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College Apartment Bathroom Makeover That’ll Help You Affordably Update On A Budget

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Looking for affordable ideas to makeover your college apartment bathroom? Check out this design that will update your small bath in style and on a budget!

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College Apartment Bathroom

This is part two of the college apartment decorating series in Hawaii. You can check out the bedroom design here 19 College Apartment Decor Resources You’ll Want To Copy In Your Bedroom.

Not all college spaces have a separate bathroom but my daughter and her roommate share their own space. It even has a washer and dryer!

When it comes to the bathroom design there is a limited amount of updates you can make especially on a tight budget. In the case of this bathroom design, the decor and artwork were updated to freshen up the look.

The color palette was kept the same black and white as the bedroom design for consistency. This was a super quick and effective bathroom update that can be done in a day!

If you are looking for inspiration for your college apartment bathroom makeover check it out and let me know what you think.

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Fortunately, the bones of the Hawaii bathroom were already white so we had a good starting point. Adding in the black contrast color really helped to make a statement.

The things we updated in this bathroom makeover were the following:

  • Shower Curtain
  • Liner
  • Curtain Rings
  • Towels
  • Decorative Hand Towel
  • Artwork
  • Soap Dish
  • Bathmat
  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Over The Door Hook

We worked with the existing shower curtain rod but that is essential if your space doesn’t have one.

College Apartment Bathroom Ideas


1. Abstract Wall Art | 2. Black Frames | 3. Command Hanging Strips | 4. Shower Curtain Liner | 5. Shower Curtain | 6. Curtain Hook | 7. Shower Curtain Rod | 8. Border Hand Towel | 9. Bath Towel Set | 10. Looped Bath Rug | 11. Toilet Brush and Holder | 12. Over the Door Hook | 13. Eucalyptus Mint Hand Soap | 14. Marble Soap Dish

College Apartment Bathroom Decor

Bathroom Artwork

1. Abstract Wall Art

2. Picture Frame

3. Command Hanging Strips

The above artwork was originally meant to go over the bed but it was way too small. Totally messed that one up!

In the end, it worked out great because we needed artwork for the bathroom too and it worked perfectly. All the apartment artwork was hung using the command strips which were super easy to install.

Bathroom Shower Decor

4. Shower Curtain Liner

5. Shower Curtain

6. Curtain Hook


The “get naked” shower curtain is the star of the show in this bathroom design for sure. The curtain rod was already in the space but you can get a black one if you need one for your bathroom makeover.

For the hooks, we just went with the simple silver classic style. I like the shower hooks that close completely so the curtain and liner stay put. It’s so annoying when the shower curtain falls off the hooks.

Bathroom Towels & Mat

8. Border Hand Towel


9. Bath Towel Set


10. Looped Bath Rug


On the towel bar, we added black towels with the decorative border towel in the center. It contrasted nicely off the white wall and created a focal point that tied back to the artwork and shower curtain.

The black bathmat is nice and large which is perfect for wiping your feet when you get out of the shower. A black hand towel was also added to the towel ring that is attached to the cabinet next to the sink.

College Bathroom Accessories

11. Toilet Brush and Holder


12. Over the Door Hook


13. Eucalyptus Mint Hand Soap


Every bathroom makeover needs a toilet bowl cleaner because there is nothing worse than a stained bowl. I recently learned you can remove the yellow stain will a pumice stone. Who knew!

An over-the-door towel rack is perfect for holding your bathrobe and wet towels. The soap dispenser in black and white matched the decor perfectly. We also added a marble dish to hold a bar of soap as well.

Overall the bathroom turned out great and was totally done on a tight budget. If you are looking to make a statement in your college dorm or apartment copy this design! I promise it is meant to impress.

College Bathroom Makeover After


I hope this gave you ideas and inspiration for your bathroom design. Let me know how it goes!

Have an amazing day full of Unicorns & Rainbows!

xo Nicole

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