Whether you’re moving into a new apartment, dorm, or house, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It should be a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day at work, but it also needs to be clean and organized for your self care and body care routines.
After all, no one wants to finish a long, warm shower only to realize that they don’t have any towels ready! Our bathroom items list will help ensure that you have everything you need for your comfort, convenience, and luxury.
Basics can also have a touch of luxury. Here's how to level up your bathroom essentials:
Unless you have a fully enclosed glass shower, shower curtains are essential. Though it’s simple, a beautifully designed shower curtain can single-handedly change the vibe of your bathroom, so be sure to pick a color, pattern, texture, or design that shows off your personal style.
Remember to grab a shower curtain liner as well. This plastic or vinyl liner goes behind the curtain to keep bath water where it belongs: inside the tub!
Bath mat or rug.
After a refreshing warm shower, there’s no better feeling than stepping onto a soft bath mat to face the day ahead or begin your night time routine. A bath mat isn’t just for safety and soaking up rogue water droplets; it also adds another layer of decor to your bathroom.
It’s not uncommon to also place a rug in front of the sink or vanity. For larger spaces, you might even want to consider a third rug, perhaps in the middle of the bathroom.
Most bathrooms have a mirror installed on the wall behind the vanity, but it’s always good to double-check that this is the case, especially if you’re moving into an older space. Even if there’s a mirror already on the wall, you might also want a magnifying mirror for applying makeup, cleaning your pores, and plucking your eyebrows.
It might not be the most glamorous item on this list, but it sure is important, unless you enjoy
walking over to the kitchen every time you need to throw something away. Many people opt for the open-topped trash cans for convenience, but you may want to consider one with a lid to hide any bathroom waste.
Trash cans come in all shapes, sizes, and styles – and believe it or not, they can even help you make a style statement. You might opt for a sleek titanium or all-black trash can for a modern, minimalist look. Or if you have a more earthy vibe, a woven trash might be perfect! A golden trash can adds a touch of elegance whereas one covered in a floral design might remind you of a relaxing spa.
Towels come in all shapes and sizes, but you’ll want to make sure you have at least three different types:
- A full sized towel for showering or bathing
- A face towel that’s soft and non-abrasive
- A hand towel for washing your hands
At a minimum, you’ll want two of each for each person in your household. That way, one is in use while the other is in the wash. With this method, you’ll never have to worry about stepping out of the shower and not having a clean towel ready.
You might even want to consider a rolling storage cart with drawers or shelves to hold products that you and your guests might need. Storage doesn’t have to be boring. It can be both functional and cute!
Who wants to see a pile of dirty towels on the floor? A hamper might not seem like a big deal, until it’s time to carry everything to the laundry room in your arms. It’s not just for dirty towels either. Throwing your dirty laundry into a hamper will help keep your bedroom and bedroom closet clean so you know what’s ready to wear and what needs to be washed.
Self Care and Relaxation Essentials
While the bathroom is necessary for relief and good hygiene, it’s also a place for self-care and relaxation.
After a long day of work, studying, or taking care of the family, you deserve a place where you can focus on taking care of yourself. This lowers stress levels and increases happiness. Simple things such as creating a daily skin care routine can greatly improve your quality of life.
But to be able to do this, you need to be intentional about the products you use. Here is what to consider.
In this day and age, it’s just as important to find a lotion that’s as good for the environment as it is for your skin. For those who suffer from dry skin and find soothing relief from lotion, you know how quickly a bottle can run out. Over time, this can result in a lot of waste in our landfills.
This is why refillable lotion pumps and lotion refills are increasing in popularity. When made with quality ingredients such as quinoa oil, which contains more concentrated nutrients and omegas that benefit the skin, the lotion takes care of your skin as well as the environment.
Nativa SPA’s clean, vegan, and cruelty free formulas are made to cause less impact in the environment. Additionally, we are committed to carbon free shipping and have been donating 1% back to the planet for the past 30 years.
The simple yet elegant bottle is perfect to display on your bathroom counter or on a rolling storage cart for easy access.
One of the best ways to relax and reduce stress is through self-care massage. Though they have ancient roots in history, massages are scientifically proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and muscle soreness, improve circulation, and boost endorphins (feel good hormones).
Vegan body oil smooths, firms, and nurtures the skin. Many women utilize it as part of their self care routine, either first thing in the morning or to wind down at night. The refreshing fragrance and gliding texture is perfect for a self care massage that relaxes and refreshes the body, mind, and spirit.
Quality body oils from Nativa SPA make for perfect new bathroom gift ideas as well, adding elegance and sophistication to any space!
Just as your face is more sensitive than the skin around your body, your hands are special because they’re how you interact and engage with the physical world around you. Hand cream contains a higher percentage of oil compared to lotion, ensuring that your hands are taken care of.
Nativa SPA’s hand creams have fast-absorbing action, so you never have to worry about greasy hands or slippery fingers. Each cream is loaded with 10 times more pure quinoa extract, deeply moisturizing your hands for the day ahead.
How To Accessorize (and Style) a Bathroom?
Now that all the basics are in place, you might be wondering how to bring your bathroom to the next level. Maybe you want extra luxury and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Or perhaps you want to “wow” guests and visitors.
Fortunately, leveling-up a bathroom is the easy part. A few minor tweaks is all it takes to bring that wow-factor to the forefront.
Timeless, simple, and practical. When you’re getting ready in the morning, a clock is an easy way to see how much time you have left before you have to leave the house. Sure, you could always look at your phone, but the convenience sure is nice!
Vegan body lotion and bestselling body oils aren’t the only ways to relax and unwind. Sometimes all you need is a long, warm bath at the end of the day. A bathtub tray is perfect for holding a book, phone, and hand towel as you take a bath.
A Bath Shelf
Perhaps you want to provide some reading options for you and your guests. Or maybe you want a special place to add some artwork and a bowl for breath mints. There are many ways to utilize a bath shelf for both decorative and practical purposes!
Hangers, Hooks, and Stands
Upgrading the hardware in your bathroom (or adding new wall hooks) provides an immediate improvement in design and practicality. Hangers are excellent for bathrobes and hooks provide an extra place for towels and clothes.
To Renovate or Accessorize?
Though the bathroom is smaller than your bedroom and living room, it’s still one of the most important rooms in the house. After all, it’s the one room you’re guaranteed to use every day. With that being said, bathroom accessories can be an element of renovation.
Renovation can be costly. It’s not something that most families can afford to regularly invest in, but investing in accessories can really change the vibe and experience of your bathroom, especially if everything is neatly organized.
You’d be surprised at how a few strategically placed accessories can accentuate and level-up your bathroom!
New Bathroom Gift Ideas
When it comes to gift giving, the bathroom is probably the last place that comes to mind – but thoughtful gifts can turn any bathroom into a spa!
If someone you know has recently renovated their bathroom or moved into a new place, bathroom gift ideas are perfect because they are sure to be used and will improve the receiver’s quality of life! After all, who wouldn’t want a spa as a bathroom?
Consider the following gifts: