5 Items to Include When Redecorating Your Bathroom

Kara Masterson

Many people may not realize it, but one of the most important rooms in your home is your bathrooms. People spend a lot of time in their bathrooms. They can make a big impression on guests and even influence the selling price of your home. From time to time, you should redecorate your bathroom, as it keeps things visually interesting and allows you to replace older or gross parts of your bathroom that can deteriorate over time, no matter how well maintained. Even if that means you decorate every bathroom in your home the same, or have a different theme or style for all of them. Below are five items to include in your next bathroom overhaul.

New Towels and Washcloths

One place you cloud start is by replacing your towels and washcloths. Once these wear out they’re no good to you. They won’t absorb water or dry anything properly, and in fact can become breeding grounds for mold and mildew thanks to all the water they come into contact with. It’s recommended you replace your towels and washcloths at least once every three years, and provide you ample time to be ready to try different styles or colors. Afterall, towels and washcloths are great ways to accentuate your chosen color scheme or decoration style.

Odor Eliminators

You shouldn’t only think about the visual aspects when giving your bathroom a refresh. You should also consider the smells of your bathroom as well. There’s nothing more grotesque or offputting than a smelly bathroom, especially with company over. Make sure to invest in odor eliminators to help keep your bathroom smelling fresh and pleasant. Even something as simple as an air freshener you plug into an electrical outlet or keep on a timer can make a huge difference. Beyond that, you could leave an air freshener spray available for people to use after they’re finished in the bathroom. Another method is to purchase toilet drops and have them available for people to spray or drop into the toilet bowl before using it, which can end up making a big difference afterward.

New Toilet Seat

Something else that should be swapped out every few years is your toilet seat. No matter how well you clean it, your toilet seat will always be a great place for germs to do as they please. These can last much longer than towels or odor eliminators, at least five years if properly maintained. Replacing a toilet seat is easy too. You only have to unscrew two large plastic screws at the back to remove it. You can find many choices for new toilet seats in any hardware store. Ranging from plastic, to wood, to even padded – though padded seats typically have a much shorter life due to the plastic padding’s tendency to eventually crack. You will find many different designs and colors. Choose one that matches your bathroom’s new look.

Wall Art

If you have some free space on your bathroom wall, consider adding some framed wall art. Whether it’s something you find in a store, have commissioned yourself, or done yourself. Even a cheap painting can add some personality and artistic flair to your bathroom. It can also give you or others something to look at while you’re in the tub or on the toilet.

New Water Fixtures

Your water fixtures, such as faucets and showerheads, also make a huge difference in regards to the look and vibe of your bathroom. There are many styles, colors, and materials to choose from. Choosing something like brass faucets can make a huge difference in regards to the overall design of your bathroom. Water fixtures last a fairly long time, nearly two decades. When the time comes though, it’s the best time to reassess your overall bathroom style. With a change in such permanent things like your fixtures, you can get rather dramatic in your redecoration.

Overall, your bathroom needs a refresh from time to time to keep things both interesting and clean-looking. Utilizing your options means you can get as dramatic or as simple as you want, making all of the bathrooms in your house truly unique to you and your home. This can be done by doing the simplest things as adding small luxuries like air fresheners or art, or getting dramatic by replacing fixtures and toilet seats.