The bathroom is a practical room in the house and one which everybody needs, but it can also be the perfect place to relax with a warm bath, a glass of wine and your favourite TV show. No matter how long you spend in the bathroom, there’s one thing we can all agree on – it’s much better if it looks stylish and clean. If you’re trying to decorate (or redecorate) your bathroom on a budget, here are some useful tips to consider.
Choose a colour scheme first
Choose the colours that you want for your bathroom first, but don’t be afraid to change things around a bit once you start shopping. You might want your bathroom to be predominantly blue, but then in the store you see a lovely shade of purple that you think would look better. Perhaps you want to keep your bathroom black, but then stop a shower curtain which is too bright to go with black décor. Be flexible but don’t be too ambitious if you want to keep costs down. Choosing white or cream is always a good choice, since you can buy items of almost any colour and it will all match.
Decide what needs replacing
The main costs of decorating a bathroom come along when you have to start replacing the main parts of the room, such as the bath and the shower. Unless these really need replacing, you don’t have to fork out hundreds of dollars to get new ones. If there is lime scale and other marks which you don’t want in your bathroom, get a tradesman to come and reseal it for you. This will cost hardly anything in comparison to getting a whole new bath tub fitted, and you could even buy the sealant yourself and do a DIY job.
Choose the flooring
Many bathrooms have floor tiles rather than carpet or vinyl flooring. This is more waterproof and makes it a lot easier to clean your bathroom. There are plenty of places you can buy floor tiles in Hobart, but make sure that you consider your colour scheme when doing so, since you don’t want to have colours clashing between the floor and the walls or other décor.
Add some lights and candles
If you plan on spending some time relaxing in your bathroom, add some candles and other small lights to create a relaxed and warm environment. Scented candles can also help to make your bathroom smell fresher and cleaner. Some bathrooms have a small light at the side of the bath tub itself, usually fixed onto the wall in a safe yet convenient place.
Make room for storage
Every bathroom should have some storage space, but you don’t have to spend lots of money getting fitted cupboards and drawers. You can buy a small wooden set of drawers and decorate it yourself to match the colour scheme in your bathroom. You can either decoupage the drawers or simply paint it in a colour of your choice and then varnish over it.