Drying Racks in the Bathroom
We tend to use our shower curtain rod as a drying rack for hand-washed clothing. It’s not the most attractive solution, but it works. For those who want a more organized system, there are several wall-mounted drying racks made specifically for the bathroom.
Apr 9, 2020
Boll & Branch Launched a New Organic Bath Collection—And Your Purchase Can Help Medical Workers Right Now
Help yourself, the environment, and relief efforts all at once.
Apr 7, 2020
Pink Bathrooms
Pink rooms get a lot of attention around here: we’ve asked if you’d go pink as a grown-up, gathered 7 pink dining rooms, admired a pink kitchen, and featured a Valentine’s Day assortment of red and pink combo rooms. The bathroom, still, maintains its stronghold as the more expected of pink spots — often with old pink tile that new occupants just have to “work with.” Still others go pink in the loo by choice.
Mar 26, 2020
Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom
Sure, a bright white is a common go-to, but there are other hues that look fantastic.
Mar 17, 2020
Bathroom Vacation: Hammock-Shaped Tub
The hammock is the standard of lazy summer relaxing. What if your daily hygiene standards could be met in such a position? The latest bathtub from UK firm Splinter Works is the ultimate in staycation fixtures. There’s been no shortage of strange, luxe tubs on Apartment Therapy, but the carbon-fiber Vessel may be the most chill, or as Splinter Works is calling it, “the ultimate vehicle for escapism.
Mar 12, 2020
New Year, New Look: 15 Ways to Revitalize Your Bathroom (That Don’t Involve a Paint Brush)
Looking for fresh ideas for revitalizing the same old bathrooms you have in your home in this new year? This year, it’s all about taking old ideas and translating them in an accessible (read: easy, affordable and quick) way to give your bathroom a fun, fresh look without a ton of work. We’ve got 15 ideas to try out (one at a time or combined with others!). Why stick to just one bathmat?
Mar 11, 2020
Bathroom Decorating Ideas: 5 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Feel More Spa-Like
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to get away and treat ourselves to a spa weekend, like every weekend? Well, if that dream is a bit out of your reach for financial or practical reasons (we’re all probably in this boat!), there is still something you can reach for: A more spa-like bathroom that melts the day’s worries away or gets you in the best, relaxed mood to face the day. These six ways are affordable and should work in just about any bathroom (even small or windowless ones!
Mar 11, 2020
Best Sources for Small Bathroom Renovations
Dehlia’s tiny bathroom is typical of a city apartment: a 4 x 6 foot space that benefited from a functional, small-scale redesign. The floors are slate, the walls are seaglass, and the fixtures are well proportioned for the room. It can be difficult to find small tubs, toilets, and sinks for a bathroom renovation, but combing Dehlia’s source list as well as a few good posts from the Apartment Therapy archives, we’ve found some relevant resources.
Mar 11, 2020
8 Cool & Compact Futuristic Showers
Sorry if we’re sci-fi geeking a bit, but this Folding Shower shown above looks straight from The Fifth Element, specifically the scene where Korben Dallas (B. Willis) has to push Leeloo (an unforgettable Milla Jovovich) into a hideaway shower. Designed specifically for small space dwellers, this French designed shower is seeking a manufacturer, so it’s not yet on the market, but we think would be perfect for people who decide to convert their spare closets into a bathroom.
Mar 11, 2020
Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Bathroom
You may be looking to add more personality to your rental. Or you have a neutral palette that needs excitement. Whatever your reason for wanting to add color to your bathroom, do it in a clever and creative way. Here are six ideas to inspire you. (Shown above:) Colorful accessories like towels and containers boost the boldness of a neutral bathroom. As seen in Victoria & Cass’ Cozy Work-In-Progress Home. Embrace existing bathroom fixtures in bold colors (or paint them).
Mar 11, 2020
Bathroom Inspiration: 10 Colorful Clawfoot Tubs
I don’t know about you, but my dream home definitely has a clawfoot tub in it. Perfect for the long baths I will take one day, and they just look so elegant. Mostly I pine after the crisp white ones, but lately I’ve been lusting over the colorful ones. Here are some inspiring tubs in a rainbow of hues: TOP ROW 1. Hearth 2. Apartment Therapy 3. Design*Sponge via Apartment Therapy 4. Elle Decor Sweden via SF Girl By Bay 5. Apartment Therapy BOTTOM ROW 6. Design*Sponge 7. Brick House 8.
Mar 11, 2020
You’re Going to See these Bathroom Design Trends Everywhere By the End of 2020
If you're designing a bathroom this year, you'll probably pick one of these six trends.
Feb 28, 2020
10 Classic Bathrooms
Hex tile, clawfoot tubs, porcelain pedestal sinks. These are few of the elements that make up our idea of a “classic” bathroom—the kind you might find in a pre-war apartment or a New England farmhouse.The nice thing about a classic bathroom is that it’s not going to go out of style anytime soon. Materials like subway tile and marble counters are long-lasting and tend to survive the cycle of trends.
Feb 27, 2020
25 Easy No-Fail Bathroom Design Ideas to Try This Year
From swing-arm sconces to statement mirrors, these foolproof ideas will make decorating your bathroom a breeze.
Feb 20, 2020
9 Savvy Ways to Fake a Bathroom Renovation
Whoever said refreshing your bathroom was expensive never saw these designer-approved tips.
Feb 20, 2020
Paint Color Portfolio: Black Bathrooms
Need some drama in your home? Glamorize your bathroom with black walls and accents. We love the intimacy created by these black-painted walls in small bathrooms.INSPIRATION ROOMS:1. Alex’s Granny Chic House Tour2. Black Bathroom in a Tiny Vintage Los Angeles Apartment from Houzz3. Chic Black Bathroom from Canadian House and Home4. On Trend in Europe: Gray & Black for the Bath5. Jenna Lyons’ Brooklyn brownstone via House to HomePAINT COLORS TO GET THIS LOOK:1.
Feb 7, 2020
The $25 Bath Towel Set Amazon Reviewers Can’t Stop Gushing About
They're super-soft, super-absorbent, and super-affordable!
Feb 6, 2020
We Should All Pay More Attention to Our Bathrooms and These 10 Are Proof
A little Valentine to the top 10 favorite bathrooms I've seen recently.
Feb 4, 2020
This New Magazine Is All About the Bathroom, for Reading in the Bathroom
Print isn't dead, and neither is reading print in the bathroom.
Jan 27, 2020
The Color Real Estate Agents Say to Never Paint Your Bathroom
The fiery opposition is unanimous.
Jan 21, 2020
These Are The Most Photographed Hotel Bathrooms on Instagram
Freestanding tubs galore!
Jan 17, 2020
Charmin Created a Robot That Brings You Toilet Paper When You Run Out
The robots are coming… and they’re bringing toilet paper.
Jan 8, 2020
Refresh Your Linens for the New Year Thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond’s Latest Sale
Save 20 percent on bedding and bath basics.
Jan 7, 2020
10 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Buys That Will Make Your Small Space Work Harder
Without breaking the bank.
Dec 18, 2019
If You're Only Using One Shower Curtain, You Are Really Missing Out
This quick curtain hack will take your bath from drab to fab.
Dec 15, 2019
This Battery-Powered Kinetic Sign Cleverly Marks Gender-Neutral Restrooms
It oscillates between those recognizable bathroom signs, person-in-dress and person-in-pants.
Nov 23, 2019
This Viral Real Estate Listing Has an “Open Concept” Bathroom, and Twitter Has Jokes
Naturally, the Twitterverse had a few things to say.
Nov 15, 2019
6 Under-$50 Bathroom Accents from Urban Outfitters That’ll Add Style to Your Space
If your bathroom is in need of a refresh, look no further than the bathroom decor section at Urban Outfitters.
Nov 11, 2019
10 Beautiful Bathrooms You Might Want to Copy For Your Own Home
Take your bathroom from drab to fab with these standout ideas.
Oct 30, 2019
8 Accessories from Urban Outfitters that Prove Your Bathroom Doesn’t Have to Be Boring
Including a toilet brush that's decorated with dried flowers.
Oct 29, 2019
The Best Bathroom Storage Solutions Money Can Buy for Under $50
An organized bathroom is just a click away.
Oct 28, 2019
7 Easy Bathroom Fixture Upgrades on Amazon for Under $100
Your bathroom is one of the most intimate areas of your home, so it’s important to make it a space you actually enjoy spending time in. So what to do when your bathroom is in need of a real revamp, but you don’t have the budget, time, or lease agreement to do so?Good news, friends: Amazon offers all kinds of chic and affordable bathroom fixtures to upgrade your bathroom with ease.
Oct 15, 2019
We Toured the Official Lisa Frank Apartment, And You’ve Got To See the Bathroom
For a limited time, one room in Los Angeles has been transformed into a Lisa Frank paradise—which you can reserve for the ultimate throwback sleepover.
Oct 9, 2019
7 Cheeky Bathmats for People Who Can’t Stand a Boring Bathroom
It's nice to be naughty!
Sep 18, 2019
Macy’s VIP Sale Has Luxe Hotel-Quality Towels Starting at Just $14
It's time to refresh that linen closet!
Sep 13, 2019
The $4 Bathroom Staple that Trader Joe's Reddit Superfans Can't Stop Buying
Plus eight more grocery staples that the biggest Trader Joe's fans consider a "must-buy" for their morning routines.
Sep 5, 2019
Make Even The Tiniest Bathroom A Relaxing Retreat With These Amazon Buys
When we teamed up with Amazon to create a list of first apartment essentials, the bathroom posed a special challenge. Odds are, the bathroom in a first apartment is going to be short on space and amenities. When it comes to decorating, each piece needs to be functional and attractive. Sound like too tall an order? Here are some of our favorite picks that will make even the smallest bathroom feel like a relaxing retreat.
Aug 29, 2019
The Best Organic Towels You Can Buy Right Now
These towels are good inside and out.
Aug 16, 2019
The $40 Shower Curtain Four Apartment Therapy Editors All Bought for Their Bathrooms
We didn’t fall for each other at first sight, but rather it was a slow, growing interest over the course of a few blissful months.
Aug 9, 2019
Hey, Just Always Close Your Toilet Lid, OK?
This isn't about seat up vs. seat down. This is about the lid, the more important thing.
Aug 8, 2019
This is Why We're so Obsessed With Pink Bathrooms
Approximately five million of the 20 million new homes built between 1946 and 1966 had a cotton candy pink bathroom.
Jul 30, 2019
Why I Always Spend 20 Minutes In The Bathroom When I Get Home
I'm an extrovert, but I need a little alone time to transition from work, errands, or social activities into home life.
Jul 25, 2019
Everything You Need For Your Bathroom From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Whether you want to stock up on basics that rarely go on sale or browse decor that'll amp up your bathroom style, you'll find everything you need here.
Jul 19, 2019
7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom Walls
Want to zhuzh up your bathroom walls, but don't know where to start? Let these rooms give you design inspiration.
Jul 16, 2019
This Clever Bathroom Storage Hack Will Save You so Much Space
Finally, a solution for this wasted bathroom space.
Jul 4, 2019
10 Hilarious Bathroom Signs (If You're Into That Sort of Thing)
Word art just got cheekier.
Jul 4, 2019
The 10 Commandments of a Luxe-Looking Bathroom
Thou shalt invest in quality bath towels.
Jul 4, 2019
7 Surprisingly Luxe Bathroom Items You Can Buy on Amazon
You spend time there every day. Isn't it time for an upgrade?
Jun 27, 2019
What the Internet is Saying About…Turkish Towels
All good things, all good things.
Jun 18, 2019
This Art Deco Bathroom in ‘Fleabag’ Is Almost as Sexy as Hot Priest—Here’s How to Get the Look
If for some reason you haven’t yet binged all of “Fleabag,” get yourself to Amazon Prime immediately and dig in. Overflowing with dark humor and darker drama, it felt appropriate to focus on the dark and moody restaurant bathroom where season 2 opens. Our protagonist is wiping blood from her face, staring into a show stopping art deco style mirror.
Jun 13, 2019
These Bathroom Storage Carts are So Cute, They’ll Even Make Your Retainer Look Chic
Yes, even tiny bathrooms can benefit from a storage cart.
Jun 5, 2019
7 Toothbrush Holders You’ll Actually Want to Use
You'll never think your toothbrush is boring again.
May 30, 2019
A Bathroom That Opens Into The Kitchen: Awkward?
If you live in an old building or a rental, you’ll understand where we’re coming from: our last apartment’s bathroom opened up directly into the kitchen, as did our apartment before that. In fact, we grew up in a home where the toilet room (just the toilet.. the sink and bathtub were separate) was basically in the dining room, a few feet away from the table…and our guests eating dinner. For anyone entertaining or on a date, this can be veeeerrrrry awkward.
May 8, 2019
Warm Up Your Bath Towels…Without a Towel Warmer!
The other day, I was talking to some friends about our dream bathrooms. A sunken tub, said one. A shower for two, was another vote. His and Hers sinks, was on a third friend’s wish list. Top of my list? A towel warmer. I got that one covered, said my sunken-tub-wishing friend. Really? I’d been to her house recently and I didn’t remember any towel warmer or even any space for one. She shared.
May 8, 2019
How to Properly Light a Bathroom
As with the kitchen, the bathroom is a “work room,” and therefore one of the most important spaces in the home to get lighting right. They also tend to be smaller than all the other rooms in our home, and don’t have as many (or as large) windows. Careful consideration of the General, Task and Accent lighting we add to this room will pay dividends in how the area functions and feels.
May 4, 2019
Fancy Bath Lighting: Inspiration and Tips for Hanging a Chandelier Over the Bathtub
There’s something really decadent about a pretty chandelier in a small powder room. It makes the bathroom look less like a bathroom, somehow, and a little more like a place where you’d want to spend a bunch of time reading and drinking and soaking away the day. Your tub might just become your favorite place in the house.
May 4, 2019
Building a Better Bubble Bath: How To Have a Perfect Soak Sesh
Turn a boring bubble bath into your most relaxing soak sesh ever with these tips to set the mood and de-stress.
May 3, 2019
How to Love Your Tiny Rental Bathroom: Styling Ideas from 10 Real Homes
Many aspects of a rental home are transformable, yet the rental bathroom tends to be a ‘you-get-what-you-get-and-you-don’t-get-upset’ zone because there typically isn’t a lot of literal or metaphorical wiggle room. But even with less-than-ideal rental bathrooms, and even when living with roommates or significant others—we can still elevate the style and add functional beauty. Check out 10 rental bathrooms from our house tours that do this in spades.
May 3, 2019
This is the Best Room in the House for Amazon Echo, Hands Down
If you’re sold on the future of smart home, you don’t need me to exalt all the benefits of Amazon Echo’s voice-activated personal assistant, Alexa. But this post is actually for the skeptics out there. Even if you think the whole voice-controlled smart home thing is silly or extra, I bet I can sell you on it, at least for one room in your home. See, I was an Echo skeptic for a long time. Until my sister-in-law gifted us an Echo Dot for Christmas last year.
May 3, 2019
Today Only: 5 Don’t Miss Items from Target’s Huge Bed & Bath Sale
In perhaps their answer to Amazon Prime Day (which has over 100K deals to shop—though check out our top picks for the home here), Target is offering flash sales today and tomorrow on select categories (check them all out on this landing page). One deal in particular that has us pumped: Since Summer is a great time to refresh your sheets, towels and the like, the Bullseye is doing us all a solid by offering 40% off today only (and online only) for all their bed and bath items!
May 3, 2019
Guest-Ready Styling Ideas for Your Bathroom Counter
If you’re a city dweller (or just generally live in a house that’s not a mansion), you probably don’t have a huge bathroom. At best, if you’re lucky, maybe it’s a bit spacious. But even so, who doesn’t want to make every square inch of counter space count? Each bathroom below has ideas for your counters that live somewhere between the pretty and the practical, so go ahead and show your vanity some love.
May 3, 2019
Guess Which Celebrity Has This Glam, Over-the-Top Bathroom
If you’re sick of an all white spa like bathroom, well, you’re in luck: we found the exact opposite. Designer Eric Hughes is in this week’s issue of People magazine talking about some of his celebrity clients and their spaces, including this bathroom in particular. “From the get-go he said he wanted a crazy, over-the-top, Studio 54 powder room,” Hughes says to People about Bravo producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen.
May 3, 2019
I Found the Perfect Plant For My Dark Cave of a Bathroom
I thought my dark cave of a bathroom would never be able to support plant life, but I was proven wrong.
May 3, 2019
Cara Delevingne’s London Townhouse Has An Unusual Bathroom Feature
If you’re one of Cara Delevingne’s 41.1 million Instagram followers, you’ll notice that she’s usually jetting off somewhere. That doesn’t mean the 25 year old model didn’t want a place to call her own when in her hometown of London—and just like her, it’s the opposite of cookie cutter.
May 3, 2019
The Trader Joe’s Towel Your Kitchen and Bathroom Have Been Missing
We’ve sung the praises of Fouta (a.k.a Turkish Towels, Peshtemal, Hammam) before. They’re lightweight and thin, which is great for folding and storing, but still pretty absorptive. If they’re authentic, the cotton gets softer with every wash. They come in a bunch of shades, perfect for adding a pop of color to any space that needs it.
May 3, 2019
This is Why Your Curtain Liner Likes to Stick to You in the Shower — And How to Stop It
And how to stop it from happening ever again.
May 3, 2019
You Can Revamp Your Bathroom By Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Is there anything better than snagging a good deal during a sale? Honestly, if you love to shop, this is one of the best feelings there is. Get ready to feel this way for the next two weeks! You can now shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale until the first week of August and there are some killer deals. Unlike some retailers who only put things they want to get rid of on sale, Nordstrom has some fall must-haves in their sale lineup.
May 3, 2019
This Crackle Glaze Tile Trend is Taking Over the Kitchen and Bath
#Ihavethisthingwithtiles, and it’s sort of unfortunate because I’ve never actually picked any of my own. I fell in love with subway tiles nearly a decade ago, and I was crushing hard on those matte patterned cement tiles that popped up a couple years ago. I’m even into faux “wood” larger scale ceramic tiles and teeny tiny, mesh-backed penny tiles. And I’m not mad at a fish scale or arabesque shape either.
May 3, 2019