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    28 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Refresh Your Bathroom

    If you can't afford a complete reno (, these are the next best things!

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    1. Transform your borin' ol toilet with a sparkly toilet seat...and I am not sure I need to say anything else about it? I mean, look at this thing! The glitz, the glamour!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    2. Exchange that dated bathroom sink faucet for a modern, waterfall option. It's a small job that'll make a big, big difference.


    Promising review: "What a gorgeous faucet! Not only does this waterfall faucet have the good looks and style one would expect in an expensive faucet, it is high quality - but at a ridiculously low price! We wanted a unique look in our remodeled bathroom and could not be happier with this faucet. P.S. The cats love it too. ;-)" —FlamNgoil

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in four finishes).

    3. Hang up a new shower curtain! Yup, it's that easy. A fresh curtain will bring new life to your bathroom all in under, like, five minutes.


    Promising review: "I ordered this for my new apartment and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the material and the pattern. The fabric is sturdy and water-repellent as advertised, and seems to be of higher quality than some more expensive options I've seen on Amazon and in stores. The decoration is also subtle and tasteful, and looks far nicer than most shower curtains, especially at this price point. I'm very happy with it." —ImperatorRomanum

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in eight patterns).

    4. And! Add some fancy as heck shower curtain hooks that The Queen (probably) has in her own mansion castle bathroom*.


    *This is in no way a fact, I just like to imagine that she has hooks from Amazon in her bathroom.

    Promising review: "These are so pretty! I am using these with an eyelet shower curtain and accessories. The detail really stands out and they look slightly distressed. I'm glad I bought them." —Lisa Melione

    Get it from Amazon for $13.71.

    5. Use a very handy, recessed light conversion kit to rid your bathroom of plain vanity lights so you can finally hang those gorgeous pendant lights you've been eyeing.

    Promising review: "I recently installed three of these to convert can lights into track lights and they worked perfectly. After I installed the first one, which took about 20 minutes, the other two went in in about 10 minutes each. The finished product looks great. The medallions look good on my ceiling. The base of the track lights fit into them perfectly. You could also not use the medallions if the base of your fixture is large enough to cover the can light. This is a quick and easy way to convert lights." —Earth Spirits

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27+.

    6. You can even find some super affordable and equally cute pendants (like these glass ones!) on Amazon. Ahh, I love simple upgrades with big impacts.

    Promising review: "So beautiful! Tons of compliments. It's an excellent product for the price!! I bought for the guest bath and I love them. So inexpensive compared to same product at other stores!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.96.

    7. Or if you want to go a little of the box, use cheap seagrass baskets to make some freakin' cool, conversation-starter pendant lights.

    Get seagrass baskets from Amazon for $13.68+, and the complete instructions from A Pair & A Spare.

    8. Give your bathroom some simple, cute storage (I know, who knew there was such a thing?!) with a linen shelf. Finally — a place for extra towels, T.P., and soaps.


    Promising review: "I needed a small set of shelves for my bathroom and this four-tier shelf was perfect. It fits the space exactly. It is really very attractive and functional. It took me no time at all to put together — all the pieces were there and the tool I needed was included. Very simple one person job to create this lovely little shelf that would be attractive anywhere! I'm thinking of getting my mom one for her living room." —E L

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in three colors).

    9. Add frosted films to windows and other glass surfaces so you can enjoy some dang privacy without having to rely on heavy curtains. It also looks fabulous on shower doors!

    Promising review: "I needed privacy for my bathroom window and this worked perfect. It lets in light and when it does, it gives a sparkle to the window. It looks good at night too. The thickness of the film is great for application and goes on easily." —dawnharshman

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five sizes).

    10. Replace your hamper *and* add more storage with a leaning ladder hamper. Love a double-duty product that's also stylish as all get out.

    PB Teen

    Get it from PB Teen for $99.

    11. Ditch the '90s cabinet hardware and opt for some super sleek knobs and pulls. You'll have this done with so much time to spare, you may end up starting another home project. /

    Promising review: "Wow!! That's my first thought on opening these. I'm in the process of updating my master bathroom and saw these online. Of course the bargain shopper I am I checked my local stores. They had packs of 10 for $54 and they were very light weight, so I was scared of what I was getting there. These are almost five ounces each!! Very heavy quality, all individually wrapped, with the screws for each. Definitely best quality and best price!!" —Margaret

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in three sizes and four finishes).

    12. Toss your unsightly toilet brush and opt for a truly adorable kitty brush set. I mean, other toilet brushes can't even compare to this.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters (comes with the brush!) for $29.

    13. Create a DIY art ledge above your toilet by hanging narrow shelves on a smaller wall so it draws the eye across the room making it look bigger. Plus, it gives you a place to show off your favorite photos!

    Get a picture ledge shelf from Amazon for $32.99, and a more in-depth tutorial on Hunted Interiors.

    14. Replace any nasty, worn out trash cans with a sleek, mini one. Its narrow shape makes it ideal for smaller bathrooms, and we must utilize all the space we can get!


    Promising review: "I was looking for a bronze colored trash can that would fit in the very narrow space between my vanity and toilet in a very small half bath. I know it’s only a trash can but I think it looks great and serves its purpose. The color fits all the bronze accents in my bath." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in eight colors).

    15. Get a roll of marble contact paper and go to town. Really, you can use this to transform countertops, bath furniture, tile, and the list goes on (and on...).

    Promising review: "VERY VERY Good! My husband works with granite and marble and he's very impressed by the quality. I waited two months after putting it in my guest bathroom sink to write a review and I'm so happy and satisfied with the results. If you never used this kind of product, and you are having a hard time deciding if you should get it, I HIGHLY recommend it to you... Very inexpensive solution if you are renting and want to update your old countertops. Update: four months and still perfect. I'll be buying this same product for my kitchen countertops." —Amazon Customer

    Get a roll from Amazon for $6.63+.

    16. Use a timeless mirrored tray to organize all of your spa-day products. I'm talkin' scrubs, lotions, and essential oils — you know, all the things you need for a relaxing "me" night.


    Promising review: "I bought this tray to use in my bathroom, to hold various creams, serums, etc. It’s a perfect size for that, it’s lovely, and very sturdy — not at all light or cheap feeling. I’m super pleased with it, especially for the price!" —Jocelyn Merkel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99, or a similar tinier one for $6.99.

    17. Add a little greenery (but without all the responsibility) with a large, artificial snake plant so your bathroom can still enjoy the plant life, even if it doesn't get any natural sunlight.

    And get a similar, mid-mod planter (like the one pictured!) for $29.99.

    Promising review: "Beautiful artificial plant that looks totally real! Fit perfectly in my planter. I love it!! Great value for the money." —Jennifer Norman

    Get it from Amazon for $58.96.

    18. Hang a sweet little rattan shelf on a wall that could use a little TLC. Not only will it give your space some extra charm, but also offer up room for candles, plants, and other bathroom things.

    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $99.

    19. Breathe some life back into dated furniture with a couple coats of chalk paint. Chalk paint adheres well to furniture, so it only requires a bit of prep work on your end.

    Promising review: "I really love this paint line. I have used it twice, the first being a console table, and this time on this 1980s bath vanity. The first project has held up for two years with zero issues, paint chips, etc. I used the can with a chalk paint brush to apply. Two coats, and then two coats of wax over a 48-hour period. It's only been a month, but this bathroom has high traffic (and teens who continually bang the doors, drawers, etc.) and it's holding up fine. The consistency of this paint is exactly the same as all the chalk paint I have used in past (and I have used them all). Coats well, adheres well, no lines, etc. VERY pleased with this product. I intend to order a few more in various colors just to have on hand for future projects." —Mistella

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in 16 colors).

    20. Try your hand at a floor or backsplash stencil. It definitely requires a little patience and practice, but the payoff is worth it (and your wallet will be soooo happy).

    Cutting Edge Stencils / Etsy

    The stencil comes with complete instructions and a grout line stencil for achieving the tile look.

    Get it from Cutting Edge Stencils on Etsy for $9.95.

    And! You can get a stencil tool kit (comes with stencil level, foam roller, and brush) for $19.50.

    21. And/or! Use peel-and-stick tile as a great bathroom backsplash dupe that'll look like you dropped a good chunk of cash and time for the real thing.

    Promising review: "This is my second project with Tic Tac Tiles, and I love them. They are an easy DIY project, you just need the right tools — an Xact-o knife, paper cutter, level, and patience. I completed above my sink in the master bath in an hour and although not a game changer - it's a really nice upgrade. The area is enclosed all around, and you can't see the depth on the tiles, so they really give the impression of true glass tile (if you have an open side that's not up against a wall or cabinet, it's easier to tell these are not real tile). Tip, peel off only one side, make sure of placement, then peel/apply the rest of the sheet." —JJ in MD

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in other styles and patterns here).

    22. Toss that moldy, forever damp bath mat that's been sitting in your bathroom for far too long, and upgrade to a cutesy rainbow one.


    Get it on sale from ModCloth for $9.99 (originally $18).

    23. Transform your shower into a dang spa with a huge, rainfall shower head so you actually look forward to waking up in the morning...or getting ready for bed. I shall not partake in the AM/PM shower debate!

    Promising review: " This set is so easy to install, and it looks elegant and pretty high end. Makes my shower prettier than before. The water runs soft and nice, just like showering in the rain. I use it everyday now, love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in two styles).

    24. Give your bathroom some poofect humor and hang up a restroom review sign. I mean, you're a 5-star kinda person with a 5-star bathroom — those are just facts.

    Be Printable / Etsy

    Keep in mind this is a digital download! You'll have to get it printed at a drugstore or print shop, but it's super easy, and it gives you the freedom to choose a size that'll work for your bathroom.

    Get it from Be Printable on Etsy for $6.

    25. Swap any fingerprint-stained light switches and outlet plates for new vintage-style covers. Hello, operator — this is the kind of minimal effort I am looking for.


    Promising review: "Feels quality, not flimsy. Installed in a bathroom and adds a nice classy vintage touch to my switch. The metal is not highly reflective, closer to a brushed look. Great for disguising fingerprints and blends in with other non-reflective metal hardware. When the light switch is frequently the first thing someone looks at and reaches for in a room, having a quality cover like this gets noticed and enhances a room very easily. I can't believe I'm still writing about how much I enjoy a light switch cover." —Tom Generic Dude

    Get it from on Amazon for $4.99 each (available in four colors) and the outlet covers for $4.89 each (four colors).

    26. Trade in any old faded towels for a set of luxurious, hotel-quality ones so you can feel like you're on vacation every time you step out of the shower.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these towels! And who loves towels? I had no idea towels could be so much higher quality than what I had been using. They are thick, but not so thick that they don't stay put when you wrap them around your head. And they're soft and super absorbent without getting soggy. I actually look forward to using them when I get out of the shower. I ordered this set and got an additional matching set of just the larger towels. I've been wanting new towels for a while, but I figured mine were good enough. I finally broke down and ordered these, and I can't believe I waited so long." —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in 11 colors and three set sizes).

    Check out our top picks for the best luxury towels on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. Upgrade your tub with an adjustable bamboo caddy. Ahhhh, relaxing (and your bathroom!) has never looked THIS good.,

    Promising review: "A great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed even when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perfectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking like a hoarders pile." —C McA

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97.

    28. And lastly, clear up any countertop clutter and use an actually cute, two-tiered shelf. May you never tragically lose an earring down the drain again.


    Promising review: "I'm very happy with the quality and the look of this double tray organizer. It keeps my perfume bottles neatly on display and saves my precious counter space. It arrived quickly and was nicely packaged as well." —N+B

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two colors).

    Now, go relax in your fabulous bathroom.

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