not take up precious space on the sink area, which needs to be used for other purposes such as placing the handwash and toothbrushes. 

4. New bathroom rugs

It's important to replace bathroom rugs ever so often as they can lose their appeal after some time. After all they don't cost a lot anyway. You could get matching rugs for the sink area and toilet area or mix and match for a more eclectic style. For more inspiration, please refer to our article titled 7 latest bathroom design trends.

5. Get a table for the bathroom

Although it's an unusual idea to place a table in the bathroom, it is one of the small things you can do to make your bathroom more unique and homely. The table could also function as a storage space or a place to put decorations and ornaments to spruce up the bathroom. Here are 7 inspirational modern bathroom ideas.

6. Furnish the bathroom

Another clever trick is to furnish the bathroom as if it were just another room in the house. Pictured here we can see that this bathroom has been furnished with a comfy armchair. The chair not only makes the bathroom look more homely and integrated with the rest of the home, but can also serve as a comfortable space for you to apply body lotion on your legs and arms after you have showered. For more ideas, here are top 5 bathroom designs, home furnishing, decoration tips and more!

7. Get a new decorative mirror

Mirrors don't have to plain and boring, they can be decorative too, depending on how they are framed. Pictured here we see a very unique framed mirror giving contrast to the wall and sink area. 

8. Pendant lamps for the bathroom

Although pendant lamps are mostly used in the dining rooms, kitchens and living rooms, they also look great in bathrooms and should definitely be used more in bathrooms. Hang them just above them mirror to make the bathroom seem more spacious and decorated. 

9. Framed pictures on the wall

Framed pictures on the wall can add a more homely feel to the bathroom. It's also an excellent way to give the bathroom a fresh look without spending too much money. Bathroom walls should never left be bare, just like any other room in the house. 

10. Matching bathroom accessories

Independent Bungalow - Mr. Modi: scandinavian Bathroom by DECOR DREAMS
DECOR DREAMS

Independent Bungalow—Mr. Modi

DECOR DREAMS

Get a matching container and soap dish to make the sink area look more neat and organised. There are a myriad of beautiful containers to choose from made from all kinds of materials. As we mentioned earlier, this will also make your bathroom look more like a hotel bathroom—more professional. 

11. Decorate with nature

Decorations don't necessarily have to be bought, they can be collected from nature too. For example, you can collect some nice pebbles stones and rocks to decorate the bathroom as pictured here. Bringing elements of nature into the bathroom is always a good idea as it makes it gives the bathroom a more relaxing and harmonious atmosphere. 

We hope you have enjoyed the ideas here. For more inspiration, please also read our article titled before and after: 10 amazing bathroom renovation projects.

Which bathroom decor ideas do you like best? 
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