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10 Simple Bathroom Luxuries

by | Sep 24, 2014 | Bathrooms, Decorating Inspiration, Details | 15 comments

10 Simple Bathroom Luxuries

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

I want my home to feel like more than just an ordinary house. I want it to be a restful retreat, a destination that comforts my family and prepares us to impact the world outside of it. The bathroom is where we start and end our days, so no matter how ordinary our house is it’s nice to create a luxury experience. While a bathroom covered in beautiful tile and with a glorious soaker tub would definitely feel luxurious, we can give even the most average every day bathroom a tiny sense of ‘luxury’ with affordable accessories and easy updates.

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Here are 10 Simple Bathroom Luxuries To Consider:

1) Mood Lighting

Consider changing out standard builder lighting, updating old fixtures, installing dimmer switches, or even just change out your types of lightbulbs to warm the mood of a bathroom. Lighting makes a big impact on how we feel in a room, and even how we look!

2) A Favorite Candle

I think it’s safe to say I have a candle in every room of my house, and the bathroom is no exception. I love the romantic feel of a flickering candle mixed with the pretty scent (but unscented adds a nice ambiance even if you are sensitive to smells!).

3) Hand Soap, Bath Salts, and Bubble Bath

Soap and bathroom accessories feel luxurious when they are in a fancy jar, don’t they? Incorporating spa-like products in your bathroom will make you feel welcomed and inspired, as if you are on vacation in a luxury hotel.

4) A Spa-Like Shower Head

Every shower can be a spa-like experience when you have a shower head that you love. A spa-like shower head (such as the Delta Temp2O 6- 6-Spray LED Digital Temperature Display Showerhead at The Home Depot) is a quick and affordable way to update your bathroom and make the whole bathroom feel almost brand new again! With the new technology that regulates the temperature to be just right,  your shower is great way to start and end your day.

5) Flowers

Flowers and plants in a bathroom are a luxurious touch that add a sense of well-being and calm to a space. Keep spa colored vases on hand to hold pretty blooms.  “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul” — Luther Burbank Enough

6) A Laundry Hamper

One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when something functional is beautiful, I am much more inspired to use it. Treat yourself to new bathroom accessories like a pretty laundry hamper!

7) Fresh Towels

A stack of fluffy white towels neatly folded in a cabinet or by the tub will give you a sense of being in your own luxury spa.  It’s about time at my house to purge out many of my old towels and start fresh!

8) Fresh Bath Rugs

One of the quickest ways to refresh and update your bathroom is to swap out old bath rugs with new clean mats. I like to have a fluffy bath rug by the sink, and more absorbent rugs by the shower.

9) A Pretty Stool

If you have the space, consider adding a pretty stool to your bathroom. It’s the perfect spot to perch on while putting on shoes or an extra space to stack towels. Adding furniture to a bathroom is a great way to add character, color, pattern, and texture too!

10) Clean Counters, Organized Drawers

Last, but certainly not least…a clean bathroom will instantly feel more luxurious than a bathroom with cluttered counters and chaotic drawers. Go on a bathroom cleaning frenzy and throw out excess or expired cosmetics and medications, clear off the counter, and tidy up the drawers. Your space will feel serene and ready to welcome you in the next time you’re ready to relax! What are your dream bathroom luxuries? I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Home Decorator’s Collection (the “Program”). As a part of this Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

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  1. Gracia @ Gracious Offering

    Melissa, I so agree with you! Even if you don’t have a “dream bathroom” (we certainly don’t!), the small luxuries can make us feel a bit pampered! One of my bathroom luxuries is a scented body wash, like Archipelago’s Pomegranite. I also love beautiful, thick hand towels (i.e. Pottery barn)…not nearly as expensive as bath towels! We use white towels also…from Costco….very affordable. Love your blog! Kelly, at Talk of the House, mentioned it to me.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you so much! Welcome :) and thank you Kelly for sending you over! And yes, a scented body wash is a luxury I love too

  2. Brianna

    For me the must haves are definitely a candle, fluffy towels and a really nice shower head! I wish my teeny tiny bathroom had more space for a chair or stool!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Ah, me too on the room for a chair! My bathroom isn’t really tiny but every inch is filled with something so there is no room for furniture. I’d love to add a chair or stool!


    One thing we don’t have in our master bath that I really wanted but did not have room in my tiny space was a towel warmer. THAT is luxury to me and it is on my someday list, in maybe another home, not this one. Great post Melissa, perfect elements to add to any bathroom.

  4. teresa

    I love a bathroom with vintage charm…along with modern fixtures….and one that has a unique personality. All of which is lacking in my our master bath now….hoping to change that soon when we build. =)

  5. Kay

    We’re currently in mid-re-do of a couple bathrooms, + we ramped things up with picture frame molding that looks just like paneling. I’m not sure how luxurious this is, but I just bought a darling, vintage shelf on etsy to hang in our powder room. Its chippy, pale blue color is going to make me happy every time I look at it, which is more than the chrome + glass shelves from PB could do!

  6. Tamela

    Great tips Melissa! I also like to have elegant storage in my dream bathroom. It makes those everyday bathroom items feel more luxurious and elegant. I did a video about elegant bathroom storage on my YouTube Channel…Haute On Design. Check it out if you are interested….

  7. Alicia P.

    Hi, dear Melissa,
    Just ran into your blog this morning on Pinterest (and I was at Cannon Beach over the weekend :); so nice to see you again on-line. I hope all is well and your blog and house is beautiful!!! Hugs to Heather and your parents, love, Alicia

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hey friend, so happy to see you here :). Thank you so much for your sweet comment, can you believe I’m still blogging (and writing my first books, too!)? I’m pretty sure you were the only blogger I knew back in the day. I think you invented blogging, right? So thanks for being an inspiration with your amazing and beautiful blog (and just for being YOU!). Hope you and your darling family are well, I’ll pass on the hugs!

  8. Helene

    This has nothing to do with anything, but I just had to pop in here and comment today because…..I just bought my first velvet pumpkin thingie! Just a small one but it’s a lovely muted mustard color and it looks terrific on the top shelf of the hutch in my entry….I’m not big on overdoing the seasonal decorating but it’s the first Fall doo-dad I put out this year and I think it’s magnificent. Thought of you!

  9. Brenda

    I love your list! I did find it amusing that the candle picture looks very much like a clock on my screen. ;) We are currently adding a master bathroom onto our house, so I’ve been up to my neck in bathroom design decisions. I’ve also been thinking about all the ways I want to make our bathroom a pleasant place to be. I plan to add many of the things you suggested. I had great fun picking out our lighting, which will set the mood.

    On the towels, I’m actually giving up on thick fluffy towels because in our damp environment they take countless hours to dry. So I’ve been replacing them with Turkish towels off of Ebay. I *love* them! My family has mixed feelings about them, but they dry SO fast that that’s what we are using. ;)

    I can hardly wait to place a pretty candle and bath salts next to my new bathtub. :)

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I love Turkish towels! I never actually thought of using them as a towel though! Maybe I should! I use them for decorating! Interesting! And haha yes, our collage with numbered sources and number list of luxuries didn’t exactly coordinate, we noticed that too. Funny!

  10. Christina

    Flowers and plants in a bathroom are a nice touch. A spa like shower head is also special, just as you shared.


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