How To Declutter And Brighten Up Your Bathroom

With these simple, inexpensive techniques and tactics, you can add light and airiness to even the smallest bathroom space. Here are some simple ways to declutter and brighten up your bathroom. 

Every day, we spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom. It’s a private area where we ought to feel comfortable and at peace. No matter how small and chaotic or how dark and dirty your bathroom is, there are easy methods to enhance light and space without breaking out the hammer or calling in a contractor. These eleven expert-tested, low-cost suggestions can inspire decluttering and brightening in your bathroom.

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Throw Away Expired Medicines

Decluttering your bathroom is a great way to make it look and feel more organized and inviting. One way to do this is to start by cleaning your medicine cabinet. It’s important to take the time to go through your medicine cabinet and throw away any expired medicines. This will help keep your medicine cabinet tidy and organized. Once you’ve cleared the expired medicines, you can start organizing the remaining items. Sort them into categories, like vitamins and supplements, over-the-counter medicines, first aid items, etc. This can help you quickly grab what you need and make it easier to find items. Finally, make sure to wipe down the shelves and give the medicine cabinet a good cleaning. Doing this will help you maintain an organized and clean bathroom.

Bring in Fresh Scents

Switching out your winter perfumes for something more seasonally appropriate is another simple and inexpensive way to get all the fresh spring emotions. Many homeowners admit entirely to continuing to use Christmas-scented soaps after the holiday has passed each year, but they ought to switch them out for spring. To spice things up, we adore purchasing fresh candles, room spray and hand soaps that are floral, citrusy or herbal.

Switch Out Your Linens

Let’s be honest — those stained and ripped towels are not doing your bathroom any justice. A fresh set of towels has the incredible power to kickstart any bathroom renovation or update. Choose a lovely spring hue, or stay with neutrals and some pure whites. Choose a new set of hand towels that match your current linens if you want to stay within your budget.

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Bring the Indoors In

Numerous resilient plants, like orchids, succulents, cacti and air plants, will survive in your bathroom. Because they naturally filter the air, plants can also keep restrooms smelling fresh. Choose plants that will thrive in the atmospheric conditions of your bathroom. It is commonly known that staghorn ferns prefer humid surroundings and moderate light. Even in low light, peace lilies can bloom many times a year. Learn how to care for your chosen plant, then grow your own micro-garden in your bathroom.

Add Storage

If you’ve already taken the time to declutter, add storage bins, shelves and even over-the-toilet storage units (yes, some aren’t horrifying) to help keep clutter at bay or at the very least, hide it in between thorough cleanings. To save money, use attractive neutral pieces that work well for all seasons and design updates. We advise using a sturdy linen hamper to stow away dirty garments! If you need more bathroom storage inspiration, we recommend checking out this guide

Play with Reflective Surfaces

Reflective surfaces manipulate light, deceiving the eye into thinking there is more room than there actually is. One technique to give your bathroom depth and space are by using mirrors. A frameless mirror is an excellent option since it blends in with the walls and provides a modern, neutral accent that you can match with practically any color and decorating theme. Together with mirrors, metallic finishes (on lighting, trash cans, toilet brushes, and more) enhance light and create a subtle sheen.

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Rethink Tile

In bathrooms, tile is frequently the material of choice for anything from shower stalls to floors and backsplashes. A subset of ceramic tile called porcelain has a stronger capacity to ward off moisture, making it perfect for high-moisture regions like shower and bathtub areas. Nevertheless, there are a variety of tile selections available that go beyond traditional porcelain to brighten your bathroom and provide luxury, durability and beauty. Another affordable option for bathroom floors and other surfaces is vinyl tiles, which come in various colors and patterns. Have difficulties selecting the ideal bathroom floor tile? Examine the advantages of glass, linoleum, cork, stone and other materials. You can find more information here. The bottom line is that tile of all kinds is a great option for brightening your bathroom thanks to lighter colors, neat grout lines and water-repellent qualities.

Update Old Fixtures

New fixtures might come in second to new mirrors, but it definitely is a part of your bathroom you don’t want to miss while you are decluttering and brightening. When we say fixtures, we are talking about both water and lighting fixtures. If purchasing new lights and faucets puts you considerably beyond your budget, think about having your current fixtures refinished. Indeed, painting them with rust-resistant metallic spray paints is not too difficult.

Add Backsplash or Wallpaper

Installing new wallpaper accents or a backsplash, depending on the size of your bathroom, could be a terrific way to update the decor. Seriously, there are so many intriguing ideas floating around on Pinterest right now. From full-blown floor-to-ceiling tile spas to more modest vanity backsplashes, there’s something for just about every budget. If you would like some backsplash ideas, check out this blog

Clean and Tidy

To create more space in your bathroom, follow these three easy steps: clean, tidy and organize. With a little elbow grease and the correct storage solutions, even crowded bathrooms may instantly appear larger and brighter. Did you realize that a bathroom can also smell better? Natural cleaning and cosmetic products, such as soaps, contain essential oils of grapefruit, lavender, lemon and peppermint, which give the air a sparkling scent. Clear surfaces and store ugly items (toilet paper, medications, etc.) in jars, drawers or a makeshift vanity to create visual clarity. Make the most of the space above the toilet, inside the shower/bath area, and behind the door if there isn’t enough built-in storage. A deeper, wall-mounted medicine cabinet can easily take the place of a shallow one. The extra storage space you get will be emphasized by clear surfaces and practical design.

Embrace the Space

The best advice of all? Instead of fighting the space you have, use it. In real life, this involves highlighting your bathroom’s positive attributes while downplaying its apparent flaws. small and gloomy? Employ dark, strong hues with white contrast for a stylish appearance that effectively utilizes shadows. Alternatively, go with monochromatic hues that highlight architectural details like crown molding or a glass-enclosed shower. Fill the walls with a handful of your favorite pictures or works of art in modern frames to give the space a finishing touch.

By following these eleven tips you can make your bathroom look brighter and neater. From cleaning up the clutter to changing the lighting, there are plenty of small changes that can have a big impact on your bathroom’s overall look and feel. With a little time and effort, you can transform your bathroom into a bright and inviting space that you will look forward to entering each day. Valor Home Services is here to help you this spring with any bathroom updating or remodeling project you may have. With years of experience and excellent customer service, you can trust us to provide quality workmanship and top-notch materials. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new bathroom, a small updating job, or a full remodel, we’ve got you covered. So don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us today to get started!