Here are some easy ways to spruce up your bathroom without breaking the bank.

The humble bathroom can become one of the most overlooked spaces in your home. Until you can afford the house of your dreams, here are some of the easiest upgrades and fixes that don't require a ton of elbow grease.

1. Make some room.

A curved shower curtain rod can do wonders for the interior of a cramped tub and shower situation. The best part is, most of them require no tools to install and go up in a matter of minutes. 

shower curtain

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2. Upgrade your towels.

Let's face it—we've all got those scraggly towels that have seen better days. Splurge on something as simple as a luxurious bath sheet or a matching set of plush towels to refresh the whole room. Look for natural materials, like Turkish cotton.

towel, woman

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

3. Make it rain.

You may not give much thought to your shower head, but once you upgrade it, you'll never go back to a builder-grade fixture again. For under $100, you can find many different styles that will give you a luxurious, spa-like experience.

shower head

Photo by Kevin Baquerizo

4. Add an artistic touch.

Coated canvases are great for displaying in bathrooms because they don't have any glass to get fogged up or spotty. Find two or three that complement each other and add instant interest to a blank wall.

5. Plant a pothos.

We've all seen climbing pothos plants in offices and living rooms. Did you know that a steamy bathroom is actually a great place for these low-maintenance varieties? You'll love the way the ends trail down, and when it's time for watering, you're right where you need to be!

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Photo by Ryan Christodoulou

The next time you're looking to freshen up a room, try one of these simple tips.

How have you upgraded your bathroom? Share your DIY projects and some of your favorite purchases with us in the comments!