Giving your bathroom a fresh new look doesn’t need to cost a fortune, especially when you plan ahead. From updating your accessories to investing in stylish storage there are copious bathroom makeover ideas that add instant wow-factor without blowing your budget. Whether it is a family bathroom, master suite or downstairs cloakroom, your budget shouldn’t limit you from experimenting with the latest design trends and incorporating your own personal panache.


Take your time to select the design and decor that is right for you and your home. Start by planning your budget to ensure you prioritise where you spend and save money. Create your dream bathroom without breaking the bank with a variety of taps, showers, tiles and accessories available in a variety of colours and finishes.


Updating bathroom accessories is often the most cost-effective and enjoyable way to refresh your space whilst adding your own unique style. Updating little things such as your toilet roll holder, soap dish or bath mat add the finishing touches to complete your bathroom makeover. 

Complement your theme by introducing a houseplant or add a few scented candles to create a sense of tranquillity and relaxation.


Practical and smart bathroom storage ideas are an essential ingredient in creating a stylish and organised bathroom. Create a clutter free environment by storing your showering essentials in a contemporary wall mounted basket. VADO offer an extensive range of easy to fit baskets and shelves in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose a frosted glass shelf from VADO’S Life collection for a sleek simplistic design, or if you have a larger budget, choose a shelf from the Omika range with an intricate geometric insert for the ultimate sensory spa experience.


One of the easiest ways to refresh your space without committing to a major bathroom renovation is by investing in new towels. Instantly brighten up your bathroom with a vibrant assortment of new towels or create a luxurious spa vibe with a plush set in a classic white hue. 

How you store your towels also plays a key role in the overall aesthetic of your bathroom. Whether you put them in woven baskets, hang on a stylish towel ring or display on open shelving there are plenty of pretty, yet practical storage ideas. If you are struggling for space in your small bathroom, maximise on vertical space by draping fluffy towels over a ladder towel rack or mount a simple towel bar on the side of a vanity unit. VADO offer a wide range of hand towel rings, rails and robe hooks, in a variety of sizes, to suit most budgets.

For a touch of spa like luxury, replace your radiator with a heated towel rail. A heated towel rail can prove to be a smart and stylish addition to your en-suite providing you with warm, dry towels on demand. For bathroom ideas on a budget opt for an electric towel rail to keep installation costs to minimum. However, remember to factor in overall running costs by ensuring your choice is energy efficient.



Small but essential, your bathroom taps have the ability to improve the look and functionality of your bathroom. Whether you are renovating a whole bathroom or simply refreshing your current décor, invest wisely in your basin and bath taps as they will transform the finished result. Instantly update your bathroom on a budget by replacing dull looking brassware with shiny new brass or gold taps and a matching shower head. Not only will a fresh shower head look better, but it will also improve your bathing experience every single day.

The most popular type of basin tap is the mono mixer tap with designs available to suit both traditional and modern bathrooms. VADO have mono basin mixers to suitable for all bathroom decor ideas and budgets.

For a more luxurious aesthetic, wall mounted basin and shower mixer taps from VADO’s Elements collection add instant finesse. However, be sure to factor in installation costs, as it is a slightly longer process for your plumber than for a conventional tap option.

For an extravagant design statement, black brassware achieves a modern aesthetic to complement a variety of bathroom designs. For a bold monochrome look pair black mixer taps with white metro tiles and bathroom furniture with matching accents. Alternatively add a touch of femininity by co-ordinating tiles and accessories in soft pastel shades with brushed black bathroom taps from VADO’s Edit Collection.

If your bathroom tiles are still in adequate condition but your shower is looking a bit tired, a new shower head can simply be screwed onto a shower arm. this is a smart and stylish choice to instantly modernise a dated shower enclosure.

For inspiration or advice on selecting the perfect tap to complement your bathroom design our buying guide, Tap Talk explains the different variations available, advising you on how to select the right option for your home.


The Dulux bathroom paint range offers a variety of colour schemes from bold dramatic hues to subdued neutrals. Use their buying guide by downloading the Dulux Visualizer app to experiment with your favourite bathroom colour ideas using augmented reality technology before taking the plunge! Create a nautical vibe with powder blue, embrace the drama with bold shades of navy or add a touch of glam to your pretty vanity with a peachy pink hue. Grey bathroom paint is always a safe and popular choice, with soft greys creating a sense of calm when paired with natural wood accents and textures.

Bathroom ceiling paint is an alternative way to add interest to a space, especially in small bathrooms. Using the same colour for the wall and ceiling can give the appearance of a larger room by allowing the eye travel effortlessly throughout the space. Avoid choosing a dark shade if you lack good natural lighting and a high ceiling. Instead pick out colour tones from stand out floor tiles or your chosen bathroom accessories and use it on the ceiling to create a cosy cocooning feel.

If re-tiling is out of the question then tile paint is a great cost-effective option for transforming your space. With a variety of colours available, bathroom tile paint is an ideal update for revamping your floor or wall tiles without paying out to have new tiles installed. Ensure you invest time in preparing the surface and use a good quality primer before applying specialist tile paint for a durable, long-lasting finish.


If your bathroom is well ventilated then you could consider wallpaper, however it is important that it doesn’t come into contact with water on a regular basis. We recommend using a splash-proof wallpaper suited to high moisture rooms. You will find endless options of statement wallpaper from designers such as, Graham & Green and Cole & Son. If you are on a tight budget, then you could consider creating a feature wall instead of papering the whole space.

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For quick and affordable bathroom flooring ideas Kardean and Amtico offer some great luxury vinyl (LVT) options. Choose from traditional wooden looks to contemporary stone to create a premium finish without spending on expensive materials.