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Seven Simple Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Easy bathroom updates

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I’ve been dreaming about gutting my master bathroom since the moment we moved into our home six years ago, but it’s always taken a back seat because it’s such an expensive undertaking. However, we recently made a few small yet impactful updates to generate a fresh, renewed environment.

Clear away the clutter. 
First and most important, do any of those dreamy Pinterest bathrooms have stuff all over the counters? Definitely not. Take the extra minute or two each morning to put away your blow-dryer, toothbrush and other essentials. You can also corral items with a beautiful tray, or showcase your jewelry in pretty bowls or display cases.

Invest in one major update. 
For us, this meant our faucets, so it was kismet when Delta Faucet reached out to collaborate. (I already had these faucets on my Amazon wish list!) By updating our original, dated, builder-grade faucets to the beautiful Delta Vero Two-Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet in Champagne Bronze, we transformed the bathroom into a completely new, modern look. It’s incredible the impact a faucet can make!

Simple bathroom renovations

I should note that I also planned to update our tub faucet, but our plumber advised against it because our tub is built into the wall—minor changes would require major construction. When the time is right, we’ll be ready to install a Delta tub faucet.

Paint your cabinets. 
What a fresh coat of paint can do! Our cabinets were this medium-stained wood that bothered me every time I looked at them. I’d always loved the idea of blue cabinets, so we went for it! It has an amazing impact, right?

Swap your knobs. 
Talk about an inexpensive yet important update. Simply swap out your bathroom knobs for a fresh pair that makes your heart happy. We purchased these last year from Anthropologie, and they pair perfectly with our new Delta faucet.

Add accessories. 
A few new accessories, like lanterns and candles, can add a fresh feel to a dated bathroom. My previous accessories were dusty, too small for the space and didn’t really complement one another. I purchased a chandelier a few years ago and found some gorgeous lanterns at HomeGoods. I bought the marble soap dispensers at Target—they add such a luxe look at a bargain price.

simple bathroom updatesTreat yourself to new towels and mats. 
When was the last time you treated yourself to new towels? If you can’t remember, it’s time to refresh. There’s nothing better than getting out of a shower or bath into a cozy, indulgent towel and the plushest of mats—do it up, hotel-style.
Add fresh flowers and greenery. 
Whenever I treat myself to fresh flowers, they typically wind up in the kitchen or living room area, and I’m honestly not sure why. It’s not like anyone else in my house appreciates them! Try adding some fresh flowers or greens (these leaves from Whole Foods are going strong more than four weeks later); I seriously smile each time I see them in my bathroom, and it adds such a luxurious touch.