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5 Bathroom Upgrades that You Can Do

Breathe new life into your private space with these handy hints


Personalize and update the look of your bathroom with these tips from interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey. You need not do all of these ideas at once – you may choose to start with the easy ones before progressing into the more complicated ones. Work with a budget in mind and stick to it.

Update your shower curtain.

This is the easiest thing that you can update. If you want to keep a minimalist look, opt for a plain one. You may also add a pop of color to the space by choosing something that has a bold color, a pattern, or something close to your personality.

However, if you have a glass shower enclosure, Peaches suggests using frosted stickers. “Visit the local hardware store and ask for Frostix. If you are feeling a bit creative, you may cut it into strips to create your own pattern.”

Conceal old tiles.

If your tiles look worn out, it doesn’t mean that you need a re-tiling job ASAP. You may conceal them by adding an area rug or bathroom mat. “This will divert attention to the rug or mat instead of the tiles. Just make sure that it matches your shower curtains,” Peaches shares.

Update your tiles with this easy DIY project.

Add plants.

Since we all want to feel refreshed and clean while in the bathroom, having plants help complete the behind because of the psychology behind the color green. Peaches says that plants help improve air circulation in the bathroom as well.

Click here for a list of indoor plants that you may want to consider for your space.

Curate your accessories.

Adding well-chosen accessories can also do the trick. Keep in mind that accessorizing need not be costly. Start by decluttering and discarding items that you no longer use and need. Choose accessories according to use and function.

“Introduce aromatherapy in your bathroom by using scented candles, bathroom perfumes, or fresh flowers. It is a known fact that good smells make you feel happier. Rosemary helps awaken your senses, Grapefruit is idea for detoxifying, while Peppermint and Eucalyptus improve mental focus,” Peaches recommends.

Click here for natural fragrances that you can do and use.

Put function and safety on top of mind.

Since kids and older members of the family also use the bathroom, it is best to have non-skid tiles. If your tiles are non-skid, you can buy anti-slip tape from the hardware store (it looks like a normal duct tape with the texture similar to a sandpaper).

“You may also go for the readily available non-slip suction mats. Make sure that you glass enclosure door swings out – this makes it easier for people to get in, if ever unexpected accidents happen. Consider installing grab bars for support in the bathroom as well,” Peaches adds.

BONUS TIP: Consider changing the lighting in your bathroom as well. Good lighting can make you look and feel better! – Interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey

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