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6 Ways to Make The Bathroom Extra Chic

You'll never run out of easy ideas to try!

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Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photos)

We use the bathroom every day, but how often do you give it a long look to see how you can improve the space or make it extra pretty? Probably not so often. Given the long list of chores and tasks that we need to work on, it can be challenging to find the time and resources to beautify our spaces. Don't worry, we've got you covered with a few nifty ideas you can work on as soon as possible or in a few months' time.

Sit back, relax, enjoy saving pegs, and reserve a weekend for your next home project. Here are some of the things we loved best in our featured bathrooms to inspire you:

1. Update your shower curtain and decor.

Those who want to save on cash while working on a quick makeover can purchase a new shower curtain and cute accessories to spruce up a shelf above the water closet. In this compact unit styled by Julienne Cruz, the beach-inspired accessories go well with the theme of the space. Remember to choose pieces that work well with the palette of your T&B for a cohesive look.

Click here to see more photos of this unit.

2. Save up for a bathroom renovation.

Do you have a spacious bathroom? Some homeowners may find it difficult to keep it functional and pleasing to the eyes. If you've saved enough cash for a renovation, you may want to consider retiling the shower area and using the widely popular subway tiles. It gives the T&B a distinct vintage meets rustic appeal—be sure to pair it with modern fixtures for a balanced look.

RL Tip: Can't seem to find the perfect shower enclosure? Take it a notch higher by opting for sliding glass doors similar to the one featured above. It adds an industrial touch to your already beautiful space as well as completes the NYC-inspired look.

3. Let there be luxe lights.

While saving up for a complete overhaul, you may start buying pieces for your private space. If you're going for a sophisticated look, a chandelier can serve as the focal point in your bathroom. Pair it with gooseneck lamps on both sides of your mirror to complete the look.

For lighting fixtures you can add to your space, you can visit Wilcon IT Hub, Pasong Tamo Ext., Brgy. Bangkal, Makati City.

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4. Choose a captivating mirror.

Aside from updating your bath accessories, opting for a mirror that doubles as wall decor can help, too! In this condo designed by interior designer Erika Uichanco, a sunburst wall mirror livens up the wall in the guest bathroom. Aside from a stunning mirror piece, you can also display framed prints and artworks to personalize the space.

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5. Add patterns on the walls.

As an alternative, you can also spruce up the walls with patterned tiles and wallpaper that's made for the space. In this kiddie bathroom, interior designer Gwen Dy chose a chevron-patterned sliding door to conceal the storage nook. The dainty patterns add life to the simple yet functional area.

6. You can never go wrong with a sleek shelf.

Of course, nothing beats investing in a dual-purpose must-have for the bathroom. If you're low on storage, a sleek wooden shelf that can hold accessories and toiletries can keep the space organized while adding a rustic appeal to your T&B. Keep it from being too dull by decorating your storage piece with mini succulents and indoor plants in cute planters.

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PHOTOS (in order): Vincent Coscolluela | Mark Francis Jesalva | Michael Angelo Chua | Gwen Dy.

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