Sure, the ever-functional bathroom is sometimes swept aside in favor of decorating more grandiose rooms. But your bathroom doesn’t have to be boring! It’s the little details that count, so we’ve rounded up seven easy DIY updates for every part of the room, from the walls down to the bottom of your vanity. They’re also inexpensive and quick — you can complete some of these projects in a day. Dust off your tools this weekend and make your bathroom look its best.
If you’ve been coveting the Gleaming Primrose Mirror from Anthropologie, this dupe from @homemakinghomebody is for you. The Anthro mirror will run you from $500 to $1,500 depending on the size, but you can get the same look using a Target mirror, some wood appliques from Amazon, glue, and some gold leaf paint.
Mirrors can be used for both function and pure decoration. How best to use them? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Lifestyle and home influencer Angelique Cooper offers up some key advice for creating your ideal space during this DIY spray paint project: “If you don’t like something, change it.” Rather than going the expensive route of replacing her extra-large bathroom mirror, she grabs a can of flat black spray paint and transforms the finish to match her existing bathroom fixtures. The end result is a major transformation on a tiny budget.
If you’re in spring cleaning mode, tackling your windows and mirrors is probably on your to-do list. But sometimes cleaning your windows and mirrors can make them look dirtier than before. There are plenty of tips for getting a streak free clean—but put down the newspaper. Here’s what you need for a perfect shine.
With your holiday decorations stashed away and resolutions for a less-cluttered home in mind, January is an excellent time of year to clean up the bathroom. While it can be a challenge to keep this small but mighty room in top shape, going for a sleek, functional look can help. If you’re ready to update your bathroom routine, consider the following high-tech appliances and modern decor.
Large mirrors are a great way to make rooms feel larger, brighter, and more pulled together, but this is one décor item that can seriously eat into your budget. These big-impact mirrors—all under $150—will brighten up your space without draining your bank account.
You don’t need to plan a full remodel to restore tranquility in a bathroom. Refresh the half bath before guests arrive with these simple DIY projects and transform your master bathroom with the following statement-making products.
The oldest trick of the trade for magnifying a view? A mirror. Place one wherever it captures the best reflection of the outdoors and you’ll feel as though you’re enjoying fresh air even with a roof over your head.
The sink stayed in the same location but was traded up for a new but vintage-looking console style with polished chrome front legs that better fit the style of the bungalow than the Victorian sink previously in the bathroom.
Mirrors carry the Moroccan style up the wall. The sconces have glass shades and bring in a vintage industrial look.
Bring in a large mirror. It can make the room look twice as big and will bounce the light around.
A mirror also can do double duty as a medicine cabinet door, whether the cabinet is hanging on the wall or recessed in a niche.
This dark lake house needed to lighten up. After several years of living with dark cherry cabinets and trim and outdated faux-painted walls, the owners were eager for their summer home on Lake Wisconsin to reflect their own style. They spend most of June, July and August here every year, and wanted to keep the rustic lake cottage touches but put them together in more modern way. Interior designer Lauren Piskula of [de]luxe design studio answered with a mix of materials like reclaimed barn wood, crisp white trim and clean lines for a fresh and inviting summer retreat.
Now we move into the master bathroom (18), what started the project in the first place. A custom wood and tile vanity, a floating mirror, a tile shower and custom closets create a modern yet rich oasis. The living spaces were minimally treated in terms of color, but that is not the case here.