5 bathroom accessories you should never miss in your home

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:06pm

It may often be the smallest room in the house, but the average person spends 1.5 years of their life in the bathroom.

And many people see their bathroom as a sanctuary where they can enjoy some precious solo time. It's also where we go to wash away our troubles or prepare for a busy day ahead.

As such, when you're updating your new home, it's vital to select bathroom accessories that make your life easier and more comfortable.

Here are some of the top bathroom must-haves that you shouldn't be without.

1. Wooden Floor Mat

Safety is important in the bathroom since the combination of tiles and moisture can create slippery surfaces. As such, one of the top bathroom essentials is some kind of mat to step onto when you come out of the shower or bath.

While fabric mats are more typical, we prefer waterproof wooden mats, often made out of bamboo. Also known as a duckboard, a wooden mat is stylish and practical, as well as being easier to clean and much more hygienic than a fabric mat.

2. Shower Shelving

Space is a precious commodity in most bathrooms, which makes shower shelving an essential bathroom accessory.

Putting up shelves in your shower means you'll have plenty of space to store your bottles of shampoo and shower gel without having to perch them on the edge of your bath.

Shower shelves like those available at Junction 2 Interiors also look super stylish too. And, they're available in both chrome and gold finishes to match your bathroom decor.

3. Heated Towel Rack

A towel bar or hooks is a good way to ensure your towels are always within easy reach. But a heated towel rack can really take things to the next level.

Not only will you be greeted by a warm towel when you step out of the shower, but the towel rack also serves as a form of heating for the room. It also means that your towels will dry faster when you're done with them.

4. Waste Bin

Although it's often overlooked on the list of bathroom must-haves, having somewhere to throw away your bathroom waste can really help keep your bathroom clean and tidy.

Tap into one of the hottest home decor trends for 2019 and opt for a chic Scandinavian-style bathroom bin.

5. Fogless Mirror

A mirror would be on anyone's list of bathroom essentials. But how about one that doesn't fog up, no matter how much time you spend in a hot shower?

Thanks to the latest technology, fogless mirrors prevent condensation to ensure that your bathroom mirror will always be fog-free. As a result, it's much easier to apply makeup, shave or do your hair.

Essential Bathroom Accessories for Your Home

Good bathroom decor combines practical elements with stylish touches.

As such, while many of these bathroom accessories are useful, you can also have fun choosing specific styles and finishes to match your overall aesthetic.

And, once you're done decorating your bathroom, make sure to check out these handy hacks to help you get the rest of your home ready for summer!