Give your bathroom a makeover this summer without spending a fortune by making small changes here and there. Capture the sunshine by adding a new mirror or light fixture to your bathroom. Use accessories and nature to add pops of color into the space. If like me, you get the redecorating bug all too often, these tips make for great and affordable alternatives. One of my most recent projects is focusing on keeping things looking minimal. I’ve found that these tips have made a huge difference in creating an interesting space without all the clutter.
10 Tips on How to Freshen up Your Bathroom for Summer
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Add Color with a Shower Curtain
Simply changing the shower curtain can be an easy way to add color to your bathroom without having to do a total makeover. Buy it for $88 at Anthropologie
Brighten up with Towels
If you feel that your bathroom is looking a little drab, grab a few new towels with pops of color to change it up. Even small hand towels can make a big difference. Buy it for $38 at Urban Outfitters
Ditch the Labels
Lots of differently labeled bottles can make your bathroom look more cluttered than it is. Consider putting soap, tissues, and toothbrushes in containers that match to streamline the space. Check out this tutorial at Pretty Prudent
Hide Laundry Away in a Pretty Bin
Summer can mean a whole lot more dirty towels, bathing suits, and sandy clothes. Keep the laundry mess down to a minimum by picking up a laundry basket that goes with the decor. This will keep it from sticking out like a sore thumb, too. Buy it for $120 (now on sale for $74.99) at West Elm
Decorate with Nature
You can bring in summer colors without having to overdo it by adding in pops of color with flowers. You can see here that yellow is incorporated into the room with the flowers, soap, and sponge. Photo via West Elm
Make Room for the Guests
Summer can bring in an influx of guests to the house, so be prepared by setting up a caddy that is filled with everything they would need. A small caddy that hangs on the door is great because it doesn't take up space, especially if you have a small bathroom. Buy it for $79 at West Elm
Capture the Sunlight in Mirrors
A great way to bring the sunlight of summer into the room is with mirrors and glass fixtures. Photo via Restoration Hardware
Spruce up Your Hand Towels with Linen
If you know how to sew (or know someone that does sew), cover the back of your hand towels with a piece of linen or cotton fabric. I've tried this with a few of our hand towels and love the results. Check out the tutorial at Pretty Prudent
Pull up a Stool
Give an old stool a makeover by adding an oilcloth seat with a colorful pattern for summer. Check out the tutorial at Pretty Prudent
You Can't Go Wrong with Art
One of the easiest ways to freshen up your bathroom is by adding new art to the walls. Even hanging up your child's artwork in frames can be a great way to go. This can be totally free and brings life to a blank space. Photo via West Elm
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.