There is a lot you can do to enhance the overall look and utility of your bathroom without using professional help. While you should try any major structural alterations such as creating a Jack & Jill (bathroom accessible from two bedrooms via two separate doors) out of a regular bathroom yourself, some amount of adding and tweaking could produce pleasing results.
1. Create Focus Lighting
Lighting is one of the key factors not only for the look of your bathroom but also its utility. A bathroom is a place where you need privacy and typically natural light may be difficult to let in and artificial lighting will have to do the job of illuminating your bath, toilet, makeup and so forth. Installing lamps and focus lighting can be one of the easy DIY projects you can undertake to ensure that you emerge your well groomed best from the bathroom.
2. Add Storage
Use up the dead space in your bathroom – the space over the tub, the lavatory and the corners are places that you can make use of. Add a laundry bin to one corner, put up shelves and utility cabinets over the tub or under the sink, use organizers to store bath linen and toiletries. You can even use flush mounted cabinets to create extra storage for your bathroom.
3. Use a Shower Caddy
There are many innovative products out there which help you organize your soap, shampoo, moisturizer and more. These organizers or shower caddies as they are also called, may be suspended from the shower curtain rod, the shower or other existing shelf or hook in your bathroom. This can help clear up shelf space which you can use for other purposes.
4. Shelf It
Adding free standing shelves to the bathroom not only creates storage space, it can also help create a subdivision within the bathroom to create an alcove for more privacy.
5. Add Wall Art
Adding prints on the wall or creating an accent wall or a DIY wall mural if you’re artistically inclined can dramatically alter the way your bathroom looks. You can even add some banners or frames with witty or clever captions to brighten up your mornings. For instance a decal that says “Changing the toilet paper will not cause brain damage” can be hilarious, but also a timely reminder!
6. Use Plants
Many plants thrive in the moist and warm atmosphere of a bathroom. Use these plants to add color and beauty to your bathroom area.