As evidenced by the continual parade of home makeover shows, the public has a ravenous appetite for redecorating. From our kitchens to our bedrooms and everything in between; not much is off limit from renovation. But luckily, changing the face of a room doesn’t have to break the bank; especially when it comes to a bathroom. For literally pennies, the purchase of a bathroom accessory can bring new life to your bathroom.
There are many ways in which to utilize a bathroom accessory. For some, luxurious hand towels that coordinate with the overall colors of the bathroom can pull the room together. For others, the use of complementary artwork can give a bathroom a sense of cohesiveness. But no matter what your taste – or budget – a carefully selected bathroom accessory can have a significant effect in a room that’s often on the small side.
Often, when you’re dealing with a smaller space, big change can be a relative term. In a bathroom, the addition of a beautifully constructed soap dish that adds color and whimsy can affect enormous change in the room. So when it comes to choosing a bathroom accessory, look for items that will carry the largest visual impact.
A bathroom accessory can fit into a number of different categories. There are those accessories that are chosen to fit into an overall theme; many homeowners will often use a theme in a child’s bathroom – such as princesses, fish, sports, and fairies. There are, of course, also themes that lend themselves to an adult bathroom – such as garden, floral, and country. In these cases, you will often find retailers that offer a line of themed accessories – including shower curtain, rug, towels, soap holder, toothbrush holder, cups, tissue holders, and much more.
There are more overall looks for a bathroom than any one person could possibly dream. If there’s a particular premise that sparks your interest, chances are that you will find a bathroom accessory to complement it. In some cases, people choose to use a bathroom accessory to denote a particular holiday. Christmas towels may hang on the towel rod during the holiday season; decorative pastel soaps may sit in the soap dish during Easter; red towels, red rug, and festive hearts may decorate a bathroom for Valentine’s Day; the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Others may use a bathroom accessory of one kind or another to create a “feel” within a space. For many tub enthusiasts, the bathroom is a place of refuge and calm; a place where they can soak their day away and relax in a soothing environment. In this case, many choose to create a spa-like environment in their bathroom – using such accessories as candles, soft fluffy towels, and beautifully scented soaps, bath oils, and lotions – for pampering at a moment’s notice.
Ultimately, your bathroom is only what you make of it. It can be a utilitarian space that meets your basic needs. Or – with the addition of thought, attention to detail, and a well chosen bathroom accessory – it can be a private space reflective of your personal style.