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Design Your Bathroom: Tips for Renters

There are many reasons that renting is better than buying.

Many apartments offer fabulous floor plans, giving you the freedom to decorate and design your apartment home however you please.

You can design your bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen to reflect your own unique personality. The trick is finding creative ways to make the space your own.

In this post, we’ll reveal five fun design tips for bathrooms. Read on!

1. Go Green

Are you environmentally conscious?

You may not be able to install the latest water-saving technology in your rented apartment. But there’s no reason you can’t go green inside your bathroom.

Sleek planters add freshness and greenery to even the dullest bathrooms. Decorate your bathroom with natural materials like wood, stones, and bamboo.

Another hot trend is a “living wall,” or a small vertical garden with real or fake plants.

2. Open Up Space with Mirrors

The easiest way to open up space is with some well-placed mirrors. Placing mirrors in front of, beside, and behind you gives the illusion of a bigger space.

Depending on your taste, you might opt for vintage, retro, or ultra-modern designs. You could also create a wall collage of several smaller mirrors.

Another fun idea? Hang a chalkboard in your bathroom and fill it with sketches, quotes, or anything else that inspires you.

3. Choose the Right Lighting

Looking for a way to brighten your bathroom and give it a fresh, modern feel?

Bring your bathroom up-to-date by replacing those standard bulbs with new LED lights. They conserve energy, helping to bring down your electricity bill, and they last a long time too.

For extra fun, hang some LED string lights on the wall of your bathroom. Or, for a more intimate look, invest in some elegant scented candles.

4. Make It Comfortable

Whether you’re getting ready for work or unwinding at the end of a long day, you want your bathroom to be a comfortable, welcoming space.

Think ultra-plush towels and microfiber bath mats. Use an aromatherapy diffuser to keep the room smelling fresh and inviting.

If you have a tub, treat yourself to the occasional bath. Light some candles and add some scented bath salts or oils. Choose decor that helps you feel balanced and relaxed.

5. Save Space

Our final design tip for bathrooms is to save space wherever possible.

Depending on the apartment’s layout, your bathroom may (or may not) be equipped with a lot of storage space. If you find things are getting cluttered, consider an over-the-toilet cabinet to store your odds and ends.

Another fun idea? If space allows, lean a rustic wooden ladder against the wall to use as a towel rack. It looks much more interesting than a standard towel rack!

Ready to Design Your Bathroom?

Whether it’s updating the lighting or making the space feel cozier, you can re-design your bathroom with these fun tips.

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