You’ve just moved into a new rental property and while it’s nice and clean, airy and spacious, it’s a bit anonymous. It’s not yours. You know that you can’t knock down any walls, repaint the lounge or landscape the garden, so what can you do to personalise your space?
One of the easiest rooms to personalise without making permanent changes is the bathroom. Here’s how to turn your rental bathroom into your own little sanctuary.
Change out your shower curtain
This has to be one of the easiest fixes out there. All you need to do is to remove the existing shower curtain from its hooks, make sure it’s dry, fold it up and store it away. Once it’s out of sight, you can bring in another curtain that suits your aesthetic more. Simple.
Use wall stickers
The great thing about wall stickers is that they don’t have to go on walls. Of course, you can place them on the bathroom wall tiles, but you can also place them on the floor tiles if you want to. Similarly, if you have a window in the bathroom, then window clings can add interest and colour.
Change the shower head
If you prefer a rainfall shower head, or just a fancier-looking one, then this is an easy – and reversible – change to make. Sometimes, it’s the little touches that make the biggest difference.
Fill the space with your bottles and towels
If you have windowsill space or lots of shelving in the bathroom, then filling it with your favourite bottles of bubbles will make you feel at home. You can also bring in free-standing shelving of your own and fill it with your own towels and other bathroom accoutrements so that you feel right at home whenever you walk in.
Lay down a brightly-coloured bathroom mat
Very often, rental bathrooms are quite sterile and featureless, so a pop of colour and texture will bring the space to life, as well as add a touch of cosiness that is – crucially – easy to pick up and move to your next home.