Monday, 8 August 2016

Quick & simple bathroom makeover - Using only accessories

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.


I've been wanting to update our main bathroom for a while, and whilst I'd love a new floor and bathroom suite in there, at the moment that isn't really financially possible, so for now I've tried to do what I can with accessories to achieve the style I'm looking for. It's also quite a small space, so I've gone for a very simple design to make sure this tiny room doesn't become over-cluttered.
recently went for afternoon tea with my family, where I stumbled across the cutest ladies' (I really should have been more interested in the cakes than the loo, I know!) which totally gave me the inspiration I was searching for. 

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

Seriously though, how pretty is this?!

I think the main focus of the tea-room loo is obviously the stunning faux flower display, which I've attempted to recreate with this large vase from Tesco, and my absolute favourite fake peonies from The Range - I'm not kidding I seriously have at least 10 bunches of these all over the house. They're super cheap at just £1.99 a stem, and are some of the best quality fake flowers I've come across, so would definitely recommend them. 

This became a feature on the side of my bath, surrounded by some tea lights in the blue/grey theme I've gone for.

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

My main purchase for this room was these ladder shelves from IKEA. They fill this space perfectly, and are the ideal spot to display accessories and items in a very simple, but effective way.

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

I've included a cactus from my local Wyevale garden centre, some nautical pieces from Dunelm, some beautiful dove candles I found in Primark, flannels, towels, loo rolls stored in a basket, and large jars filled with cotton wool balls and shells.

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

After searching high and low for a bath shelf, of which I'd seen so many beautiful ones on Instagram, my husband managed to track me one down on Amazon, which I've styled with another one of my fave fake peonies in an IKEA milk bottle, some pine cones and another good old candle.

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

Finally I've added one of my homemade soap dispensers (find out how to make one in my DIY Mason jar Soap Dispenser post here), and dotted some more tea lights about.

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.

In the future new flooring and suite is definitely on my list, however for now I'm quite happy with how this has turned out, and definitely proves that you can refresh a room just with accessories!

What are your tips for giving a small bathroom a makeover? Let me know in the comments below, and you can pin the image below on Pinterest, should you want to return to it later!

How to give your small bathroom a quick, simple and budget-friendly makeover, using accessories only. featuring tips on how to maximise space, incorporate storage into your interior design, and how small can still be stylish.


Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx



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