Finding nonpermanent ways to update your apartment is key to making a rental feel like home. You might want to switch out your sink, but your rental agreement makes it a no-go. Instead, modify it to suit your tastes. Hang a skirt around an open sink, using adhesive-backed hook-and-loop tape to hide unsightly plumbing. Hide baskets or a low shelving unit of bathroom essentials behind the skirt.

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Add a skirt to hide unsightly plumbing from an open sink as well as hidden storage for cleaning supplies!

Wrap matching fabric around that pedestal sink to hide extra storage.  ~This is an old trick I remember as a kid.~

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

Esta semana recebi um e-mail da querida Sinezia. Ela pede dicas para organizar o seu banheiro que é super pequeno. Para piorar a situação, ela mora numa casa de aluguel e não dá para mexer em nada. Como é um problema comum em muitas casas, achei legal divulgar este e-mail, pois tem muita gente que tem dúvidas de […]

Como organizar um banheiro pequeno e de aluguel

A sink skirt hides clutter. You can easily make a no-sew one from a pretty bedsheet. you could do this with your cute little sink!

Give your bath a timeless look by splurging on a marble countertop and save on inexpensive cabinetry. This simple marble-topped workbench-style vanity provides room for towels and toiletries under the sink. Simple cotton skirting, instead of traditional doors, keeps the items under wraps. Flirty green floral wallpaper adds cottage style that's easy to update in the future.

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

This simple marble-topped workbench-style vanity provides room for towels and toiletries under the sink. Simple cotton skirting, instead of traditional doors, keeps the items under wraps.

Repurposed Beauty    Problem: Your bathroom storage spaces needs a little creativity.    Solution: Ordinarily reserved for kitchens and dining rooms, a colorful hutch adds a splash of personality and plenty of storage in this small bathroom. Open shelving on top of the hutch offers display space for wire baskets filled with pretty soaps and bath salts, while a lower cabinet houses towels and linens.

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Rather than cringe at something you don't like, embrace it and find a work-around. If the bathroom tile is a shade you can't stand, pick a color you do like to serve as the room's main hue. The tone of green used in this bathroom has just a twinge of yellow, which helps the accents to stand out and the yellow tile to recede.

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19 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment. Rather than cringe at something you don't like, embrace it and work around it. If the bathroom tile is in a shade you can't stand, pick a color you do like and make it serve as the room's main hue.

Shine On  In any small space, using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders. They reflect light and make a space feel bigger. Hang a large mirror in your apartment's dining space, living room, or bedroom across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room.

26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

"In any small space, using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders. They reflect light and make a space feel bigger." I love the idea of placing a small desk in front of the mirror.

Turn your TV wall into a focal point. Hang paneled artwork behind the TV to frame it, and surround the TV with plenty of storage. Take your TV to the wall and place a console beneath it that can be used as a serving surface when entertaining. Plus, having a piece of furniture beneath a wall-mount TV grounds it and prevents it from seeming as if there's a random black object floating on the wall.

26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

Small spaces: Turn your TV wall into a focal point. Hang paneled artwork behind the TV to frame it, and surround the TV with plenty of storage.

sink skirt - Like the lines, maybe in darker colors w/white lines..

Inspiration: 10 Modern Table Skirts

what genius approach! saving just in case...our bath is too narrow for this approach, but I love it!

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

Bathroom Basics  Problem: Your bathroom lacks accents  Solution: Towels are a bathroom necessity. But with clever arranging they can also become a bathroom accessory. Choose towels in multiple colors and layer them to add splashes of color. Show off other bathroom essentials, such as soaps and lotions, for fun and functional decorating. Love the way this looks but not in the apartment bathroom but can apply the towel principles to the wine rack

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Streamline Storage For a sleek, clean look, keep storage flush with walls whenever possible. Narrow shelving units also help you edit what you keep in your bathroom. With just enough storage, you'll have space to store the essentials, with no room left o

Some vintage apartment buildings come with gorgeous built-ins, ideal for storing modern necessities. If your apartment is lacking, fake the look by flanking a doorway with identical bookcases that reach almost to the ceiling and install moldings around the tops of the shelves. As a style bonus, paint the bookcase before installation, or line the backs with pretty paper.

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Faux Built-In fake the look by flanking a doorway with identical bookcases that reach almost to the ceiling and install moldings around the tops of the shelves. As a style bonus, paint the bookcase before installation, or line the backs with pretty paper.

Nothing complements natural wood surfaces like green. Pairing the two in this small bathroom creates the aura of a leafy forest.

Decorating with Green Walls, Accents, and Accessories

Sage Green + Mahogany - Color Scheme for Downstairs Bathroom

Bath Bling    With a touch of sparkle, a diminutive powder room can morph into a stunning jewel. In this small bath, slivers of glass tile create a shimmering backdrop for an infinity-style sink. Create a similar effect for less cash by covering a single wall with vibrant wallpaper.

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

In this small bath, slivers of glass tile create a shimmering backdrop for an infinity-style sink. Create a similar effect for less cash by covering a single wall with vibrant wallpaper.

Cozy, Chic Dining  A cramped dining nook can become worthy of dinner parties with a few smart strategies. Use clear chairs or a glass-top table to visually expand the space and make it feel bigger, hang up some artwork, and adjust the lighting. Install wall-mount sconces that don't need to be hardwired, or place lamps on a narrow console. If your dining area came with a chandelier, see if you can cover the bare bulbs with shades, which will diffuse the light, softening the room's glow.

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For small eating nooks, use clear chairs and/or glass top tables to visually expand space

Hidden Storage  A beautifully skirted table hides a secret. Beneath the sumptuous fabric is a shelving unit

26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

Save Space, bookshelf with library style organizers, to hold everything from dishes to papers

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