Easy Upgrade: The Simple Switch That'll Make Your Bathroom Less Dingy & More Stylish

Easy Upgrade: The Simple Switch That'll Make Your Bathroom Less Dingy & More Stylish

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Katie Holdefehr
Jan 8, 2017

Truth time: I really hate fabric bathmats. They get wet, and moldy, and they never fail to soak your socks when you walk into the room after someone has just showered. Not realizing that there was a better option, I continued to replace one mildewy, formerly-fluffy mat after the next. Until one day, I went to the Turkish baths and spotted my solution sitting in front of the aromatherapy room: the wooden slated mat. It dried quickly, excess water could drip through, it smelled like fresh cedar. A couple of clicks on Amazon and $30 later, I was the proud owner of a bamboo bathmat—and I haven't looked back since.

(Image credit: Hommemaker)

In a room with lots of tile and white surfaces, the slated wooden mat warms up the space. An abundance of plants and tasseled textiles also help this bathroom from Hommemaker look like a peaceful retreat.

To Buy:

  1. Bamboo Shower Mat at Oceanstar, $30
  2. Pebble Bath Mat at CB2, $45
  3. Hinoki Bath Mat at Design Within Reach, $100
  4. Skagerak Bathroom Mat at All Modern $199
  5. Bamboo Bath Mat at World Market, starting at $17.50
  6. Teak Grate Shower Mat at Aqua Teak $70
  7. River Stone Floor Mat at Viva Terra, $59
  8. Teak Maze Bath Mat at Overstock, $90
  9. Formbu Bath Mat at Target, $24

Read about some of these bathmats, as well as discover a few more options:

→ Create a Zen Bathroom: 11 Wooden Bath Mats

To DIY:

(Image credit: The Merrythought)

The Merrythought crafted this spa-like cedar bath mat out of a single board of wood.

(Image credit: Craft Like This)

To make this DIY pebble mat, you can hunt around your local streams for rocks, or you can follow the lead of Craft Like This and buy a big bag of river rocks at the craft store.

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