styling bathroom on a budget

5 Ways to Style Your Bathroom on a Budget #HIT

Today on the blog I have Nikki who is one half of the renovation duo behind the blog, nooks & cranny.

nooks & cranny is a DIY renovation blog aimed to inspire and assist enthusiasts to create beautiful homes on a budget. I love discovering new blogs that deal with renovation and DIY, partly because I’m not that great at DIY, and I appreciate seeing that creative flair in others. Nikki and her partner Luke,  know a thing or two about renovating for a profit and they share their DIY projects on the blog. They are the ultimate DIYer’s, and their blog is one you want to follow if you love home renovation. I’m pleased to have Nikki here today to share 5 ways to style your bathroom on a budget.

One. Cleanliness is golden

Before spending a cent of your hard earned cash on accessories, cleaning the space from head-to-toe is a sure-fire way to increasing the feel of space and luxury.

Start from the bathroom ceiling and work your way down including the exhaust fan, lighting, tiles and grout, tap fittings, exterior windows (inside and out), vanity mirrors and inside your drawers. Don’t forget the grimy shower door and the layers of calcium.

clean bathroom

Clean bathroom by Nooks & Cranny

Two. Accent with natural furniture

To create a sense of cosiness, comfort and practicality add natural furniture such as cane baskets for laundry or storage and handmade timber seats – perfect for shaving your legs, painting your nails or resting a glass of wine.

accent furniture to style a bathroom on a budget

Furniture by Vintage Scout

Three. Appease all your senses

A bathroom is a sanctuary that everyone in the home utilises at least twice a day and it’s nice to turn a somewhat ritual into a sensory experience with the simple addition of fresh blooms, candles and aromatherapy oils.

Tip: I love adding a drop of lavender oil to our toilet rolls.


Four. Create warmth with timber

It’s not always possible to remodel your entire bathroom and install a new timber vanity, but it is possible to add additions of timber by means of chairs, benches, free standing cabinets and even timber vases, candle holders and floor mats made of timber slats.

Five. Quality linen on display

To create a sense of opulence, style your bathroom with plush robes and towels. Hang them neatly on rails and hooks and show them off folded or rolled in display nooks.

Most importantly, make sure they’re practically located for stepping out of the shower or bath and their colours compliment your room scheme.

Image via Staged 4 More

Image via Staged 4 More

Thank you Nikki for these tips. If you enjoyed this post, why not visit nooks & cranny for more advice on creating a DIY bathroom using only online suppliers here.

Do you style your bathroom? Which tip will you give a try with your bathroom?

Last week on Home Improvement Thursday Aaron from Mayfair Plumbing shared tips on how to find where your toilet is leaking and how to fix it before you ring a plumber and nooks and cranny shared how to make DIY veggie gardens beds as now is the perfect time to plant those veggie seedlings so you have produce to eat during Summer.

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  • Bathroom envy!

    • I know!! I had it too. I’d love to buy some of the décor pieces just to add a bit of extra style to my bathroom. I’m scare of what my girls will do with it though.

  • Debbie Basnett

    Please correct your designer credit on photo #2 with the wood stool to Vintage Scout Interiors. Sarah, aka: Room For Tuesday is a blogger who works for me, not the designer. Thanks so much for sharing our space! ~Debbie

    • Hi Debbie, I’ve changed the link and credit. I apologise for not giving you the credit. It was a guest post and I assumed I was sent the correct links. I will be sure to check them next time. And well done on creating such a beautiful piece.