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31 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bathroom Accessories (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Because we like obsessing over the little things at the Strategist, we wanted to focus on the bathroom. It might not be where you do your entertaining, but let’s be honest: Everyone loves a good snoop around a bathroom. Whether you’re a bath person or a shower person, you probably spend a lot of time in there, so we’ve rounded up some of the best cheap (but expensive-looking) bathroom accents for adding a decadent touch on a small budget.

This marble-y tray would be great for meticulously arranging your the Ordinary products — or maybe just for storing your jewelry while you jump in the shower.


Even if your bathroom isn’t decked out in millennial pink tones, this bin would be a nice touch.

Our U.S. colleagues love the fancy-spa feel of a bamboo bath mat — a way nicer option than the bobbly, foisty cotton ones.

Or, if you’re interested in lightweight Turkish towels (also known as hammam or peshtemal towels), this Cacala Pure towel comes highly recommended by Amazon customers.

Maidenhair Fern

Ferns love humid, damp conditions, so introducing one to your bathroom is practically matchmaking.

Sass and Belle Cement Planter

And for a pot, consider a sturdy, concrete planter that looks like something from a fancy spa.

The chains on this hanging mirror are a nice accent.

We like this minty, lemony soap – handmade in Devon.


And to avoid grimey soap stains on your surfaces, get a soap tray with a little spout that makes for easier cleaning. This set of three look like something you’d find in Goodhood.

We featured this wall-ladder on the Strategist as a great bit of décor for your bedroom, but it would be a great piece for your bathroom towels, too.

Yoassi Bamboo Stool

This bamboo shower stool could also be used to stash towels.


It’s totally normal not to think of “expensive-looking” when you think of shower curtains, but this geometric design is pretty nice.

These floating shelves, which come in a set of two, would look great filled with an assortment of plants.


Even your regular soap will feel fancy in this vintage soap dispenser.

Toothpaste Squeezer

We love a useful contraption, and this device, designed to wring out every last bit of toothpaste, is a real game-changer.

The kind of gown you’d happily swipe from a hotel room.

A paraben- and sulphate-free bubble bath, made using English honey.


Add a splash of colour to your bathroom floor.

We like the thick cotton strap on this body brush.

An inoffensive toilet brush, with a recess to store your cleaning materials.

This corner shelf could be used to store towels and loo roll – as well as in the shower itself.

We like the minimalist design of this shower radio.

Alternatively, Strategist editor Ailbhe is a fan of this weirdly powerful Bluetooth shower speaker (she gives it as a gift, as well as using it in her own shower).

This cart is a good solution to a storage-free bathroom.

We like these Atomic-ish coat hangers. Use them for dressing gowns, towels and shower caps.

Put your cotton bud habit to bed, with this reusable swab.

Eco-friendly loo roll, which looks so charming that you’ll want to leave it in view.

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31 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bathroom Accessories