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DIY Ideas For Your Small Bathroom

By Katie

Updated: August 23rd, 2018

Apartment bathrooms are often small with little to no storage, but something about this compact area definitely makes it easier "DIY Ideas For Your Small Bathroom"

Apartment bathrooms are often small with little to no storage, but something about this compact area definitely makes it easier to navigate. Better yet, the smallest of changes can make the biggest impact to your small bathroom.

If you’re looking for a pop of colour, better practicality and something a little different in your bathroom then a little DIY for your small bathroom is the way to go.

Shower Rod

Change your typical silver metal to a different colour, such as copper or black. This can be easily done by heading to your local Bunnings and purchasing a new iron pipe.

Source: Desert Domicile

Shower Curtain

Move over boring white or dare I say, clear, shower curtain – it’s time to jazz up your bathroom. The girls behind a beautiful mess have transformed a tie-dye shower curtain into an everyday motivational wake-me-up message. Take a look below.

Source: a beautiful mess


Frameless mirrors can be framed with a lick of paint on the wall surrounding it.

Source: Rice Design

You can also create a mirror in a second-hand wooden crate. All you need is to get the right size mirror into the crate and some glue.

Source: diy network


Paint your dull bathroom cabinet a different colour and pick up some new handles. If you’re wondering about painting on laminate, use protective enamel oil-based paint.

Source: Decorchick


Having space in your bathroom for towels, make-up, and extra supplies is hard to come by in apartments. To make the most of the space you have try putting a shelf above the doorway that could store toilet paper or towels.

Source: My so-called home

A Mason jar bathroom organizer is perfect for storing the essentials in the bathroom.

Source: Liz Marie

Or if you have a cupboard, maximise the space with stick on pods that allow you to easily organise all your smaller items.

Source: Buzzfeed

Add Greenery

Bringing the garden inside the home on trend at the moment and that means you can bring it into the bathroom too.

Source: Leigh Laurel Studios

If there’s no room on your vanity, try hanging a pot from the ceiling or a moss ball planter as seen below.

Source: PO Box 9

Got any more easy DIY ideas to brighten up your bathroom, let us know in the comments below.



I've loved interior design for as long as I can remember and I'm currently about to renovate my first home. So as well as being the Content Lead at Airtasker, I'm also on the lookout for the latest design trends, backyard ideas and anything to do around the home. I'm also trying to use low-tox cleaning methods and work towards being more plastic-free!

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  1. Geelong Bloke

    Now there is some awesome ideas. I love them. I’m glad to see others are tuned in on the fact that a lot of people need a happiness booster. Unfortunately with all the terrible things that have happened to the earth since 2001, it has created an underlying anxiety and also subconscious stress to the majority of humanity. It’s just sad because once you think about it you can verify those facts quickly for yourself. Anyway once people are aware they can work on moving into a different mindset, allowing more trust in our fellow earthlings which will yeild happiness. Things like this bathroom tweak up so we feel good is pure genius, again the majority of us go in there every day and it’s sure to make peoples days much better.
    I love people who care about others as much or even more than themselves, if we were all like this even just a bit, what a very different a few more positive world we would live in.
    Love, Empathy, Care, Compassion it should be in everyone’s goal to make these traits habit in our personality. I’ll add to that the ability to identify greed and how one person’s greed can affect everybody else, greed and jealousy are a couple of many personality traits that bring the whole human race down and drastically hinder our ability to move forward with topics that could solve the very worst of the world’s problems. Nick Dalton.