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These trendy and timeless decor ideas are sure to inspire your next design revamp

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If your bathroom feels dull, lifeless, or outdated, it may be time for a simple refresh. While not everyone has the budget for a full-blown remodel, rest assured that your bathroom design doesn’t have to be put off for another day. Here are some amazing bathroom decor ideas that can help you refresh your space.

Ideas to update your bathroom color palette

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Updating your bathroom color palette is a great way to refresh and revamp your space.

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Paint the vanity cabinets

Try your hand at painting your vanity cabinets a fun pop of color. Expressing colors in your palette through the vanity is a great way to add a focal point to the space. Additionally, it’s the perfect opportunity to add an accent color to a neutral backdrop.

Add black to your color palette

Many homeowners shy away from black in the bathroom. However, black can be a luxe, modern tone to add to the space. Black is sultry, warm, and great for adding depth to the room. If you’re looking to create a more modern look, black and white bathrooms are a great way to go when experimenting with modern color combos.

Consider using gold accents

Gold accents are a classic design choice. If you don’t want anything too trendy, adding gold accents via your hardware, faucet, or light fixtures can help amp up the look of your space without hopping on a trend that will go out of style within the next year or two.

How to make your bathroom more personal and curated

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Curated spaces are a highlight this year. Homeowners are showcasing their personalities with authentic pieces that feel meant for the design.

Use thrifted pieces

Thrifted pieces are a great way to add more personality and charm to your bathroom design. From thrifted vases or organizers to eclectic charity shop finds like vintage wall sconces or ornate outlet covers, there are several ways you can make your bathroom feel more organic and lived-in.

Use a coat rack for towels

If you’re looking for a unique feature in your bathroom, try a coat rack for hanging towels. Wall coat racks with pegs are a popular choice because you can sand, paint, or stain them to blend with your decorum. Vintage coat racks are also used as this trend replaces the popular ladder towel rack.

Add an armoire

Armoires are not just for the bedroom. Adding an armoire to display your most unique decor items, jewelry pieces, or other trinkets can be a great way to adorn the space. Alternatively, many designers have favored armoires for creating elegant storage space for towels, makeup, and skincare products.

Bathroom wall ideas to spruce up your space

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It’s easy to neglect the bathroom and create a neutral space that feels clean but devoid of personality. Decorating the wall can help remedy this.

Go bold with wallpaper

Wallpaper is all the rage right now, and it is a true showstopper in the bathroom. Wallpaper patterns can refresh your space and add fun pops of color to the look of the room. Patterns can also help you hone in on a particular design style or theme, making your space feel more cohesive and intentional.

Add a gallery wall

Gallery walls are great for bathrooms with a large blank wall. Consider opting for relaxing paintings or photographs that provide tranquility to the space. This is also a great tip for creating a spa-like aesthetic in your bathroom. You might also consider branching out from the traditional gallery wall by layering in three-dimensional artwork, hanging baskets, floating shelves, or sconces for a more organic look.

Try wood wall paneling

Wood paneling is ideal for warming up the look of the bathroom. Typically, people gravitate toward white walls, white tiles, and white fixtures for the bathroom. While white can be great for creating a fresh and clean aesthetic, it can sometimes leave the space feeling cold and empty. Wood paneling is not only a unique feature in the bathroom but also provides more texture and warmth to a bathroom’s design.

Tips for bringing life into your bathroom design

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Biophilic design thrives in the bathroom. As a space dedicated to refreshing yourself every day, adding a bit of life to the design is a no-brainer.

Install a stone sink

A stone sink is a fantastic choice for homeowners looking to dip into biophilic design. It creates a unique focal point in the bathroom while also incorporating natural materials. This is especially great in modern home designs.

Add florals around the room

Florals expressed through wallpaper patterns, vases of fresh flowers, photos, paintings, or other artistic pieces can bring color and life to your space. Floral scents are also perfect for the bathroom. We might assume design is only visual, but when it comes to revamping your bathroom, you want to influence all the senses to create a harmonious space.

Hang plants in the shower

Hanging plants in the shower is a timeless bathroom design addition. Eucalyptus is the most common plant hung in the shower, but many designers are exploring other alternatives. In homes with grand showers that have more square footage, it’s common to add a few water-loving potted plants in the corner for added greenery.

Updating your bathroom is about using biophilia, unique textures, and pops of color to create an inviting space. Avoid blanketing your entire bathroom in bland white. Instead, use this as a blank canvas to create an organic and personalized design.

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