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In our younger years, we shopped for bathroom essentials that primarily served a function. A plastic shower curtain, a metal trash bin, or a cheap, over the toilet etagere, sufficed our needs and got the job done. However, as we get older and move out of our starter apartments, our tastes get more refined. We realize that just because a bathroom accessory is functional, doesn’t mean it has to compromise our overall aesthetic. Every bathroom necessity—ranging from textiles to storage solutions—can complement the overall style of your bathing space versus compromising it.
And, the abundance of gorgeously designed products available on the market today makes decorating the space incredibly easy. To make your shopping experience even easier, we found a handful of favorite bathroom necessities—gorgeous bathroom rugs, unexpected bathmats, and stone accessories—that double as decor.
Here, the best bathroom decor.
Mosa Bamboo Natural Bath Shower Mat
If a bathroom rug or bath mat is way too conventional for you, this bamboo bath and shower mat will add a sense of nature into your bathroom. Made out of genuine bamboo, it has a simple yet elegant look. While you won’t have to worry about constantly laundering it, keep in mind that because it's made out of natural wood it needs to be kept in a well-ventilated place after use. While primarily for indoor use, it can also be used for an outdoor shower—or even just an outdoor mat.
Parachute Fouta Supreme Towel Bundle
Parachute is known for its luxe bedding and bath designs and this towel bundle certainly doesn't disappoint. The 18-piece set includes all the essentials—six hand towels, six washcloths, and your choice of six bath towels or bath sheets, to be exact—all of which are made of Turkish cotton that's absorbent and durable. The set is sure to pair well with any design style, too, thanks to a minimal, striped pattern throughout.
Creative Home Genuine Charcoal Marble Stone Soap Dish
As functional as they are chic, marble accessories are a no-brainer addition to your bathroom space. This hand-crafted marble stone soap dish is durable, easy to clean, and incredibly affordable. For a truly cohesive look, you can opt to buy the matching tissue box cover, tumbler, toothbrush holder, or soap dispenser—all for less than what one of these items would cost as a luxury home boutique.
Note that there might be some color variation with your purchase.
ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Luxury Bathtub Caddy
There are so many bath trays and caddies to choose from, but we have never encountered one as versatile as Royal Craft Wood’s luxury caddy. The multifunctional tray, available in five different finishes of waterproof bamboo, can be used in the bath or even as a bed tray. A variety of slots safely keep your book, tablet, wine glasses, favorite candle, or a bar of soap, while two removable trays can hold both bath and spa accessories. Its extendable handles ensure that it'll fit any sized tub, while non-slip silicone grips prevent it from sliding.
Zara Home Raised Design Glass Bathroom Set
Zara's known for their trendy fashion selection but their home line is certainly not one to be missed. Take this bathroom set, for example, which is both an elegant and practical find. The three-piece set—which is made of 100 percent glass— includes a tumbler, soap dish, and soap dispenser, each of which can be purchased individually as well. It'll sit pretty atop any bathroom counter, but the versatile design could also work in a kitchen.
Anthropologie Hand-Tufted Cemil Bath Mat
Who says Persian rugs are just for the living room? With this Anthropologie design, you the durability of a bath mat and the look of an expensive rug all at once. The bath mat is available in two sizes—small and large—and features pops of blue, pink, and orange in a floral design that's sure to brighten up any bathroom.
Serena & Lily Dip-Dyed Stools
There are a few products from the coastal cool Serena & Lily collection that have achieved cult-like status in the interior design world, and their dip-dyed stools are definitely on the list. Handcrafted out of solid teak in Indonesia, these perfectly simple stools are then dip-dyed in either white or navy paint. The result? An understated yet impactful addition to your bathroom. Use them as a stool next to your tub to keep your bubble bath or magazine handy, or buy a small and large size and use them to display your plants. Either way, your bathroom will thank you.
The Citizenry Hinoki Wood Standing Rack
From fixtures to accessories, chances are you already have a lot of metal in your bathroom. Adding some well-intentioned wooden pieces can majorly transform your space. This Hinoki Wood Standing Rack from The Citizenry is a perfect (and sustainable) resting place for your towels. It features a simple, organic design and is constructed out of high-grade, locally-sourced Japanese hinoki cypress. If you get sick of it in your bathroom, it can easily transition into the living room, as a place to display your favorite throw blankets. Each rack is handcrafted and takes a week to complete.
Frontgate Belmont Etagere
If your bathroom is short on storage, an etagere is a perfect solution. And, unlike those plastic shelves from college, the Belmont collection from Frontgate will elevate your entire bathroom. This sturdy steel and aluminum shelving unit, topped with beveled tempered glass, is a refined piece of furniture for your bathroom. It is perfect for showing off your towels and grooming products, picture frames and candles, or even small plants. And, if your bathroom floor is a tad uneven, don’t stress: it even has adjustable feet.
West Elm Bamboo Hamper with Shelf
A clothes hamper doesn’t have to be an afterthought—and nor should it. The space-saving design of West Elm's Bamboo Hamper offers a stylish and practical spot for your dirty clothes, easily pulling down and opening up to display a fabric liner. It also has a shelf to store clean towels plus extra space for other bathroom essentials (ideal for smaller spaces that don't have much storage). Its neutral palette—bamboo with a whitewashed finished—is subtle enough to work in a variety of aesthetics.
Jungalow Hypnotic Shower Curtain
If you're looking for an easy way to liven up your bathroom, shower curtains like this Jungalow style are the perfect place to start. Designed with a vibrant geometric pattern, the curtain gives off a resort-style vibe that'll make every day feel like you're on vacation. The best part? It can act as the centerpiece of your space but its neutral colors make it easy to pair with other decorative pieces, too.