When it comes to home design, the bathroom is often an afterthought. It’s an easy space to leave out of a home refresh, especially if you don’t have the budget or you’re waiting for a total gut reno. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s not important! You use this room each day, so why not make the most of it?

Even if you’re going for something minimalist and straightforward, there are certain essentials that every bathroom needs. So let’s start from square one: what do you need in your bathroom?

  • Stylish accessories

    Accessorizing your bathroom is a great way to personalize a space, and can also be used to add colour, texture or both. There are so many beautiful accessories available for the bathroom, from pretty towels and fluffy robes to stylish candles and luxurious bath bombs.

    If you’re unsure where to start when adding some glamor to your bathroom, then here’s our guide on what we think are some of the best accessories out there!

  • Bath towels

    Bath towels are a great way to add luxury and style to your bathroom. They can be used as a focal point or simply to add colour, warmth and texture. You can choose from various fabrics such as cotton, linen and terry-towelling – they all have unique characteristics. Cotton is absorbent but tends to wrinkle easily; linen is absorbent too but wrinkles less than cotton; terry-towelling is the most absorbent of all but tends not to last as long due to fraying edges at the ends of each strand, which means it needs replacing after heavy use. Suppose you’re looking for something that will last well over time. In that case, we’d recommend investing in quality towels made from natural fibres such as Egyptian Cotton or Turkish Bath Towels. These fabric types can be used time after time without losing their softness or appearance – making them perfect if you want another one just like it!
  • No-skid bath mat

    Bath mats are an essential part of any bathroom. They provide a soft place to stand and keep you from getting your feet wet. They also absorb water on the floor, making the cleanup of the bathroom easier. A no-skid bath mat can help prevent accidents and injuries that could otherwise occur from slipping on the floor of your bathroom. I know this sounds like a given, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t have one! A bath mat that grips the floor and prevents slipping is key if you want to feel safe and secure in your bathroom. Floor tiles are slippery when wet, and a no-skid bath mat is perfect for providing good traction and helping you keep your balance before things go south. A good bath mat is also great for absorbing water on the floor, making them perfect for wet areas like showers or tubs. Bath mats are a simple way to keep your bathroom floor from getting wet and save you time for cleaning up. These mats come in a variety of colors and sizes, so there’s sure to be one that fits into your bathroom decor perfectly.
  • Bathroom storage

    Bathrooms are a great place to store your stuff, but they can also get pretty crowded. What do you store in there? We’re talking everything from toothbrushes and makeup to towels and cleaning supplies. You probably don’t want to be digging through a cluttered mess every time you want to use any of those items, so keep them organized!
    • Shelves for bathroom storage are the perfect solution. They provide additional space in your bathroom without taking up valuable floor space or wall space.
    • Buy sturdy cabinets with lots of space inside them. This will help keep things organized and easy to find when you need them!
    • Shower caddy. This is often the first thing people think of when they think about organizing their shower supplies. Still, it’s also one of the most important things to consider. You want something sturdy and waterproof that can hold all of your shower goodies in one place so they’re easy to find and grab.
    • An under-the-sink organizer for your toilet cleaner and other cleaning supplies.
  • Mirrors

    You know what they say: you’re a reflection of your bathroom. Sorry, we couldn’t resist the comment! Mirrors can be used for more than just checking your hair or makeup in the morning. Mirrors are an excellent way to add depth and dimension to a small bathroom. They definitely make the space feel bigger than it really is. When it comes to using mirrors as decor, think about how you can creatively incorporate them into your space. If you have limited wall space in your bathroom, consider placing a mirror over the sink or countertop for storage purposes and aesthetics. Mirrors also act as great light reflectors when hung on walls opposite windows—they make a room appear brighter and help bounce natural sunlight around the room!  
  • Heated towel rail

    Heated towel rails are an excellent addition to any bathroom. A heated towel rail is just the ticket if you’re looking for a way to add a little warm and fuzzy luxury to your bathroom. Heated towel rails are perfect for those who want to enjoy a warm, dry towel after their shower. They also work well in combination with other elements of your bathroom. Heated towel rails can make for an incredibly luxurious experience when combined with heated floors. After taking a shower or bath, simply step onto your nice warm floor and wrap yourself in a soft, cozy towel!  
  • Conclusion

    We hope that our bathroom essentials checklist has given you a good starting point for your bathroom refresh. Remember to take your time and think about what’s most important to you. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your bathroom feel fresh and new—just take some time to think about what gives you pleasure and then find ways to incorporate that into your space! If you’re like us, you want your bathroom to be something special. Something that feels new and fresh, and is pleasant to use day after day. A place to relax, get ready for the day ahead, and take a break.