When you're designing your bathroom, consider how to make the space function for you — whether you prefer to hide clutter in storage baskets or showcase favorite products and neatly folded linens on open shelves. Bright white walls will always look fresh and clean, but don't overlook adding vibrant tile, towels, or carpets for pops of color. They'll warm up the room and turn it into a cozier retreat. Even painting the trim a saturated hue can create a more inviting vibe. Looking for additional bathroom design inspiration? Check out these organizing, shelving, and paint color ideas for updating your space. Whether you're working with a teeny-tiny powder room or revamping the entire master bath, these decorating tips will make the most of your bathroom.


When you're designing your bathroom, consider how to make the space function for you — whether you prefer to hide clutter in storage baskets or showcase favorite products and neatly folded linens on open shelves. Bright white walls will always look fresh and clean, but don't overlook adding vibrant tile, towels, or carpets for pops of color. They'll warm up the room and turn it into a cozier retreat. Even painting the trim a saturated hue can create a more inviting vibe. Looking for additional bathroom design inspiration? Check out these organizing, shelving, and paint color ideas for updating your space. Whether you're working with a teeny-tiny powder room or revamping the entire master bath, these decorating tips will make the most of your bathroom.
Architect Greg Tankersley and designer Carol Egan conjured a Greenwich retreat that's the perfect blend of pastoral comfort and urban style, with the master bath as perfect proof. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Waterworks, the Hans J. Wegner stool is from Wyeth and the 1970s Luigi Caccia pendant light is from Bernd Goeckler. The Thassos floor tile is from Fordham Marble and the walls are sheathed in Venetian plaster.
Old wood and a rope hanger give this gorgeous shelf a wonderfully rustic quality. This is a simple DIY project if you want to make it yourself. Just build a shelf from reclaimed wood and then add a thick rope to the top for hanging. I love this for storing extra rolls of toilet paper or even makeup and other essentials. I got the idea from this one on Etsy, and it’s under $30.
This DIY chevron burlap bathroom sign is really cheap to make and pretty easy, too. You need a strip of plywood, some burlap and some white paint to make this one. You will also want some wooden letters, which you can get at the Dollar Store or at any craft store. You could do “Wash” or anything else that you wanted as far as the lettering goes. This is a great rustic looking sign that will take you about an hour or so to finish.
You need magazines in the bathroom, right? Why not store them in this lovely DIY rustic looking magazine rack. You build this right onto the wall so you don’t need any additional space for it and it holds so many magazines and books! This is such a simple build and you can make it from wood that you have left over from other projects if you happen to have any on hand.
"A dark bathroom balanced with white is a great way to go. Hale Navy is one of my all-time favorite colors. It works perfectly with marble or white cabinetry. White is such a crucial color to consider in a bathroom because it always feels fresh and clean. The darker navy tone also works perfectly with the warmer metal trends like brass and copper."

A plank of wood and some vintage hooks are all you need to create this lovely rustic DIY towel hanger. You just have to attach some sort of hangers to the board so that you can hang your towels. Old drawer knobs or doorknobs would work wonderfully, too. You can just use whatever you have on hand and the older and rustier the better for getting that rustic farmhouse look.
Need some ideas to update your bathroom decor? Whether you are going for a rustic, vintage look or something more sleek and modern, you can certainly DIY some awesome decor to add to your bath. From shower curtains to rugs to cool wall fixtures and art, our list has tons of easy step by step tutorials, and almost all will allow you to decorate on a budget. I especially love the hand painted signs, the adorable mason jar ideas and the fancy, fluffy shower curtain inspired by Anthrolpologie. Pick one or more and start making your bathroom awesome this weekend!
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