Think Light and Bright
Keep the colors neutral – white, tan, grey or a combination of those shades – to create a relaxing mood. The lighter and more neutral the colors in your bathroom, the more spa-like it will feel. Bright colors energize while neutrals create a calming environment. Paint the walls if you can. If you don’t love the flooring, get a seagrass or sisal throw rug to cover it up.
If you have really bright lighting in your bathroom, consider installing a dimmer switch so you can control how much light you want at different times of the day. Add lightly scented candles for those times when you want a relaxing soak in the tub.