Living in a rented property has it’s perks. The boiler is leaking? Call the estate agents and they’ll pay for it to be sorted. The fridge freezer has packed in? Give them a call and viola! But of course, there are downfalls as well. If you want to re decorate or pull your carpets up, you’ll have to ask for permission first and then invest your time and money into it for you to eventually move out and leave your beautiful renovations behind, along with your investment.
So today I wanted to talk you through a few ways that you can have a bit of a re vamp without breaking the bank or breaking the rules. Even if you own your property, maybe you just can’t afford to rip out the entire bathroom, these ideas might help you to spruce up the space! Maybe I’ll start a series of these posts room by room? Let me know if you’d like that!
First up, ornaments. You might think this is such an easy one but I have been in many a bathroom that lacked any form of decoration let alone ornaments. You can choose to theme your bathroom like we did, going with a beach/nautical theme, or you could just go with the flow and pick items up that you like when you see them. This helps to add character to the bathroom and make it less of a boring looking space in your home. You can also make sure that things like your toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, toilet seat and brush follow this theme too!
Mirrors are a great way to add some character to a bathroom. With places like B&M and The Range selling dozens of designs at super affordable prices, you can’t not really. Chances are you already have a hook or a nail on the wall where the mirror your property came with was, so no need to even get permissions to put holes in the walls. You get even get super creative and decorate your own mirror by purchasing a plain framed mirror and gluing sea shells all around it.
Most bathrooms have a frosted window, but not all of them. To keep your privacy.. well, private, the best fix for the non frosted window is a blind. The main reason that we are looking at a blind for our bathroom is because we have an en suite and I prefer to leave the bathroom door open, but this means that in the morning the light really comes through in to our bedroom. There are such a wide range of specific bathroom blinds over at Direct Blinds starting from as little as £8.28, bargain! Such a perfect way to add a pop of colour to your bathroom too.
When you think about re vamping your bathroom, you probably think about ripping out and replacing the tiles, but again, living in a rented property means that you just can’t do that. But did you know that you can buy waterproof vinyl stickers/tiles for your bathroom? You’re welcome. You can browse the internet or Pinterest for ideas on where to get them and which designs to choose, and again if you’d like to you could theme it with your ornaments!
Last but not least is a new shower curtain. Again these are so readily available in a wide range of colours and patters and can be picked up from places like Primark and H&M. They’re so cheap you could pick up a couple and switch them up every now and then.
So there are my top tips for a bathroom re vamp on a budget and when you can’t rip out those tiles! Have you re vamped your bathroom recently? I’d love to see some photos if you have!