How To Give The Bathroom Of Your Rental Home An Upgrade

Last updated on April 14th, 2023

Sprucing up your rental space is an exciting adventure. You can add a few couches, beds, and units to give the home your identity. But things are not so simple on the bathroom front. A total makeover isn’t possible or practical.

But hey, you don’t have to let the dreary space damper your mood. All you need is a bit of imagination and some tips and tricks to breathe life into your bathroom décor. Skeptical? Well, you need not be. Read on and find out how to make the impossible possible.

Vignettes for a Spa Effect

Your empty counter space deserves attention. To give this space a spa-like feel, we suggest, you introduce a vignette. What’s more, you don’t have to spend a penny to achieve this. Hunt for trays or baskets from your storage and fashion a vignette by placing scented candles, pine cones, or small potted plants in it. You can use cakes of soap, essential oils, and towels too, to make it interesting. To take it up a notch, add baskets of rolled towels if space permits. A cane laundry bin under the counter or on the side will play up the spa theme with aplomb.

Light it Up

Standard light bulbs and tubes lack Imagination. To take the look to the next level, get some fancy light fittings, be they wall sconces or ceiling fixtures. Try to use the existing power outlets, so you don’t have to resort to invasive wire work. To avoid mishaps, avoid putting hanging lights in the shower area. Lights are a sure way to add a touch of glamour to your bathroom.

Appealing Shower Curtains

Shower curtains not only add to the ambiance but also hide stained or old tile work. The trick is to pick a color such as blue or green and use shades of these colors for your towels, shower curtains, and bathmat to give them a uniform and classy touch. As all these features don’t need civil work, you don’t have to worry about upsetting your landlord.

Decadent Decals

Decals are easy to use and these waterproof wonders can transform the look of your bathroom in minutes. You can choose random placement or opt for petite floral borders for better impact. But hey, precision is the key, so we suggest you take your time when putting them up.

Wall Art

A great way to amp up the look of your bathroom is by putting up quaint woven plates, watercolors, or pressed flower frames on the wall. Yes, we know. Drilling is a strict no-no in most rental bathrooms. But all is not lost. Try removable hanging strips to put up the artwork. And hey, opt for small frames so the sticky tape can take the weight.

Do it with Mirrors

Every bathroom worth its salt will sport a mirror. All you have to do is replace the standard affair with something classy. You will find a wide selection online to suit every budget. Make sure you select a mirror about the same size as the previous one, as tiles behind the mirror may be tarnished or damaged.

Change the Hardware

This may be a bit tricky as you will need the landlord’s permission. But, let’s face it, you are not going to take these gems with you, so it’s a win-win situation for your landlord. Try fancy brass or copper hardware if they are in your budget for a spiffy look. Gleaming steel will work too. Make sure you carry the theme forward by introducing towel rings and shower curtain rails in the same metal.

If you do get attached to your brass taps, take them with you when you move and replace the old ones.

Summing Up

With a bit of imagination, you can upgrade your rental home bathroom without mess or fuss. What’s more, depending on the size and style of your space, you can come up with creative ideas to give it your personality.

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