Superhero action figures saved the surfaces of my children’s bathroom. My husband revived a tired decor by placing Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, King Kong, the Queen of the Elves from Lord of the Rings and other characters on a shelf.
Here are other frugal bathroom fixes from the design pros:
Banish flat mirrors. A framed mirror instantly updates a bathroom and becomes a decorative centerpiece, says Perla Lichi, owner of Perla Lichi Design in Fort Lauderdale. You can buy an ornate framed mirror or use liquid nails to attach a wood or resin frame to an existing mirror, Lichi says. Or consider framing a mirror - like a window - with curtains, recommends Kathy Wilson, editor of TheBudgetDecorator.com and home decorating expert for LifetimeTV.com.
Update fixtures. Change the towel bar, switch plates, faucets, shower heads and cabinet handles. “It’s amazing how much change you can make in your bathroom by updating the smallest things,” says Karen Cobb, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s.
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