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How to Decorate a Bathroom on a Budget

Learn how to decorate a bathroom on a budget from interior designer Blanche Garcia in this Howcast video.


So bathroom on a budget sounds like it might be a little easier said than done. Because you really want to think about the quality of the items that you're choosing. You know the style is easy to do. It's more the functionality and putting the quality into those type of efforts that are really the most important things.

So you want to make sure that your sink, your faucet, your toilet, your tub area, that you're putting most of your money towards there. When you're done with that, I mean how much money do people have left over for tile and everything else? So the tile you want to keep basic, right?

If you keep the basic floor color and then you do a nice same color, even an accent color in the wall tile, but keep it plain. Where you want to spend a little bit more money is in the border tile. The border tile is an accent decorative tile that will really surround the upper rim of like the chair rail. So if you have it coming up about four to five feet, then you have an accent border going around in the tile.

That tiles going to be more money than some of the basic tile that you're using for the floor and for the walls. But it's okay, because you're only using one band to go around the room. You save on money and it saves on material. Then a color on the walls that is really vibrant. It's cheap.

It's paint, so when you add a nice warm vibrant color it's going to make it seem like you spent more. A really pretty light fixture and you can get that at a nice big box store. You don't have to go crazy for that. It will make the space seem finished and you know, just completed. Then I think as a nice added touch, is just make sure that your towels have a really nice thread count.

Again, you don't have to spend a ton of money to get a really plush hotel looking towel. Keep it white, white makes people feel like it's clean and they don't have to worry about where they're putting their faces when they wash their hands or clean their face. When you're finished with all of those steps, you'll not only have a bathroom that looks beautiful, but it won't break the budget either.

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