Maybe it’s because I’m a ‘bath’ person, but I’ve always been a bit fussier about our master bath than most. It seems for so many, the master bath is an afterthought, often cluttered with hair and makeup products on the counter and wet towels on the floor. A master bath should be a retreat and a relaxing space to unwind, and as such deserves special attention. A while back I wrote a post about romantic bathrooms where you can see what our former master bath looked like in our home of 26 years, as well as the master bath at the cabin. Click here if you’d like to take a peek.
Being such a bathroom aficionado, how could I resist this guest post idea from Sue, who will share with you some of her fabulous ideas on how to create the bath of your dreams on a budget. Take it away Sue!
Hi, this is Sue Jason and I am a blogger at My-bathrooms blog, where I talk about my passion for sharing ideas which include home improvement and decor.
How to Have a Classic Bathroom and Stay Within Your Budget
Working your décor on a strict budget can be heavy going and you may even begin to entertain thoughts of just choosing the cheapest bathroom suite that you can find, just to make sure that you stay within your financial grasp. But do not panic: there are some great tips to help you have the bathroom of your dreams while still staying within your budget.
Make your accessories work well in the bathroom, choosing cheerful and attractive pieces that will enhance your bathroom’s whole appearance. Bathroom accessories are cheap and easy to find in supermarkets, home décor outlets and even at flea markets and car boot sales.
Fancy a Light Fitting?
Invest in a fancy or ornate light fitting – perhaps even a chandelier if your bathroom is tall enough to carry it off. The addition of a matching and equally sumptuous mirror will ensure that the bathroom oozes classic elegance and glamour.
Buy the Best Bath Suite
Do not be tempted to skimp on your bathroom furniture by buying the absolute cheapest set that you can find. Always buy the best suite that fits into your budget as this will give your bathroom an underlying air of class. Whichever bathroom set you choose can be transformed and reworked using accessories and soft furnishing. This elegant freestanding bath from My Bathrooms will instantly upgrade any bathroom, inspiring you to match the surrounding décor to its elegant lines and sleek contours.
Do not forget to give careful thought to your taps too, as these can really complete the idea begun by the basic décor elements.
Wood Always Works
Wooden panels always look great, and give an air of expensive luxury to every bathroom. If the budget does not allow you to buy ready-made widen panels, you can practice a bit of DIY. Purchase the wood as cheaply as possible and work and varnish it yourself. The end result will look amazing as well as giving you a real sense of achievement when you see the finished product.
Attend salvage sales regularly, and train yourself to spy the hidden treasures lurking under heaps of dirt and grime. You must be prepared to invest some elbow grease and TLC, but you will be astonished at how wonderful such treasures can look, once cleaned up and placed properly.
Appearance is all
Decant hand-wash and shower gel into pretty containers and jars, rather than leaving them in the drab supermarket packaging. Even something as humdrum as cotton buds look attractive and appealing when seen nestled into a gorgeous floral ceramic container!
Thank you Sue, and you’re so right! There are so many beautiful containers there is no reason NOT to have a pretty home for everything.
I’m curious…do you think bathrooms are important, or are you among the many who don’t really give it much thought? Fess up ;).