Photo-Illustration: Courtesy of the retailers

Whether you’re a shower person, a bath person, or a sheet-mask-every-day person, chances are you spend a lot of time in your bathroom. While we’ve rounded up the best accents for your apartment, bedroom, and kitchen elsewhere, here we’ve found the best inexpensive bathroom-décor ideas — from spruced-up versions of powder-room necessities to clever space-saving accessories to everything you’ll need to turn even the saddest, tiniest bathroom into an at-home, spalike retreat. All the things on this list are available on Amazon, but we’ve found some elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

mDesign Decorative Metal Farmhouse Magazine Holder

To keep your favorite books and magazines safe from toothpaste, bathwater, and other hazards.

The Incense Match Assorted 15-Pack

“The matchbooks look like a prop from the Boogie Nights set, but all each carries are brief bursts of incense,” writes former Strategist senior editor Margaret Rhodes of these fragrant incense matches that she says are better (and cooler looking) than any bathroom candle. “Light one, burn it down a quarter of an inch, and it emits a brief wisp of fragrant smoke — no need to leave a lit candle unattended.”

Smyrna Original Turkish Hand Towels Set of Two

These Turkish hand towels are known to be superabsorbent and quick-drying. They’re also a bit cooler looking than your average hand towel, thanks to the fringe and textured cotton fabric.

Juniper Ridge Room Spray, Coastal Pine

For those who prefer a stronger fragrance, this earthy, pine-scented room spray from Bay Area–based Juniper Ridge comes in an Aesop-esque bottle that’s nice enough to leave on a shelf (or a toilet lid).

SODUKU Floating Shelves

These damp-and-heat-resistant floating shelves would be a serious upgrade from over-stuffed plastic caddies. Use them for face towels, toothbrushes, diffusers, plants and other toiletries.

Poeland Floating Shelf Wall-Mounted Non-Drilling Adhesive Bathroom Organizer

For those who prefer a cleaner look, some of these all-white floating shelves may be a better option.

KES Gold Toilet-Paper-Holder Stand With Modern Marble Base

Who knew a toilet-paper holder could be so elegant? This one has a brushed-brass stand and a genuine marble base.

Gotega Hair Catcher, Pack of 5
Very Good Deal

The calming colors of these hair-catchers for your shower drain will make them far more pleasing to look at, even when full of hair.

MAXMODA Women Kimono Robes Cotton Long Robe Knit Bathrobe
Very Good Deal

Wear this sleek cotton robe while drying your hair, doing your makeup, or indulging in a deep-conditioning treatment.

Anker Soundcore Icon Mini, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This waterproof mini Anker speaker is Bluetooth-compatible, surprisingly powerful, and lets you listen to podcasts in the shower.

Seville Classics Handwoven Oval Double Laundry Hamper in Mocha

A handsome handwoven laundry hamper with two compartments so you can easily sort your whites and darks.

AquaBliss High-Output Universal Shower Filter

Trinity Mouzon Wofford, a co-founder of wellness brand Golde, says this water filter is “essential for living in the city” and something she can’t live without. According to her, it removes a lot of the mineral buildup and chlorine from water that comes out of “100-plus-year-old pipes.”

Realme Non-Reversing Mirror

If you need to get a bit more up close and personal while you do your makeup or put in your contacts, this compact vanity mirror should do the trick.

Munchkin Quack Duck Bath Mat

Here’s an adorable nonslip mat that will surely add some cheer to your your tot’s bath-time routine.

Tiger Shaped Animal Bath Mat

And here’s a slightly fluffier, tiger-shaped bath mat for kids — or kids at heart.

Masirs Clear Cosmetic Storage Organizer

This acrylic organizer is a favorite of Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton, who recommends taking advantage of vertical space when storing all your beauty products. Obsessives like her will also appreciate how the see-through acrylic makes it easy to see your precious lotions and potions.

The Honest Co. Truly Calming Lavender Bubble Bath

Treat yourself to an all-natural lavender-scented bubble bath that writer Hannah Morrill says “filled my bath with mountains of frothy whip.”

AOJIA Slim 3-Tier Bathroom Storage Cart

If you’re looking for more storage, this three-tier metal cart follows Rio’s vertical-space rule and is slim enough to slip into a narrow nook. The minimalist design and black color add to its unobtrusive feel.

iDesign Cade Facial-Tissue Cover

This clever cover requires you to tip your Kleenex box on its side so that the top of the box can become a handy catchall.

Isaac Jacobs Ceramic Dog Toilet Brush Holder

When was the last time you could call your toilet-bowl cleaner cute?

Euthymol Original Toothpaste

Forget Marvis! This is the best fancy European toothpaste, which one Strategist writer describes as tasting “like if Fernet Branca were spiked with the most delicate whisper of spearmint.”

Boy Smells Petal Candle

Joseph Joseph Toothbrush Holder

Sumi Haigou Charcoal Soap (3 Bars)

Charcoal that’s not in your juice or your toothbrush. Note: Stock is low.

Umbra Touch Soap Pump

We’ve written about our love for this cute, sustainable little soap dispenser before.

Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

More charcoal, this time in a towel. Beauty enthusiasts swear by the powers of exfoliating with charcoal towels.

Brussel's Live Lucky Bamboo - 5 Stalks

Bamboo is one of the few indoor plants that will do just fine in a humid and low-light environment like a bathroom.

Brabantia Step Trash Can, 1.3 Gallons
Very Good Deal

This small white trash can from Brabantia is a sophisticated upgrade from boring stainless steel.

Kikkerland Birch Shower Curtain

Swap the view of your backyard or an airshaft for this birch forest.

Mind Reader Bamboo Bathtub Tray

This nice-looking bamboo tray allows you to easily bring your books, magazines, hairbrush (and yes, wine) into the tub with you.

Gobam Bamboo Bath Mat

Strategist editors love a bamboo bathmat too, not only because it seems like something you’d see at a fancy spa, but also because it means you will never wash a grimy bathroom rug again.

MelonBoat Cotton Swab Holder

Dump the ratty cardboard box and put your Q-tips on display.

SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Bench and Storage Shelf

More bamboo, this time in the form of bench (with two bottom shelves for extra storage) that you can put just outside a shower or a tub.

Yamazaki Home Tower Leaning Ladder Rack

In the right bathroom, this space-saving wall ladder (a Strategist favorite) would be a more stylish (and more ventilated) way to hang towels, or clothes while you shower.

Radius Scuba Big Brush Tooth Brush 3 Pack

As fun as these are to look at, their giant bristle heads and comfy rubber grips make them even more fun to use.

Creative Mark Tube Wringer

Squeeze out every last drop of that toothpaste or hand cream in style.

Green Toys Paddle Boat, Blue/Grey

For the kiddos, this submarine bath toy has a spinning rear propeller and looks nice enough to leave on a shelf between soaks.

YAMAZAKI home Toilet Paper Stocker

Use this to keep all your extra rolls of toilet paper on hand but out of sight. It doubles as a small freestanding shelf.

Tooletries The Henry, Silicone Waterproof Toothbrush Holder

Stick this small self-adhesive silicone organizer to the wall of your shower to store small items like your razor and toothbrush. The company also makes a small matching mirror to stick above it.

Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand, Blue
Very Good Deal

Sleeker than your average brush holder. Plus, its design keeps residue from yucking up the base.

Yamazaki Silicone Soap Tray, Black

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

A minimalist and (somewhat ironically) easy-to-clean soap tray.

OXO Good Grips StrongHold Suction Soap Dish

Those in need of a soap tray for the shower will appreciate that this one has a convenient suction cup, making it easy to move around.

AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad

Photo: retailer

If, like crime writer Karin Slaughter, you get “about 70 percent of good ideas while in the shower,” you might like this (actually) waterproof notepad to jot them down on. It, and its included pencil, also come with suction cups to hold them in place.

Ausaye Color Changing Mushroom Night Light

According to one of our editors who keeps this color-changing nightlight in his bathroom, “for those who can rarely go a full sleep cycle without a trip to the bathroom, it may be the most life-altering mushroom you can legally buy.”

The Strategist is a new site designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best umbrellas, steak knives, rolling luggage, and yoga mats. Note that all prices are subject to change.

If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

By OngkyF