Bathroom Remodels | DIY

A Simple & Stylish Small Bathroom Refresh

Use these ideas to complete a simple & stylish refresh for your small bathroom, without breaking the bank! Includes quick ways to update, and make your space look new again.

shelf decor in small bathroom with vanity

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It’s been about a year since we completed our hallway bathroom remodel, and even though it all still looks wonderful, I wanted to refresh it for guests that are coming next month. Thanks to my partnership with Walmart Home, this little project was quick, easy, and affordable. Walmart is paying close attention to decor and lifestyle trends, and their wide selection of home decor items makes updating your spaces easier than ever. Their free 2-day shipping and returns for purchases over $35 is an added (and much appreciated) bonus.

We all know Walmart as a shopping destination to get all the items we need for our homes on a daily basis. But what about those fun things we don’t actually need, but really want? Walmart is the place to go for those things too! In select stores and online, Walmart will have a new section called Wow & Now that will showcase trending, stylish items at easy-to-afford price points. You have to shop often and quickly though, because once these items are gone, they’re gone for good.

shelves over toilet in small bathroom

For this particular project, my goal was to add a little more color, refresh my towel inventory, and generally spruce things up. I concentrated on three things, so read on for all the details.

3 Tips to Refresh Any Bathroom

1. Update your linens…including towels, bath mats, and shower curtain.

One of the easiest ways to perk up any bathroom is with new linens. Splurge on a new shower curtain, and treat yourself to new towels and bath mats. You will be utterly amazed at how just these few simple changes will make your entire bathroom feel shiny and new. There is no installation, and these quick updates to your bathroom will be enjoyed by everyone who uses it. This is also the perfect place to add color if that’s your goal. I kept the shower curtain neutral, but added a pop of navy blue with new Better Homes & Gardens Caldwell Stripe Towels.

neutral shower curtain in small bathroom

2. Update accessories & tidy the vanity.

Some small bathrooms are just that…and because of the size, there is no extra room for decorative accessories. But, if you have shelves or any other type of display area, rearrange what you have, and add something new. Roll your towels and make them part of the decor. Add texture with baskets and faux greenery. Use a tray or wire basket to keep items on the vanity in order.

bathroom shelf decor

3. Add something unexpected & something fragrant.

Last summer when I was putting the finishing touches on this hallway bathroom, I wanted a stool or bench of some sort for the corner by the window. I was undecided about what would work best, so instead of possibly making a mistake, I put the idea on the back burner. I took my time, and looked at several options. I considered a ceramic garden stool, but in the end, I chose this amazing teak shower bench. It was a bit of a splurge, but I knew it would be perfect. The dark wood ties in with the shelves, and it’s so much more comfortable than sitting on the toilet seat!

teak bench in small bathroom

I believe that every bathroom needs at least one scented candle. Bathrooms are generally small and enclosed, so when a candle is lit, the scent remains strong and relaxing. They are especially wonderful when the lights are low, and the bath water is running. Other ideas for adding a fragrant touch to your small bathroom:

small bathroom refresh desert rose candle fi

Ideas for a Small Bathroom Refresh

chevron woven basket | shower curtain | teak bench | rose desert candle | navy bath towels | navy hand towels | white bath mats | hyacinth storage baskets | faux greenery | decorative stoneware pitcher

navy hand towel beside sink in small bathroom

Even though our small bathroom doesn’t have that “spa” look, it’s still nice to add spa-like accessories and features. It’s a no-fail way to make your guests, and your family, feel pampered!

For more information on our hallway bathroom renovation, and a full source list, click {HERE.}

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