Simple ways to update your bathroom on a budget

Are you looking to renovate your bathroom but don’t want it to cost you an arm and a leg? Styles and fashions come and go, and personal tastes often change over time. There are a few simple tweaks you can implement in your bathroom to update its look without an entire renovation. Here are a few simple and affordable changes you can make to update your bathroom on a budget!



Mirrors are far from simply being a practical object in which to check your face, a beautiful mirror can be used to amplify light, add drama, create interesting reflections and add creative design that the eye is drawn to.

Mirrors are a great way to accentuate any light in a room by placing them next to a window, to increase the natural light within the room. This is the perfect solution if you’re challenged with decorating a small and dark space.


If you don’t have the luxury of placing mirrors wherever you want, you can simply change the style of the mirror in your bathroom. Take out that old mirror and replace it with something more modern and without a frame. Adding a larger mirror into a space will really help to create the illusion of a bigger and more spacious room.

Further, if you have a bathroom that you don’t want to or can’t add artwork on the walls, find a bold and creative mirror as the center piece of the room, something that your eyes will be drawn to as soon as you open that door!

Tap Ware

Taps come in many different styles, designs, finishes and features and you should get the model that suits your bathroom and adds a little something special.

Traditional three-piece tap sets are your more common setup for hot and cold water and are often the best choice for homeowners on a tighter budget. An alternative to the three-piece traditional tap set are


mixer taps. These are generally a more high-end option but are a great way to modernise your bathroom!

Replacing shiny chrome taps and handrails to one with a black or matte finish is another amazing way to modernise your bathroom. Remember to keep a consistent theme throughout your house!


Towels are an important part of everyday living. You will often start and end your day with a towel, in one way or another. They are the throw pillows of the bathroom and will do a lot to change the appearance of your space. So, while a simple white towel is timeless, you might want to add some life to your bathroom by adding colours and patterns.


Towels that look fresh and new will also help to make your bathroom look luxurious. Purchasing high quality towels can be a bit pricey, especially depending on the number of people in your household, but investing in a higher quality towel will prevent you from replacing your old, worn out towels more frequently.

Remember when washing your towels to use warm water and separate them from the rest of your laundry! Also make sure to keep loads light, so you can ensure the dirt and residue can rinse out of your towels properly.



If you have enough space, storage ladders are a practical way to store various bathroom items in a visually pleasing manner. Carefully position your cosmetics, perfumes, towels, candles and picture frames on a white or black, wooden shelved ladder. This will bring a more modern look than just a wood finish and help to add more storage into your bathroom!

Having too much clutter in a small area can often make a bathroom feel claustrophobic. Taking a minimalist approach to your bathroom will help you achieve the illusion of a larger space. A strategically placed candle or plant here and there will add character to the room but avoid the clutter. So, find your favourite candle and a cute little plant and pop them around your bathroom!