How do I fix up and cheer up a corner in my bathroom?


The wc is in a corner that is dreary...being 82 I can't do much but I would love to brighten it up..cheer it up a bit....ideas anyone? Easy ideas.... :)

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  • Pat Pat on Aug 25, 2018

    I am your age and I recently got a new curtain for the window, new rug and towels to match and a shower curtain that is white like the sheer curtains.. I put a plant on a stand near the window, and on the vanity, I have a lamp which I use for a night light , plus a pretty metal basket filled with different colored grapes. On the back of the stool I have a towel which matches the rest and a box of kleenex. The walls in the bathroom are white on the bottom and greige on the top so didn't have to change those. I hung one of my favorite pictures behind the stool.

    I hear you when you want to cheer up your rooms...I just did a little shuffling of furniture this morning in the living room.....we all need a little change and cheering up in our house now and then, I think. Fun to shop in our house...just rearrange....and doesn't cost a thing. May have to use those furniture sliders...miracle things to use and inexpensive and reusable.

    • Roz Roz on Aug 27, 2018

      Oh thank you but my bathroom is teeny, tiny and in a mobile room for a table or a chair...very basic and very blah...

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 25, 2018

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  • Cyn Cyn on Aug 25, 2018

    Paint the bathroom yellow.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Aug 25, 2018

    Good for you Roz. It's great to think you are so keen at 82. I don't know how fit you are but there are several things you could do to cheer up your little space.

    You might try some nice Peel and Stick tiles and do just a few around the wc. There are literally hundreds of designs online. Or how about something very easy? Look for a very small table in a thrift store, or Walmart and spray paint it. If you put a lace cloth on top, also at Walmart, add a nice vase full of flowers (not plastic, please), and maybe a perfumed candle I think that would be very welcoming.

  • Sherri Sherri on Aug 25, 2018

    Give us some more details about your bathroom, Roz, then we can help a bit more. If you already have a table or such a beautiful bouquet of flowers (fake or real) would do a lot. You could make a grapevine wreath with flowers, leaves etc. Window? Some cheery curtains. You could buy or make a rug. Lots of things you can do.... tell us more!

  • Louise Louise on Aug 25, 2018

    Can you post a photo of what you want to fix up?

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    • Roz Roz on Aug 27, 2018

      Oh yes Louise I will try to post a picture...don't know how but I will try...

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 27, 2018

    Replacing your existing light fixtures with ones that are either LED integrated (no lightbulbs) or with updated designs with LED lightbulbs is one of the fastest ways to 'lighten up' and 'brighten up' any room, even a small WC.

    Incandescent lights give off a yellowish hue, and over time, any fixtures with plastic components will have become discoloured by time and heat. LED light is clear without shadows. They can make the space appear dingy.

    Treating yourself to new bright towels in your favourite colour or pattern is another way to quickly and instantly inject 'cheerfulness' into any bathroom without involving any construction or mess.

  • Sandy Grimes Sandy Grimes on Aug 28, 2018

    Maybe you could add a pretty non-slip toilet lid cover & rug. If you don't already have one, perhaps also add a cute figurine nite-light

    Here's some possible choices.   I hope this helps out.

  • Sandy Grimes Sandy Grimes on Aug 28, 2018

    Here's some pretty nite-lights you might enjoy.

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