Across the country, real estate agents are talking about home upgrades that are on-trend right now. One of the most popular areas of the home that’s targeted is the bathroom. But we aren’t necessarily talking about a full remodel costing thousands of dollars. People are opting for simple upgrades that can happen during a weekend — but with big results. If your bathroom is in need of a little TLC, here are some DIY tips to get you started.
Give your walls a refresh
One of the easiest ways to update the look of your bathroom is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. While a neutral can be an easy choice, going for something a little bolder can give your bathroom some extra personality with a modern touch. Blues, greens, and yellows can be options to consider, but be sure to test with paint samples before making a commitment. If your bathroom is small, you can likely repaint the whole space in an afternoon.
Swapping outdated fixtures for modern ones can give a touch of a remodel without having to redo your entire bathroom. Depending on your budget, you can even just start with a new soap dish, toothbrush holder, light fixtures, or drawer pulls, and see how these simple changes can go a long way in making a quick bathroom remodel.
Add some green
Whether we are talking about the bathroom or any other room in the house, adding some green can go a long way in creating a refresh while adding light and airiness at the same time. The types of plants you pick will depend on how much light your bathroom gets, but a safe bet can be on-trend air plants. These plants are not only low-maintenance, they have the advantage of being easy to hang anywhere because they are root-free, making them lightweight. Some designers are even creating whole living walls filled with air plants. Get creative and add some green to your bathroom.
Add some spa decor
To up the relaxation level in your bathroom, you can take a cue from spas and add a touch of spa decor. Think fluffy towels and natural elements like wicker, bamboo, and jute for storage and other bathroom furniture. Candles, under cabinet lighting, or even a small fountain can increase the tranquility level, even in a small space.
Add some flair with your backsplash
Backsplashes are making a comeback for bathrooms and kitchens, to add a creative touch to any home. A tile backsplash has the added benefit of protecting the wall behind your sink from moisture, water damage, and mold — and this can improve the condition of your home and increase its value. While you can pick a solid color or classic subway tiles, painted decorative tiles can give your bathroom a modern update. The color palette from tiles can then be used to tie together the rest of your room.
The bathroom is one of the most high-traffic areas of your home, so why not make it a relaxing retreat? With a few simple upgrades, you can transform your bathroom in just one weekend.