, ArchiPro AU
14 September 2022
5 min read
The use of these bathroom items isn’t of course limited to those doing full bathroom renovations. You’d be surprised how much you can transform an existing space with a few thoughtful and stylish selections. These modern bathroom accessories are just some examples of great ways you can effortlessly add value to your bathroom practically and aesthetically.
While not usually seen as the most glamorous accessory, a bin is a necessity for any bathroom and one that provides a great opportunity to inject some style.
The pedal bin is a common choice due to its ease of use and convenience and while many opt for the standard stainless steel variety, there are certainly other options to consider. Stylish pedal bins with variations in shapes and colours can look great in a space without having to be tucked away and out of sight.
The toilet paper holder is another staple in any modern bathroom but is one that is often hard to get right. Many choose to put their toilet rolls in large woven baskets which are practical to some extent but can make a space feel cluttered and unsightly.
A minimalist approach with an understated toilet roll holder is a much tidier way to store your toilet rolls without taking up too much bathroom real estate. A simple white one will seamlessly blend into your bathroom environment, doing its job without drawing attention to itself.
A nice accent to add to any bathroom can be achieved with the inclusion of a unique soap dish. Soap dishes are practical necessities when soap is preferred in a bathroom as a convenient way to store bars without having them slip around on the countertop.
There are plenty of classy countertop versions to choose from and some equally stylish wall-mounted options too which have the added bonus of freeing up your bathroom bench space.
Mirrors have to serve several purposes in your bathroom. As well as providing a reflection for cleaning and grooming, they also add light to an area and create the illusion of spaciousness, incredibly helpful in smaller bathrooms in particular.
They can also have added functionality with the use of LED lighting which many bathroom mirrors come equipped with. This can be direct lighting bringing great clarity to the reflection or softer lighting by way of surround lighting which brings its own sense of depth to a space.
Hand towel holders add convenience to your bathroom as an apparatus to hold your hand towels in their own space within easy reach of your bathroom basin.
While fairly innocuous in their design for the most part (as they have to be), there is an opportunity to impart a bit of style by your choice of finish. A brushed copper or brass finish for instance can add a warm pop of colour which is often all that is required.
Robe hooks are another bathroom necessity that can often end up as a crude afterthought to what might otherwise be a stylish bathroom renovation.
Robe hooks can actually be quite decorative and sophisticated if one knows where to look for them. Like hand towel holders, they are also often available in a variety of finishes. This gives you the opportunity to coordinate or mix and match with the rest of your bathroom’s fittings.
Get rid of that old mug or discarded glass and invest in a proper toothbrush holder or tumbler. This is not a suggestion but a directive to stop one of the most common bathroom design crimes we see in Australian households today.
It may seem like an unnecessary expense to some at first but once you see the options available for stylishly designed toothbrush holders and tumblers you’ll soon be convinced that they are well worth the investment.
Heated towel rails keep towels stored in an orderly way while also keeping them toasty and warm for use. They have become a tremendous asset, present more often than not the world over.
While the traditional towel rail design is something we all recognise, there is an emerging trend to consider those with slightly unorthodox shapes and designs. These can create an interesting visual point of difference for a bathroom, making it all the more unique and personal for the homeowner too.
A bath rack is a real touch of retro class. It sits across the top of the bath frame, like a bridge. On it are different compartments and trays to house all the bath goods you would need.
As well as soap and scrubbing items, you can also house your pamper goods on them. A scented candle and rose petals are two items that can turn an ordinary bath into a deep relaxation session.
If you’ve ever tried to store a regular tissue box in a bathroom, you’ll know that it will quickly degrade into a bit of a mess in a moist environment.
A tissue box casing is a beautiful way to store and present your tissues in a bathroom in a style that complements your overall theme. The natural packaging of a tissue box full of branding always looks out of place and its a quick and easy way to eliminate that.
As you can see there are some simple yet stylish ways to accessorise your bathroom adding touches of sophistication and class throughout. From sleek pedal bins to backlit bathroom mirrors and luxurious bath racks, you’ll have no shortage of choice to include some, if not all of these great ideas.
Article updated 20th December 2023.