Some Affordable Bathroom Update Ideas

I’ve been sort of planning a little redo for our main bathroom. Not in any real, concrete way, mind you. More of a “gee, we’ve lived here for five years and have never touched the space, aside from hanging up a shower curtain” kind of way. (I’ve never even showed it properly, other than this shot.) So I’ve been looking at affordable updates, and I put a whole roundup together of bathroom decor under $50. I think a new shower curtain may be in order at the very least.

Sources: shower curtainBotticelli Angel paintmirrorwall vaseswashing machine hamperbath matcartmore here

22 Responses to “Some Affordable Bathroom Update Ideas”

  1. Adriane May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    That shower curtain is perfect. I NEED IT.

  2. judi May 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I really wish I had an IKEA close by. I want that cart in turquoise.

  3. Allison May 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    That laundry hamper is genius! Although I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t find an under 50$ machine machine.., I was so excited! ;)

  4. Fiona May 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Love the shower curtain? Is it navy or black? I wish it was black (because my bathroom is black and white), but it looks navy.

  5. TieDye64 May 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Okay, I’ve seen so many bathroom ideas/updates along these lines that I really didn’t think I’d be seeing anything that would get my attention. Girl, was I wrong! You killed it here. You have such great taste and I am seriously loving the shower curtain, rug and cart. Navy, orange and pink. YEAH!

  6. Jessie May 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I love, love, LOVE that cart in turquoise – I think I actually squealed when I saw it in the store – and I’m desperately trying to find a place in my tiny apartment for it.

  7. casacaudill May 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Shower curtains are a slippery slope for me. I have way too many.

    • Making it Lovely May 12, 2012 at 12:50 am #

      I don’t know how it is that I only have exactly the number I need (2).

  8. Anna May 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I love the shower curtain–I have a Mamie pink bathroom, and I think the curtain and rug would update it so well! Thanks!

  9. Adrienne May 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I want to marry that cart. I seriously love it, might but one in blue for the kitchen and another in gray for our bathroom as well. Love it on your mood board too.

  10. Marisu May 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Love those new Ikea trollies! Really want the blue one…

    Can’t wait to see your tweaks. Xo

  11. Brianna May 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Nicole, you totally did the work for me. Thanks! I don’t know what it is but I am seriously in love with this color scheme lately. I want to do the master bedroom in it, so I might as well do the bathroom too!

    • Making it Lovely May 12, 2012 at 12:50 am #

      I’m glad it was helpful! I’m loving this color scheme too lately (obviously).

  12. jbhat May 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Those are very cute items–but now I am super curious to see your bathroom in its “before” state!


    • Making it Lovely May 12, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      I’ll have to show it soon. It’s not terrible, not great. The fixtures are all really old, but in a charming retro kind of way.

  13. Constance May 11, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    I not only don’t live near an IKEA, but when shopping online IKEA doesn’t ship this item and all states that all stores are out of stock as well. This is a horrible tease! This cart is on every design website and impossible to actually obtain. (Pouty face and a foot stomp!)

  14. Gaby [The Vault Files] May 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Gorgeous rug, love the colors!

  15. Jess May 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Love this! I am seriously obsessing over everything Kate Spade lately!

  16. Tracey August 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Love, love, love the shower curtain. Thanks for helping me find it. What is the name of the paint colour?


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