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Outfitting your bathroom requires a surprising amount of small necessities, from organizers and stylish bath mats to toilet brush holders and trash cans. When shopping, you’ll want to put function first—think about what you need in your space, and snag items that meet those needs. Then, make sure those items are the right size and fit for your bathroom, along with being durable and stylish. Naturally, a decorating process like this can require several trips to several stores, but if you choose your shopping destination carefully, you can find everything you need in one place.
Here, the best places to buy bathroom accessories—so you can shop now and save time later.
For the right balance of quality and price, try Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn, both of which offer timeless designs at moderate prices. For something a bit more artisanal, head to Anthropologie or Food52.
Bathrooms tend to be pretty small spaces, so you certainly don’t want to waste space on unnecessary decor. When shopping for bathroom accessories, try to keep function at top of mind: which items do you need in your space? Once you’ve covered all your bases, you may find that you don’t actually need any more decor in your space.
Bathrooms see a lot of wear and tear—and they definitely see a lot of water. Make sure the bathroom accessories you buy can handle getting wet, and favor sturdy materials wherever you can. Investment pieces will save you money in the long run, because you won’t have to pay to replace them regularly.
When shopping for textile-based bathroom accessories like bath mats, shower curtains, and towels, consider snagging items that are easy to clean. If something is machine washer- and dryer-friendly, you can quickly toss it in the laundry any time it needs a tune-up—and that’ll make cleaning your bathroom a lot easier to cross off your to-do list.
Believe it or not, there’s probably a cute version of every bathroom accessory you need (yes, there really are cute trash cans and toilet brush holders). So if you’re committed to curating an Instagram-worthy bathroom, keep an eye out for a striking version of every must-have on your list.
One easy way to decorate with bathroom accessories: Buy cute versions of all the things you need. Bathroom basics—like toothbrush holders, soap dishes, and shower curtains—are often available in more design-forward variations. By snagging the stylish versions of these necessities, you can decorate your bathroom without actually buying any decor.
There are tons of great bathroom accessories out there. Most are necessary and serve very real purposes: mirrors, towels, bath mats, shelving, and even toilet brush holders. But while most bathroom accessories are undoubtedly utilitarian, there’s good news: Almost all of these items (yes, toilet brush holders and trash cans included) come in super stylish variations, so you can double up on form and function. There are also some purely stylish bathroom accessories you can file under “nice to have.” For example, plants are a great add. “Bathroom plants are another great way to add some greenery into your space while still keeping things functional,” says Mohammad Ahmed, interior designer and founder of The Home Guidance. “Plants not only look beautiful when they’re alive (and even when they’re not), but they can also help purify the air in your home.”
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to design a bathroom that not only functions well, but also looks great. When you’re on a budget, get the necessities—a neutral bath mat and shower curtain, for example. Then, employ a few strategies to help the whole room look a bit more sophisticated and pulled together. For example, buy amber glass containers on Amazon, and decant your products. This makes your space look both elevated and less cluttered, instantly upping the aesthetic factor on a dime. Another great way to accessorize a bathroom on a budget is to add a beautiful mirror, since they help brighten up dark spaces and make them feel more spacious, says Ahmed.
This article was written and researched by Brigitt Earley, who has nearly 15 years of experience writing for publications like Real Simple and Good Housekeeping. She regularly writes about all kinds of consumer products, including bathroom accessories and linens.
For this article, Brigitt extensively researched both new and storied retailers to find the best places to buy a wide range of bathroom accessories, from towels to hardware to organizers. For extra insight, she spoke with Mohammad Ahmed, interior designer and founder of The Home Guidance. In her own home, Brigitt has gut-renovated all four bathrooms, using items from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, and The Container Store, among others.
Lindsey Lanquist contributed additional research.
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