Guest Picks: Enhance Your Bath With Simply Beautiful Accessories
Emphasize quality and simplicity with bathing and storage items that have classic lines and colors
The idea of luxurious baths — with candles and bubbles, please — sounds irresistible in winter. The downside is that the bathroom is often neglected, and sinking into a tub isn't terribly appealing if the space is ho-hum. Here are a few dreamy accessories for sprucing things up. Practical and beautiful, they'd all make the cut for me. — Erin from Reading My Tea Leaves
These white linen waffle towels would leave me feeling like I'd stepped out of a spa tub after every single bath. I've never used linen bath towels before, but I use them in the kitchen and they were my favorite household addition last year.
No luxurious bath would be complete without a bathtub caddy for holding cups of tea and a good book.
Rental apartments can be hit or miss when it comes to bathroom accoutrements. I'm afraid that my current mirrored cabinet is a far cry from this beauty.
The idea of a dressing ladder is as luxurious as it is practical. If I had the space in my bathroom, I'd prop this simple ladder against the wall and hang my hand towels from the top rung and my pajamas-in-waiting on the bottom two.
Only beautiful toothbrushes would be allowed in my dream bathroom.
Finding a simple toilet brush holder is serious business. This ceramic one from West Elm is one of the nicest I've seen.
Paired with the ceramic holder, this wooden brush would make a complete set.
This wire basket is just the right size for propping on the back of the toilet. I'd fill it with an extra rolls of toilet paper.
Toilet paper holders are right up there with toilet brush holders when it comes to being difficult to find. I like the simple lines and small size of this hand-forged holder.
The larger cousin of the toilet paper holder, this towel rack is just as understated and lovely.
If I'm going to be taking a proper bath, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'd like for it to be in a clean tub. I think the scrubbing would be considerably more tolerable with this handsome brush.
I don't have the space for a proper hamper in my tiny apartment, so I keep the laundry in a bag for toting to the laundromat. This handled sack would look neat and clean hanging from the bathroom door.
Have you ever used a natural sea sponge? They're incredible and so much better than any synthetic bath scrubber I've found. Happily, this one has also been sustainably harvested.
If you're in the process of spiffing up your bathroom, I think it's only fitting that your bottles of shampoo and conditioner are also easy on the eyes. This rose geranium and hibiscus moisturizing shampoo looks as pretty as I'm sure it smells.
Medicine bottles and hair elastics like nice spots to hang out too. I think these simple white canisters would look at home in the kitchen or in the bathroom.
Bathrooms can quickly become crowded. I'd love to wrangle my bottles and brushes into a convenient bin like this one.
I'd take this goat hair face brush over a fancy battery-operated version any day.
This simple wire towel hanger is such a nice solution for a bathroom that lacks the wall space for a larger rack.
Ideabook published on Jan. 27, 2013.
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