SVJM Makes It Easy
SVJM knows the bathroom has progressed over the past decades from a strictly helpful and functional space to one that is similar to a spa. And just because there aren’t thousands of dollars readily available for embellishing doesn’t indicate that a bath can’t be distinct, remarkable and thoroughly pleasing. Here are 9 frugal methods to spice up any restroom.
Most of us here in Sun Valley are not in the ultra rich category so trying to spice up a bath on the cheap is something we think our readers would be interested in.
Collections of economical mirrors include both light and space to any restroom. They show colors, faces and other designs and add character and interest.
2. Pictures or prints can be massed on a wall. For optimal effect hang them closely together instead of separated. Photos can be striking if they have a ‘style’, such as:
* Black and white pictures – no color
* Older shots – from the 1930s or 1940s
* The frames are all a similar color
* The images or frames have an originality in common – oval shapes, females only, animals
This embellishing strategy works best in a powder room, instead of a full restroom, since of the high moisture.
3. Crochet can make a striking accent piece for your wall. Try-before-you-buy patterns from Colonial America are rapidly available and a couple of samplers grouped on a wall develop a totally unique bathroom.
4. For color and appeal, toss a carpet on the flooring. In a drab or dull bathroom, a rag carpet or oriental carpet will add beauty and charm. Simply be certain to utilize a non-skid pad below, particularly if anyone will be getting out of a tub or shower.
5. Collections can spark interest and affection. Pottery is an uncommon accent piece for any restroom. Or you might want to try things like old atomizers (from perfume bottles), bottles, coffee cups or other pseudo antiques. One especially exciting restroom consisted of replicas of antique bottles replete with genuine stoppers fashioned from silver and made into old-timey designs.
6. In a restroom, make certain there is adequate space to display your collectibles, like a large, lipped shelf or a roomy window sill. You don’t want accidents to happen with fragile articles. Broken glass or pottery shards aren’t helpful in any space – but it’s particularly damaging in a bathroom.
7. Uncommon colors on a bathroom wall, like melon, chocolate brown or peach, will add drama. Accents like brightly colored towels in a monochromatic bathroom will supply an exceptional accent.
A piece of beaded or crown molding halfway up the wall or near the ceiling can change a room, particularly if it’s painted a cool color. Even a shelf or image rail includes interest.
8. Include living color with plants or newly cut flowers. The energy of plants is relaxing and develops a zen-like environment that is extremely favorable to relaxation and letting go of stress.
9. A piece of furniture, area allowing, can include unusual detail to any bathroom. Many Goodwill or Salvation Army shops will have a battered piece of furnishings that can be restored with sanding, paint and some unusual and sophisticated handles or knobs.
Of course, all nine of these ideas may not fit every person’s bathroom, nor do they have to. Simply pick one or a couple, as your budget allows, and begin gradually adding information. And do not forget the ‘before and after’ pictures!
And remember, sample needlework patterns from Colonial America are always handy and a simply using a couple of samplers organized on a wall produce a bath area that’s completely unique.
To reiterate, colors are, of course, the quickest, and cheapest way to alter any bathroom. Unusual colors on a bathroom wall, like green, caramel or salmon, will add a dramatic flair. Accents such as bright towels in an otherwise drab bathroom will supply an exceptional accent.
A piece of furniture, area permitting, can add unusual detail to any bathroom.