It’s officially spring time now in the UK, and lambs are frolicking, birds tweeting, and flowers blooming. The great spring clean will have begun for many people, and it is a popular pursuit to update rooms with a fresh lick of paint, or some new curtains to match the season’s style.

It’s often difficult however, to give the bathroom a similar update. Many people prefer to keep their bathrooms a clean, bright, white, and replacing fixtures such as a bath or basin to fit the season’s style would cost enough to put it out of most people’s reach.

However, it’s easy to update the look of your bathroom without shelling out on expensive new fittings; sometimes even small changes can have a huge impact. Here are some of our favourite cost effective ways you can update your bathroom for the spring.


Until you change them, it’s hard to realise how much difference new taps can make to the overall look and feel of a room. Something like this Crosswater Majestic bath spout, with organic curves and elegant lines, can soften up even the most clinical of bathrooms.Crosswater Majestic taps

To create additional space, perhaps in a small downstairs bathroom, a tall, thin basin mixer tap can work wonders. The graceful arc of the spout and upward pointing taps of the Grohe Atrio Jota lends an air of height and spaciousness around it, making it especially attractive in smaller spaces.

Grohe Atrio Jota taps
If keeping cost to a minimum is a key consideration, one easy way to do this is to do any work required yourself. Easy if there’s a handyman in the household, eager to get out their wrench at a moment’s notice, but more of a problem if not. However almost anyone can fit these Phoenix AR Easy Fit taps, which, with their modern styling, are a great choice.

Phoenix AR easy fit taps

Shower Curtains

With space at an absolute premium, over-bath showers are a popular solution for many, and it’s a common practice to add a splash of personality and colour to your bathroom with an attractive shower curtain.

Grass green shower curtain

While it’s customary to keep small spaces painted white to create an airier feel, a splash of colour or pattern can make a huge difference, transforming something from drab to delightful in seconds. Colourful, vibrant patterns are extremely popular this season, and we’ve added a few of our favourites to Pinterest.

Finishing Touches

Usually warm and moist, the bathroom can be an excellent environment for growing plants in, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a lovely big window to let in lots of light. There’s a great article on how to choose the best plant for your bathroom on Houseplants Guru, along with a list of suggestions. Spider plants make very popular choices for bathroom plants because the lovely light green hues of their leaves blend softly with clean, white walls and fixtures.

Spider Plant in a planter

Again, it’s important not to underestimate the impact small changes can have, and fitting a new toilet roll holder, towel rail, or robe hook can have a great affect. Have a look at our accessories section to find the finishing touches for your bathroom’s spring clean.

Imperial Toilet Roll Holder

Have you got any more minimal cost ideas for sprucing up your bathroom? Let us know in the comments.