How to dress up a drab bathroom

One of the hardest parts of renting is trying to dress up rooms that haven’t had much love in previous tenancies.  With some luxurious additions, however, you can dress up even the hardest rooms such as the bathroom.


If you have a drab bathroom that looks a little more yesteryear than modern, spa-like retreat, try our tips below to dress up your bathroom.


Your home does not have to feel this way throughout winter and there are a few easy things you can do to freshen up your space.


Invest in quality linen

A quick, easy and affordable way to update your bathroom is through buying some quality linen. This doesn’t have to cost a lot of money either. Some of the country’s biggest department store stock luxurious bath sheets, hand towels and face washers at affordable prices.


To give your bathroom a hotel feel at home, invest in linen in solid colours such as a crisp white, navy or charcoal. If you have open storage space in your bathroom, you could even roll up a few of your new towels and place them on an open shelf. This will help to make your bathroom feel a little more spa-like at home.


Make a statement with your bath mat

If you’re looking for a way to add a splash of colour to your bathroom, try adding a woven bathmat with an intricate pattern or bright, uplifting colours. This is particularly helpful if your bathroom tends to stay quite dark throughout the day. A woven bathmat will also dry quicker than a fluffy, plush bathmat.


Add a sleek shower caddy

The word sleek and shower caddy aren’t really two words you’d expect in the same sentence. There are, however, some clean, minimalist look shower caddies at homewares and department stores. Set up a shower caddy in your bathroom and display some lavish products there to make shower time relaxing while filling your bathroom with amazing fragrances.


Change fixtures and fittings

For this one, you’ll probably need your landlord or property manager’s approval. See if you can update any small fixtures such as a hand towel holder or light fitting to add a fresh touch to your bathroom.


Add a plant, handwash and candle

Nothing adds more luxury to a room than a beautiful candle. Find a candle with a fragrance that you love and add it to your bathroom vanity. You could also add a luxury handwash and a small plant. A handwash in a dark container will add an extra touch of luxury to your bathroom, while a plant will help to add more oxygen to the room.


When you’re renting, sometimes it can be hard to make your space feel like home. By adding a few luxurious touches to your bathroom, you can turn a drab bathroom into a peaceful retreat.

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PS. And if you haven’t seen our last blog titled Easy ways to turn your place into a cosy winter home be sure to check that out next!

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