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17 Gorgeous Bathroom Upgrades That Only Look Expensive

1. Add a splash of color to your medicine cabinet with peel-and-stick wallpaper.

Add a splash of color to your medicine cabinet with peel-and-stick wallpaper.

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Here’s how, and you can get a 3-foot-long roll of this exact paper for $22.50 here.

3. Glue together two cheap bath mats to make a pineapple-shaped place to warm your toes.

The tutorial could also work for any shape you like — it doesn’t have to be a pineapple.

6. Hand-draw pretty patterns onto the tile that’s already there.

All you need is a Sharpie. And it’s rental- and mess-up-friendly: You can always remove it with rubbing alcohol. Here are the instructions.

7. Mod Podge scrapbook paper onto your outlet and switch covers.

It takes a bit of patience to cut the paper neatly and make sure it’s applied straight, but it’s cheap and worth it. Here’s the full tutorial.

11. Hang a second shower curtain to make your tub seem extra luxurious.

See the rest of this purple bathroom here.

12. Hot-glue your wine cork collection onto nonslip shelf liner to make a custom bath mat.

13. Make a set of Anthropologie-inspired baskets to hold your towels and toiletries.

You’ll make friends with your wire cutters, but each basket only takes about 20 minutes to make. Here’s how to do it.

14. Use deck tiles to make a bath mat or to line the floor of your walk-in shower.

15. Instead of replacing your vanity, restain it with gel stain.

Gel stain is $15 here, which is much less than everything involved in replacing your sink’s vanity. The project will take maybe three hours out of your weekend. Here’s the full tutorial.

17. Grow plants in your shower with a suction cup caddy.

You *could* turn your shower into a jungle like this. For more on what plants and soil to use, read the tutorial.

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