When you've experienced the blissfulness of a five-star bathroom, complete with a freestanding soaking tub, double rain shower, and double vanities, it's difficult to get inspired by your own small rental bathroom. But the truth is, you don't need a full gut reno to breathe life back into your space. Sometimes, just a few well-placed accessories are all you need to make your bathroom feel brand new. The trick is to have a clear plan for the type of feel you want to convey with your space and to pick the accessories accordingly and be ruthless about excess clutter.
By upgrading your vanity mirror, hardware, linens, and a few other small accessories, you can entirely transform your bathroom from uninspiring to curated. Are you looking for a zen spa feel or a plush five-star luxury experience? Do you want a more bohemian vibe or a minimalist approach? Whatever your style is, we handpicked a few of our favorite affordable modern bathroom décor picks to make your space look insanely chic and expensive without ever spending accordingly.
Even if you don't have marble countertops, CB2's sleek black marble accessories will add instant flair to your space.
Crisp new towels will always be one of the cheapest and most impactful bathroom upgrades. We love this clean fouta set from Parachute.
Minimize your clutter with this stunning jute laundry basket that would make a beautiful statement in any bathroom.
These sleek ceramic canisters have chic leather pulls, giving them an elegant, understated flair.
A quality handwash in a sleek bottle is the single easiest upgrade you can make to your bathroom. Your hands will thank you too.
What are the next round mirrors? Arched mirrors—we're calling it. Get ahead of the curve with this gorgeous piece from Rejuvenation.
These handmade accessories, handmade in Sweden, can give a modern bathroom an elegant curated look.
Replace your run-of-the-mill toilet paper holder with this chic brass triangle number from Ferm Living.
Brooklyn-based Quiet Town make these insanely chic shower curtains. We particularly love this peachy nautical number, which would add a dose of sunshine to any space.
One or two washed linen robes hung on your bathroom door can instantly make your space feel like a five-star hotel. This one comes in a variety of colors to suit any space.
Replace your vanity mirror with a hand cast cube base with brass frame mirror from Slash Objects.
If you have limited closed storage space, curate the products you keep displayed on your vanity. For example, this Marvis toothpaste.
Ribbed glass is the hot new décor trend. Jump on the bandwagon with this elegant wastebasket.
Add a dash of whimsy to your space with this boob bathmat from Cold Picnic.
Store towels or toilet paper in this elegant colorful basket from Rejuvenation, which also comes in a variety of colors.
Looking for a quick bathroom update? Upgrade your boring mirror with a chic suspended brass round mirror like this one from CB2.