Is there anything worse than a sad rental apartment bathroom? It’s hard to imagine what you can do to improve it, short of ripping the whole thing out and starting fresh.
Blogger Meg Biram had this exact problem in her Washington D.C. studio rental – but she managed to completely revamp the space from a bare white box to a welcoming washroom. Her small changes really add up!
Read on to see Meg’s transformation (with photos by Abby Jiu) and get her 3 rental bathroom makeover tips.
“When you are renting a space, investing money in switching out fixtures can be a waste of money if you aren’t sure if you’ll stay there long term. So I decided to do a quick cosmetic update with paint and accessories.” – Meg Biram
1. Test Multiple Colors
“Ever since I first looked at the first space I just had a feeling for the bathroom — an adult pink. Not baby, not hot, not bubble gum, but an adult shade. I painted 5 different swatches on the wall before I went with Blushing by Sherwin Williams [SW 6617 Blushing]. Not only was the shade perfect, but I was so excited about the name of the color.”
2. Work With What You’ve Got
“I couldn’t change the floor or the fixtures, I had to work with what I had. I wanted all the accessories to be white + gray to go with the floor tile, and modern enough to balance the slightly dated fixtures. White is just so fresh and clean for a bathroom. Adding any other colors would have just been too much!”
3. Keep It Organized
“I like to use trays, cups, pouches and bowls. At home I have everything either in my mirror or linen closet in an array of trays + baskets. On my bathroom counter I have the white lacquer bathroom accessories. At the studio we keep all of the extra toilet paper in a basket so it’s easy to replace when it runs out!”
Photos: Abby Jiu