How To Achieve a Designer Look on a Budget

Any master bathroom can be given a fresh new look without resorting to major remodeling and expensive upgrades. Simply giving the room a fresh coat of paint and adding a few decorative accents, such as metal wall art or wrought iron accents, can make all the difference in the appearance of the master bath. Start by browsing the pages of your favorite home décor magazines and websites, and then let their designers inspire your budget makeover.

Step 1

Consider style or theme: Keep in mind that the master bath is an extension of the master bedroom, so you want the style of one space to flow seamlessly into the other. Achieve this by repeating style elements; for instance, if you love the look of painted cottage style wrought iron wall art that hangs in the bedroom, repeat similarly styled wrought iron accents in the bathroom.

Step 2

Let color flow: Wall color choices from the master bedroom to the master bathroom should be harmonious as well, but they don’t have to be identical. For example, if your bedroom has tea bath taupe walls with sand accents, use the same shade of sand for the bathroom walls and accent with the taupe. Echo brighter colors in accessories from the bedroom to the bath. Add more unity by keeping the color of wood trim the same from one room to the next.

Step 3

Marry decorative with practical: Choose towels, washcloths, floor mats and shower curtains and accessories in your accent colors, and repeat them throughout the bathroom. Neatly rolled washcloths and hand towels arranged in a stylish basket are practically at hand while they also add color and style. Color-coordinated baskets, trays and soap dispensers keep the look unified while giving you a place to store necessary items. Wall shelves take advantage of vertical space while offering stylish storage. Arrange essentials like cotton balls and swabs in clear lidded glass jars, then add a candle, figurine or small sculpture to add style to function.

Step 4

Substitute budget options with style: There are many budget sources available for decorative items that will add style. Budget scented votive candles in simple glass holders can be arranged around the tub. Pillar candles or trays or frosted holders make wonderful accents on a countertop or windowsill. Shop clearance sections of online stores for great deals on wall vases, wall sculptures, and other home decor and accents. Consignment stores and antique shops are another great way to pick up home décor treasures at affordable prices.

Framed wall mirrors, candle wall sconces, old plates that can be hung on a wall, vintage or glass wall shelves, wrought iron wall décor and metal wall art are great possibilities to add style, dimension and interest to the walls of the master bath. Use the photo of your designer inspiration room to direct you when choosing thrifty options that have the same decorative impact and style at a fraction of the price.

Step 5

Simple window treatments: Budget flat-folding fabric or matchstick shades give you light control, privacy and great style at a very low price. They will complement virtually every style of décor, although it’s easy to add a valance or a scarf valance as a second layer if you want a little more style.

If you are interested in learning more about interior home design, or are looking to decorate more rooms in your home, you may want to take some courses through an online art and design school.  A degree in art and design can help you turn every room in your home into a masterpiece!

This article was provided by Jessica Ackerman, an author at - visit the store for more great information and savings on wood decor, metal wall sculptures and large stretched canvas art.

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