Browse the toilet seat aisle of any discount or home improvement store and you will discover various colors, materials, and seat patterns. However, none are really very decorative. The seat serves a basic purpose, but the lids can be far more eye-catching than they usually are. Buy a real wood or composite wood toilet seat, and use these unique and creative ways to decorate the top of the lid. It is possible to add pizzazz to the bathroom without buying an overpriced seat for the throne.
Decorate the Toilet Lid with Faux Gems
When looking for creative ways to decorate a toilet seat, try something easy but very unique. Decorate the lid with faux gems. They will give the porcelain throne the look of a real royal seat. Look for peel and stick gems or varieties that can be attached with clear-drying epoxy. Space them evenly for the best overall look. They will definitely add a little bling to a bathroom fixture that is not usually glitzy.
Apply Peel and Stick Appliqués to the Lid
Why buy an expensive toilet seat with a decorative lid when the plain cheap varieties are easy to decorate? Visit a local craft store, and shop for peel and stick appliqués in a preferred theme. They are available in many subjects, and they provide the ideal way to decorate a toilet seat lid. From flowers to fairies, you will find a wide variety of peel and stick designs that can be used to decorate a toilet seat lid in eye-catching new ways. They are very thin, and they do not look like stickers. High-quality appliqués look like painted works of art.
Decorate the Toilet Lid with Sand and Small Shells
An ocean or nautical themed bathroom is a popular choice, but it is hard to find a toilet seat to fit the theme – unless you like angelfish. They seem to be the most common graphic available on cushioned embroidered lids. Forget about buying a cushioned variety with a cartoon-quality angelfish, and decorate a wooden toilet lid in a unique new way with sand and small shells.
Begin by covering seat and hinge with newspaper. A sandy seat would not be comfortable! Coat the top of the lid with spray-on adhesive, and cover it in natural sand. When the adhesive dries, attach small shells with strong clear-drying epoxy glue. If a little color is desired, add pieces of smooth beach glass in hues of your choice. It will beautifully decorate an ocean-themed bathroom, and like the aforementioned decorated toilet seats with lids, it will never be found in stores.