When was the last time that you gave your bathroom decor an update? Renovations are expensive, but there are many smaller, simple upgrades you can do to transform your bathroom without breaking the bank. One of these is installing a faux stone accent wall, which can make you feel like your bathroom has been transformed into a spa. Here, we will look at how you can use a faux stone accent wall in your bathroom to transform its look and feel.
Where to Put a Faux Stone Accent Wall in Your Bathroom
There are a few places where you can put your faux stone accent wall in the bathroom, depending on the look you are aiming for. Whether you want something more spa-like, or a little more industrial looking, you have options. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Turn the Shower Into a Spa
If you want to make your shower feel like it is a spa, you can put a faux stone accent wall inside your shower to give it a natural and relaxing feeling. This is a much more affordable solution than using natural stone, and it is something that can be installed DIY in a few hours. Make sure you use a waterproof stone veneer if you are putting it in your shower or anywhere else that it will get wet.
If your shower has a door instead of a curtain, you can also install faux stone on the exterior of the door to give it a subtle accent that blends in well with the rest of the faux stone that you installed inside the shower itself.
Faux Stone Accent Wall Behind the Toilet
You may not think about putting an accent wall behind your toilet, but it is a great spot to add a faux stone accent wall. While it will require a lot more measuring and cutting to get around the toilet itself, it can completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, this can make it feel a little bit bigger than it really is.
Faux Stone Backsplash
The backsplash behind your bathroom sink and mirror is another excellent location for an accent wall. While this might be a little bit smaller of an accent wall than other locations in the bathroom, it truly can make a big impact. You can also use faux stone trim to create a unique frame for your bathroom mirror.
Frame the Door
Another excellent choice for a simple accent wall in the bathroom is the frame of the entire bathroom door with faux stone. This is another subtle accent that may not be completely obvious at first, but it can give the room a new feel and atmosphere.
Line the Bathtub Exterior
You can also use faux stone on the exterior of your bathtub or shower, which can give it either a rustic look or a spa-like look, depending on what color you choose for your faux stone and the rest of your bathroom décor.
Other Décor Changes to Transform Your Bathroom
In addition to installing a faux stone accent wall in your bathroom, you can change some of the other décor in your bathroom to transform its look and feel. Here are a few other ideas to give your bathroom a facelift.
New Light Fixtures
How old are the light fixtures in your bathroom? They have probably been there for as long as you have owned your home, which means it is time to change them. There are so many styles of light fixtures available these days that you can find some that will go with any style you want your bathroom to have. Changing the way that your bathroom is lit up can change the entire feel of the bathroom.
Are your bathroom counters getting cluttered? You can install some beautiful floating shelves in your bathroom to give yourself more storage space and change up the feel of the entire room. Plus, you can give yourself more counter space by adding shelves to move some of those things to.
Hang Wall Art
Adding new wall art to your bathroom is always a great way to transform the look and feel of the room. You can find affordable wall art at many stores or online.
Get New Towels, Bathmats, and a Shower Curtain
A new bath mat is something that can subtly change the look and feel of your bathroom. Getting new hand towels and bath towels you store in the bathroom is also an excellent way for you to change up the look. If you have added a faux stone accent wall to the bathroom, try to find some towels that work with the new look and color scheme of it so that nothing clashes with your accent wall. You can also get a new shower curtain that goes well with the new color scheme.
Add Stained Glass Decals
Stained glass is beautiful, but it is expensive. If you have a window in your bathroom, you can get fake stained glass window decals. They are gorgeous and affordable, and they can be changed out. This means you can change them out with the seasons or make them festive for every holiday. These can be something you can have a lot of fun playing with.
You do not have to break the bank to transform your bathroom. You can easily breathe new life into your bathroom using a faux stone accent wall or any of the décor tips in this article. While full renovations of a bathroom can get expensive quickly, these are fun and easy to DIY yourself in just a weekend, if not less! Whatever you decide to do with your bathroom transformations, remember to have fun with it, and do not be afraid to show your personality off with these decorations.
About the Author
Auz Burger is a freelance writer and an expert in faux stone and brick veneer and home DIY projects. She has a BA from Washington State University and has been writing and editing professionally for over a decade.