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August 27, 2021
Quick and Easy Bathroom Decorating Ideas for 2021

Is your bathroom in need of a bit of TLC? Then you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re going to talk through quick and easy bathroom decorating ideas for 2021. So, if you’ve got plans to redecorate your bathroom in the New Year, sit back and enjoy these amazing ideas.

Dots, dashes and bold colours

Dots, dashes and bold colours are really on trend at the moment - especially in bathrooms! An inexpensive idea for your bathroom would be to try this kind of thing out. All you’d need is a few tins of paint and some time to create a unique yet trendy feature wall for your bathroom.

One of the biggest trends at the moment is the “dalmation spots” effect on walls. This is essentially where you paint your feature wall in white - or off white, depending on your preference - and “dot” black around until your wall looks like it’s from 101 dalmations. Paired with a pastel colour on your other walls, this can be an amazing addition and brighten up any bathroom in need of a spruce up.

Colour combinations

Another trend that’s growing quickly is the mixture of bold colours. At the moment, colours like orange, blue, dark green and pink are being used, and paired together do an incredible job of turning any bathroom from drab to fab.

All you have to do is choose your two favourite bold colours and paint away! Stuck for ideas on how to make them look amazing? Why not try a geometric wall with your favourite bold colours as your feature wall?

Marble

Marble is a fantastic way of adding class and sophistication to any room. If you’ve got the money to spend on marble sinks and countertops, then it’s definitely worth your while. However, if you can’t afford to spend lots of money on those kinds of things, a great alternative that will give the same effect is DC-Fix.

This is essentially sticky back plastic that you use to cover your countertops. It’s heat and waterproof (providing there aren’t any air bubbles) and costs next to nothing to apply.

If you have freestanding furniture and would still like to include marble in the redesign of your bathroom, consider getting marble effect wall panels to give your bathroom that luxurious, expensive hotel feel. Marble can often make a room feel cold, but you can add warm coloured accessories to your bathroom which will complete your look.

Metallics

Metallics are becoming increasingly popular at the moment - and they look amazing! Whether you’re looking for a more rustic feel, or you like the idea of gold plated faucets, there are plenty of easy ways to achieve this:

  • Replace your faucets with metallic effect ones. You should be able to pick them up fairly cheap from your local DIY store.
  • Use waterproof metallic paint for a cheap and easy way of sprucing up old faucets and other accessories to give them an amazing new look.
  • If you have a freestanding tub, consider painting the feet to give an amazing rustic look to your bathroom.

Replace door handles

If you’re lucky enough to have storage space in your bathroom, and you’re not quite sure what to do with your cabinets, then consider replacing door and drawer handles to give them a whole new look.

On-trend at the moment are crystal effect door handles and that, paired with a lick of paint on your cabinets can take an old cabinet from drab to fab in no time. Why not match the door handle to your bathroom with the handles on your storage cabinets for a completed look.

Wall murals

If you’re looking for a way to make a statement in your bathroom, then wall murals are the way to go. They’re fairly inexpensive to buy, or you could paint one yourself if you’re feeling creative! Much like DC-Fix, it’s essentially sticky back plastic that you’d apply to a dry, clean wall.

They can help add a pop of colour, and even be used as a focal point for any room! So, if you fancy the idea of a retro, bright coloured bathroom, you should definitely consider a wall mural!

Stick on tiles

Replacing tiles can be a real backbreaker, not to mention time consuming! If your tiles are looking old and sad, and you’d like new tiles for your bathroom, then you don’t need to worry about the rigmarole of removing and replacing your current tiles!

You can now buy stick on tiles from either the internet, or even your local DIY store that are as simple as peel, stick and go! One thing worth noting here, is that it’s a good idea to buy stick on tiles that are the same size as your current tiles to avoid any uneven looking surfaces. They’re really cheap to buy and you could potentially re-tile your whole bathroom in an hour!

You may not want to replace your current tiles as they’re still in great condition, and perhaps you’ve become a little bored with them? If this is the case, consider buying a patterned stencil and some waterproof paint to create either bold and extravagant graphics, or subtle touches here and there.

Block colours

If there’s a colour that you absolutely love, then why not use it in your Bathroom Decorating? A massive trend right now is painting large portions of the room in one block colour. The catch? The block colours are usually unusual coloured paints that you might not usually paint large areas with.

You can get tonnes of ideas on colours and inspiration from Pinterest, but let yourself go and paint your bathroom in your favourite colour! Pair this with complementary accessories and your bathroom will look as good as new.

Eye-catching details

We’ve mentioned accessories a little, and also focal points of your bathroom. Sometimes, adding eye catching details can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom.

If you’re having a new bathroom suite fitted, consider opting for a freestanding bath! Or, you could buy some new and unusual faucets for your sink and bathtub. Little details make the world of difference, and don’t have to cost the world either!

Greenery

Your bathroom is somewhere you may go to run a bath and relax, and adding greenery in the form of flowers and draping plants can really help add that “spa” element to your bathroom. If you’ve got a fairly neutral coloured bathroom, adding potted plants and greenery can really help add a pop of colour, not to mention adding a zen feel to your bathroom.

Black accents

Black is often considered a colour NOT to have as decor in your home. However, over the past few years, black accents - especially in bathrooms - have become seriously trendy. Replacing your faucets with black versions and painting your bath side panel black adds an extra interesting and stylish element to your bathroom.

If you’re working on a tight budget, buy a small tin of waterproof black paint and paint your faucets yourself! Next, add accessories such as a mirror with a black frame, matte black toothbrush holders, and even replace your shower screen with one that has black panes to give an industrial, yet stylish look to your bathroom.

If you’re feeling bold, you could reverse the “dalmation spot” idea from earlier on and have a black feature wall with white spots. Chrome accessories work really well with darker colours, so you may choose to pair a black feature wall with a chrome mirror and shelving. Either way, don’t be afraid to introduce black into your bathroom.

A style that’s making a comeback for bathrooms is the naval style. Dark bold blues paired with creams and whites are a fantastic way to make a simple, yet elegant statement in your bathroom. If you’re looking for some kind of wall art, you could buy a nautical stencil for your walls to add an eye-catching feature wall.

These tones paired with dark wood flooring and nautical accessories is a fun and easy way of livening up the dullest of bathrooms. enests banner.png

Oversized shower head

Another trend that’s becoming increasingly popular is oversized showerheads. Matching your other faucets, of course, an oversized showerhead not only adds an incredible, rustic feel to your bathroom, but it’s actually more practical too!

A bigger surface area means more water to wash away the suds, meaning less time spent in the shower! You might consider other oversized accessories such as your faucets, shower rail, and a big fluffy bath mat to melt into after a relaxing bath or shower.

Fun additions

No house is a home without personal touches, and this is where you can have a lot of fun, but still, keep your bathroom looking stylish. Here are some fun additions to consider: LED lights for your faucets

You may have seen these on the internet, but they’re essentially LED lights that fit to your faucets that indicate how hot or cold the water is. A cool addition and a great indicator for children washing their hands or brushing their teeth.

Motion-activated toilet light

We all hate a trip to the toilet in the night and having to turn the light on. With a motion-activated toilet light, you don’t have to risk disturbing anyone or dampening your chances of getting back to sleep. Plus, they look great!

Device shower curtain

Many people take their devices into the bathroom with them for entertainment while showering or taking a bath. Whether you like to listen to music, or you catch up on your favourite programs, a device shower curtain allows you to safely hold your device in place without the risk of getting it wet.

Since they’re completely translucent, when you’re not using the curtain you can simply pull it back and it won’t stand out in your bathroom. Practical fun for the bathroom!

Hairdryer holder and organiser

If you don’t have storage space in your bathroom, you may struggle keeping things neat and tidy. Consider buying - or making - a stylish hair dryer, electric razor, and other accessories holder. Match the colour of your other accessories for another pop of colour with the added bonus of practicality.

Vitamin c dispensing shower head

If you live in an area with hard water, you may notice the effects it has on your skin and hair. Replacing your shower head with a vitamin C dispensing shower head is a great way of solving this problem. These showerheads remove the chlorine from water and help soften it, all while giving your body that all important vitamin C dose. You can look forward to softer skin and shinier hair!

Bamboo toothbrushes

Bamboo toothbrushes look great, but they’re also very environmentally friendly. So, even if you don’t have your toothbrushes on display in your bathroom, ditch the plastic ones and switch to bamboo toothbrushes!

Fun toilet paper holder

A necessity that’s difficult to know how to store! If you don’t have any storage space in your bathroom, consider a clever asymmetric shelf to store them on. A great way to make something that usually sticks out look great!

Wall art

If you’ve got a feature wall, you may not want wall art as such, but personal touches make a room complete! You could tie your room together with a hanging sign reminding people to wash their hands, or even a quote from your favourite book or poem. Simply match the colours with your colour scheme in your bathroom and voila! You’ve got a great way of tying your room together.

As you can see, there are a plethora of quick and easy bathroom decorating ideas that you could try out! And, you don’t have to spend the earth to achieve a classy, elegant and sophisticated look in your bathroom.

Spend some time thinking about colour combinations and how you can complement them with different accessories. Hopefully this article has provided you with some inspiration! What was your favourite part?

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