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Temporary Solutions for Renters Design Series – 10 Creative Bathroom Ideas

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Homesthetics has recently published 13 Important Things That You Should Ask Before Renting An Apartment and Temporary DIY Wall Treatment Ideas For Renters, two articles on a sensible subject : permissions and policies on renting. Decorating is obviously a great deal while renting and it should be addressed far more often that it is today. A constructive dialog between landlord and renter would actually help both parties and we invite you to discuss things in detail if your relation with the landlord is in good terms. It appears that in some cases you are not even allowed to paint the room reason for which we are showcasing below 10 less intrusive decorating ideas for the most unappealing place in your new home at first glance : the bathroom. This space should get proper attention on decorating; personalizing the first room that you see in the morning, the last room that you see before going to bed and the room that contains the bathtub, the supreme relaxation spot is quite important.

#1 Personalize the Curtains to Your Liking

A colorful geometric texture can really change the shower corner. Choose from the thousands of options and personalize it to your liking. The curtain covers quite a large surface so the change would really influence the atmosphere.

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#2 Enhance the Floor

You can find floor mats at sale with ease thanks to competition and thousands of options. A graphic floor mat can disguise the floor and bring a whole lot of comfort underfoot. An alternative would be adhere peel and stick linoleum tiles but these require permission from the landlord.

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#3 Skirt the Sink

By using a graphic fabric that matches the contrast of the previous pieces you will obtain a small design line, you already have three important pieces. The fabric can soften up the place with ease whilst hiding toiletries and providing additional storage space. Make sure that your skirt is temporary and removable .

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#4 Add Extra Storage

Extra storage is quite hard to design if you are just renting but there are some options. Freestanding containers and storage units are the first way to go. Afterwards you can talk to you landlord and propose some solutions for vanity cabinets, under bathtub storage and wall storage above the bathroom door for example. If you are enhancing his unit and you make things better he might accept these.

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 #5  Bring Personality in Through Accesories

Every item will complete the atmosphere. You can bring your loved rustic chair, a small side table, a ladder and in some cases even storage cabinets. Just discuss with your landlord. You can turn walls or shelves into galleries of art and beautifully embed your favorite pieces in it. In the example below you can see how through simple yellow accessories the entire image has been changed. Small touches add a charm in an unimaginable manner, start slow and add a cheerful tone to your new home.

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#6 Empowered Vintage Tiles

Small tiles. We have all seen those colorful ceramic tiles. These may be found in old apartments buildings quite often but instead of fighting against it we would encourage to work with it and vintage and retro accessories to complement them. It will work like a charm .

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#7  Give Dinged Ceramic Pieces a Chance

If you have dinged pieces in your bathroom you can easily use an epoxy kit to rescue the dingy tub or a small tile. This however is a permanent solution so you will need permission from your landlord to perform this operation. You will basically improve the graphic aesthetic values of your bathroom through a fast face lift.

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#8 Use Temporary Wallpapers to Beautify Your Oasis

You can obtain the look of a permanent wallpaper through temporary removable wallpapers with ease. You can add that luxurious glamorous vibe in just a moment and remove it with ease if you are asked to.

 

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#9  Protect Your Privacy With Fabric or Textures

You can also use window treatments beautifully to complement your interior and enhance the graphic aesthetic values whilst protecting your privacy. Modern privacy films are a common used method of protecting your window.

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#10 Good Towels and Bathroom Products

At the end of the day your sense and your body should be the one revitalized more than the materiality of the bathroom. Make sure that you keep this in mind and you stay embellished in quality towels and bathroom products. You do not have to spend hundreds on them, just pay attention to the materials used on fabrics and the composition of the products.

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What do you think about these 10 simple and creative methods to empower your bathroom design? We would love to hear what DIY projects you have completed in yours in the comment section below.

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