Simple Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Gather simple bathroom decorating ideas, and get ready to update your bathroom with easy and inspired decorative elements.
Blue Bathroom With White Crate Shelves Are Budget Friendly

Blue Bathroom With White Crate Shelves Are Budget Friendly

These creatively placed white wall crates beautifully accent this pale blue bathroom wall.

By: Sean McEvoy
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Your bathroom can benefit from simple tweaks to make it more efficient and attractive. If you're looking for simple bathroom decorating ideas, you may be overwhelmed by options. But choosing a few key decorative flourishes in your bathroom can be easy and fun, providing you with the bath you've always wanted.

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Ryder Shower Curtain, bedbathandbeyond.com $20.00

You’ve been craving a chevron pattern somewhere in your house — why not introduce this bright and budget-friendly shower curtain to your bathroom?

Colors in Motion Switch Plates, switchhits.com $10.50

This textured switch plate comes in seven happy colors. Start in the bathroom. Soon, you might just want to swap out every cover in your home.

Lacquered Soap Dish in Blue, jonathanadler.com $24.00

This soap dish is stylish and functional with drainage slats and a removable bottom that work together to catch drips and keep your sink dry.

Olunda Picture Blocks, IKEA stores $20.00

Swap out your old wall art for this affordable graphic print with its bright white frame. The yellow and gray squares add a bit of modern style to any bathroom design.

The Squirt Water Clock by Bedol, bedbathandbeyond.com $20.00

Open the top flap and fill this clock with water. The ions in the H20 power it up, no batteries required!

Round Orange Soap Dispenser, thebathoutlet.com $15.00

This hot pink soap dispenser will color up your sink and put a smile on your face every time you wash your hands.

Mini Vanity Mirror, pier1.com $15.00

The glass ball on the stem of this two-sided mirror, one side is 4X magnified, gives it a vintage feel.

Nesting Storage Caddy in Orange, casabella.com $7.00

Control clutter with this sherbet colored 4 gallon caddy, great for storing beauty essentials, from shampoo and conditioners to facial cleansers and moisturizers.

The Mini Stash in Trellis Sky Blue, simplystashed.com $26.95

Stash everything from toothpaste to cotton balls to tweezers in this 15 pocket storage unit made to fit over your door.

Pebblz Shower Mat from InterDesign in Blue, amazon.com $22.00

Exfoliate while you shower by rubbing your feet up against these textured pebbles. Suction cups hold the mat in place.

Sconce Shade LS13024, shadesoflight.com $19.00

Dress up your bathroom sconce or chandelier with this spunky striped pink shade.

Glass Bathroom Scale B200 by Escali, escali.com $25.00

Make stepping onto the scale a little more fun with this sleek, blue glass version.

Jots, dreamfarm.com $6.00 each

For smart, movable storage, press the suction cup onto any smooth bathroom surface, then slip your razor or toothbrush between the two rubber heads.

Glee Bath Rug in Rain Dot by InterDesign, amazon.com $24.00

Tickle your toes every time your feet hit the cushy raised polka dots on this plush bath rug.

Double Hook by Gedy in Light Blue, thebathoutlet.com $23.00

Hang this colorful resin-covered brass hook on your wall for colorful towel storage.

Peacock Feather Pillar, pier1.com $15.00

Add a little bit of pretty (and a whole lot of calm) by bringing a candle into the bathroom. This one comes wrapped in a painted, bejeweled feather.

Round Trash Can, honeycando.com $24.00

With its removable inner bucket, steel foot pedal, and colorful good looks, this is one garbage can you won't want to hide.

Digital Treasures Lyrix Jive, walmart.com $20.00

Connect this waterproof speaker to any Bluetooth-enabled device, then secure the suction cup to your bathroom mirror or wall before turning up the tunes.

Hammered Silver Facial Tissue Cover, $24.00, pier1.com

This hand-hammered stainless steel cover makes reaching for that tissue a whole lot easier on eyes (and nose.)

Plush Towels, $20.00 each, HomeGoods stores

Nothing says bathroom refresh better than a new set of super soft towels — especially when they're covered in polka dots and paisley.

Tumbler Cup in Red, $20.00, jonathanadler.com

Why drink from a paper cup when you can reach for this stylish lacquered tumbler instead? It also doubles as a toothbrush holder.

Patterned Bath Rug, $10.00, Marshalls stores

Put a little pattern (and a lot of color) under your feet with this 100-percent cotton rug.

Woodrow Wastebasket in Blue by Umbra, $20.00, containerstore.com

A trash can that's colorful, modern and affordable? It's possible with this sleek wooden model.

Storage Totes, $20.00 and $25.00, HomeGoods stores

These are the perfect containers for bulky items: place appliances and hairbrushes in the smaller tote and folded bath towels in the larger one.

Large Round Circles Hamper in Rose, $15.00, containerstore.com

The circular cutouts in this laundry basket nod to mod style and keep air flowing — no more musty-smelling clothing!

Many bathrooms can be a design and decorating challenge, since they're often small spaces. Some homeowners struggle with whether or not to implement a consistent decorative theme throughout the bath space — nautical/seaside or rustic are two examples — or to combine decorative elements from many design styles in a more eclectic design scheme. Fixtures, furniture, surfaces and colors are all considerations, as well — so each bathroom provides many opportunities for design and decoration.

While it's true that most bathrooms are small rooms, in recent years the footprint of bathrooms in many homes has expanded significantly — newer homes now often feature large bathrooms in master suites, for example. When you're thinking about simple decorating ideas for your bath space, your first consideration will be the size and scope of the project — how much bathroom space do you need or want to decorate. When you've determined whether you want to cover the entire space or simply add a few simple elements, it's time to start sourcing the elements for your decor scheme.

One of the best ways to simply execute a decor theme in your bathroom space is with the use of color. Whether your color palette leans bright, bold and contemporary or more muted and traditional, color can unite your bathroom design like just about nothing else. Choosing paint or wallpaper colors for walls will be a key step in implementing some simple bathroom decorating ideas. When you've got your color or colors picked, decide if you want pops of color throughout the design, a mix of complementary colors, or one monochromatic design. You can implement the color scheme throughout the space via accessories ranging from linens to storage containers for toiletries. Similarly, patterns can be a great way to unite your simple bathroom decor. Whether you choose a floral or geometric pattern on wallpaper or a few containers displaying chevron or gingham designs, or even seat cushions in plaid or toile, patterns can help unite your decor theme.

Another simple way to add visual interest to your bathroom decor is with artwork. Photographs of family members or beloved pets, vintage movie posters and advertisements, or even artwork you create yourself can be a great addition to a bath space. Simple and straightforward black frames can work well with just about any type of wall art, and they're widely available at low prices from many home goods retailers.

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