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Revamp your drab bathroom cabinets with these style tips – you can’t go wrong with these simple upgrades

How to give your dull bathroom cabinets the makeover they deserve

Are you bored with your bathroom, or did you maybe just move into a new apartment with drab bathroom cabinets? Don’t let dreary bathroom design get you down. There are some great ways for you to take matters into your own hands and revamp your bathroom cabinets.

Here are some simple style tips for decorating your bathroom cabinets that will make the room look oh-so-chic in no time.

Long bathroom cabinets

Apply a fresh coat of paint

You’d be surprised how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can make on your bathroom cabinets. If they’re looking duller than usual, one coat of the same color will brighten them up and make them feel just like new. 

If you’re tired of the cabinet color altogether, there is always the option to get creative and try a new color for your cabinets. Go bold with blue, red, yellow, or even black, which is more likely to match and doesn’t require you to change everything about your bathroom. 

You may not like painting, but it’s quicker and easier than painting walls and uses a lot less paint, so a cabinet repaint is a pretty easy spruce-up job. Pro tip: Don’t forget to use painter’s tape so you avoid getting paint on the walls!

Cabinet knobs

Replace the bathroom cabinet knobs

Your bathroom cabinet knobs can get fairly worn out after years of people using them. If this is true in your case, replace them with new ones. It’s a simple job that you can do completely on your own. All you might need is a screwdriver to uninstall the old knobs and reinstall new ones.

You can find cabinet knobs at craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby, hardware stores, such as Lowe’s, or online art shops on Etsy. Just be sure you’re buying the right size for your cabinets. There are so many different styles to choose from that we promise this will be a fun task.

Midcentury inspired bathroom design with floral wallpaper

Add wallpaper

If you’re still not thrilled with your bathroom cabinets, try adding some wallpaper to them. You can get pretty creative with this project. Perhaps you add some patterned wallpaper to the sides of the cabinets, or maybe you take strips of wallpaper to put around the edges of each cabinet door.

Whatever you choose, some simple measuring of the cabinets (and online ordering), cutting, and pasting or sticking of your wallpaper will give your cabinets a fresh and funky new look.

Hanging vines in bathroom

Hang faux vines

So if all of that doesn’t quite cut it, or if you want to skip all that and get to a super-duper simple solution, here’s one: Buy some hanging faux vines for your bathroom cabinets. You can use tape to stick these to the sides and/or tops of your cabinets to create a natural, lively feel to your cabinets without changing their appearance too much.

Whether you choose all four of these tips or go with just one, we can assure you that you’ll have bathroom cabinets that look super stylish.

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