These 7 Stylish Bathroom Accessories Double As Décor

You might consider your bathroom a purely functional space. Shower, toilet, basin: it's the hardest-working room in the house, you might say. It makes sense, then, that the bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to home décor.

But really, the bathroom has the potential to be the most sacred space at home. It is in the bathroom that we perform little acts of self care every morning and every night. Function comes first—what good is a shower without water, or a toilet that doesn't flush?—but by putting some thought into your bathroom's décor you will not only bring it up to par with the rest of your stylish home but also make it a more productive space to spend time in.

Making major updates to any bathroom is no small task, especially if you rent your home. Instead, update your bathroom accessories for a more cost-affordable makeover (that comes with you when you move out).

Create your dream self-care space at home, and remember to keep your bathroom accessories clean and dry, as bacteria thrives in damp environments.

Here are seven ways to instantly elevate your bathroom with accessories.

1. Towels

Specifically, our 100% French Flax Linen waffle towels in the newly launched Bathe. by Bed Theads. bath range. There are a few reasons you might want to replace your towels, one being hygiene. (Did you know that old towels tend to stay wet longer, making them the perfect breeding ground for bacteria? Anyway.) Skip the beige, brown and white and opt instead for something more bold. Our 100% French Flax Linen Waffle Towels for body, hand and face are naturally moisture-wicking and come in our signature Rust, Turmeric, Olive and Petrol hues. They're lighter and less bulky than your average bath towel, meaning they're space-efficient and easier on your laundry load.

2. Vessels

You want unique, heirloom-worthy creations that make an impact and keep you organised. You might already have just the thing elsewhere in your home. With a bit of available bench space, use ceramic vessels to style yourself a chic yet functional bathroom workspace. Fill a vase with eucalyptus trimmings, or use it to hold your teeth tools (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, tongue cleaner). Or, simply leave empty. This Dinosaur Designs' swirled resin creation brings an organic touch to your self-care space; the Rachel Saunders woman-shaped vase by Rachel Saunders speaks for itself.

3. Skincare

We're talking eco-friendly, non-toxic products housed in highly aesthetic packaging worthy of display. When you finally find a product that a) works, b) is eco-conscious and c) is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, you experience what is called a win-win-win situation. Case in point: the minimalist, earthy design of the Sisters Body range, new in the Bathe. by Bed Threads. range. The packaging on the Moon Bath beauty range, meanwhile, looks great with our exclusive range of Seeds of Spells x Sisters Village star sign prints.

4. Plants

Not only can many of the most popular indoor plants help purify the air in your bathroom, they also add much-needed colour to the room most looked over when it comes to home décor. Monsteras love a post-shower mist, and a Boston fern looks right at home hung at eye level. If you're short on space, a petite succulent will do the trick.

5. Platters and trays

No plastic here. Look for sturdy catch-alls made from durable, organic materials—marble, granite, resign, metal or glass. Give your essentials a cosy home atop a marble tray to keep them organised and make it simple to transport them into another room (i.e. when your housemate needs to shower but you need to experiment with seven nearly identical shades of lip colour).  

6. Candles

Not only will candles help set the mood for your ultimate at-home spa experience—or simple daily self-care practice—they'll also work 24/7 as décor. Our Bed Threads Fireside Rosewood Candle is a perfect option to keep on hand.

7. Perfume

A couple of well-placed, well-chosen bottles of fragrance will add a personal touch to one of the more functional parts of your home. Be sure to keep bottles clean and dry, as the bathroom is prone to dampness and mould.

Want more bathroom décor hacks? Here are eight landlord-approved ways to update your rental bathroom.

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