So Fresh and So Clean, Clean: 13 Ways to Get Your Bathroom Looking Fresh And Clean for Spring

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13 Ways to Get Your Bathroom Looking Fresh And Clean for Spring (image Alyson Fox) #bathroom #springcleaning #bathroominspo

As we finally make our way out of the hole of darkness that is winter, I can’t help but think about how desperately my bathroom needs a little love right about now. Maybe I’ve caught the spring cleaning fever? Or maybe the cluttered cabinets have finally gotten to me. Who knows.

Either way though, whether you just need a simple weekend refresh project or you’re looking to demo that dated pistachio tile work, I’ve got 13 easy ways (and some inspiring spaces) to get your bathroom feeling so fresh (and so clean, clean).

(above) This all white bathroom, owned by Alyson Fox, is giving me major inspiration to get started with spring cleaning. It’s so minimal and clutter-free. (Image via Domino) And speaking of clutter-free, here are 13 ways to get your bathroom looking fresh and clean for spring…

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1. Tame your clutter. Let’s start with something simple that’ll cost you nothing. If you’re like me, you’ve somehow accumulate a thousand tiny (nearly) empty bottles of skin and hair products over the years. And those little guys have got to go at some point.

So it’s time to binge, binge, binge! Keep the good stuff and toss, recycle, or donate the rest. I’d recommend doing this every 3-6 months, if you can, not just when you get that itch to spring clean. It’ll help make you more mindful of waste, and it’s usually a great way to kick start a more serious bathroom refresh. (Image via Brides)

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2. Bring in some fresh scents. Another cheap and easy way to give you all the fresh spring vibes is to swap out those wintery scents you’ve been using for something more of the season. I’m totally guilty of using my Christmas scented soaps long past the holiday each year, but finally swapped them out for spring.

I love picking up floral, citrusy, or herbal hand soaps, along with a new candle, and even room spray to change things up.  (Image via The Fresh Exchange)

For a simple way to update your bathroom, try switching out your old linens for something brighter. Want to find out other ways to makeover your bathroom? Check out 13 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom. #vanity #hardware #bathroom #interiors #tips #makeover #affordable #bathroomupgrade #pink #linens

3. Switch out your linens. A new set of towels somehow has the amazing ability to jumpstart any bathroom makeover (maybe that’s just me?). Go for a nice spring color option, or stick to neutrals with some bright whites.

If you’re looking to keep things under budget, opt for a fresh set of hand towels that complement your existing linens. (Image via DesignLoveFest)

Switch out your old shower curtain for something with a little more character. Want to find out other ways to makeover your bathroom? Check out 13 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom. #vanity #hardware #bathroom #interiors #tips #makeover #affordable #bathroomupgrade #showercurtain #targethome

4. Swap out your shower curtain. This upgrade is super affordable, and can make a huge difference in your space. There are tons of trendy options out there for under $50, so you really have no reason to not get a new shower curtain. Oh, and if you’re willing to fork out a little more, trade those basic shower curtain rings for something a little more exciting too. (Image via My Scandinavian Home)

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5. Add storage. Assuming you’ve taken the time to declutter, add in storage baskets, shelves, over-the-toilet units (yes they make a few that aren’t hideous) to keep clutter at bay, or to at least help disguise it in between deep cleans. Go for nice neutral pieces that can easily transition between seasons and decor refreshes to save money. I love a good linen basket to hide dirty clothes! (Image via HonestlyWTF)

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6. Update your bath mats/rugs. Old bath mats are, well, gross. Wash and donate the old one and go for something a little more eye-catching. There are so many fun bath mats out there these days, but I typically go the refined route for textiles…even bath mats.

And for those who might cringe at the thought of a wet vintage Persian / Moroccan rug, I say this: 1. They look amazing! Can’t argue with me on that one. 2. They’re much more durable than you think. 3. If you have a well-ventilated bathroom, you’ll be fine. You can always take 10 more seconds to dry off in the shower so you’re not drenching your rug in wet hair run-off. (Image via Amber Interiors)

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7. Introduce some greenery. Okay, okay…I’m aware that the whole houseplant trend has the ability to go from fresh and bright to an episode of Hoarders (plant edition) real quick. Good thing bathrooms are generally small!

A simple way to bring life back to a space, even a bathroom, is to add some greens. Add them to your vanity or shelving, hang them from the wall, or fill a corner of the room. If your bathroom gets little to no natural light, you can always go for faux monstera leaves or palm fronds. (Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel)

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8. Hang up some art. Putting art on the walls makes your bathroom feel less like a place you go to um, well…and more like an actual living space. I always like to add affordable framed prints or other pieces that won’t mind a little humidity here and there. (Image via Paper & Stitch – that’s my old bathroom)

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9. Replace your builders grade mirror. I’ll say it again, replace your builders grade mirror! If you have any leftover room in the budget – say $50-$150 extra – this should absolutely be on your list of upgrades. Taking down a generic, ugly old vanity mirror in exchange for something more high-end and modern can make a huge difference.

Bathroom mirrors have this strange ability to either stand out as a focal point, or gently complement a focal point that already happens to exist, say a rad backsplash or bold vanity. Go with what works for your style, space, and budget – you won’t be disappointed! (Image via Marie Claire Maison)

Upgrade your bathroom lighting for a fresh and affordable vanity look. Want to find out other ways to makeover your bathroom? Check out 13 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom. #paint #bathroom #interiors #tips #makeover #affordable #bathroomupgrade #vanity #lighting

10. Install new or update old fixtures. Second to new mirrors might be new fixtures. I’m talking lighting fixtures and water fixtures. If buying new lights and faucets sets you way over budget, consider refinishing your existing ones instead. You can actually paint them pretty easily using rust resistant metallic spray paints. (Image via Domino)

For an affordable bathroom upgrade, consider painting your vanity a fun, fresh color. Want to find out other ways to makeover your bathroom? Check out 13 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom. #paint #bathroom #interiors #tips #makeover #affordable #bathroomupgrade #pink #vanity

11. Throw on some fresh paint. This might be more for homeowners, but painting is always a great option for the budget-conscious makeover. Paint your vanity cabinets, an accent wall, change the color of the grout in your tile – the options are endless, and because it’s a smaller space, you won’t have to purchase much paint! (Image via A Beautiful Mess)

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12. Change out your hardware. I can’t tell you how many times a new set of knobs has transformed my furniture and cabinetry. Only takes a few minutes to change out, and usually won’t cost you much. Try this DIY leather cabinet pulls project for a super affordable upgrade. (Image via Phoebe Chuason for Veneer Designs)

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13. Add backslash or wallpaper accents. Depending on the size of your bathroom, installing new backsplash or wallpaper accents could be great way to freshen things up. There are seriously so many interesting ideas circulating on Pinterest right now, from full-blown floor to ceiling tile spas to smaller vanity backsplashes, there’s  something for pretty much every budget. (Image via Alexandra Loew on Domino)

P.S. If you’re ready to take on a spring bathroom refresh, stay tuned – I’ll be sharing some of my favorite bathroom items / products to buy for every budget (soonish), if that’s something that you’re into. Let me know!

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I think switching your shower curtain can make such a difference to a bathroom! And I would love to have a Persian rug in the bathroom, maybe I find a small one for mine!
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Michelle | April 12th, 2018 at 8:38 am

I love the way the bathroom looks. It turned out so good.
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Courtney | April 12th, 2018 at 9:54 am

I love these tips for sprucing up a bathroom. All of the images are inspiring. I want to add a Moroccan styled rug to our bathroom and new knobs. I know these will totally update the look of the room!
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Felicia | April 12th, 2018 at 12:07 pm

great tips and collection of photos. good motivation from spring
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Mary | April 13th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

These are some great tips! I would love it if you could do a post about really budget friendly tips for a home refresh!

Thank you

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CoffeenGlam | April 29th, 2018 at 3:34 am

Hi Brittni! Adding up some greenery is oh-so-good! I love the feeling of freshness. The easiest and less costly I do most of the time is simply changing the bathroom curtain, it makes a lot of difference 🙂

Jessica | June 6th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

I used to wonder why would people place art in their bathrooms. But as time went I really love that style. Great tips Brittni!
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Filip | July 19th, 2018 at 4:37 pm

I was just curious if you knew where the blue shower curtain with the tasseled bottom was from? I am wanting to create a guest/boys bathroom.

Keegan B. | August 30th, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Hi Keegan. All of the photos are sourced with links right below each image. The photo you’re referring to is from Honestly WTF (and most likely has the link to the shower curtain you’re looking for). Here you go: https://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-extra-long-shower-curtain/ Hope that helps!
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Brittni | August 31st, 2018 at 11:23 am
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