8 Bathroom Bettering Ideas You Can Do (When You Can’t Renovate Your Rental)

This are excerpts from an article on Apartment Therapy and they give you an idea on how you can make the bathroom in your rented apartment look incredible (without renovating anything).

Staring all day at photos of enviable bathrooms full of bold tile floors, brand new fixtures, dreamy cabinets and claw foot tubs made for soaking in, it can be easy to get discouraged and focus on what you can’t do when you rent (or if you own but don’t have a huge budget for renovations). But just because you can’t tear everything out and start over doesn’t mean you can’t make your bathroom more beautiful. We’ve got the creative things you CAN do to make your bathroom better!

1. Wish you could paint your walls something dramatic?

Get the most bang for your buck by splurging on the powerful color combination (and stuff you can take with you when you move) of bold shower curtain and colorful art, in wall collage or giant oversize form. Together they’ll be so bold you’ll forget about not being able to paint the ceiling black. Or, if you’re feeling particularly gutsy (and want to spend the dough) experiment with temporary wallpaper.

2. Can’t get all new fixtures?

First make sure you actually can’t get new fixtures by checking with your landlord (because we bet you could at least get a new showerhead). If not, shine and buff the ones you do have with tricks that will make even extra grimy ones look good as new. If it’s a matter of them being an entirely different finish than you’d like, consider getting bold and outnumbering the finishes you don’t love with accessories in the finishes you do love (will require some deft mixing of metallics though).

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