7 Clever Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom on the Cheap

Posted February 17, 2015 by in Home

The design of a bathroom dictates its overall mood and energy. Stylish accents and colors can make it more inviting, while tiles can give it a modern and clean look. If you’re getting tired of your way-too-blah bathroom, check out our clever decorating ideas that are affordable:

7 Clever Ways to Decorate Your (small) Bathroom on the Cheap

Get Creative With the Walls

The walls of a bathroom are essentially blank decorating canvases that you can take advantage of. Below are a few ideas to help you get started:

Add Decals

Aside from being easy to install, these affordable gems come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles to choose from. Create a customized pattern by hanging small decals in groups to suit the shape and angles of the bathroom walls.

These also offer you a great opportunity to change your decor after just a few months, as they’re easy to remove.

Metallic decals! (only $11 on Etsy)

$11.00 via Etsy 

Add a Decorative Mirror

Add a decorative mirror on the walls to utilize space and optimize light in the room. Make a statement by going for a mirror that has a unique frame, for instance, a tiled, or a seashell-encrusted frame.

These mirrors will definitely add style, texture, and interest to your bathroom.

Swooning over this pink mirror!

$21.00 via Etsy

Hang Pictures Vertically

Arrange canvases or a series of small prints vertically on the walls and you’ll be surprised at the difference. The vertical presentation will draw the eye upwards, creating an impression of spaciousness within the small room.

Add Decorative Shelves or Bathroom Storage Systems

Maximize your bathroom storage space by installing an attractive shelf and hook combo on one of the walls. Neatly arrange the toiletries, bath salts, bubble bath, and other accessories above it, and hang the robes and towels below. It’s an easy way of making your bathroom look neat, spacious and more organized.

If you’ve got a lot to store, consider one of the bathroom wardrobe storage style solutions that can also work as a vanity unit – there are a wide variety of different styles available and they can really help to make your bathroom less cluttered by hiding the non-essential items.

Add Vibrant Colors

Give your all-neutral bathroom more personality by adding a bold color. Bring in vibrant towels, shower curtains, bath mats, and other accessories in your favorite color, to keep the room lively.

Pomegranet shower curtain for the win!

$68.00 via Society6

Artwork can equally add just the right amount of energy and style into your bathroom. Whether you love a series of small framed prints, or one, huge stretched canvas, make sure you choose a piece that reflects the colors that are already in the room, but have hints of a contrasting hue.


$20.00 via Laurel Canyon Dreaming

Because bathrooms are humid places, it’s very important that you go for artworks that won’t get damaged by moisture.

Decorate With Tiles

Use tiles to bring a relaxing, luxury-hotel vibe in your otherwise plain, old, and dull bathroom. Cover the walls, floors, tub area, showers etc., with trendy tiles in your favourite pattern and colour to create a modern and classy look.

Make it Relaxing

At night, light some candles next to the tub, and enjoy a warm bath before going to bed.

Serious bathroom envy!

Make your bathroom look more modern, stylish, and appealing with these simple decorating ideas, and you’re sure to end up with a bathroom you love, no matter what size it is.

*We teamed up with Wardrobe World for this post.