Clever Decorating Idea: Toothbrush Holder Outside of the Bathroom

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As someone who enjoys the little things in life, there are few things that truly bore me. Toothbrush holders are one of them since, you know, divided toothbrush holders aren't exactly a sexy home adornment. But with a little ingenuity (and maybe some gold spray paint), anyone can take this sensible bathroom accessory and turn it into something you might actually want to show off.

The first step? Get it out of the bathroom. Then, fill it with something pretty.

In The Office: Use a toothbrush holder to keep oft-used pens within easy reach on the desk. The holes for brushes are the perfect size and shape for pencils, and even larger several markers for creative types.

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Better Homes & Gardens pairs a toothbrush-holder pencil cup with a business card-holder soap dish.

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Fleet Objects shows off a multi-use piece from their Pools Ceramics line.

Anywhere Else!: Any room can use a boost from a small arrangement of fresh flowers (or succulents!). Divided toothbrush holders are great when you want to make a small grocery bouquet feel more lush; the divided top of the toothbrush holder acts like a floral frog to create full arrangements with fewer blooms.

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Courtenay of The Creek Line House saw potential in this pretty little bathroom accessory.

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Kittenhood gives a toothbrush holder a spray of metallic gold and plants skinny succulents inside.

There you have it! Are you inspired to go grab your toothbrush holder out of the bathroom?

(Image credits: Kittenhood; BHG; Fleet Objects; The Creek Line House)