Whether styling to sell or simply for visiting guests, minimalism and de-cluttering are key for bathroom styling. Do you feel comfortable walking into a bathroom with the toothbrushes and makeup lying around? Contrast this to your arrival in a hotel bathroom where benches host a few neatly aligned products and fresh fluffy folded towels. We know what we prefer. Here we share our styling tips to recreate that fresh hotel-inspired bathroom styling at home. We also share smart ideas for storage to help achieve your declutter goals.
Fresh, Fluffy Towels
Add luxurious hand and bath towels to soften the space. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to add a pop of colour to neutral coloured walls and tiling. Hang towels loosely for a relaxed look or fold neatly and overlap on a rail for a layered look. If your bathroom does not have a handtowel hook, roll it neatly and display on the vanity.
Bathroom Styling Products
Display a few practical, but attractive styling products on the vanity, ledges or built-in nooks. We love to layer and cluster our accessories. Host these on a tray that compliments the finish of the benchtop such as concrete, marble or ceramic. On the tray display hand soap (we love Aesop for the most incredible scent and local Melbourne Product), hand lotion, a favourite perfume bottle or scented candle.
For a refreshing touch you would only find in the most luxurious hotels, add some greenery. A small potted plant or hanging plant for a touch of nature will take your bathroom to the next level. We love using orchids or freshly picked jasmine for a beautiful scent. If you’re using fresh flowers, display these in a small vessel. The fragrance of fresh stems is inviting.
Whether free-standing or built-in, baths have become a real statement piece in recent times. To add sophistication and an element of luxury we have a couple of tips on displaying those perfect accessories.
If your bath doesn’t have recessed shelving consider adding a small stool to sit beside your bath. Marble provides a luxe look or opt for a timber if you prefer a natural presence. When displaying multiple products, maintain a tidy appearance by grouping them on a tray.
If your bathrooms floor space is a little tight for a stool consider an over the bath tray (aka bath caddy). For the ultimate relaxation we love Brodie & Co’s Timber Bath Caddy. It even includes a wine holder. How functional! 😊
If your bathroom lacks concealed storage consider utilising vertical space. Installing a holster or shelves on the inside of the cupboard door can create a spot for your hair utensils or bottled beauty products.
Behind the bathroom door is a frequently underutilised vertical solution. Use over-the-door hooks to hang extra towels or a canvas bag. The canvas bag creates a ‘bucket’ for your blow-dryer and other bulky appliances. This concept can be applied to other ledges. Attach an S-hook to the side of the vanity or a towel rail. Roll up excess towels or stack the excess TP in a linen bag off the S-hook. This provides a concealed and tidy storage solution.
Hotel-inspired bathroom styling aims to create an inviting and fresh sanctuary. It must be clean and uncluttered with a few simple accessories on display. Assemble a styled vignette of your favourite products and a scented candle. Too many products will produce chaotic and cluttered appearance. To soften the hard surfaces in a bathroom, add some greenery and a set of luxurious towels. All these items work together to create a calming space with that ‘hotel feel’.
Emma Tobin, Director and Lead Stylist at The Urbane Property Stylist, holds a B.D. (Interior Design). With over ten years of experience in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Property Styling, Emma has earned a reputation for her attention to detail and ability to deliver.