Bathroom decorating ideas do not need to come from a home improvement store or the local hardware store. With a little bit of imagination and the items found around the house or at other locations, a homeowner can create a bathroom decorating scheme that is low-cost but very unique.
Real seashells picked up from the beaches around the ocean can make durable and color pieces of the bathroom decor. A larger seashell can be cleaned out thoroughly and used as a soap dish, or it can be mounted to the bathroom wall to be used as a toothbrush or toothpaste shelf.
Seashells have the unique property of being both practical and beautiful. That means that they can be used for practical purposes such as a soap dish, or for more decorative purposes such as the bathroom wall borders. A small pile of shells set on top of a small mirror can be placed on the back of the toilet tank as a decoration.
For more delicate and intimate moments, seashells would make excellent candleholders in the bathroom.
Before putting sticks and branches in a bathroom as part of the decor, it is a good idea to strip the bark from the branches and put a coat of clear polyurethane protectant on them. This will preserve the sticks and branches after being exposed to the changes in temperature and moisture in a bathroom. It will also make the sticks and branches more sanitary when they are installed in the bathroom.
Larger sticks can be used for things such as curtain rods for the bathroom window or the shower curtain and towel racks. A group of larger branches or sticks can be put together to create shelves, or an entire shelving unit can be built from branches and sticks.
Smaller sticks can be used as door hooks for robes, toothbrush holders or a small soap dish. All it takes is one look at the bathroom to find many other uses for sticks and small branches as part of the bathroom decorating ideas.
People creating a jungle or tropical theme in their bathroom can use bamboo to enhance the look of the bathroom and fit into the theme. But bamboo can be used by anyone to give a unique look to a bathroom whether there is a theme involved or not.
A long bamboo stalk used as a shower curtain rod or bamboo put around the shower opening to be used as a dram offer a look that can be part of any decorating scheme. Bamboo is already able to withstand the changes in temperature and moisture associated with a bathroom, so it is ready to use without the need for further preparation.
Some of the best bathroom decorating ideas can be found by simply walking outside and seeing what kind of natural materials are lying around. All it takes is some creativity and preparation work to fit some of the beauty of nature into the theme of any bathroom design.