Add the Right Touches to Your Bathroom Decor

Hosting guests soon? No matter what the occasion might be, preparing for guests with thoughtful touches will make their stay a pleasant one and will earn you star host status. Turn your eye on the guest bathroom decor and give it some TLC before your guests arrive.

Go Deep

Before you even think about your décor, do a deep clean on the entire room. If it’s a bathroom that isn’t used very often, it will be more about freshening it up than it will be about scrubbing away everyday grime. This is the time to use an old toothbrush in the corners of the tub, descale drains and dust high ledges and shelves. Have any leaky faucets or loose handles? Use your guest’s pending arrival as motivation to get them all fixed.

Coordinate Color & Pattern

A shower curtain is a great place to start when you’re freshening up a bathroom’s typically smaller space. Choose one with a color or pattern that gives it new life. Matching window treatments, an attractive rug and thick, cozy towels in the same color palette bring the whole look together. Don’t forget to replace the shower liner with a fresh one, too.

Maximize Your Space

The small space of a bathroom is no place for clutter. Utilize a stylish over-the-toilet cabinet to wrangle all those bath supplies while keeping everything looking sharp.

Remember the Small Stuff

It’s not easy remembering everything when you travel and packing light can encourage guest to leave little amenities at home. Fill the void with a guest basket that has all the little things in one place: an extra toothbrush, travel-size toothpaste, mouthwash, a nail file, lotion, shampoo, loofah, disposable shaver and mini soaps. Be sure to stock a water glass nearby as well.

Be Reflective

If your counter space allows, an illuminated or magnifying vanity mirror adds a nice touch for guests. Or maybe it’s time to give your bathroom’s central mirror a makeover. Mirrors are a wonderful way to add style and personality to the small space of a bathroom. Whatever your style, you will be pleasantly surprised how this one simple addition can make a big impact.

Let It Glow

No bathroom would be complete without some special lighting. Add a tiny accent lamp to the countertop, or arrange a set of flameless scented candles on the counter, shelves or nearby window ledge. Guests will love the warm glow and subtle scent, and you won’t worry about anything catching fire.

Wake-Up Your Walls

It can be easy to forget about decorating your walls here, but bathroom wall art is one of the easiest ways to update the room with added color and style. Choose a single inspiring piece or hang a trio of prints that showcase some of your favorite things.

Luxe Linens

Nothing will make your guests feel more at home, than an ample supply of big fluffy bathroom towels that are reminiscent of their last spa experience. Invest in a set or two of bath towels that are reserved just for your special guests. And if your towels are brand new, be sure to wash them a few times to make them their fluffiest and get rid of any lingering lint.

Be Unexpected

Consider a different take on the usual. For instance, towels need a place to hang, but that doesn’t have to be a standard towel bar. Instead, look for a shelf in a unique motif that features towel hooks as an alternative. Instead of a vase, use a small juice pitcher to arrange a few stems of fresh flowers.

Next Stop—the Guest Room

Now that your guest bathroom is guest-ready, turn your attention to the bedroom with these inspiring guest room ideas.