The ultimate organized bathroom
1 Frosted apothecary jars
Frosted glass apothecary jars will discreetly corral everything from cotton balls to bath suds. Because these jars have stoppers, you can be sure your bath salts won’t harden as quickly as they do when left open. Restoration Hardware, $14 US.
2 Towel rack
If you can spare the f loor space, a towel rack next to a shower stall or tub is much handier than reaching across the room while dripping wet. This chrome version is by CB2 (which displays Canadian pricing including duties when searching its site). CB2, $99.95.
3 Medicine cabinet
A medicine cabinet is one of the most functional accessories you can put in a bathroom, and is worth splurging on for a rust-resistant, high quality unit. Kohler makes this contemporary double-door mirrored cabinet that will suit all decor styles. It can be surface-mounted or recessed and features glass shelves. Home Depot, $252.08.
4 Bird bath shower caddy
Canadian company Umbra makes this adorable, affordable bird-adorned shower caddy that hangs neatly over a showerhead. It’s got openings to store your shampoo and conditioner upside down, so you’re not doing the shake-and-squeeze routine to get the last ounces out. Amazon, $18.75.
5 Wire laundry basket
Hampers are seldom the most charming element of a bathroom, probably because they try so hard to be inconspicuous. This Aidan Gray wire laundry hamper with a removable printed linen liner shouts it loud, and it’s super stylish to boot. Layla Grayce, $233.
6 Floor tower
No linen closet for towels and toiletries? No problem. Just tuck a cabinet into the bathroom, or just outside it if floor space is at a premium. This farmhouse-style cabinet is solid birch with flip-down doors. Pottery Barn, $396.84.
6 Schoolhouse wire basket
Magazines for reading in the tub, sponges, fresh towels, unglamorous-but-necessary toilet paper; there is no lack of ways to put a wire basket to use in the bathroom. Made of iron with a zinc-finish, this basket from Restoration Hardware evokes vintage schoolrooms (and uncannily echoes the stylish hamper we showed you from LaylaGrayce.com). Restoration Hardware, $99 US.
8 Overdoor hook
The nice thing about over-the-door hooks is that they require no commitment and are perfect for renters or indecisive homeowners. The not-so-nice thing about them is that often they’re bulky and not right for a streamlined bathroom. Enter this sleek Blomus hook, just calling out for your bathrobe. Modern Karibou, $24.15.
9 Bamboo bath accessories
Rocking an all-white bathroom? Shake up the monochrome with bamboo accessories. Bamboo looks like wood, but it’s actually a fast-growing grass, making it a sustainable but gorgeous choice. Crate + Barrel’s extensive bamboo line also includes toothbrush holders and soap dishes. Crate and Barrel, $17.95.
10 Splat suction
What is this odd splotch? It’s actually an inexpensive but powerful suction cup you affix to a smooth bath or shower wall. It’s got twenty octopus-like suckers on each side and it will grab a full bottle of shampoo, conditioner or body wash. Neat, $5.95.