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Easy Ways to add Style to your Bathroom

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Try these 8 simple ideas for adding serious style to your bathroom and never wonder how to style a bathroom again!

Does your bathroom feel boring? Have you gone to all the work and expense of updating the fixtures but it’s still lacking style?

If that sounds like you, then you’re in luck! I’ve got some really easy (and inexpensive to boot!) ways to add that style you’re craving!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve got bathrooms on the brain… ๐Ÿ˜‰ After helping my parents renovate their two bathrooms this last weekend and spending hours dreaming up the design for my own master bathroom makeover (now complete), I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite ways to decorate a bathroom.

If you have a very small bathroom, don’t worry, because these tips and ideas work great in all size bathrooms. Also, be sure to check out my tips here for making a small room look bigger too.

Oh, and don’t feel like you have to implement all of these ideas – instead, simply peruse them all and try a few of your favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚


Add a Fun Rug

Try placing a rug outside the tub or shower, or even in front of your vanity for added comfort!

Patterned rugs can give you a fun element in a neutral space.

Use a bold rug to brighten up a dark floor!

Try a large rug for an even cozier feeling.

Install Shelving

Shelves add an opportunity for decor and putting bathroom linens on display. Place a few over the toilet or on an empty wall!

I’m a big fan of the floating, open shelves like the ones we installed in both our guest bathroom and master bathroom.


These crates above the toilet are a creative idea!


If you have room for a tapered shelving unit, definitely add one. They’re super stylish and add lots of functional shelving space to your bathroom!

Group Things in Baskets

Things like toilet paper and towels can look really nice tucked away in baskets. They are also good for storing beauty products or hair styling accessories out of sight.

We store all our backstock toiletries and kids’ bath toys in hyacinth baskets!

A farmhouse wire basket with a linen liner is a perfect way to hide the toilet paper. Also, large glass jugs are a fun way to display appealing necessities, like soap!


Natural fiber baskets always add fantastic style and texture to a bathroom.

Hang a Pretty Shower Curtain

Shower curtains are the perfect opportunity to add color, pattern or texture to your bathroom.

A simple one will add comfort to the space.


Add one with lots of pattern to give the room a fun element.

No need for a shower curtain? No problem! Hang one in front of an unsightly, old, stand-up shower or even in a window!

Add Flowers or Greenery

It’s amazing how much style comes with adding a bit of greenery.

And don’t think you have to have a green thumb to decorating using plants – faux flowers and greenery are just as nice!


Store Cotton Products in Clear Glass Jars

This uses your necessary bathroom products to create beautiful decor!


Group Items on the Counter in a Tray

I’ve found that we tend to leave things we use on a regular basis sitting out on the counter – for me it’s my clock and my ceramic jar with bobby pins and q-tips in it.

Grouping items like these in a tray makes them seem like decor!

Hang Artwork

This could be a cute sign with a saying, a beautiful photograph, or a fun gallery of prints!

Display Towels

Try stacking a few nicely folded towels or hanging one on a hook.

Colored towels are a great way to add a pop of color to your space too.

Towels on display also make guests feel more welcomed to take a shower because they don’t have to ask where the towels are!

In case you’re like me and you like lists, here’s a recap in list form. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Add a Fun Rug
  • Install Shelving
  • Corral Things in Baskets
  • Hang a Pretty Shower Curtain
  • Add Flowers or Greenery
  • Store Cotton Products in Clear Glass Jars
  • Hang Artwork
  • Display Towels

You can see how I used these tips in my farmhouse bathroom makeover here and my mom’s new bathrooms too!

Updating your bathroom can be a big undertaking, but adding simple decor to make it more stylish can have a big impact and be quick and easy!

Don’t be afraid to get rid of outdated decor either – it’s ok to swap out an old photo that’s been in your bathroom for years for a new updated print!

Many stores (like Bed Bath and Beyond) even have “sets” for things like towels, shower curtains, and rugs. Maybe start with a simple swap out of those and then work up towards the art work and shelves.

Whatever you decide to do, I promise, you won’t regret it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As always, let me know if you have any questions!



8 thoughts on “Easy Ways to add Style to your Bathroom”

  1. What great suggestions to spruce up a bathroom! I was going to point out my favorite, but then I realized I was basically listing the whole list. I really love the crate idea! It’s super cute and tasteful! I’ll have to keep these suggestions in my for when I get my own place ????

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