7 Bathroom Accessories Ideas You Need Now

Upgrading your bathroom doesn’t have to include an extensive remodel (although, that’s one way to make your bathroom safer and more luxurious). But these bathroom accessory ideas are affordable, simple, and will make a big difference for your level of comfort and safety. Upgrade your bathroom today with a few simple accessories!

White ceramic toilet bowl beside pedestal sink and bathtub

7 Bathroom Accessories Ideas

These bathroom accessory ideas might not be life-changing, but they’re definitely small improvements to help make you feel more comfortable. Here are some of our favorites

Toilet Seat Nightlights

When you have to go to the restroom in the middle of the night, it can be tricky (and dangerous) to have to navigate in the dark. These toilet seat nightlights go right on your toilet bowl and illuminate just the toilet so they don’t wake you up. Plus, they detect motion so they only turn on when you need them to and you can choose from 16 different colors. Gentle colors like red and blue are great for nighttime restroom runs. 

Touchless Soap Dispensers

Touchless soap dispensers offer a little extra convenience, help limit the spread of germs, and help those with limited joint mobility easily dispense the soap as they need it. Whether you have arthritis pain, want a quick and easy way to get your soap, or don’t want to spread germs, touchless soap dispensers are the perfect bathroom accessory idea. 

Self-Closing Toilet Seat

There’s nothing worse than a toilet seat that’s left open. If you or someone else in your home just can’t seem to remember to put the toilet seat down, a self-closing toilet seat might be the answer. These self-closing toilet seats help prevent loud slamming and damage to the toilet or the seat itself and are perfect for people who suffer from lower back pain and can’t always reach down to close the toilet seat. They’re quiet, easy to clean, and adjustable to your toilet bowl size. 

Shelf in the bathroom

Shower Shelves

Having all your toiletries within arm’s reach is one way to stay safe in the bathroom and reduce the risk of slips or falls. If you don’t already have built-in shelves in your shower or tub, you can easily install some. These shelves use suction, or you can drill shelves like these to the wall for a more permanent solution. This bathroom accessory idea is not only useful, but it will also help keep you safe and reduce the need to reach for your toiletries. 

Smart Lighting

Smart homes are becoming the new norm and things like smart thermometers, locks, and lights help simplify our lives. Installing smart lighting in your bathroom is as easy as replacing a lightbulb with smart bulbs like the Philips Hue. If this is your first smart bulb, you’ll also need the Hue Hub for it to be able to talk to your smart assistant. This starter kit comes with three bulbs and the Hue Hub. If you already have smart lightbulbs in other areas of the house, you can simply add your new bathroom light to the system and control it with smart assistants like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod.

Clean and modern bathroom

Curved Curtain Rod

This bathroom accessory idea is surprisingly simple but extremely useful. A curved curtain rod gives you a little more space in the bathtub and reduces the risk of tripping on the shower curtain. Even small bathtubs will feel instantly bigger with this easy upgrade!

Towel Warmer Rack

As the weather cools, turn your bathroom into a mini-spa with a towel warmer. This standing towel heater is less than $60 and provides gentle warmth with a built-in thermostat that safely maintains the correct temperature. Plus, you don’t need to do any electrical work to install it in your bathroom. Just plug it in, warm your towels and robes, and enjoy!

There are lots of ways to upgrade your bathroom without having to spend a lot of money or embark on a bathroom remodel journey. From simple swaps to easy improvements, these bathroom accessory ideas will help you enjoy bath time even more.