As some of you know, we live in a rental house which leaves us hesitant towards investing a lot of money or time into major home improvement projects. But I would feel like a fish without water if I wouldn’t find inexpensive solutions to create a living space I love.
I recently gave our small bathroom a budget-friendly facelift and changed up the color palette a bit. Behold, no Turquoise, Aqua or Teal to be found in the bathroom at Thrasher Home.
First order of business: Using an old gift card, I replaced our Brown and Beige towels with new ones in Charcoal and Spring Green. To add more storage, I hung a white lacquered wall cabinet (scored on Craigslist for $20). Ever since we moved in, I’ve been wanting to upgrade our existing, cheap towel bars with flashy new ones but so far I couldn’t justify that admittedly quite unnecessary expense. I added it to the inspiration board, though. Because it’s pretty.
If you don’t have a gift card lying around to splurge on new towels, here are some other ideas for a quick bathroom refresher for under $120. I wish I could say under $100 but I really wanted to include the cool light fixture for you.
- New shower curtain. Keep it low budget by using clear plastic shower curtain rings ($2) or simply keep your old ones. $27.
- Add a pretty soap dispenser or clear apothecary jars filled with bath essentials. $6-$10. (If you are a bargain shopper, hit Ross, TJ Maxx or Marshalls for bath accessories.)
- Go bold with a bright colored bath mat matching your shower curtain. $11.
- Flashy chrome towel bar. $15.
- Fun little trash can with lid (toddler safe – until she figures that step thing out). $17.
- Rental or not, I think a new, modern light fixture above the sink can change the entire room. I liked this contemporary, no-frills option from IKEA. And who said you’ll have to leave it when you move out. $39.
If you use any ideas or products found by Thrasher Home, please be kind and credit my blog with a link to this post. Dankeschoen!