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.
Our U.S. colleagues love the fancy-spa feel of a bamboo bath mat — a way nicer option than the bobbly, foisty cotton ones.
And for a pot, consider a sturdy, concrete planter that looks like something from a fancy spa.
A tin candle with a pleasingly herbal scent.
While Aesop might be the status soap du jour, there are plenty of good alternatives on Amazon. We like this black jasmine soap from French company Compagnie de Provence, who follow a traditional method of making it in a cauldron using vegetable oils.
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.
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.
We love a useful contraption, and this device, designed to wring out every last bit of toothpaste, is a real game-changer.
You’ll want a status-y toothpaste, too.
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