Before & After: Angela's Soft, Sweet Bathroom Cover-Up

Before & After: Angela's Soft, Sweet Bathroom Cover-Up

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Toledo, OH
U.S. Renter
My room makeover::
To help transform my builders-beige bathroom into a warm space, I relied on the power of textiles/fabric. I sewed a shower curtain in dual panels and also created a detachable skirt to conceal the outdated sink vanity. I also bought all-matching towels, which soothes my mildly neurotic mind (and looks less cluttered). Instead of true shower curtain rings, I used wood drapery rings. Items like ceramic dinnerware, bamboo, and shells bring the natural energy into the room, eliminating the previous sterile vibe. Since storage is severely lacking, I hung floating shelves near the sink for only the necessities like toothbrushes and toothpaste. I set up a "faux linen closet" just outside the bathroom with a small bookshelf. It took a few months to makeover the bathroom, since I did it in slow stages. The total budget was about $150, which was smaller as I swap a lot of decor between various rooms of my home.
My makeover advice::
There are many ways to personalize a room without making huge changes. Learning to make the most of what you were given is perfect for renters or those not wanting to spend a lot of money. For me, the easiest way to make over my bathroom was to accept the beige walls instead of painting them and find other items in colors that warm up the space.
What I love most about my new space::
I love that I turned this dreary bathroom into one that felt unique and homey. But most of all, I love that I did so on a smallish budget and without paint. When I move, I'll only have to screw the vanity doors back on.
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