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5 DIY Ways to Give Your Bathroom More Character


Want to give your outdated or builder bathroom more character without spending a lot? Try these easy DIY decorating ideas! When it comes to a bathroom, it can seem impossible to give it more character without completely remodeling the shower, tub, and vanity. However, that’s usually not the case. It’s actually quite easy to give a bathroom a makeover and make it more charming with some quick and easy do-it-yourself fixes.

None of the following bathroom decorating ideas cost a lot of money or time, but they will have a huge impact on the style of the space. They’re some of our favorite go-to tricks for making a bathroom feel more customized and upscale. Try them out!

How to Give a Bathroom More Character

Framed mirrors

The bathroom mirror is often overlooked, but it can have a huge impact on the design of the space. Most homes have a nondescript piece of glass over the vanity but if you frame it out, it will instantly look more upscale and bring some character to the décor. You can purchase molding at your local hardware store and paint or stain it to the color of your choice, or you can remove the mirror and replace it with another one entirely. Either option is quick and inexpensive.

Paint the cabinets

A bold color on the cabinets is a surefire way to make a statement in the bathroom and give it some pizzazz. To take it even further, opt for a high-gloss finish for a touch of glamour. If you don’t like things to be too dramatic, keep everything in the bathroom neutral and have the cabinets be the one pop of color. (You could even paint them in high-gloss black for something dramatic yet neutral.)

New hardware

Another way to spruce up the cabinets is with some charming hardware. Switch out the boring hardware for something eye-catching, like gold knobs or hand-painted pieces. It’s a small detail that can go a long way at making the space feel more polished and stylish.


Nothing turns a space around quite like changing the walls. Wallpaper looks great in a bathroom because of the limited wall space, so you can easily go bold and dramatic without it being overwhelming. Even if you pick something subtle, wallpaper will elevate the character.

Paint the ceiling

Painting the ceiling something other than white always has a captivating effect on a space. It instantly elevates the look and makes it feel more customized. For something subtle, opt for a few shades darker or lighter than the walls. If you want something more dramatic, go for a dark or bold color.

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