Improve Your Bathroom on a Budget

It can be a real struggle to upgrade your home on a tight budget, so we’re here to help you out with a collection of our ideas to help you achieve that new bathroom look, without the new bathroom prices.

Keeping up with all of the latest bathroom trends and ideas can be expensive if you let it. However, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to give your bathroom a great fresh look whilst you're on a budget. We’re going to take a look at some ideas on how you can transform your bathroom whilst you’re on a budget.

Decide on a colour theme

A quick and cheap way to give your bathroom a makeover on a budget, is to give it a new lick of paint. If you have no idea what colour scheme you want to go for, you should refer to the colour wheel.

The colours that are opposite each other are flattering when paired together, such as blue and orange, so all you have to do is refer to the colour wheel if you want a quick and easy solution to your colour dilemma.

Rule of 3

The rule of three is when you choose three colours that you want to incorporate into your bathroom by following a 70/20/10 distribution method. Pick one neutral, one rich and one accent colour. Apply the lightest colour to 70% of the room, apply the second lightest colour to 20% of the room and then apply the boldest to the remaining 10% of the room.

Say for example you chose white (70%), pale blue (20%) and a dark blue (10%). These colours combined will have a calming influence in a neutral bathroom. However, if you want to make a bit more of a statement, swap dark blue for orange or red - either one will give the room a more energized feel.

Refer to the rest of your home

If you have a multitude of colours running throughout your home, choose an accent colour in either your bedroom, living area or kitchen and then make that colour the dominant one in your bathroom. The rooms will remain separate while still improving your homes overall aesthetic feel.

Furniture and Accessories

After you have decided on a colour scheme or you are not changing your colour scheme at all, it’s time to expand your ideas and consider incorporating some new and inexpensive bathroom furniture and accessories to coclude your bathroom makeover.


Towels are a great way to add colour, texture and a sense of cohesiveness to your bathroom theme when you are on a strict budget. If you’re following the rule of three this is the perfect way to incorporate a bright and bold colour into a neutral themed bathroom, and what better way to display them than on a heated towel rail.

Heated Towel Rails / Radiators

Heated Towel Rails have been rising in popularity for a few years now, and this phenomenon looks set to continue. Bold designs and structures can really give you the opportunity to express your individuality and stamp your personality on one of the most important rooms in your home.

The problem with heated towel rails is that they can be expensive, however, at Tap Warehouse we have a wide selection for you to choose from that are budget friendly, so you are almost guaranteed to find a pattern to suit your personality. Take a look at a couple of our favourites below.

And of course if these aren't your thing, you can shop our full range of budget friendly heated towel rails here.

Smart Storage

You can make organisation fashionable if you put a bit of your budget into buying a new storage unit for your bathroom. You might think that a new storage unit will be one of the most expensive aspects of your bathroom, but if you're smart about it, you can save cash, storage space and improve your bathroom's overall design.

Budget friendly smart storage units can make your bathroom feel more welcoming, but you must ensure that the unit is durable and able to withstand damp conditions. At Tap Warehouse each storage unit is able to endure all bathroom conditions, so here are a few of our cheapest and most stylish bathroom smart storage units.

As always, if these aren't your favourites, why not check out our full range here?

Budget Friendly Bath and Basin Taps

A good pair of taps can completely transform your bathroom, and the great thing about buying new taps means that you can make a relatively small change to your bathroom that doesn't cost a fortune, but still transforms the room. We'll start with a couple of our favourite individual taps before we move on to an even more budget option. 

If you're on a serious budget, it might be scary to consider spending £100 on a new set of basin taps, but here at Tap Warehouse we have a budget friendly alternative in the form of tap bundles. Included in a tap bundle is a basin mixer tap along with a bath and shower mixer package, all starting from £49.00 for all three.

Each bundle comes with a 10 year guarantee along with options to have waterfall spouts, curved spouts and many more, all designed to be a fashionable addition to your bathroom. Let's take a look.

If the bundles above aren't quite your thing, don't worry, we've got plenty of others for you to choose from! Take a look at our full range of bathroom tap bundles here.


Mirrors are often an afterthought when it comes to designing your bathroom, but when you settle for the right mirror, it can make the world of difference.

Before choosing your mirror you need to ask yourself a few questions: Do you want it to double as a storage unit? Will it be used a lot in the master bathroom therefore storage will be useful? Is it for the guest bathroom so it will only be used occasionally, hence, no storage needed? What size mirror do you actually want?

Here are a few of our budget friendly and decorative mirrors that we feel can help improve the design of your current bathroom.

Of course, we have a plethora of captivating bathroom mirrors and mirrored cabinets available, so if these ones don't quite tickle your fancy, take a peek at our full range of bathroom mirrors and cabinets.

Budget Ideas for Adding Those Finishing Touches

It's the little details that can pull the overall bathroom together so it is important that you don’t forget about the final finishing touches that all bathrooms need - soap dishes and dispensers toilet roll and brush holders, mirrors, artwork, candles and maybe a potted plant.

Accessory Packs

Here at Tap Warehouse we offer some specially designed budget accessory packs that contain every bathroom item you could possibly need, and all for some seriously budget prices. Take a look below, and remember that whilst some of them come with a higher pricetag, they also come with some serious quality and great deals.


Consider inserting a sculpture or piece of artwork into your bathroom. These can be in the form of a simple family picture, an abstract image placed on the wall, a stylish vase that you have but never use or even a radiator for the perfect statement piece. Anything extra will add an abundance of character.

Potted Plants

Return to nature as one of the current trends is to bring the feel of outdoors into your home. If you can’t afford to invest in real wood wall features there are other ways you can add a touch of nature to your bathroom while staying on your budget. Potted green plants can really change the character in your bathroom as plants tend to match any colour theme, so place your desired plant near a window so they catch the light as it streams in; this will infuse the space with a charming vibe.

We hope you found this guide helpful for some bathroom design ideas if you’re on a budget. If you have any feedback or questions, please comment on this article or our Facebook page and we’ll get back to you ASAP. If you have any questions or would like to chat with our customer service team please call us on 01202 556655 or email and our lovely team will be there to help.