Bathrooms can be a tricky area of the home to really make your mark on, especially if you’re a renter and can’t do too much to the space. But there is a way that you can make it feel more you without splashing too much cash or doing anything too drastic. Here are my bathroom styling ideas and tips.
Think colour or think monotone
You can really make a big difference to your bathroom by choosing a colour scheme for your accessories. You don’t have to go too matchy-matchy for it to work, but you could either choose to go bold and colourful (which is usually my choice) or you could go with a great neutral colour like brown or tan or even black and white. If you choose a colour or group of colours that aren’t so ‘on trend’ that they’ll be hard to find in a year or so, they can easily be added to over time. The great thing about styling by the accessories you use is that you can change it up as you and your family change over the years.
Splash out on a few fun pieces
If you can afford to, treat yourself to a really cool soap dish (like the one pictured) or some fancy towels that will last a long time. The great thing is that most of the things you would buy for your bathroom are practical so they will get used and aren’t necessarily just for looking at. If they’re a standard collection, they can be added to over time and don’t necessarily all have to be bought at once.
Consumables can be pretty too
If you’ve already got your towel colours sorted and all your accessories are in place you can still at a little colour and style to your bathroom with your consumables. You can get handsoaps (like the method one in the image) that come in cute packaging and don’t cost all that much and are easy to change over when you’ve finished one. This could be the same for hand creams and lotions too. (Toothpaste is still a little dull though ;))
Think about what you’re missing first
Styling any room (on any budget) can feel overwhelming. I like to think of what frustrates me most about the lack of functionality first. If there’s something that you need, like storage or hangers or toothbrush holders, then that’s a great place to start. Styling may be about making it feel prettier, but the real key is in also making things function as seamlessly as possible too. That’s where the magic happens. It’s only in using your space that you come to realise what it is that you’re missing and what you need. That’s why adding and removing things over time often works better than getting things you might need all at once.
There’s nothing to say that you need to style any space all at once, and it’s definitely true when you’re not doing a new build or a renovation – where you might really need these things straight away. Sometimes it can be great to try things that are on the less expensive end of the scale to see if they work for you before getting the top of the line (if that takes your fancy).
Something I really love about styling is that just a few small changes can make a big difference to how a space looks and feels, no matter the cost.
What’s your favourite item in your bathroom that you wouldn’t want to live without?