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Whether you’re a shower person or a bath person or a sheet-mask-every-day person, chances are you spend a lot of time in your bathroom. While we’ve rounded up the best accents for your apartment, bedroom, and kitchen elsewhere, here we’ve found the best bathroom-décor ideas. Below, you’ll find spruced-up versions of necessities and spa-like indulgences to give your grooming routine, whatever it may be, a tad more ambiance. While all of the things on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve found some of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.
These Turkish hand towels are known to be superabsorbent and quick-drying. They’re also a bit cooler looking than your average hand towel, thanks to the fringe and textured cotton fabric.
Who knew a toilet-paper holder could be so elegant? This one has a brushed-brass stand and a genuine marble base.
A handsome handwoven laundry hamper with two compartments so you can easily sort your whites and darks.
If you need to get a bit more up close and personal while you do your makeup or put in your contacts, this compact vanity mirror should do the trick.
Here’s an adorable nonslip mat that will surely add some cheer to your your tot’s bath-time routine.
This acrylic organizer is a favorite of Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton, who recommends taking advantage of vertical space when storing all your beauty products. Obsessives like her will also appreciate how the see-through acrylic makes it easy to see your precious lotions and potions.
If you’re looking for more storage, this three-tier metal cart follows Rio’s vertical-space rule and is slim enough to slip into a narrow nook. The minimalist design and black color add to its unobtrusive feel.
This clever cover requires you to tip your Kleenex box on its side so that the top of the box can become a handy catchall.
When was the last time you could call your toilet-bowl cleaner cute?
Forget Marvis! This is the best fancy European toothpaste, which one Strategist writer describes as tasting “like if Fernet Branca were spiked with the most delicate whisper of spearmint.”
These damp-and-heat-resistant floating shelves would be a serious upgrade from over-stuffed plastic caddies. Use them for face towels, toothbrushes, diffusers, plants and other toiletries.
A tiger-shaped bath mat, for kids or kids at heart.
Charcoal that’s not in your juice or your toothbrush.
We’ve written about our love for this cute, sustainable little soap dispenser before.
More charcoal, this time in a towel. Beauty enthusiasts swear by the powers of exfoliating with charcoal towels.
Bamboo is one of the few indoor plants that will do just fine in a humid and low-light environment like a bathroom.
This small white trash can from Brabantia is a sophisticated upgrade from boring stainless steel.
Swap the view of your backyard or an airshaft for this birch forest.
This nice-looking bamboo tray allows you to easily bring your books, magazines, hairbrush (and yes, wine) into the tub with you.
Strategist editors love a bamboo bathmat too, not only because it seems like something you’d see at a fancy spa, but also because it means you will never wash a grimy bathroom rug again.
Dump the ratty cardboard box and put your Q-tips on display.
More bamboo, this time in the form of bench (with two bottom shelves for extra storage) that you can put just outside a shower or a tub.
In the right bathroom, this space-saving wall ladder (a Strategist favorite) would be a more stylish (and more ventilated) way to hang towels, or clothes while you shower.
Portland-based Pendleton first wove this pattern in the 1920s, in honor Chief Joseph, who led the Nez Pearce tribe to Oregon.
As fun as these are to look at, they’re even more fun to use, with their giant bristle heads and comfy rubber grips.
Squeeze out every last drop of that toothpaste or hand cream in style.
Another for the kiddos, this submarine bath toy has a spinning rear propeller and looks nice enough to leave on a shelf between baths.
Use this to keep all your extra rolls of toilet paper on hand but out of sight. It doubles as a small freestanding shelf.
Stick this small self-adhesive silicone organizer to the wall of your shower to store small items like your razor and toothbrush. The company also makes a small matching mirror to stick above it.
Sleeker than your average brush holder. Plus, its design keeps residue from yucking up the base.
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A minimalist and (somewhat ironically) easy-to-clean soap tray.
If you need a soap tray for the shower, this one has a convenient suction cup, making it easy to move around.
If, like crime writer Karin Slaughter, you get “about 70 percent of good ideas while in the shower,” you might appreciate this (actually) waterproof notepad to jot them down on. It, and its included pencil, also come with suction cups to hold them in place.
According to one of our editors who keeps this color-changing nightlight in his bathroom, “for those who can rarely go a full sleep cycle without a trip to the bathroom, it may be the most life-altering mushroom you can legally buy.”
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