Design & Home

26 Accessories That Will Beautify Your Blah Bathroom

Not ready to tackle a total gut job? We don’t blame you. A full-on bathroom remodel can set you back thousands. So if you’re simply looking to spruce up your space, here are 26 high-impact accessories—in four distinct looks—that can easily amp up a blah bath.

Look 1: Forest Spa

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Photograph by Eve Wilson.

1. Herbal Bath Tea soak ($42 at Leif)

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2. Kassatex “Firenze” Turkish-cotton bath towels ($25 at Bed Bath & Beyond)

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3. “Locust” rattan wastebasket ($34 at Urban Outfitters)

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4. “Whispered Rain” print by Kamala Nahas (starting at $20 at Minted)

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5. “Tree Ring” mirror ($399 at West Elm)

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6. Rimini floor lamp ($1,748 at DwellStudio)

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Look 2: Hotel Luxe

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Photograph via Robert Elliott Custom Homes.

7. Cleopatra Latte da Mano hand cream by Tocca ($20 at Bluemercury)

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8. Turkish bath towel ($30 at Restoration Hardware)

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9. Faceted metal storage cannister ($125 at Restoration Hardware)

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10. “Cross Grain” wallpaper ($98 at Anthropologie)

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11. Photo from the Facsimile series by Natalie W. Cheung(price on request online)

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12. 1860s French Rococo Etched Mirror ($2,745 at Restoration Hardware)

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13. “Hampton” wall light by AERIN ($315 at Circa Lighting)

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Look 3: Springtime Mod

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Photograph by Carola Ripamonti. Design by Andrea Marcante, Adelaide Testa.

14. Miu Miu shower gel ($45 at Bloomingdale’s)

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15. “Fouta” color-block towels ($8 to $48 at Serena & Lily)

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16. Teak step stool ($128 at Serena & Lily)

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17. “Beauty Inside” print by Kristi Kohut (starting at $20 at Minted)

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18. Vanity organizer ($58 at Anthropologie)

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19. “Contour” sconce ($49 at West Elm)

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Look 4: City Chic

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Photograph by Nathan Kirkman and Anna Knott.

20. Resurrection Aromatique hand wash ($39 at Aesop)

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21. Nate Berkus “Galaxy Black Diamond Dot” bath towel ($10 at Target)

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22. “Hub” ladder by Umbra ($100 at Domino)

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23. “Row Houses” wallpaper (from $36 at Kate Zaremba)

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24. “Ladies” print by Gia Coppola ($100 at Tappan Collective)

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25. “Daphne” trifold mirror ($2,163 at Waterworks)

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26. “Mantis” sconce ($435 at Design Within Reach)

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This article appears in our May 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.