September 14th, 2017

Simple DIYs to transform your bathroom.


This may not seem like the pretties bathroom, still, but if you take a look at the ‘before’ pictures of it, you can easily tell how much the space has improved.

In this post, I’m going to share with you some ideas and tips on how to redo a bathroom without having to do massive work or spending lots of money!


Alright, I’ve decided to make this into a blog post right after I started painting the bath tub, so I don’t have a proper photo of the before, but you can see how bland and beige this is.

The easiest step to change up a space is fresh paint: I selected a dark colour for the bath, as well as an icy grey for some parts of the wall and touches here and there.


Multiple floor tiles were cracked and that drove me insane, so I knew I wanted to cover them up. The bath mat had been doing an okay job for a while, but I wanted to take things further by buying 1 metre of vinyl, with a pretty tile effect, so that I could cover the whole area, adding some colour.


Vinyl comes in many different patterns and measurements so that you can cut out what you need and lay it down on your own floor. They are very affordable, so that if you mess up, or end up wanting to change it later on, you can without feeling like you wasted money.

I didn’t glue mine to the floor, but I did use silicone to go around all the edges for a polished look.

My dad gave me some tips on how to get a more professional looking result while applying the silicone: use paper tape for precision, and after doing your silicone line, wet your finger and smooth it over. Then remove the tape to reveal clean edges.


I ordered a square shower head off of eBay: this was cheap, but still looks way more expensive than the one we had, so it did the trick.

I’ve also added a small hook on the ceiling and DIYed a hanging plant: I placed it on a plastic vase, cut out 3 small holes and used white embroidery thread to hang it.


The toilet seat is stained and broken, but I couldn’t find the right shape to replace it, so in the meantime, I had some fun painting stripes on top of it. They are very subtle and managed to cover all the stains nicely.


I also bought a storage unit that goes under the sink, which was just £39, and found a glue-on toilet paper holder for just £10. This last one did not fit anywhere in the wall, so I simply combined the two.


The cabinet itself provides lots of storage that we have been missing and needing for such a long time, and to make it tie in better, I’ve painted the two knobs the same grey as the rest of the bathroom.


I’ve added a bigger plant in one corner to bring in even more colour to this room.

This is all I’ve done, and to me, it makes such a difference. For years I’ve hated this bathroom, but now that I got to make it a bit more fun and colourful, I don’t mind it as much.



80 thoughts on “TINY BATHROOM IDEAS.

  1. Laura

    It’s beautiful Marzia!
    I didn’t really get the aprt about vynil. Did you add the white bottom line and you used your dad’s advice to do it properly? I don’t think I got what you did 😦
    I really like the idea of small plants around the apartment! Now I’m still in a student house but as soon as I have my own one I would like to put some little nice ones around, it looks like they make the atmosphere cleaner 🙂

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  2. Aurolaf

    I’m such a trash for this room decoration like this. It looks really good!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Marzia. Things are so rough for you these days, I wish people can move on and start focusing on other important events, like, speak up about the genocide in Myanmar. It’s way more life-threatening and horrible things to ignore.

    Lots of love from Indonesia!


  3. szanpan001

    Reblogged this on karasblog and commented:
    I do love DIYs. As I am still having a reconstruction in my home, I will soon publish some similar posts. All I would need is a phone with a decent camera which I lack at the moment 😦 Lovely pics, handy ideas and one of my favorite bloggers.


  4. Lisa

    Very nice makeover 🙂 I love the dark green under the shower! The drower’s rope reminds me of the sea, you can add a theme carpet! Or hang up something related to it 🙂
    By the way great job !! 😊😘

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  5. Suzon

    Aaaah, I really like this kind of article!

    The storage unit is cute (I like the ropes) and I love your hanging plant!
    Still, it must have been hard to put the vinyl around the toilet…
    I might have changed to unicolor curtain tho, since there are already details on the floor and the wall.

    Anyway, thanks for the ideas! Your bathroom looks really nice and clean, good job (◠‿◠✿)

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  6. Ashley Garcia

    Omaga Mertzia! These ideas are amazing! My bf and I, are moving (no more rent) and I want to go crazy with my house too, make it beautiful. Just what I need it!… lemme scroll thru your blog, see more inspiration :3 thank you soo much beautiful soul♡

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  7. nurselifebykarin

    Oh my god, I love this Marzia! I am looking to buy a house at the moment. Tomorrow I’ll take a look at a house and on the pictures I really hate the bathroom tiles but I don’t have the money to redo them right now. This vinyl idea is great! I will definitely keep it in mind on my hunt for houses. Thank you thank you!! Have a nice trip btw!


  8. Petra

    wow.. you are really talented! I like it! it brightens everything up and it looks very professional. Ever think of being a ‘house flipper’ . .You buy an property/house that needs a little TLC (tender loving care) , kind of beat up but not hopeless, and renovate it… and sell it for big money. We do this a lot here in the USA/ California, especially as you can get a LOT out of your investment. You be surprised!


  9. Lilyxoxoh

    Hey Marzia!
    I hoping that you see this comment, it would really help me out. I am doing a book report for school and I chose your book, Dream House. I have read two or three times already but I wanted to read it again and thought it was a good choice. My teacher gives me questions to answer about the book and on of them is about their physical features. I don’t remember if there is much description on Amethyst’s looks and I wanted to know if you could give me any ideas on what she looks like. What does her hair look like(what is the color of her hair)? What color are her eyes? Any specific facial features? Please let me know when you see this 🙂 Thank you.



  10. Alessandra Melone

    Hi Marzia! As Mies van der Rohe said “less is more” and sometimes the smallest changes can make a huge difference! It always makes me happy to see when people decide to make adjustements in their home by themselves, because in this way the home is really becoming “their place”.


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