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6 Ways to Personalize a Rental Bathroom

Customize your bathroom according to your needs

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

Let's admit it, living in a rented space has its challenges and limitations. But just because you're renting your space doesn't mean you can't add a few personal touches here and there. Turn your plain bathroom into a stylish and vibrant space with these quick and easy updates.

Pick a vibrant colored trash bin

Aside from the usual white or black bins, why not opt for colorful ones? If your bathroom has plain white walls and tiles, a red or yellow trash bin can serve as an instant accent. 

Replace the shower curtain

A brand new shower curtain can make a huge difference in the shower area. You can buy one with interesting prints or create your own personalized piece. Adding a shower curtain gives added privacy as well if you're sharing the bathroom with other members of the family. 

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Use natural scents

When deodorizing your bathroom, you can use natural ingredients found at home instead of the usual air fresheners. Materials like coffee beans, lemon, and citronella can be used to help absorb bad odors.

Click here to learn more about natural fragrances.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Add plants

Make your bathroom even more relaxing by displaying indoor plants. You may opt to add cacti or succulents as these plants are easy-to-maintain. Place them on top of your counter or by the windowsill. 

Have enough storage

Don’t just leave your shampoo or soap bottles on the bathroom floor! Invest in sturdy containers and storage bins to keep your supplies and essentials organized. This will make it easier for you to locate items when you need them. Maximize the space under the sink by keeping a few baskets there.

Click here for more bathroom organizing tips.

Photo by Bethany Nauert.

Use vertical storage space

Tired of your messy bathroom? You can maximize the vertical space by turning an empty wall into a storage solution. You can hang a rack in one wall then another one behind the door. You may also install wall-mounted shelves.

If you need storage in the shower area, you may install tension or hangings rods. You can then hang a storage rack to keep your shampoo and basic essentials organized.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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