Quick and Frugal Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas: Easy, Simple and Cheap Redecorating Tips for a Second or Small Bathroom

A powder room, or cloakroom, is a small bathroom with very little space. However, powder room decorating can be easy and frugal. Here are some simple decorating ideas for small bathrooms.

With apartment living on the rise, more families face the prospect of having a powder room double up as a regular bathroom. While a powder bathroom may be short on space, homeowners can certainly decorate this small bathroom easily and on a budget. Here are some cheap and quick decorating ideas for a powder room.

Use Wall Art to Decorate a Small Bathroom
Since the bathroom would have limited floor space, it is a good idea to make the eye move towards the walls. Decorating the small bathroom’s walls with a collection of pictures, will add instant life to the space. Try to stick to a décor theme for the bathroom and use pictures accordingly. For instance, for a beach theme, arrange simple framed photographs of a visit to the beach, for an instant bathroom makeover.

Mirrors are another great way of creating the illusion of space, while being practical and decorative as well. Homeowners can also choose a bathroom mirror cabinet that has both storage space and a moulding or frame that looks decorative. Scout boot sales for some surprisingly good options.

Decorating a Small Bathroom with Colour
When it comes to deciding the colour palette for a powder room, choose colours that are light but not dull. Peaches, pale greens, lime yellows, will all make decorating a small bathroom fun. Bring in dashes of bold, darker hues by adding bath linen in contrasting colours or even paint the ceiling in a deep, dark hue; to add a dramatic touch. Earthy colours and hues are another great option for small bathrooms.

Other budget-friendly options to add accents include using fresh flowers for a dash of colour, hanging a bright shower curtain, or simply painting wall-mounted storage shelves a vibrant hue.

Handbasin and Accessories for the Powder Room
When deciding on the toilet and handbasin for the small bathroom; choose wall-mounted options. While these may be more expensive than the regular type, they will also serve to free up floor space, which makes a big difference in a powder room. Moreover, these are a one-time investment and so will be worth the extra expense. If space allows, consider installing an overhead shower, and hang a shower curtain to create a division between the wet and dry areas of the room.

Storage Options for the Small Bathroom
There are many storage options available for owners of a powder room: Choose from wall-mounted storage shelves, with or without sliding doors, to store bath linen and accessories, over-the-door towel racks, or place a slim storage stand next to the toilet: Add a couple of hooks on the wall, or back of the door, to hold a bathrobe or a towel.

Create a neat and organised look by storing items in small baskets or boxes. Place rolled up hand towels, soaps, small bottles of lotions and bath oils, or even some fresh or artificial flowers. These little touches will make a small bathroom look neat, organised and pretty.

A small bathroom may seem like a challenge to decorate, but it can actually be quite easy and fun. Use these decorating ideas, a bit of imagination, and some creativity; to create a pretty and practical powder room without spending a lot of money.

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