Editor's Picks: Beautiful Bathroom Updates

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Updating your bathroom’s decorative design doesn’t necessarily mean having to invest in a major renovation. Our favorite four powder-room revamps are simple but translate into something exciting and refreshing—the perfect mini-makeovers for the style-savvy gal with little time to spare and a restricted budget.

1. First, transform your current shower environment into a relaxing haven with fixtures fashioned for luxury. With a new showerhead and tub faucet, your daily bathing routine will become extra special—more stylish, and so more enjoyable. We like the modern geometric design of Delta's Dryden Single-Handle 1-Spray Tub and Shower Faucet Trim Kit, available in smooth stainless or a rustic-looking Venetian bronze finish. A single handle provides easy temperature and volume control, and the stylized square “raincan” showerhead provides an invigorating, enveloping experience, turning your shower into a spalike sanctuary.
Delta Dryden Single-Handle 1-Spray Tub and Shower Faucet Trim Kit, available at Home Depot for $236

2. If your bathroom has an open area above the sink or is in need of a replacement fixture in that space, update it with a new medicine cabinet. Because you need only fasten the piece to the wall, it’s an easy addition to make but carries lots of decorative impact. We appreciate the classic but chic appeal of a dark wood version that contains both open shelves for bathroom accessories and a door for personal storage.
Cinnamon Cherry Wall Cabinet, available at Kirkland’s for $90

3. A new sink faucet is a subtle but significant update. The sink is the central piece in most bathrooms, after all. For style and functionality, look no further than Home Depot’s extensive Delta faucet collection. There are a number of finishes and designs available, but our vote is for the Delta Porter, with its chic high-arc lever handles. Find it in a finish that matches your new showerhead.
Delta Porter 8-inch Widespread 2-Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet, available at Home Depot for $154

4. The easiest but most colorful bathroom update comes via simply swapping in a new shower curtain and matching set of towels. You can change these seasonally or for special occasions. For your everyday curtain, choose something interesting but not overwhelming.
Striped Cabbage Rose Shower Curtain, available at Urban Outfitters for $44