Rental Design: Tips for a Stylish Bathroom

Light and Bright

Most bathrooms tend to be on the small side, and this is especially true when dealing with a bathroom in a rental. For this reason, it's best to keep things in terms of paint and décor light and bright so that the space will feel bigger and more open. This doesn't mean that everything has to be white though. An all white bathroom, as all white anything, can often feel too cold. While it certainly looks clean, which is great in a bathroom, it's nice to throw in some color. If you're really craving dark colors, maybe add dashes here and there, but know that too much can start make the room feel very cramped.

Light and bright bathroom ideas:

Image via DigsDigs

Image via DigsDigs

 

Playful Details

Just because it is a bathroom doesn't mean that it has to be strictly business.  Add fun details that will make the space more interesting. Removable, patterned wallpaper is a great option for rentals – either as an accent wall, the entirety of the bathroom, or just hung in a frame. You can also use playful contact paper to line your drawers for an added burst of color. Add texture and necessary functionality with a bathroom rug.

Removable wallpaper options and ideas:

Image via Chasing Paper

Image via Chasing Paper

Bathroom rugs options and ideas:

 

Have Proper Storage

When it comes to items that I use daily, such as make up, contact solution, and the like, I like to store it in a way so that it is easily and readily accessible. Opening shelving works if you don't have a lot of counter space. If you've got plenty of counter space, consider adding a tray to it to keep your daily items on hand. Sharing the space with a significant other? I suggest having two trays, one for each of you, on opposite sides of the counter, if you've got the room. It's a stylish way to still keep your bathroom functional. Store everything else that you don't use on a daily basis. You can store it behind closed doors in a cabinet or closet, or you can use open shelving. Open shelving also provides a great home for extra towels.

Storage options and ideas:

Image via Domaine

Image via Domaine


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