How to bring design to your bathroom essentials

One of my hobbies is home design; you can always catch me watching HGTV or shopping at home decor stores – HomeGoods, West Elm, Pottery Barn, RH, to name a few. After I shared our great experience with the KonMari Method, I had to share one of my favorite HomeGoods find – this marbled-finished bathroom shelf that combines both design and organization. What I love about it is that it helps to organize our bathroom essentials in a functional, yet aesthetically-pleasing manner. The design of the shelf makes it perfect to make use of space efficiently, while fitting in a corner of the bathroom. When decorating shelves, I tend to lean toward a more minimalist style of design, hence the symmetrical orientation of objects. Here are a few of my tips for decorating your bathroom shelf or bathroom in general:

  • Add faux flowers to your reed diffuser to add a little glam to your design– The reed diffuser I chose came with a pink flower attached (Pier 1 Pink Champagne Reed Diffuser) – it serves two purposes: it smells really great and also ties in the pretty flower into my design. If you already have a reed diffuser, Pier 1 sells faux flowers on reeds that you can add right in; and they’re less than $5 – score!
  • Tie your room spray into your design- Since our accent color is pink, the Pink Champagne Room Spray was an easy decision of what spray to highlight on the shelf. If your bathroom is decorated in blue, an ocean room spray would make for a great choice. As the seasons change, you can change up your room spray to easily update your design to match the season.
  • Store your extra rolls of toilet paper on a bathroom tray – The tray I used is another HomeGoods find. I just love how it makes the paper products pop a little more and look classy at the same time.
  • Add your own flair – I think that nothing finishes off a design better than a little personal touch. I added the Himalayan salt candle for our bit of flair. If you like little baskets, adding some would be a great way to store more bathroom essentials in an organized fashion.

Another part of the bathroom that I feel can always use more organization is the shower. For ours, I used a simple clear, acrylic bin to organize our shower essentials. It just sits on our shower bench and is easy to access. If you add a bin to your shower, I’d recommend making sure it has a way to vent and to periodically clean under your bin. What are some of your favorite ways to organize your bathroom?

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