Refreshing Your Bathroom

Bathroom Decorations

Bathroom decorations are a great way to update or revitalize a bathroom which is a bit out of date or boring, without having to completely redecorate or remodel. You might want to get new bathroom decorations as a one-time thing, or keep several sets of decorations and rotate them with the seasons or as you get tired of the current look. So, what kind of bathroom decorations can you use to perk up the room?

Fabric Items

There are the obvious fabric pieces like towels, shower curtains, window curtains, and the bathmat or rug, but you might also consider a curtain below a pedestal sink, lampshade covers, toilet seat and tank covers, a valance above a bath or shower alcove, wastebasket cover or liner, or curtains in glass-door cabinets. Using all of these at once, especially in a small bathroom, would be overkill, so pick and choose what works best for you.

Sink, Shower and Tub Accessories

These include things like soap dispensers and soap dishes, tissue box holders, toothbrush holders, and wastebaskets. You could change out all of these items at once for another matched set, or you could keep some of them in a solid color and just change out the others. Shower curtain rings come under this heading, too, and are an easy and cheap update.

Fixture Parts

Faucet handles can often be changed out or can have decorative panels or parts which can be changed. Light fixtures might have standard size holders which will take different shades or, different colors of the same shape shade. Even changing bulbs can make a surprising amount of difference. Covers for shower curtain rods are an easy change which makes an older rod look much classier.

Semi-Permanent Bathroom Decorations

Some decorations are a little more work to install or remove, but are not as permanent as repainting. For example, wallpaper borders come in removable types, and can be used at the ceiling, picture rail or chair rail height, or to frame a tub alcove. Self-stick tile stickers or transfers can be added to your plain tiles for a whole new look and removed when you tire of them. Painting tiles with ceramic paints, but not firing them in the oven, also results in a semi-permanent finish which can be scrubbed off with some effort.

Ornaments, Pictures, and Knick-Knacks

Finally, there is a huge range of decorative items which could be used anywhere in the house, but which can be used in the bathroom as long as they won’t be damaged by moisture. Posters and postcards, framed or not; china or glass ornaments; wicker and rattan (which do better anyway in an atmosphere which is not too dry); even a collection of rubber duckies, all look great and make a complete change in the atmosphere and feel of a room.

Damage Caused By Mold and Mildew

Silent Destruction

Damage caused by molds may not be immediately evident until such time it has become widely spread. Then mold can become a health hazard as well as a disintegration agent. Molds that grow in an open environment look organic and appear greenish to brown. However, it can also develop inside the home premises without the owner’s knowledge, especially if the condition is ideal – moist and warm.


Molds are a toxic genus of fungus that could become poisonous and therefore a health hazard. On top of being a health hazard, it also grows and feeds on any organic material that it touches. The end result, the material host decays to sustain the growth of the molds. This usually happens on perpetually moist walls or posts, under the carpet, trees, and leaves. If left to breed for a long time, this will lead to the weakening and eventual destruction of wherever it proliferates on.

Small Water Leaks

Mold damage sets in for a lot of reasons. Many times, they can be avoided, sometimes not. Unknown to the homeowner, there could be a tiny pipe leak hidden and unseen at the back of the walls or floorboards. Leaks in the roof can cause water damage and allow molds to develop on the ceiling as well as the walls.  Excess water caused by fire cleanups can also induce mold growth in places that are not often visited or cleaned.

Mold Spores

Mold spores can travel to other places through the air. So when it lands on organic material and is allowed to stay there, it will start developing and damaging your home or furniture. When inhaled by the unsuspecting home occupants and pets, it could result in a host of illnesses such as respiratory, intestinal and neurological.

Damage Can Be serious

Unchecked mold growth can only lead to the decay of your property. In a less severe scenario, it can cause discoloration or staining. This has been the case for thousands of antique items that were meant to be preserved but were found eaten away by mold growth because they have been left unchecked and unmaintained for a long time.

Incomplete Fire and Water Damage Cleanup

After a fire or flood disaster, taking out the smoke odor and cleaning off the soot on the walls, floors and other fixtures is not sufficient.  A professional restoration company can do a complete cleanup not only those that are seen by the naked eyes but as well those that can be developing in the hidden recesses of your home.