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7 Easy DIY Projects for Your Bathroom

One part of the house that is often overlooked when it comes to interior design is the bathroom. This is a huge mistake because the bathroom can easily become an oasis for relaxation with just a few, simple DIY tricks. If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into the perfect place to recharge, keep reading for seven easy DIY ideas that might just change your everyday life.

1. One-of-a-kind shower floor

Some of the best ideas come to us in the shower, so make the space fit for a serene think session! And, what better way to kickstart your brain than with a little dose of nature—in this case, with pebbles that look like they came out of a fresh river. This particular project might just be one of the best DIY ideas your bathroom has ever seen. All you need is some pebbles (well, a lot of pebbles!) from the dollar store, patience, and attention to detail.

shower floor

2. Vintage towel rack

Towels may not be the most stylish items in a bathroom, but hanging them in the right way can make a big difference. Forget the boring metal racks or cheap-looking plastic hooks and, instead, visit your local thrift store for anything resembling a hanger. In this case, a door knob that you can clean, paint, and put up your bathroom wall brings unexpectedly chic results.

3. Rustic TP holder

Thrift stores and yard sales are great places to remind yourself that anything can be made to look special—even a toilet paper holder! You just need to find the right object or some inspiration to make it yourself. For instance, follow these easy steps to build a rustic toilet paper holder out of pieces of reclaimed wood. The coolest part? If the end result doesn’t suit your bathroom, the item can also double as a shelf for just about anything.

4. Cool and functional storage

What’s a bathroom without a good storage space? Because most bathrooms already have a cabinet, all you have to do is see the potential behind the plain design. Often, one detail can change everything—like a cabinet door or the type of shelves used—and this project combines them both. You can either start from scratch or learn how to change just one little thing to make your bathroom cabinet pop. Happy building!


5. Chalkboard towel rack

What if your loved ones could see your love notes first thing every morning? The bathroom is used by everyone in the house—including friends, family, and guests—which makes it the perfect spot to leave little memos to one another. These instructions show you how to do this and give it a functional twist. Now, get a chalkboard and get creative!

6. Framed mirror

Can we talk about the boring mirrors in most bathrooms? While there’s not a lot you can do with bathroom mirrors (especially if you’re a renter), we have just the idea for you: frame it! This particular frame can be removed, if necessary, which gives you an out if your landlord doesn’t approve or if the DIY project doesn’t go as smoothly as you expect it to go on the first try. The best part? It only costs about $20.

7. Pebble mat

Bath mats are not the first things that come to mind when we think about a stylish bathroom. However, the cool thing about pebbles is that they can be glued to just about anything to make it look homey and stylish at the same time. Follow these steps here if you’re curious about how to make one of the most boring items in your bathroom stick out.

The next time you’re thinking about a DIY project, don’t look any further than your own bathroom. You never know how much these simple DIY ideas can affect your everyday life!

Alexandra Ciuntu
Alexandra Ciuntu
Alexandra is a creative writer and researcher for RentCafe. With a background in e-learning content writing and a passion for knowledge-sharing platforms, she's covered topics from prop-tech to renters insurance to interior design tips. Very familiar with the renter lifestyle herself, Alexandra enjoys researching and writing about renter demographic shifts and residential real estate market trends as much as she loves writing about how to get along with roommates. You can connect with Alexandra via email. Alexandra’s work includes collaborations with financial and business publications. Her articles have been featured in several national and international online publications, including the New York Times, Barrons, Inman, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Marketwatch, Bisnow, and Curbed. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Japanese and English and an M.A. in Journalism and Cultural Studies.

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