I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel at least a little bit weird to take you guys inside my bathroom, but, come on in! When I was apartment hunting last year, this bathroom was my least favorite thing about my new place. It’s super dark and feels like a little cave! BUT it did have tons of storage and floor space to work with.
I immediately knew I wanted to lighten things up with some fun wallpaper, so I used this DIY wallpaper from Anthropologie. When I ordered the wallpaper, I assumed it would come “peel and stick” and basically stay on the wall like a big sticker! So, when it arrived without any adhesive underside, I was confused.
Turns out, this type of wallpaper becomes “sticky” by wetting the back. It felt really wrong to spray my pretty new paper with water, but I followed the directions and went for it. To my surprise, it worked like a charm! Actually, the wetter it got, the better it stuck. I used a spray bottle to wet the back and a nail file to smooth out any bubbles or creases. It’s stayed up perfectly since the first day I installed it! Highly recommend.
Even with the wallpaper, my bathroom still felt bare! I added a ceramic stool from Anthropologie and a shelf from Urban Outfitters to the back wall!
My shower didn’t have any sort of shelving, so I used this tower from Urban Outfitters! I snagged these suction cup hooks on Amazon and I love them…they can hold, like, a thousand wet swimsuits without falling off!
I was super into these built-in alcoves, and was planning to put a lamp inside one…until I discovered there were no outlets! So I opted for a decorative basket (that holds my tampons, lol), a jewelry organizer and my close-up mirror.
This necklace hanging rack is from Urban Outfitters a few years ago, but I’ve linked some similar options at the bottom of this post.
I opted for simple glass jars from Ikea and Crate + Barrel for my countertops. To organize my brushes, I filled a vase with sand and just stick ’em all in there! Works like a charm.
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Thanks for coming inside my bathroom, and seeing what I managed to do in this space. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any tips on how to brighten it up! XO!