When I close my eyes and picture my dream bathroom, it has crisp white walls, raw wood accents, smooth stormy stone tiles, and a glorious modern standalone tub that begs to be Instagrammed. Unfortunately, when I open my eyes in my New York City rental, the reality is, let's say, a little different.
Regardless of whether you rent or own a home, or have a small inner-city space or an expansive room, bathrooms can be one of the most challenging areas to style. If you don't want to commit to a total remodel (which averages just under $10,000), there's still a way to upgrade your space. Here, we've found 15 stylish and affordable accessories that require zero handiwork. Add these chic, interchangeable accents to breathe new life into your existing bathroom.
You don't need a can of paint to transform bathroom walls. These genius removable tiles are self-adhesive, so you can give your space a temporary Moroccan-inspired look without a professional tiler.
Utilize wall space by adding extra hooks or swapping out dated hardware. These leather-and-wood hooks are easy to install and will give you extra hanging space.
You adorn the rest of your home with artwork, so why not the bathroom? Give your all-white space a hint of character with a cheeky illustration.
Declutter your vanity with a few carefully chosen baskets. Natural fibers help soften a stark, modern space.
This paint-dipped ladder is the perfect way to give your bathroom extra hanging space, without a drill.
There's no need to hide products in the cupboard. Channel hotel vibes by displaying plush linen or products in a sleek basket.
Swap out discolored, lackluster towels for an instant five-star look. If you keep folded towels on display, follow this hack to fold them to perfection.
Changing your bathroom décor scheme is as simple as introducing a few on-trend pieces, like Turkish hammam–style hand towels or a linen shower curtain.
Pay attention to high-traffic areas, like the doorway or entrance to the shower. If you can't re-tile, a fresh white bathmat will work wonders.
Bathrooms have a tendency to feel bleached and sterile. Add a touch of nature with a glazed planter.
This marble-and-leather vase pairs perfectly with a white stone bathroom. Add fresh lavender or sculptural eucalyptus for a subtle fragrance.
Styling a tiny bathroom? Hanging ceramic planters add greener without compromising counter space.
Don't underestimate the power of scent to transform a space. Add a spritz of room spray to feign a just-cleaned bathroom.
This speckled candle ties in well with natural wood or stone bathroom accessories.
Details count! Add freshly scented hand soap to guest bathrooms for the finishing touch.