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    36 Things To Give Your Bathroom A Refresh

    It's time to freshen up the room that keeps you fresh.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An oriental rug bath mat — a break from traditional bathmats for folks who like a cozy, classic look throughout their entire house.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I own this! The old tile floors in my rental are looking a little grim, so I decided to layer rugs and cover up as much of the floor as I could (pictured above, right). I loved this bath mat so much I added it to the top of the pile! It absorbs moisture easily, is a cinch to clean in the laundry, and it's super soft. Plus it's dang good looking...but I might be biased.

    Promising review: "This is a very cute little boho rug. It looks exactly as described and fit perfectly in my RV bathroom" —Toshi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A stone essential-oil diffuser so you can rid your space of unsettling smells and choose a scent that soothes you.

    minimalist stone diffuser in terra cotta

    Promising review: "I’ve owned a variety of diffusers and this is the best one by far. It’s worth the price. The build quality is excellent and the stone cover is superb. The best part is that you don’t hear it running and it lasts all day (eight hours) and even into the evening. I’ve owned others of a similar style, but for some reason this one last twice as long on a single water fill. I absolutely love this purchase. I strongly recommend it if you’re looking for one." —HavoKS

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in five colors). 

    3. A waterfall faucet, because taking an everyday sink and turning it into something special is sure to create a soothing space in your home. ~Water~ you waiting for? Grab this while you still can!

    Promising review: "This turns your bathroom into 5-star hotel! Great for modern design. This is a value for the money for sure, I would even pay more for this style." —Min Chang Tsai

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A glass soap dispenser is gonna glam up your bathroom counter. Clean up your sink by saying goodbye to those unappealing plastic bottles.

    Four pump bottles, all in different colors
    The Polished Jar

    This woman-owned small business is in La Habra, California.

    Get it from The Polished Jar on Etsy for $20+ (available in three sizes, four bottle colors, and eight pump colors).

    5. Interlocking teak tiles I'm pretty certain were made specifically to turn rentals into bragworthy homes. You don't need tools to install them as long as they're going on a hard, flat surface. Use these and you'll make your dreary rental a total dream.,

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather, salt, and red dirt proof, etc... In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. ft. from Amazon for $67.23.

    6. A mod bath pillow, so you can finish an entire book in the bath without your back getting sore. And all while using a bath pillow that isn't an eyesore (go ahead, browse, not all bath pillows are such beauties).

    reviewer's ritual bath filled with flowers and sliced citrus. the back and neck pillow is attached to the bathtub.

    Promising review: "This has a lot of cushion for your back and neck. I had no issues with sticking it to the tub. The best part is the hook which allows it to dry out well. In this time of working at home, I need a nice tub to help relax." —Danielle Piacentini

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    7. An exhaust fan that's gonna hold onto *way* less dust than the gross grated fan you've got looming over your toilet today. Replace the grate with this (you can still use the same fan system inside!) and treat yourself to a small upgrade that's gonna make a big difference.,

    Promising review: "This gives your fan a modern look and it traps less dust compared to the original grill on my fan. I have installed these across a few different brands with no issues. The first thing you should do before buying this product is take your old fan grill off and make sure your fan can use this mounting hardware." —Taran M.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    8. Bespoke Post's Suit box with Grown Alchemist soap and lotion, two plush hand towels, a bathroom tray, and palo santo sticks. Grab this hotelworthy set and you're gonna come up with excuses to use the bathroom. Oops, did you just stick your hand in potting soil AGAIN? Better go wash up.

    Products in lifestyle shot
    Bespoke Post

    I have this set! If you grow fatigued with traditional "floral fresh" soap scents, this is *such* a great set to try out! The lotion is a nice citrus and the soap is a musky botanical mix that I will honestly be buying forevermore. The entire set is gorgeous (I actually have it all on display on my bathroom caddy because I'm a sucker for amber bottles) and the quality is obvious.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $55 (or $45 with a club membership).

    9. A Turkish cotton towel with a ''cosmic rainbow'' design worth owning based on the looks alone but, according to reviewers, is a piece you're gonna wanna keep snuggling up with long after you're out of the bath.

    Bathing Culture

    Promising review: "Holy dang! This towel has made all my rainbow dreams come true!! It's soft and absorbent, bright and cozy, large and in charge! I can't wait to take this towel to the hot springs and be the belle of the ball!" —Taylor-rae Yarrow

    Get it from Bathing Culture for $75.

    10. A foam dispenser for anyone who is ready to take their number twos to the next level.

    hand holding dry tissue paper under the wall mounted foam dispenser. the screen shows the room's temperature.
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is a great product. I love having it as a wet wipe alternative. I have it in all the bathrooms!" —Victoria3

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44.

    11. A woven laundry hamper that'll happily hide away a week's worth of neglected dirty laundry...AND look spick-and-span at the same time!


    Promising review: "This is perfect for a small space and will hold a week's worth of laundry for one person." —BMcC

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A dark floral shower curtain with such a stunning print you just might wish you could have it botanicall over your home.

    black shower curtain covered in dark marigolds and other flowers in orange, deep red, and cream colors
    Burcu Korkmazyurek / Society6

    This artist has dozens of vintage botanical and collage-style pieces, all available as home goods. Be sure to check out Korkmazyürek's Instagram for closer looks at each piece! 

    Promising review: "This is hands down the most beautiful shower curtain I’ve ever purchased. It's gorgeous." —Aasha S.

    Get it from Burcu Korkmazyürek on Society6 for $64.99

    13. A stainless-steel rainfall showerhead that'll turn your simple shower into a simply luxurious spa experience every time you turn the water on.,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful showerhead, very thin, but feels quite sturdy and heavy. Installation took no more than five minutes. The shower head has a very smooth, highly polished, mirrorlike chrome finish. It gives a satisfying showering experience without wasting too much water. Absolutely no leaks whatsoever. Everybody in our family said they liked it. What else is there to say about a showerhead?" —Sadda Reddy

    Get it from Amazon for $45.31+ (available in two sizes and finishes).

    14. A shower speaker for anyone who thinks shaving is more successful while listening to smooth jazz. Or Slayer. You do you.

    Eggshell blue speckled hand-sized speaker with orange on and off buttons

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 18-year-old daughter. The sound quality and volume are amazing. It sticks to the wall well. I rarely see her charging it and she uses it for every bath and shower. Great product." —Veronica Long

    Get it from Amazon for $22.51 (available in six colors). 

    15. A mirror light kit can upgrade your bathroom's lighting on a budget. If putting on makeup in your currently gloomy bathroom has been less than the best, these lights are a bright idea!,

    Promising review: "I ordered this because my bathroom has no window and the lighting was not good for makeup. My mirror is really large: 55''x32''. We centered and measured between the lights to get them evenly spaced. We tucked the wiring under the frame of the mirror. I love picking the light color and increasing the brightness. I really was impressed with how well the lighting is. They're really bright." —nursebette

    Get it from Amazon for $15.11.

    16. A self-care eucalyptus bundle that'll have your bathroom smelling like a flower shop the moment you step in. Turn the shower on for a few seconds before a bath and enjoy some *truly* botanical aromatherapy. It also looks pretty. So dang pretty.

    person standing in a shower and hanging up the large bundle of eucalyptus

    Promising review: "I was super excited when my eucalyptus bundle arrived beautifully wrapped and smelling magnificent! My entire bathroom smells divine and gives me a true sense of clam. It not only looks lush and smells delicious but I believe it is a stress reliever. I highly recommend this product! Love Love Love!!" —Kristen Evanson 

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. A no-glue privacy window film so you can still enjoy the sun without neighbors seeing through your first-floor windows. Not only does this let the sun in, but this particular design projects rainbows into your home when the light hits it just right!,

    Be sure to read our full write-up of this window film.

    Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds that collect dust and grease, especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about 10 minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." —Gayle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in six sizes).

    18. A pair of shower shelves are gonna give you the vertical storage you need if your bathroom has exactly enough room for a toilet, shower, and sink. End of list.

    two black wire shelves with multiple bottles of product inside each

    Promising review: "This shower caddy basket set has exceeded my expectations! These are quite handsome, they look exactly like the photos. They also have a nice heft and quality feel. The adhesive system is quite unique as they aren't using suction cups. This uses a clear 'panel' that is adhered to the shower wall and the panel has hooks which you click the basket onto. It's not going anywhere. I'm totally buying a second set for my other bathroom." —Lisa Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99.

    19. And a matching toilet-top version that'll look lovely and have your necessities at the ready.

    black steel storage rack on top of toilet tank

    Promising review: "This is a very functional storage rack. I added it to the back of my toilet. It holds lots of stuff. I have shampoo and other hair supplies inside. I highly recommend this product" —Gwynlee 

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors). 

    20. A shower phone holder for anyone who needs a little entertainment to convince them to stay in the shower long enough to actually get clean (guilty as charged, I only wash my hair if I can watch episodes of the OG Gossip Girl at the same time).,

    Promising review: "This product is the answer to my search for a way to have music or Netflix playing while in the shower! The adhesion quality is great and it's very easy to use. It fits my iPhone XS Max very well and is very sturdy. I would recommend this to anyone!" —Jackie Donovan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A set of five plastic pipes — cute decor that'll keep your kiddo from dreading bath time. Washing your child without a tantrum will no longer be just a ~pipe~ dream!

    Baby sitting upright and pouring water into pipes attached to bathtub wall

    Promising review: "Our 18-month-old adores these. His older sisters (5 and 7) have also been enjoying them in the tub. They work great and stick really well. The only negative is that we have temper tantrums now because baby boy wants to take a bath all the time. We can't get him out of the tub now!" —JKinSD

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95.

    22. An asparagus fern, a plant that thrives in warm, humid spaces, because adding live plants is gonna completely revamp your bathroom. Are you sad you can't escape the wintry weather for a tropical vacation right now? Bring! Tropics! Home!,

    Not feeling the fern? Check out some of the best houseplants for bathrooms to find what you've been looking for!

    Promising review: "I needed something small, leafy, and lush for my forest mini garden, and this is absolutely perfect. It arrived very moist, not dried out, signaling that they carefully prep it for shipping! I got mine just a few days after ordering — I was amazed at how fast it was sent. I’m in love with it and it adds such a lush touch to my bathroom." —Jazhara

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. A milk mineral bath soak, because revamping your bathroom should include some new, luxurious products while you're at it! This particular milk bath looks like it'll feel ~dairy~ nice, if you ask me.

    model inside a milky bath with the product packaging by their face

    Promising review: "This is the perfect soak and I love pairing it with bubble bath. I'm sensitive to most products but this is amazing." —Laura W. 

    Get it from Bathorium for $19.

    24. A bottle of Poo Pourri you can get if using the bathroom right after your teenager really ~stinks~ — if everyone sprays this into the toilet bowl before using the bathroom, it won't have to!,

    Promising review: "So our bathroom is right by the bed. My husband can really stink me out of the room sometimes. With this it actually covers up the smell. I’m so glad I finally bought it. The last time he stunk us out our daughter was gagging, so I decided it was time to order. Love it." —Astrid's Mommy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

    25. A wall-mounted tic-tac-toe TP holder that'll be equal parts cute and useful. The design is worth a chuckle, and it'll also help your fam know when you're running low on TP!

    Wood shelf with nine squares. Four are filled with wooden X shapes and the rest are filled with toilet paper rolls.
    Blackwood Decor

    Woodworker and shop owner Jade runs this small business in Boise, Idaho. Browse around and find geometric shelves, tray tables, and decor.

    Promising review: "This is such a fun idea for a bathroom with limited room, or just to add a little fun to your space. We love this! I love this item and think it’s a great addition to our main bathroom!" —Michelle Terminesi

    Get it from Blackwood Decor on Etsy for $69.99 (available in seven primary colors and stain colors).

    26. An Omigo bidet toilet seat is sure to make you feel like you're sitting in the lap of luxury. I know from experience!,

    I have this bidet toilet seat and I simply can't stop talking about it. I have had bidet seat attachments before, but nothing compares to the adaptability this option has. I can adjust the spout with a press of a button, change the temperature of the water *and* the toilet seat, turn on a fan to dry off/disperse smells, AND MORE. If you have the chance to splurge, a toilet seat with its own remote control is totally the way to go.

    Promising review: "We did hours of research on several brands of bidet seats before ordering Omigo. Omigo's website had a clear description of the features between models and it was easy to choose. Our seat was received quickly, we installed it in minutes, and we are very impressed with its operation. The list of features is impressive and we are happy we made this purchase!" —Arta S.

    Get it from Omigo for $649.

    27. And a tissue stand so you can start breaking bad habits with wasteful toilet paper rolls and really only use the small amount you need.


    BTW, these sheets are made of bamboo! They are extra absorbent and will leave you feeling clean (even though you only need one each time you use the bathroom!). 

    Get it from Tushy for $59.

    28. A snazzy shower system is gonna completely upgrade your shower game. Why do any of us have a plain ol' showerhead when the future is NOW and this thing exists?!,

    Promising review: "I love this shower system. It has waterfall, rain, handheld, soft spray, hard spray, and a spout (which I use to wash my feet in my shower). I love this product and would 100% purchase it again. I think you could put this in a standard 30"x60" tub and upgrade your shower experience. Enjoy!" —Paul M.

    Get it from Amazon for $271.55 (available in two colors).

    29. A towel warmer that'll improve the look of your bathroom *and* provide you with that fresh-outta-the-dryer feel every time you pull a towel out and wrap it around ya body!

    standing towel warmer with lid on a bath mat. it is about knee height when placed next to a model.

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to a hot tub! It easily fits two full-size beach towels and a robe and warmed them so evenly!" —Briana

    Get it from Amazon for $140.43+ (available in three colors).

    30. Or a wall-mounted electric towel warmer to save on floor space while still getting to use toasty-warm towels after a shower or bath.,

    Promising review: "This towel warmer is amazing. I was looking for something with a built-in timer and an in-wall cable installation that doesn’t have an ugly box outside of it. I love how the cable is integrated into the leg. The install was very difficult on my end due to trying to fish power from my attic to the bathroom and the hole being 1/2 inch. I didn’t have any power outlets near by. Totally worth it. It does get very warm and my small bathroom doesn’t have a heater in it so I was surprised how warm the bathroom was! An added bonus!" —Terrace

    Get it from Amazon for $298.85 (available in three colors).

    31. A toilet paper storage shelf can keep your rolls at the ready while looking rather lovely at the same time.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The picture on the right is my own TP holder! Like I've mentioned before, my bathroom is teeny tiny *and* the tile walls make it almost impossible to hold shelves or decor. I placed this right outside my bathroom door and (I could be wrong here) I think it looks cute enough to pass as decorative storage, no problem!

    Promising review: "I love this. I can’t imagine how all the other sellers are selling this for so much more. I’m obsessed with having enough toilet paper and what better way than to display it stylishly." —Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $40+ (available in seven colors).

    32. A pack of absurdly pretty toilet paper made of bamboo for *cheeky* maximalists who wanna live in a world where clashing patterns are the rule, rather than a rarity...even when it comes to toilet paper.

    Several stacked toilet paper rolls wrapped in different bold patterns of tissue paper

    If you couldn't tell, this is the same toilet paper I have in the photo above! I am a *huge* fan of bamboo toilet paper and once I found versions that are wrapped (i.e., stay clean when out on display) I knew we were meant to be. I love this stuff!

    Into supporting woman-owned businesses? Start with this terrific tree-saving TP! Founder Samira Far has created a must-try line of toilet paper that's good lookin' AND good for the Earth! 

    Promising review: "I originally bought this toilet paper to save trees, but it is high-quality TP! I use fewer sheets at a time as the paper is thick and I love soft ridges on one side. It is soft, thick, and cleans really well. Highly recommended and will continue to use!" —Ellen D.

    Get a pack of eight from Number Two for $18.50 (available in 8-, 24-, and 48-packs).

    33. A beauty fridge that'll be there for you, keeping your best skincare products cold and fresh, when you need some time to ~chill out~.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I like it, it's cute and it fit all my cosmetics. It is a must-have for summer." —Lazy Mom

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 (available in three colors).

    34. A charming illustrated print for giving your bathroom a little glam. Place this in front of your bath so you're able to see it while soaking in the tub for a moment of ultra-meta meditation.

    Bathroom illustration with grid tile, plants, and a big bath tub
    Yellow Lion Studio

    This small business has some of my very favorite prints on Etsy. Owner Niamh runs the shop from Cork, Ireland. You can browse around and find dozens of cheerful, colorful prints for your own maximalist home decor. 

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday present for my sister; she loved it. It is just beautiful. The package came with loads of cute little designs and colorful tape and little notes, which made it very personal. Niamh is lovely, responded to my questions very quickly, and I got my package the day after I ordered it. Thanks! I'll definitely be back." —Una Glenon

    Get it from Yellow Lion Studio on Etsy for $14.58+ (available in three sizes).

    35. An electric floor-heating system you can add onto your project if you're redoing your bathroom floors. Reviewers say this is surprisingly easy to put in and rave about the toasty-warm results.,,

    Promising review: "What a wonderful product! I have been so happy with this new warm floor. It was such an easy project, insulation, and programming. I couldn’t be happier with the results. If I were to do another remodel project I would be ordering more of this flooring. It was cheaper than other brands and included a thermostat. My husband is an engineer and did the wiring for the thermostat. We had to install the wiring for the thermostat on the exterior of the wall. There was an obstruction or we could have done the wiring inside the wall. It was all pretty easy. There were numbers to call for help if we had needed it. I highly recommend this product." —Okie Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $172+ (available in 13 sizes).

    36. And finally, a Star Wars sign for folks who love some clever potty humor.

    profile of bathroom character that looks like darth vader and the words use the force
    Etch & Ember

    This small biz is owned by Kimberly Congdon and located in Mapleton, Utah. The shop is full of handmade signs for holidays, everyday decor, and more! 

    Get it from Etch & Ember on Etsy for $14.99.

    When you realize your bathroom is the best room in the house:


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