It’s understandable if you think living in a rental apartment means you’re pretty much stuck with your bathroom and kitchen. After all, even if you can paint with permission from your landlord, cabinets, tiles, and flooring are all permanent items.

However, if you’re willing to get creative, you can give these spaces reversible, renter-friendly makeovers. And as proof, look no further than our stunning bathroom upgrade tips.

Gallery Wall

Rental life has its perks, but sometimes the design limitations are frustrating enough to make you want to pull out all your hair and get a mortgage. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the bathroom, where all the bad tile decisions of yesteryear are your present-day nightmare. But don’t start pricing starter homes yet! With these twelve DIYs and additions, you can transform your bathroom and make it yours — at least until your lease ends.

Go bananas with an artfully curated gallery wall or two. Don’t pick your most precious pieces; this is a place to play with bright, fun prints that either won’t get damaged by too much humidity or won’t mind taking them down when they do.

DIY Bathroom Towel Ladder & Extra Storage 

A towel ladder is more versatile than you’d think. Not only does it allow for floor-to-ceiling hanging storage, but it can be moved to accommodate changing needs. But don’t take our word for it — make one for yourself and see!

We love pegboards for organizing anything and everything kitchen, craft room, and garage, but have you thought of it for the bathroom? Get rid of shelves entirely and operate on a peg system.

The Perfect Bathroom Rug 

A great bath mat will brighten up a bathroom, keep your feet toasty, and protect you from slipping on wet floors. Don’t just buy the first bathmat you see on sale. With the right rug, your bathroom will look like it’s in a boutique AirBnB!