Hi there friend! After taking the summer off, I’m back with The Best Renters Hacks series. My fellow rental bloggers and I have shared our best decorating tips and DIYs for the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and dining room. Now you are getting the rental creative scoop for the bathroom and laundry room.
My bathroom and laundry situation might be a little different than yours (unless you live in Japan) 😉 but these tips and tricks can be used for any rental space!
Start with a blank space and optimize.
Make permanent eyesores pretty!
Try these creative solutions for common problems with rental bathrooms and laundry rooms.
*Weird storage units that are oddly placed and outdated.
Add greenery and spa items to open shelves. If the cabinet is closed storage, hang baskets with command strips and wire containers on the sides, underneath, or on top! Adding natural textures like seagrass with metal and plants can do wonders for the aesthetic of an outdated bathroom/laundry room.
*Exposed hoses and wires in a laundry room.
If there are cabinets over them or your washer and dryer are in a nook, hang curtains on a tension rod to hide them.
Wires and cords hanging out in the open on a flat wall can be hidden with furniture.
Or try a creative solution like these baskets attached with command hooks to a rental wall!
*Cover ugly floors with rugs.
Limit your use of bath mats and opt for decorative flat rugs like kilims, durries, and area rugs instead.
Rentals are notorious for having limited storage (at least the 6 I have lived in!). Maximize the space with extra shelving, bins, and baskets. Don’t forget wall storage too! Adding an extra shelf under the sink cabinet will double its space.
Display pretty things, hide the rest.
Add art and personality.
If you have the space, bring in plants and seating like a wood bench or bamboo stool. Hang bathroom friendly wall hangings like mirrors, baskets, oil paintings, and inexpensive prints. (Be careful with photography because of the moisture.)
With these simple tips and tricks, any rental bathroom and laundry room can be stylish, functional, and enjoyable! Make sure to stop by Linda’s gorgeous blog The Home i Create to read her best hacks for rental bathrooms.
Do you have any tips and tricks to share for rental spaces? I would love to hear about them!