If you’re new around these parts, you might not know that we actually rent the Minter-Monk abode. While we (I) have tried to make it our own as much as possible, there are still little holdbacks that come with making a house a home when it isn’t your own, particularly when it comes to decorating spaces like the kitchen and bathroom. Places that have more permanent fixtures that are harder to change such as tiles and cabinets, for example. The ones that make it feel tricky to be able to truly make your mark on your space. But, nothing injects personality and a bit of pizazz like a dust collector or two. In my eyes, accessories are the magic makers that can really add that homely touch to any space. So, I thought I’d share my little bathroom wish list and give you a little insight into my rental bathroom makeover mood board.
Okay, so I haven’t actually created a mood board… yet. I’ve pieced together some bits that I like, which you can see below. So, you get the gist of the kind of vibe that I’m going for.
Any who, our bathroom is a bit of a tricky space to style. The tiles are a beige, neutral marble effect, with a wooden cabinet and magnolia ceiling and door. I would love to have been able to use some vinyl tile stickers in here, but unfortunately it just wouldn’t really work, what with it being tiled from top to toe. But, a good freshen up with a lick of paint will definitely work wonders. It’s also quite a confined space, meaning there isn’t a lot of floor space to add any pretty additions like baskets or plant pots.
For years I’ve found the beige tiles really difficult to work with and to add my own style to, so the bathroom has been a typical get-the-job-done kind of space, and has basically received next to no attention on the faffing front. I’ve tried adding dark greys and going for a more monochrome look, I’ve tried adding greens for a more nature-inspired style, but nothing has really felt ‘right’. So, I’ve decided to embrace the beige but balance it out with some warmer tones. Think burnt oranges tones, pops of mustard and yellow, hints of pink and textures galore (not to mention copious plant babies and prints of course!)
What do you think? Do you have any tips when it comes to decorating a rental bathroom?