Cabins are excellent places to escape the chaos of the city and enjoy time in nature, whether you live in one or you’re just indulging in a retreat. If you live in a cabin, though, and you’ve had yours for a long time, you may desire to spruce up the space and make some changes. A great place to start is the cabin bathroom. It’s a smaller area where you can get your feet wet before diving into bigger projects, such as your cabin bedroom. What are some of the best ways to make your cabin bathroom better?
If you need some tips, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve listed nine ways to spruce up your cabin bathroom. There’s something here for everyone to love. With a few quick additions, your cabin bathroom can look brand-new!
1. Add A New Layer Of Paint
A new layer of paint can make a big difference in a room, especially if you want to invoke a feeling or new mood in an area. A cabin bathroom can feel dark and moody, or it can feel bright and happy. It’s up to you!
Here is my take on a few of the best color options for a cabin bathroom:
- Green: This color brings thoughts of trees and the natural world.
- Browns: Browns are another natural color. I think picking lighter browns and neutrals is best to keep the space looking bigger.
- Whites: Whites are a clean and safe color. Off-white works if you don’t want a stark color.
These will work well in a cabin bathroom.
Of course, it’s up to you to determine the best color for your cabin bathroom. A coat of paint can make an incredible difference in a space!
2. Try Wood-Themed Decor
The wood-themed decor fits the aesthetic of a cabin bathroom. It will make the room feel rustic without too much effort. You can find wood-themed items at a local store and/or pick some up at a thrift store (my favorite pastime)!
There are tons of choices for wood-themed decor. You can add wooden decorations on the wall, create a wooden side table to hold toilet paper, or construct a towel rack for your shower and hand towels. The wood-themed decor will make it feel cozier, and you can be creative with your choices.
3. Pick A Theme
It’s easy to spruce up a cabin bathroom when you have a theme to work from in your head. Do you have an aesthetic in your cabin? Select a cabin bathroom theme that will fit in with the rest of the house.
Here are a few of the themes I think work best for a cabin bathroom:
- Black and white
These can bring everything in a bathroom together.
Once you know your theme, you can pick out items that fit your theme. If you choose rustic, you can find wood and plant-based items. You can find things around your home and move them to your cabin bathroom. If you are artistic, you can create decorations by yourself. Sprucing up your cabin bathroom will be much easier if you have a plan beforehand.
4. Place Plants
Plants can make an excellent addition to a cabin bathroom. It allows you to take a little of the world and bring it into your home. It also improves the breathable air in a room and even refreshes the bathroom air in a natural way. It’s just overall so peaceful!
You can use fake plants for these decorations, but there is something special about real plants. They make a room feel cozy and add an ambiance fake plants can’t capture. If you love nature, put plants in your cabin bathroom. The room will grow around them.
5. Add Curtains
Most bathrooms have shades on the windows. You can make a change in your cabin bathroom by adding curtains to the window. This action doesn’t have to mean investing in a bar – it can be as simple as attaching the curtain to the top of the window and trimming it to your liking.
If you enjoy light, you can select a sheer fabric for the curtains. If you want to ensure no one looks inside, try a thick velvet. There are tons of color and fabric options for customization in the area.
6. Consider A Reclaimed Wood Wall
A reclaimed wood wall can provide a rustic feel to a cabin bathroom. It may take a little more work, but it will allow you to easily bring a little bit of the woody outdoors inside your home.
All you need is reclaimed wood. Find a variety and cut them so they fit like a puzzle piece on a lone wall. You can then attach them and seal the wall. It’s one of the more expensive projects on this list.
7. Pick Faux Wood Flooring
Wood flooring is expensive and a big commitment. Faux wood flooring is a different story. You can put it on the floor of your cabin bathroom to obtain that rustic feel, knowing you can pull it off the ground the moment you get tired of it. It’s an excellent choice.
The best part about faux wood is that there are tons of options. You are sure to find a variety that perfectly fits your dream for the room.
8. Swap Out Lighting
There are tons of lighting options in a bathroom, from mirror strips to a lamp in the corner. You can also choose color-changing bulbs, LED options, and gentle glow. It may be time to swap out the lighting in your bathroom if it’s been there for a while.
Here are a few lighting options to consider:
- Tall lamps in the corner
- Lava lamps
- Ceiling lights
- Mirror light strips
These can change the way your bathroom feels.
The mood of a bathroom can shift depending on the light in the room. Consider what you have going on and make changes as needed to match the feeling you think a bathroom should have.
9. Add Removable Wallpaper
Removable wallpaper is an excellent way to add a design to the walls without committing to anything permanent. You can find rolls online or at a local department store for about $15 a roll. The wallpaper peels off the backing and sticks to the wall with ease. Use scissors to trim it to your liking.
The best part about wallpaper is that there is so much to choose from on the market. Do you want polka dots? Solid colors? Animals print? You can find it in your cabin bathroom. If you get tired of it, remove the wallpaper, and pick another color.
Looking for more ways to spruce up your space this year? Check out some of my latest decor articles to get you started!