Bathrooms: Blah to beautiful on a budget
It’s often the most overlooked spot in the house, but it’s a space we spend a lot of time in.
So the next time you take a bath (likely a cool one this time of year) take a look around. Does your bathroom look blah?
We’ve looked into a few ways to brighten up and organize the space on a budget.
First, if you’re storing your toothbrushes in a plastic cup, and your liquid soap comes straight off the grocery store shelves, consider classing up the place a bit. The Container Store’s Slate Countertop Essentials are eye-catching in any bathroom, from modern to classic. Slate Countertop Essentials, $6.99-$12.99 (plus 2% Cash Back), thecontainerstore.com
You probably have a shower caddy, and you likely have a shelf or two for cosmetics, but you know what makes a bathroom look sloppy? All those haircare gizmos you have shoved on shelves and crammed into cabinets, wires all tangled up. Never fear, there’s an organizing tool for everything. Wal-Mart’s InterDesign Classico Hair Care Organizer actually can be hung on the inside of that bathroom cabinet door. There’s even a place to wrap those cords. InterDesign Classico Over the Cabinet Hair Care Organizer, $18.99 (plus 2% Cash Back), walmart.com
Next, find a big, pretty basket (if you have room, a round wicker hamper works) and get rid of those dingy towels. Figure out two hues that would look great in your bathroom, pick up a half a dozen, fold them in half, roll them up and tuck them in that basket (this works well in smaller spaces with hand towels and washcloths in smaller baskets). Our go-to spot for towels? Look for sales at Macy’s. When we peeked, the Hotel Collection Turkish Bath towels were deeply discounted, and they come in an array of colors. Hotel Collection Turkish Bath Towels on sale $9.99-$49.99 (plus 3% Cash Back), macy’s.com
Finally, to really make an impact, look at those dull white walls. Find the perfect piece of artwork, and you’ll turn your ho-hum bathroom into a place worthy of your time soaking in the tub. HSN has a great selection of bathroom art. Our favorites feature claw-foot tubs, a must if you actually own one, but if not, a girl can dream. Protour Memorabilia Red Guest Bathroom Wall Art, $54.95 (plus 3% Cash Back), hsn.com