Bathrooms are one of the most functional yet overlooked rooms in a home when it comes to decor. But remember, they are also the most frequently-visited spaces, and you’ll surely thank yourself later for investing beyond a shower curtain, cheap etagere, and a metal bin.
The best part is that you don’t necessarily have to purchase the decor items separately — there are multiple bathroom essentials out there that can double as decor! Just with a bit of forethought and careful planning, every accessory you pick can complement the style and contribute to the aesthetic of your bathroom.
So, if you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom as a homeowner or searching for ideas about your upcoming project as an interior designer, we’ve got you covered
You can decorate your bathroom in tons of different ways with the most common essential: towels.
Start by shopping your home to look for pieces that match your theme and color scheme. If your towels are old, you’ll want to replace them to avoid creating a hospitable place for bacterial growth. Remember to coordinate them with your bathroom style. For example, you can opt for Boho towels if you have a Bohemian interior design. Towels made of Turkish cotton — soft and highly absorbent — are great options, too. Some of our favorite ones are
Next, decide how to arrange your towels. Look up fun folding techniques, add a towel ladder for hanging towels beautifully, or place them on floating shelves. Additionally, you can use a portion of a tiered tray to set out the smaller hand towels (for example, the Lunara Turkish hand towels).
Soap dishes are another essential owned in every bathroom.
If you dig a little deeper while shopping, you can land lovely pieces, such as leaf- or heart-shaped dishes or even some simple, elegant designs (like a marble dish) that can complement a minimalistic bathroom.
Bonus points if you find a matching toothbrush holder and soap dispenser!
Keeping your skincare products within reach doesn’t mean they have to tamper with your bathroom’s visual aesthetic.
Found your favorite skincare products in attractive containers with stunning colors? Great. But if the products that suit your skin don’t come in oh-so-nice bottles, you can purchase jars and containers that go with the overall feel of your bathroom. From metallic and glass to plastic and polyethylene, there are various options you can choose from.
As surprising as it may sound, plants really are a bathroom accessory!
They purify the air, introduce greenery to the somewhat sterile rooms of our home, eliminate bacteria, and (species like palms) can even absorb extra moisture to keep away mold. However, be sure that the varieties you buy are capable of flourishing in humidity and low-light conditions. Examples include Moss, Snake Plant, Hedgehog Aloe, and Golden Pothos.
Candles not only help set the mood for your ultimate at-home spa experience — and even for simple self-care daily practices — but also work as effective decor items. The smoke and heat from a candle also aid in neutralizing the odors in a bathroom. Opposed to popular belief, regular candles work just as well as scented ones.
Candles, especially votive ones, can easily be placed anywhere in a bathroom. Just make sure to arrange them in a way that if any burning candle falls, it is at a safe distance from towels and other flammable items. If you’re going for scented candles, we’d suggest you choose refreshing, light scents, such as lavender, mint, citrus, or vanilla, to avoid migraines from overbearing fragrances.
When trying to improve your bathroom both functionally and artistically, a fancy mirror is exactly what you need. Check out our top picks discussed below to upgrade the entire look of your bathroom in no time.
LED mirrors are a stylish and eco-friendly addition to your space. They provide ample, practical, and attractive illumination, prevent shadowed and dark spaces and reduce energy bills.
Backlit mirrors are one of the most famous kinds. They give off a subtle and sufficient amount of light, making tasks like shaving or applying makeup a lot easier.
Frameless mirrors are great options for decorative wall mirrors. Although they are a universal adornment for any color scheme, style, and theme, they look best in minimalist and contemporary bathrooms.
They normally come with an extendable “scissor” that allows you to adjust them however required. Their varying magnification and illumination levels make them ideal for a close-up view.
Modern mirrors come in many different shapes, including curved-edged, iron-edged, and circular, that can add visual interest to your space.
If you want to add a luxe touch to your bathroom without breaking the bank, we’ve got the perfect solution for you —- a bathtub caddy! It instantly injects an opulent factor into your space while also being functional by providing easy access to the accessories you’ll need during bathing.
Step up the game by choosing cute items for your caddy — could be scented candles, books, a phone, wine glasses, or anything you like!
While bath mats are highly practical and useful items for any bathroom, they can also level up your decor effectively.
If, for example, you go for a neutral bathroom, lay a bathmat right in front of your shower cubicle/bathtub to introduce a splash of color. Adding a similar-hued bin can enhance the look even more!
Alternatively, you can opt for the trendy bamboo bath mat. The wooden feel will add to the aesthetics and help maintain hygiene by preventing the mat from getting soggy.
Bathroom essentials don’t only have to be practical. A little creativity and planning are all you need to find lovely accessories that can amplify the ambiance while doing their job!So, what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite idea from the aforementioned items, incorporate them into your bathroom, and see your bathroom transforming into an entirely new, upgraded version now.