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    30 Ways To Make Your Bathroom The Best Room In The House

    You'll be able to charge an entrance fee because your bathroom will basically be a high-end spa.

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    1. Add a peel-and-stick Subway tile backsplash behind your sink to create a more finished look. Plus, the tiles will prevent water stains from regular sink use that paint would otherwise soak right up.

    Promising review: "I run a cat rescue and we just built a new building. I use the bathroom sink to bathe cats, and the drywall was getting wet. I didn’t want to spend $300 for someone to install tile, so I found these and these were by far the most realistic. I’m going to use them in the kitchen next!" —Showstopper

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in six colors).

    2. Or if you want a peel-and-stick backsplash that has more of a wow factor, use this one that mimics Talavera Mexican tile.

    Before and after photo of the backsplash in a bathroom

    Promising review: "So easy to install. Looking to upgrade the generic beige tiles on the fireplace that were actually leftover tiles from master bathroom. This peel-and-stick fit perfectly over the 12"x12" ceramic tiles. I initially used a box cutter to cut, but toward the end it was easier to carefully cut with normal sharp kitchen scissors. Very pleased with the way it looked upon completion. Looks absolutely like real tile." —CatherineM

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in gray or multicolor).

    3. Bulky hair tools can take up so much drawer and cabinet space and create a mess of tangled cords. Fix that problem with an over-the-door hair tools holder that has a specially designed holster for your blow-dryer and brushes. It keeps everything organized, and in a place that would otherwise go unused.

    The tool holder with brushes and toiletries on it

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I have purchased from Amazon! It is holding two brushes, a blow-dryer, and four other heating tools! Best used with a blow-dryer that has retractable cord." —katie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87+ (available in three finishes).

    4. If you live in an older home that has years of grim caked onto every surface in the bathroom, a drill brush-cleaning kit will do the trick. The bristles are soft enough to handle delicate surfaces like glass and old tile, but strong enough to take on stubborn buildup on grout and in toilets.

    Reviewer's before and after photos of a tub

    Includes three brushes that'll attached to a standard handheld drill.

    Promising review: "These brushes worked flawlessly. I have a 24-year-old home that has not been remodeled yet. The master bath shower tile and fiberglass shower pan were in pretty bad shape. We tried many types of cleaners to remove residual soap and hard-water stains with little success. As a last ditch effort, I purchased these brushes. They worked amazingly well. Using Krud Kutter and these brushes removed every bit of the dirt and polished those tiles so that they shine brilliantly like they did when they were new. I am completely satisfied with my purchase of these brushes. They are well made and held up beautifully to the forces I applied while using them." —Tom S4TX

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74 (available in six color combos).

    5. Terrazzo, which is a composite material of marble chippings set into cement, is the most popular material in bathroom designs right now. It's also suppppper expensive. Instead of using costly terrazzo tile or slabs in your bathroom upgrade, try a toothbrush holder and soap dish set that uses the material. It's super cute but doesn't cost a small fortune.

    The toothbrush and soap holder are displayed
    Mica Rica / Etsy

    Mica Rica is a small business based in Spain making handmade concrete home accessories.

    Promising review: "Beautiful. Looks just like the photos, if not better. I fell in love immediately after opening the package. I would recommend this to anyone. It's very pleasing to look at whenever I visit the restroom." —Ren Lee

    Get it from Mica Rica on Etsy for $90.40 (available in white or blue). 

    6. Don't know what to do with a big blank wall in your bathroom? Create a gallery wall with a set of eight framed pieces of art in various sizes. The themed art will create a cohesive look without being too match-y.

    Reviewer's bathroom with the art set on the wall

    The set comes with two frames and art in 12"x16", 8"x12", 8"x10", and 6"x8" sizes.

    Promising review: "These are very nice frames. I love the photos included except three of them, which I will be changing at some point. I wanted a natural feel in my half bath which is why i chose these frames. I think they go very well with the colors on the wall. I will be buying more to expand to the other wall. I'm going for a gallery look." —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (the frame color is available in natural or black).

    7. If you have a bathroom with outdated cabinet pulls or knobs, consider swapping them out for something that's on trend yet timeless, like these black matte-steel cabinet pulls. If you rent, simply put the old ones in a shoebox or bag under the sink so you can swap them back in when it's time to move out.

    Reviewer's bathroom shows the black cabinet pulls

    Promising review: "Perfect! They were exactly what I was going for! Great quality, very durable, and actually have some weight to them. Great purchase for replacing all of the hardware in my kitchen and bathroom for the camper I am remodeling. Definitely would recommend, especially at such an amazing price. Great value for great quality!" —Summertime

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in quantities one through 60 and in black, gold, or silver).

    8. Turn your bathroom into a haven for plants. It's an easy way to make a big impact without breaking the bank. Plant stylists agree that you should group plants in threes, and for a bathroom it's important to source ones that can handle warmth, humidity, and low light.

    A bathroom with lots of houseplants in it
    Bloomscape / Via

    There are a lot of plants that meet the bathroom criteria, but our favorites are this group of three pothos ($69 at Bloomscape), a ponytail palm for making a statement ($79 at Bloomscape), a snake plant for getting some height without taking up too much floor space ($28 to $225 depending on pot size at EcoVibe), or a Dracaena Janet Craig if your bathroom gets little to no natural light ($9 to $65 depending on pot size at EcoVibe). 

    9. Use peel-and-stick removable wallpaper to create a faux reclaimed wood accent wall for a fraction of the price of installing costly real wood. Simply cut and paste the paper to your wall's size and, boom, it's done! It's really that easy.

    Reviewer's bathroom shows the reclaimed wood wallpaper on some parts of the walls

    Promising review: "I love this product, it looks amazing! You really can't tell it's not real wood once applied. I used it to line the inner drawers and cabinets in my bathroom and so far I haven't had any issues. Very durable, easy to cut to the size you need, and sticks really well after you burnish it down. I am very pleased with the results so far! Will definitely recommend and purchase again when needed." —kara upperstrom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five sizes).

    10. Hang a eucalyptus shower/bath pouch in your bathtub to create a spa-like experience every time you bathe. The steam from your bath or shower will activate the eucalyptus oil and create a wonderful, calming environment.

    a eucalyptus shower pouch hanging from a bathtub's handle valve
    Eucalyptus Blooms/Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that sells eucalyptus and lavender shower and bath products and bouquets.

    Promising review: "I am in love, oh my gosh! The smell is delightful. I am thankful for the three pouches because I can share them with my family. They're exactly what we need for our three bathrooms. We're so excited for the benefits these offer. I walk into the bathroom and 😍." —Melissa Aguilar

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $13.59+ (available in three- or five-packs).

    11. One of the best ways to upgrade your bathroom's look (on a budget) is to swap out old lighting for something new and trendy. This three-lamp wall sconce has major farmhouse vibes, which is the most popular interior design style right now.

    Reviewer's lighting is hung above a mirror in the bathroom

    Promising review: "I really wanted a black light fixture for my bathroom remodel, but most of them are high dollar. I found this for half the price of most fixtures and it’s perfect! It looks better in person and ties the room together perfectly. I love it! Don’t look anywhere else!" —Jayme

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. Use a bath caddy so you can slink into a warm bath after a long day without having to worry about forgetting something. This particular caddy has a slot for a wine glass, a book or tablet holder, and a few other nooks for other items like candles or phones.

    Reviewer's light wood bath caddy with a glass of white wine, a book, and candle over their bath tub
    Amazon / Via

    This caddy is expandable and fits in many types of tubs.

    Promising review: "This baby is awesome! There’s nothing quite like relaxing in the tub after an exhausting day, and having the luxury of this table to put your glass of wine and your tablet on so you can drink wine and watch your favorite TV shows in peace!" —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. Are unwanted smells lingering in your bathroom? A bottle of body and room mist will fix that, and this one is deliciously scented because it's a blend of juicy pineapples, melon, and creamy coconut. Summer is now year-round!

    A hand holds the body and room mist
    The Black Home

    The Black Home by celebrity interior designer Neffi Walker is a New Jersey–based home goods shop dedicated to highlighting the Black experience. 

    Get it from the Black Home for $25.

    14. Easily install LED lights around or behind your mirror, because doing your makeup with only a ceiling light shining down at you can cast some pretty unnatural shadows that makes makeup application tricky. A smart–touch dimmer lets you adjust brightness, too, so you can get glammed up even if your bathroom is slightly dark.,

    Promising review: "Amazing lights! This transformed my vanity. I had on cheap bulb lights before and my makeup looked like I had done it in the dark. These are life saving, so bright, and for a good price, I’m thinking of ordering more for the bathroom!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 10 feet of lights from Amazon for $15.68.

    15. Unsightly shower enclosure or bathtub got you down? Cover it up with a gorgeous shower curtain designed by Justina Blakeney, the bona fide queen of the bohemian interior design style that's all the rage right now.

    The shower curtain covered in a leafy pattern is shown in a bathroom

    Jungalow by Justina Blakeney is a Black- and woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that creates all sorts of boho-inspired home decor, from pillows and bedding to planters and wallpaper. Justina is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The New Bohemians, among other books.

    Get it from Jungalow for $49.

    16. Want to party but stuck at home? This color-changing showerhead will create that vibe without you having to pay an entrance fee. DJ booth not included.

    Reviewer's series of photos shows the color-changing shower head in a bathtub

    Promising review: "Our old showerhead broke, got this as a quick, affordable replacement and thought the light would be funny. It’s actually so amazing!! Like a spa at home, LOL, nice to shower in the dark before bed. The light is enough to light up the bathroom in the dark but not blinding. The water pressure on this thing is actually great, lightweight showerhead, only one speed setting. You can’t change the lights as they change on their own and it runs with the flow of the water. Hose is long enough to still bathe our dogs in the tub, too. Great value for the price." —Gabby

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    17. Artfully stack this pack of 12 fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs in a decorative basket or bowl on a window ledge when not in use for a super-easy and colorful decoration.,

    Promising review: "I have been using bath bombs for years. I've used cheap brands, drugstore brands, luxury brands (Lush, YL) and more. This box gives all bath bombs I've tried a run for the money! The packaging was super cute and totally giftable. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are huge!" —Heather H

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $24.97.

    18. Are you short on storage? Keep your best and most-used products within reach with a space-saving shower curtain that has nine generously sized mesh storage pockets.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain. It's very functional. I don't have enough storage space in my bathroom. This curtain is a lifesaver. I use all the pockets, keep heavy things in them, too. Nothing ever happened." —svhare

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    19. Install floating shelves to create a special place to show off pretty bathroom items like candles, soaps, plants, art, and extra towels.

    Brown floating shelves with white plant vases and green towels hanging below
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "These shelves are so beautiful! My bathroom doesn't have a counter around the sink so this is perfect. It is modern and sleek and the wood and cast-iron shelves are very well built and sturdy. I was surprised that these are such high quality considering the price." —Vincent

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. It seems like every bathroom is short on storage, so use this outlet shelf to hold and charge tiny electronics. From electric toothbrushes to your Alexa, you'll never find yourself trying to use something that's dead because it lost its charge.

    The outlet shelf with an Echo Dot sitting on it

    Promising review: "The quality of the product is excellent. I like the plain explanations on the instructions, and the box contains everything you'll need to get this thing hung whether you have a GFCI or a regular duplex outlet. I put this in my bathroom to get a Play:1 off the counter. It is the perfect size, shape, and color for this application." —J.Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. If your bathroom is so tiny that you don't have the space for a traditional towel rack, try this swiveling, wall-mounted towel bar. It takes up very little space but can hold up to four towels.


    Promising review: "I purchased this a few days ago to add to my newly remodeled guest bathroom and was a little leery of the weight that the towels would put on the hinges. Having loaded it down now, with high-quality bath sheets, it easily supports the towels without any bowing or drooping to the rods. The hinges have nylon bushings between each joint, which makes them nice and tight so far. After buying this system, I would definitely recommend and will purchase additional KES products in the future." —Crackin4

    Get it from Amazon for $25.60+ (available in four metal finishes).

    22. If soggy bath mats are absolutely not your thing (we hear you...) consider a bamboo bath mat. It even has little rubber feet that prevent it from moving around.

    Promising review: "This mat is perfect for my tiny Brooklyn apartment. I like it because it does not get gross like textile-based bath mats. It is easy to wipe down and looks clean. If feet germs gross you out, this is the mat for you!" —Laura Anne White

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two finishes and four sizes).

    23. Or you can try a vinyl mat that'll look like tile on your floor. It's also antifungal, hypoallergenic, thermal insulated, and 100% recyclable.

    A person walking into their shower next to the mat
    Art Maison Canada / Etsy

    Art Maison Canada is a small Canadian business in that makes vinyl art mats.

    Get it from Art Maison Canada on Etsy for $20.82+ (available in five sizes).

    24. Purchase a pack of stick-anywhere motion-sensor night-lights so you can grab something from your bathroom at night without blasting the room with light. This is also a great way to add ~mood lighting~ to your bathing ritual routine!

    The motion-sensor night light in a person's bathroom

    Promising review: "These little babies can detect motion from about 10 feet away and turn themselves on. The light they give off is incredibly bright considering they are only six LEDs. After they turn on they will shut off after about one minute with no motion in the room, so they are great for a bathroom night-light but you may have to move a few times if you're there for a bit." —Mr. SmokeyJoe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (for a pack of three; available in warm or regular white).

    25. Bathroom grout looking nasty? Restore stained grout on your tiled floors and walls with a grout pen that's mold-resistant and covers up to 60 meters of grout area.


    Just a note, this does take some elbow grease and time to actually do (one of my colleagues did it to her bathroom and it took her a few hours) but in comparison to actually regrouting your whole floor — this is a total time-saver.

    Promising review: "I have 12-inch white tile in my whole house that is 20 years old. Even though I have kept it looking nice, the grout still was getting dark. I cleaned the grout and let it dry good till the next day then used the grout pen. It looks like it is brand new. One thing that I found out was that if the tip of the pen starts to look worn you can just pull it out and turn it over — it is the same tip on both ends. It will take some time to do the whole house but it looks so great that I will just do a section at a time till I finish. One other thing that I did was run my finger down the grout line after I apply the grout pen then wipe down the tile line with a paper towel so no other cleanup was necessary." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors and wide or narrow tip).

    26. But before you paint over stained grout that's beyond saving, use this acid-free grout cleaner to clean up the grime that's built up over time but can still be removed with cleaning., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product from what I can see. As described it does not work for soap stains, but for plain dirty grout, it makes the job as easy as possible. My bathroom grout (white tile/grout) was nasty from the previous owners of the house. About an hour on the floor with this product and the grout looks as good as ever. Spray it on, give it a minute to soak in, and scrub. You can see the dirt come up immediately. Wipe up with water, and done. I'll probably make another pass to get a few spots that I didn't allow to soak in properly, but as you can see it does work well." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in a variety of size options).

    27. Want the look of a swanky hotel bathroom or spa? Try these stainless-steel and glass soap dispensers that look expensive but are actually quite reasonably priced. The uniform look will make your showering experience feel so fancy.

    A customer review photo of four soap dispensers in their shower.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something that seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." —Rebecca Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. Get a bathroom floor cabinet that's designed with two discreet shelves perfect for hiding away extra toilet paper, air fresheners, cleaning supplies...whatever!


    Promising review: "Was very easy to put together, about five to eight minutes total time. All of the pieces simply snap into place and then the screws are added to make it more stable with a firm feeling. Great for having in a small bathroom with no storage for extra TP and cleaning supplies." —Juan Garrido

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    29. Or if you're really only looking for a way to store extra toilet paper, try a minimalist canister made specifically to hold up to three extra rolls.

    The canister in pink

    Promising review: "I replaced my 'open'-design spare toilet paper holder for this closed one. I’ve discovered the biggest source for dust in my bathroom is the nearly invisible fluff coming off the toilet paper; plus I don’t like the idea of the spare toilet paper sitting there collecting dust. It’s nice to have the spare rolls hidden rather than exposed too.

    "This is a simple design that doesn’t scream out 'look at me.' Who wants their spare TP as part of the decor anyway. I bought the black one; it’s sort of unobtrusive classy." —Sassy and Oliver

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    30. Bathroom cleaning products can be big and bulky, which mean they take up a lot of storage space. Instead, try a bottle of all-natural aromatic cleaner that's pretty enough to keep on your countertop. With notes of geranium, rose, and neroli, this cleaner is as much a room spray as it is a cleaner.

    A person's hand uses a bottle of the cleaner to clean a marble surface
    Saint Olio

    You can also buy the concentrate in 8-oz or 16-oz bottles. Each ounce of concentrate mixed with water yields one full bottle of cleaner, so an 8-oz bottle will yield eight full bottles of cleaner.

    Saint Olio is a woman-owned small business based in Portland, Oregon, making all-natural aromatic cleaners. Using their unique blends of essential oils, they also make body refreshers, hand sanitizers, linen sprays, and bathing salts.

    Get it from Saint Olio for $20

    Me after adding everything to my shopping cart


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