10 Essential Decor Items For Every Bathroom

Decorating a bathroom is tricky. Your goal is to create an oasis where you can relax and unwind. Yet your bathroom must also be practical and offer storage options — all while reflecting your personal style.

While this may seem like a tall order, Modern Bathroom is here to help! You can achieve a beautiful, new look for your bathroom using our bathroom decor ideas.

1. Greenery

Add life to your bathroom with a potted plant or vase of brightly colored flowers. A bathroom's moisture level makes it an excellent environment for ferns, orchids or succulents.

If you don't have space on your countertop, consider placing a small arrangement to the back of the toilet or adding a hanging plant in a cozy corner. Don't worry if your thumb is brown instead of green. Artificial plants look great, too.

2. Artwork

Many people overlook the importance of bathroom wall decor. Art adds personality, interest and a pop of color to the room. Use your existing space to your advantage. If you have enough room, create a gallery wall, possibly using vintage thrift store finds for a one-of-a-kind look.

If your wall space is limited, opt for statement pieces that make a big impact in a small package. Just make sure your artwork is framed and under glass to protect it from humidity and steam.

3. Countertop Organization

Organization is supremely important to your bathroom's functionality as well as its appearance. Trays keep items you use most often collected in one place, making your vanity look pulled together and polished. Since trays are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, you can find just the right piece to contain your clutter.

Stash odds and ends like bobby pins and nail clippers in a smaller, decorative box. If you're short on counter space, install a floating shelf between the vanity and mirror where essentials like a bathroom accessories set can live.

4. Lighting

Lighting can make or break your bathroom's decor. It can also affect your mood. When you're trying to create a serene, spa-like vibe in your bathroom, the lighting may be the best place to start.

If you can, eliminate fluorescent lighting. It's harsh and makes your skin and hair take on odd colors. Use softer lights that flatter your features and create a more inviting atmosphere. A layered lighting plan that incorporates overhead light fixtures with sconces and lamps will create just the right ambiance in your bathroom.

5. Baskets, Baskets, Baskets

Baskets come in all shapes and sizes, while adding texture and storage to your bathroom. Use them to store towels; as clothes hampers; for brushes, makeup, curling irons, toiletries; or just about anything else you can imagine. Mount them on the wall to create more space on your countertops or floor.

6. Unique Rugs

Sure, you can pick up a run-of-the-mill bath mat just about anywhere. While these utilitarian workhorses will provide a soft spot for your feet to land, they aren't always the most stylish. Instead of the standard rug, think outside the box.

Opt for a sisal or bamboo rug to add warmth and texture to your bathroom. They're also highly durable and capable of withstanding water and humidity, so they're quite practical, too.

7. Maximize Storage

It goes without saying that bathroom storage is vital. You don't want personal hygiene items strewn about for just anyone to see. Look for storage options that lend function and style to your bathroom.

Don't limit yourself to over-the-toilet shelves or traditional medicine cabinets. Think broader. A refinished, vintage dresser offers ample storage as well as a blank canvas to exercise your creativity. Keep extra toilet tissue in baskets. If space is an issue, affix a "skirt" around a pedestal sink and hide baskets underneath.

8. Get Creative

When shopping for decor and fixtures, don't limit your options to the bathroom aisle. Other household items can easily be incorporated into the bathroom.

A wall-mounted wine rack is a great option for rolled towels. A rustic ladder makes an intriguing place to hang crisply folded towels. A pastel cake stand can be an excellent caddy for bottles and potions. Antique door knobs could also serve as a place to hang towels or washcloths. A lazy Susan adds functionality to your countertop.

9. Upgraded Hardware and Fixtures

An easy way to give your bathroom a facelift is with upgraded faucets and hardware. Simply changing out cabinet knobs and drawer pulls updates your bathroom's entire look. Replacing fixtures and faucets also modernizes an older bathroom with brass faucets that let everyone know your home was built in the 1990s. If you're not handy, you may need to hire a plumber to install the faucets, but the result will be worth it.

10. Accessorize

Put the icing on the cake, so to speak, by adding candles, decorative soaps, vases and other decor pieces that tie your bathroom's look together. The items you select should reflect the overall motif, while staying true to your style.

Upgrading your bathroom is easy when using these creative tips. A good place to start shopping is at Modern Bathroom. With tons of selection and superior service, let Modern Bathroom guide your bathroom renovation project.

Shop our site today for ideas or contact us today to learn more.

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