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3 Simple DIY Bathroom Decor Projects

3 Simple DIY Bathroom Decor Projects

Your bathroom is a room in your house you probably don’t think much about — unless you’re one of the one-quarter of U.S. households that use a septic system that requires regular maintenance. But your bathroom is a room in your house that you probably spend a lot of time in throughout the day. So don’t neglect your bathroom. To make it look its best, here are a few DIY bathroom decor projects you should consider.

Rag Rug

Every bathroom needs a good, soft rug for in front of the sink. So if you don’t have one, or are looking for a new one, this project is for you. It’s super easy and you can make use of old t-shirts, bedding, or towels you aren’t using anymore. For this DIY rug, you’ll need:

  • Fabric (old t-shirts work great)
  • Towel
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Thread

Start by cutting a bunch of fabric into small rectangles, around 4×1 inches — feel free to make them bigger or smaller if you’d like. Using the towel as the base for the rug, draw lines for the rows you’re going to be making. Lay the strips of fabric on the towel in whatever pattern or rows you want. You should slightly overlap them for full coverage. Either by hand or using a machine, sew the fabric strips in place. Continue adding and sewing until you feel the rug is complete.

Rustic Towel Bar

With a U.S. family of four using up to 400 gallons of water in one day, there’s a good chance you have plenty of towels in your bathroom that end up soaking wet. Which is why it’s always a great idea to have a towel bar in the bathroom to keep wet towels off the floor. This DIY towel bar is rustic, cute, and can go with any bathroom decor theme. All you’re going to need is:

  • A pallet
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Towel bar
  • Robe hook

Start by prying the pallet boards loose from the frame and remove any fasteners or nails. If you want, you can leave the pallet board as is or you can sand and stain it to your liking. Then all you need to do is screw the towel bar and robe hook in place and hang on the wall. This is a super easy project that can add aesthetics and practicality to your bathroom.

Modern Light Fixture Shades

With 34% of home buyers looking to avoid problems with plumbing or electricity, light fixtures are often a center of focus throughout the house. So if your bathroom light fixtures are a little outdated, these DIY modern light fixture shades are the perfect project for you. For this project, you’ll need:

  • 4″ embroidery hoops
  • Paint color of your choice
  • Drill
  • Flexible chopping mat

After choosing the paint color of your choice, coat the embroidery hoops and let them dry. Cut the flexible chopping mat to fit within the embroidery hoops. Once the embroidery hoops are dry, using double-sided tape or glue, secure the chopping mat inside the embroidery hoops. Drill holes in the top hoop to fit the existing screws in the fixture. And once everything is dry and secure, screw your new shade into the light fixture and you’re done.

Your bathroom deserves to look as nice as the rest of your home does. So consider a few of these projects for a simple bathroom decor upgrade.