The 22 Guest Bathroom Essentials You Never Knew You Needed

Updated 05/18/19
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We all know how much of a difference it makes to keep your bathroom fresh and clean. This is particularly crucial in the guest bathroom, not only because you want to make a stylish impression but also because it will make your friends and family feel at home. We can't think of many things worse than staying at a house with an understocked bathroom.

If you're planning on having some visitors over or you simply want to freshen up your space with more elevated items, consider our comprehensive shopping guide your solution to avoid any overlooked details. From the shower to the toilet and the sink, we've got you covered. Keep reading to make sure you have the basics that make life easier, and then shop the accessories for small and affordable but stylish tweaks that make a big impact.

Rough Cast Brass Standing Toilet Paper Holder
CB2 Rough Cast Brass Standing Toilet Paper Holder $50

Make sure there's always extra toilet paper within reach in case the roll runs out. This stand makes that possible while also exuding a polished flair. 

Nexus Black Marble Toilet Brush
CB2 Nexus Black Marble Toilet Brush $30

Don't forget to keep a toilet brush and/or plunger nearby in case of emergency.

Post Poo Drops
Aesop Post Poo Drops $29

A good host goes above and beyond to make their houseguests feel comfortable. This small detail will do just that. These post-poo drops are also kind of funny, given the seriousness of the packaging. 

Kinfolk Volume 26
Kinfolk Kinfolk Volume 26 $18

Reading material for both style and entertainment. If you don't have room for a magazine rack or etagere, just place them on top of the toilet tank.

Fine Lines Waste Basket
DKNY Fine Lines Waste Basket $50 $40

If you've ever gone over to someone's house without a wastebasket in the bathroom (yes, it happens), you know just how transformative this item is.

Eclectic Orientalist Scented Diffuser
Tom Dixon Eclectic Orientalist Scented Diffuser $80

fragrance that keeps the bathroom smelling nice and fresh can make all the difference. This one is pretty, so it won't clash with your interiors. 

rubber coated black toothbrush-razor cup
CB2 Rubber Coated Black Toothbrush-Razor Cup $4

Place a slim container by the sink for toothbrush storage. 

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap Case of 6 $27

Buy your liquid hand soap in bulk to save money and always have some ready when your guests arrive. 

CB2 Rubber Coated Soap Pump $5

Use a stylish soap pump to disguise the more affordable liquid soap in a prettier package. 

White Marble Tissue Square
CB2 White Marble Tissue Square $10

A sleek tissue box cover or makeshift dispenser will elevate the average drugstore purchase. 

Crate and Barrel Ribbed Towels $35

Place a freshly laundered and folded bath towel on their pillow or at the end of their bed so they know which one they can use. 

Ishikoro Pebble Stone Bath Mat
Morihata Ishikoro Pebble Stone Bath Mat $72

A neutral bathmat right outside the shower or bath will keep their feet warm and absorb any puddles.

ABC Carpet & Home Stripe Guest Fouta $15

Opt for a stylish hand towel that's both useful and pretty. 

Vintage 2.5x4 Pakastani Rug $156

Since there isn't much surface area for anything that isn't purely functional in a bathroom, an area rug is a great way to warm up the space with a pop of color. 

OUCH first aid box
CB2 First Aid Box $30

Having ibuprofen, bandages, and other basic first-aid items will do wonders. Your guests will seriously appreciate it. 

Bright Ceramicist Vase
West Elm Bright Ceramicist Vase $14

A pretty vase full of fresh flowers will instantly beautify the bathroom. 

Gia Coppola Las Vegas Shower Photograph $160

Since there isn't much room for décor in the bathroom, introduce some personal style with wall art

Simple Wood Mirror - Brown One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Simple Wood Mirror $149

A full-length mirror on the back of the door will make getting dressed and living out of a suitcase a little less difficult.

Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush Standard
Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush Standard $8

It's always nice to keep an extra toothbrush in stock in case they forget their own. 

25mL Travel Toothpaste
Marvis 25ml Travel Toothpaste $6

The same thing goes for toothpaste. We love Marvis's jasmine flavor. 

Essential Kit
Malin+Goetz Essential Kit $32

Make sure the shower is stocked with all the basic grooming products in case they didn't bring their own. This kit delivers everything in one place. 

Nexus Small Black Marble Canister
CB2 Nexus Small Black Marble Canister $20

Dress up some Q-tips and cotton balls in a little container. 

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