How To Choose Bathroom Accessories


Bathroom accessories play a vital role in determining the mood, style and overall look of your bathroom. By selecting the right ones, you can elevate the space and make the bathroom look cozy, chic, glamorous, minimalistic or however you want it to look.

Whether they are made of wood, plastic or stainless-steel, bathroom accessories come in a variety of styles and have different purposes. Here is our guide to choosing the perfect accessories, ranging from inexpensive options to the most stylish ones.

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What Should I Do Before Choosing my Bathroom Accessories?

Should I Choose Fitted or Free-standing Bathroom Accessories?

From the basic soap holder to a magnifying mirror, bathroom accessories come in two main installation options:

Some soap dispensers and toothbrush holders require installation, but they are still considered more convenient and will last longer because they are subject to less wear. In regards of installation, you will need a drill to make the necessary holes in the tiles. Unless you prefer accessories that have a suction cup, but some of them can be a real nuisance. Keep in mind that drilled in accessories can handle heavier things.

The advantage of this type of accessories is that you can place them on any surface, but only if you have the space. You can also move them around until you have found the perfect spot and replace them easier. However, they will need more regular cleaning and maintenance.

Stainless Steel Black Robe Hook
White and Blue 4 piece Bathroom Accessories Set
Elegant Bathroom Tissue Box
Black and Silver Bathroom Accessories Set
Golden 6 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set
Simple Free standing Bathroom Accessories Set

What Are the Best Materials For Bathroom Accessories?

As for which materials will best suit your bathroom style:

What Types of Bathroom Accessories Are There?

Soap and Toothbrush Holder Sets

Unlike individually sold accessories, an already arranged set of a soap dish, toothbrush holder and liquid dispenser can save you a lot of time and trouble. They will also have a big of variety in materials, designs and patterns as the individually sold ones.

White Marble Soap and Toothbrush Holder Set
Beige Soap and Toothbrush 5 Piece Holder Set
Golden Marble Soap and Toothbrush Holder Set
White Ceramic Soap and Toothbrush Holder Set
Black 4 Piece Soap and Toothbrush Holder Set
Black Modern Soap and Toothbrush Holder Set

Shower Accessories

Towel Rails and Hooks

These small accessories are quite useful for hanging your towels or even store them if they come with a shelf. They should be placed in a convenient spot for when you exit the shower. You can find free-standing and fixed ones.

Super Soft Colorful Bath Rug
Simple Black Shower Basket
Wooden Eco friendly Bamboo Bath Caddy
Small Black Shower Basket
Clear Vinyl Bubble Bath Mat
Long Bronze Industrial Shower Basket

Toilet Accessories

Toilet accessories can be free-standing or fixed and the most common one you will find are:

Non Slip Pedestal Mat Rug
Free Standing Swirl Toiler Paper Holder
Free Standing Toiler Brush and Holder
Golden Decorative Bathroom Waste Basket
Black Basic Bathroom Waste Basket
White and Silver Freestanding Toilet Paper Stand

Bathroom Lighting

Many would not consider bathroom lighting as part of the accessories, but it is still quite important to choose the right ones that compliment your bathroom.

One Simple Wall Light
One Wall Light with Metal Finish
3 Clear Glass Modern Bathroom Light
Clear Glass with Silver Touch Bathroom Light
Glam Frameless Lighted Bathroom Mirror
Big Modern Frameless Lighted Bathroom Mirror

Bathroom Extractor Fan

This device should be on your essentials list because it is the most effective item when it comes to stopping mould in its tracks. You can fit in the bathroom window, wall or ceiling. Choose an extractor fan that has a sensory feature that senses the humidity level and turns on automatically.

How to Match Bathroom Accessories to a Color Scheme?