5-Minute Fixes for a More Beautiful Bath

It's a room often neglected in the design department, yet when guests come to visit, chances are they're going to spend some time alone in your bathroom -- left to ponder your lack of style or luxury. Banish bathroom beauty woes with these simple fixes you can make in just a few minutes.

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If you have a wall that just needs that extra something, try mounting a floating shelf. Shelves lend themselves to the perfect palette for layering art, treasures from travels, or apothecary jars filled with cotton swabs and soaps. It's a simple change that has a big impact.

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Don't leave those countertops bare -- place a pretty tray off to one side or down the middle if you have a double-sink vanity. It will give you a collected, organized design element. Place a candle and a vase on the tray and boom -- instant style.

The vase you just put in the tray is probably begging for some flowers and the bathroom is a perfect spot for a fresh bouquet. Not only will they add a fresh and natural element to an often cold, tile-filled room, but they'll add a pleasant aroma and a pop of color. A grocery store bouquet will even do. Get whatever flowers are in season and switch them out once a week.

If you have a big tub or an empty corner, a side table is an unexpected touch that is both beautiful and practical. You can top it with a photo, a figurine, or a towel for when you step out from a soak. A small accent table can really up your game in the design department.

One of my favorite design elements in a bathroom is a personalized monogrammed towel. Nothing says class more than monograms. For an inexpensive version, pick up some clearance hand towels and take them to your local embroidery shop.

And there you have it -- some simple changes to your bathroom that can have a big impact. The best part? If you have 5 minutes, you can have a styled space.

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