If you have a wall that just needs that extra something, try mounting a floating shelf. Shelves are the perfect palette for layering art, treasures from travels, or apothecary jars filled with cotton swabs and soaps. It's a simple change that has a big impact. Plus, floating shelves are simple to DIY and can be customized to fit your bathroom's style.
Don't leave those countertops bare—place a pretty tray off to one side or down the middle if you have a double-sink vanity. It will give you a collected, organized design element. Look for trays that are stylish but also sturdy. You want a piece that is easy to clean and can hold its own against water, candle wax, lotion, and other bathroom mess-makers.
The bathroom is the perfect spot for a bouquet. Not only will flowers add a fresh and natural element to an often cold, tile-filled room, but they'll add a pleasant aroma and a pop of color. Get whatever flowers are in season, and switch them out once a week. Try to play off your bathroom's color scheme as much as possible, and if you have a neutral bath, opt for brighter hues. If weekly fresh flowers are out of your budget, pick out a few faux bouquets or houseplants to change with the seasons.
If you have a big tub or an empty corner, a side table is an unexpected touch that is both beautiful and practical. You can top it with a photo, a figurine, or a towel for when you step out from a soak. Look for tables made from durable materials, like metal or wicker. You'll want a piece of furniture that can withstand moisture and is easy to clean.
Add a personal touch to your bathroom with monogrammed towels. Monograms are always in style, and they add a little luxury to any space. For an inexpensive version, pick up some clearance hand towels and stitch on your desired initials. Or less-skilled sewers can take towels to a local embroidery shop. Consider monogramming other aspects of your bathroom, too, like bath robes or wall art.