My new husband, and I rent a heritage house in Vancouver BC. Unfortunately, the bathroom has been subjected to a cost-conscious (rather than a design-conscious) refurbishment. It functions perfectly well, but it brings us down to have to go into such a ugly place each morning.
The big fixtures, such as the bath and the vanity are obviously there to stay, but surely there’s something we can do that goes beyond painting to make it a less utilitarian space. -Cary
Yes! Bathrooms are the easiest room in your home to energize on a budget. In fact — as you can see by my before and after photo from my own bathroom — all you need is one purchase: an awesome shower curtain. Check out some of the coolest curtains on the market right now, and think about adding a little oomph to your bathroom, water closet, loo, lavatory…
You may not live in a yellow submarine, but you could shower in one! Well, behind one with this bright yellow, Beatles-inspired shower curtain.
Who doesn’t like pin-ups, horses, and tattoos? Definitely not the owner of this bad-ass shower curtain.
This curtain‘s got funky owls and bright and happy colors — the perfect thing to see almost first thing every morning.
Geography nerds and fans of travel (like our Copyeditor Caroline whose bathroom this is) will love to shower behind this map of North America in sea blue and bright white.
For those that go for a darker horror vibe, there is NOTHING cooler than this Too Fast Swamp Pinup Shower Curtain!
Sometimes you can find shower curtain sets that come with the curtain and the matching mats and towels. That way you can easily spread the color scheme around the bathroom.
If you don’t find a set you like, the best thing about finding an awesome shower curtain to start your bathroom make-over is that you can just pull your favorite color or theme and start a search for matching towels and accessories. If you recall Sara’s orange octopus bathroom, bright accessories can make a big impact.
Okay, your turn. What are ways that you’ve made your bathroom shine without paint?