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.
Even if your bathroom isn’t decked out in millennial pink tones, this bin would be a nice touch.
For a more muted option, we like this faux-rattan bin.
This Egyptian cotton towel set is the best-selling set on Amazon (and the highest rated).
We like these birdcage-style ones, which come in a set of two.
The chains on this hanging mirror are a nice accent.
We like this minty, lemony soap – handmade in Devon.
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.
The kind of gown you’d happily swipe from a hotel room, from Amazon’s in-house basics range.
A paraben- and sulphate-free bubble bath, made using English honey.
An (all-natural) jar of hand cream.
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.
We also like this slim brush, which can easily be stashed out of sight.
This corner shelf could be used to store towels and loo roll – as well as in the shower itself.
Strategist UK editor Ailbhe Malone 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).
You could set this wireless speaker up on your shower shelf and sing “Driver’s License” to your heart’s content.
Speaking of storage, you could keep guest towels stashed in this basket.
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.
Not only does this look like something you might find in Habitat, the adhesive back means you don’t need to drill it in (perfect if you’re in a rental).
And to put on that roll holder: an ecofriendly loo roll that looks so charming that you’ll want to leave it in view.
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