How to: Accessorize the Bathroom Simply

DIY + How To

With the holidays closing in, you are no doubt rushing around following every online post on how to get your home ready for holiday house guests, whether by cleaning, decorating, readying the guest room or any other number of things you could be doing.

We’re sure the bathroom has already been considered by you, but we wanted to offer a few more tips in case you have forgotten about this retreat for you and high-traffic area for guests. The thing about bathrooms is, you can do the simplest of things but make a big impact. Here are a few ideas:

Vase plus flowers Classic. Fresh. Symbolic. Really easy to do (and cheap–Anh-minh put one in her bathroom once for $5). If this is your only decoration in the space, choose a really interesting vase that has a lot of personality or is made of an unexpected material (we’re digging the natural wood vases of Brian David Johnson right now).

Really awesome hand towel Seriously, find something very clever and folks won’t soon forget your bathroom. Lots of great Etsy shops sell great-looking tea towels and hand towels with awesome designs. We saw some with seafood, life advice, self-confidence pick-me-ups and architecture.

Unexpected accessories Maybe it’s your collection of vintage Victorian toys. Or a tangerine felted bowl of cotton balls. Or colorful mustache mugs. Or something else that only you would know or love. Something that will be a conversation starter and stick in the memory.

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  1. Nic | Chrome Heated Towel Rails

    May 16, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Love that tangerine felted bowl! That would be perfect for holding mini shampoos and shower gels in a guest bathroom. There’s loads of great stuff to be found on Etsy!

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