Whether you don't want to invest in an entire bathroom remodel, are currently renting or just have a spare weekend ready for refreshing your home, a makeover for your powder room can be pocket-friendly and super simple. Here are five affordable ways to give your bathroom a fresh, new look.

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1. Looking up

Set on keeping your tiles and wall light? You can still introduce a bold colour to your bathroom by painting your ceiling. This splash of colour on the top can still make a real statement, without overwhelming the room. Just like this bathroom that takes a light Blue Breeze and injects a darker shade of Blue Lagoon on the ceiling.

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2. Upcycle

Give lacklustre bathroom furniture a whole new lease of life with a bright pop of colour. It doesn't have to stop at stools and cabinets. Co-ordinate your coloured furniture to mirrors and frames.

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3. Ready to roll

Add a hint of print to plain walls. A quick, easy and fun way to to add interest is with a patterned roller. Not ready to commit or worried about your landlord if you’ve got a rented space? Use the roller on a canvas or painted piece of wood. Watch the step-by-step video How to Achieve a Patterned Roller Effect to see how to get the look.

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4. A splash of colour

When you're renting your home, and renovations are out of the question, a couple of fluffy and bold orange towels like these can give a plain white bathroom a nice pop of colour. That's an easy upgrade without even a hint of DIY work in sight!

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5. Pile on the pictures

A gallery wall is a stylish way to add a little pizzazz to a boring bathroom. You can style these how you like, going with fancy mismatched frames like these found on Lonny or in one colour, that'll give your scheme an added freshness.