Bored of your bathroom but lacking the pennies for a complete refresh? Follow these easy steps and upgrade your space in no time.

1. Vanity fair

Every bathroom needs a mirror so why not make a statement with an oversized version. Wrought iron is always great if you are going for an industrial feel. For something a bit more glamorous, experiment with metallic tones or unusual shapes.

Rockett St George Antique Wall Mirror & Maisons du Monde Metal Porthole Mirror

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Lulu & Georgia Hoja Mirror 

2. New hardware

Despite what you might think, it is possible to replace taps and shower heads on a budget – and it can really make a difference. Swapping silver for gold instantly gives a bathroom a more high-end feel. You can also choose between retro or contemporary designs depending on your aesthetic. Wall sconces are another great addition and can improve the lighting around your vanity, while hooks and towel rails can be both pretty and practical.

Bristan Colonial Taps & Victoria Plum Hampshire Bath and Shower Mixer

Anthropologie Ester Towel Ring & Ferriday Towel Bar

Industville Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light & Brooklyn Cone Wall Light

3. Luxurious linen

Towels and bath mats are the easiest and cheapest way to refresh your bathroom. With such a wide range of choices – in endless colours, patterns and fabrics – finding linen to match your interior style will be a walk in the park. Nothing adds a five-star, spa-like feel quite like a fresh, plush towel.

Parachute Hand-Knit Rug & TWC Corsica Stripe Hammam Towels

Soho Home Pool Towel & John Lewis Ikat Agra Cotton Towel

4. Accessorise away

Dress your sink and shelves with chic soap dishes, stylish containers and coveted skincare products. Aesop’s hand wash currently seems to be in every bathroom worth talking about. The dark brown, apothecary-style bottles are eye-catching and contrast fabulously with a metro tile splashback. Adding greenery is another way to liven up your space. Succulents are great as they are easy to look after and will enjoy the steam.

Cowshed Walnut Wood Dry Skin Brush & OSEA for Parachute Sleep Time Bath Salt

Cowshed Fancy Cow Bath & Body Oil & Aesop Reverence Hand Wash

5. Space savers

Whether your bathroom is big or small, it’s always desirable to make it feel as roomy as possible. Towel ladders and wall-hung shelves are great ways to maximise space. Another fun option is a bath tidy or caddy – ideal for long soaks in the bath. Place sponges and bath oils on it or even a glass of wine.

TWC Wooden Bath Tidy & CB2 Wood Bath Caddy

Urban Outfitters Wire Oval Shelf & Cubiko Storage Mirror

Remember, these space savers are for items that are pleasing to the eye – the elegant towel and robe combo or your perfume selection. Keep the mundane toiletries and mess out of sight, behind closed doors, below the sink. Clutter-free surfaces will help to relax your mind and allow you to indulge in some quality me-time.

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So, I hope this inspires you to inject a bit of life back into your bathroom, no matter how big or small.

Top photo credit: @traceyjazminphoto/@inspiredbylynne