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Creating a company-ready bathroom doesn’t have to involve a major renovation project. If you want a prettier bathroom, you can spend tens of thousands of dollars on tubs, tile, and fixtures and spend months’ worth of renovation. But if you’re looking for easy bathroom decorating ideas on a budget, you can make some simple changes that will make a big difference.

Here are some simple ways to make your bathroom beautiful without flushing your money down a renovated toilet. 😉

simple bathroom decor ideas you can add on a budget

Add Cheap Matching Bathroom Accessories

Have you explored the bathroom coordinates of your local houseware or department store? You can buy matching everything to decorate your bathroom – trash cans, towels, shower curtains, toothpaste holders, soap dishes, wall decorations, and even decorative toilet bowl cleaners.

Matching patterns and themes of all kinds are available, from classic floral looks to trendy contrasting patterns to novelty animal and cartoon character themes.

Of course, the trick is to find cheap bathroom accessories. Stores charge a premium for the matching factor, so you could pay hundreds of dollars for a full matching set.

Along with looking for sales, one trick is to look for matching coordinates on Jane, RueLaLa, or another boutique site.

Accessories usually are quite a bit cheaper, and you can often find an assortment of matching pieces from different sellers. In addition, look for clearance sales on discontinued patterns.

Another way to have a bathroom full of matching bath coordinates is to decorate some simple items yourself. Get matching mason jars in different sizes and use them for custom toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, “apothecary jars,” and more.

You don’t need to be an interior decorator to paint a trash can or a soap dish, and with some moderately good sewing skills, you can sew patterns onto single-colored tools for a personalized look.

Check out this updated hand soap dispenser to add pretty details to your bathroom without renovating.

If you have (or know someone who has) a Cricut machine, add vinyl labels to jars for a cute, customized look for your bathroom supplies.

I personalized glass hand soap bottles from Grove in my half bathroom, kitchen, and kids’ bathroom to add some humor (as well as add to the farmhouse theme in my house).

Add Bathroom wall Decor and Art

Show a little personality in your bathroom, especially in guest bathrooms or high-traffic half bathrooms.

Whether you add floating shelves with cute, customized decor, or funny wall art with hilarious sayings, add unexpected decor to the room.

Update the Bathroom Mirrors

Bathroom hardware such as tubs, sinks, and vanities can be a major expense. But for an inexpensive bathroom change that can add new life to a room, why not switch out the mirror?

You can purchase bathroom mirrors at any hardware store, or be creative and see what you can find at an antique shop.

You could also DIY the existing mirror and frame it for a custom look.

If you have a small bathroom, the right mirror can make it look bigger, and it can also make the room look higher-end with the right frame.

Change the Lighting Fixtures

Spend a little money on lighting, and your bathroom will become far more attractive and efficient.

Lights with a dimmer are a good choice because this will allow you to have brighter light when you need it, like for shaving or applying makeup, and you’ll also be able to dim the lights for a relaxing bath.

Another inexpensive way to decorate your bathroom while adding extra light is a decorative wall sconce with a lamp.

Replace the Faucets

Replacing a tub or sink is expensive, but it’s a whole lot cheaper and simple to put in nice new faucets.

Getting rid of corroded or outdated faucets is a simple way to upgrade your bathroom while sticking to your budget.

You can change the whole style of the bathroom by putting in stylish faucets that match your tastes. And faucets get a great deal of use; it’s a good idea to keep them updated anyway to prevent leaks and other mishaps.

Hang Curtains

A pretty shower curtain is an easy way to add color and style to a bathroom– so why not place curtains in other parts of the room as well?

For starters, of course, you can place curtains on the window, but you can also be creative and hang curtains on vanities, shelves, and other locations.

Of course, you’ll want to avoid using excessively fancy materials in a bathroom, especially if this is one that gets lots of use. Also, don’t forget to wash them regularly so they don’t get dusty, musty, or moldy. 😬

Be creative when decorating your bathroom! A coat of paint, a few simple wall hangings, or any number of unique touches can make a simple bathroom into a memorable one without spending a good deal of money.

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