things to elevate your bathroom
Photo courtesy of @BurtsBrisPlease
Over the years, I’ve learned a few (hundred) little tricks you can do to refresh your bathroom when you’re living in a rental or when a renovation just isn’t on the cards.
Believe it or not, you can instantly elevate the bathroom with a few key purchases that DO NOT involve painting or rewriting anything. Call it a weekend, mini-reno.
This is the most obvious one. Chucking that supermarket grade bottle will immediately lift your sink-side style game. Plus, it’s practical and more hygienic than a gummy bar soap, so no justification required. Boom.
Don’t get me wrong, I have deep affinity for terrycloth, but even the best terry towels look tired long before they outlive their usefulness. Don’t throw them out, cover them! I fold a chic Turkish over my aging white terry towels for a fresh look (and to keep the boys from rubbing their skateboard grease all over them). The Turkish towels just get better with age and never stain. I’m all for good-looking problem solvers.
3. A plant or fresh flowers
Never underestimate the power of a potted plant to lift a room. Go for cut fresh flowers or orchids if you have no/low light, a fern if you get sunlight. So cheery (and naturally clears the air)! Ahem.
Nothing makes a shower look shabby and cluttered like multiple bottles of shampoo + conditioner. If you live with other people, collectively decide on a good one and split the cost. Or…take yours out when you’re done in there and stow it in a caddy under the sink. Whatever gets that shampoo salad out of there.
I’m not sure who exactly buys those weird nylon netting scrunchie balls at CVS, but it’s never been me. Invest in a chic bath mitt or natural sponge.
This is the easiest bathroom “renovation” you can do, but the minimal cost and effort will pay off big time. #youreworthit