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Tips and ideas: How to use bathroom accessories
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Tips and ideas: How to use bathroom accessories

Posted by Rebecca Doody in Room planning | 1 year ago 6 min read

Wondering how to use bathroom accessories? Here are a few handy tips and tricks to help you enhance your bathroom space...

Have you been browsing through bathroom decor inspiration photos or watching a few home renovation shows? Seeing all those beautiful bathrooms may have given you some inspiration to improve your own bathroom space with decor and accessories. The finishing touches can make all the difference to the look of a room, and if placed properly, can truly enhance your home. Bathroom accessories, such as soap dishes, towel rails, toilet brush holders and bathroom mirrors, are a great way to revive a bathroom and add useful function.

If you've purchased your chosen accessories but aren't sure where or how to place them, fear not. The experts from Victoria Plum are on hand to help you with placement from both a stylish and practical standpoint. You may even discover that your bathroom is missing a few essential pieces.

Key considerations for accessories placement

There are a few things to be mindful about when adding accessories and it is crucial to put them in logical places that are easy to access. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who will be using your spruced-up bathroom for the first time, and think about where things should be intuitively placed. Things that are frequently used should be in easy reach and not behind cabinets and inside drawers. Convenience is vital to the creation of a good bathroom, as it can be a nightmare to dig for things when you’re still half-asleep and scrambling to rush out the door.

Toilet paper holders

The general placement of your toilet roll holder should be obvious, but where should you put it specifically? Many opt for one of two options: placing it on the wall or on the vanity unit beside the toilet. This ensures easy access to your toilet paper from the toilet.

Another option is more circumstantial and depends on the build and layout of your bathroom. You can opt to place the toilet paper holder directly opposite the toilet seat. With the limited reach of your arms however, this would mean that your bathroom wall would need to be within easy reach of the toilet seat. 

A more unique option that is often overlooked is the usage of a freestanding toilet paper holder. This option eats into your floor space, but if you have a larger bathroom then this may be something to consider.

Regardless of where you choose to mount it, it’s important to also consider that the holder is not too high or too low. Consider the different kinds of people that will be using the toilet, both young and old, and their difference in mobility. Ensuring that the holder is accessible to everyone is extremely important to creating an inclusive and enjoyable bathroom and toilet.

Accents 1805 black toilet roll holder

Soap dispensers and toothbrush holders

You definitely need soap in your bathroom, as well as useful pieces such as a toothbrush holder. With soap dispensers (or a soap dish, if you use bar soap), you can choose to either keep them as an item on your washbasin, ensuring that it is within reach of the sink as well as on a surface that is water resistant so you don’t damage anything. You should also ensure that it doesn’t block anything while being easy to reach as well. Alternatively, you can also opt to wall mount your soap dispenser, meaning that you free up space on your vanity and sink area. This option does require more work, but it may be worth the effort for some who wish to have a clean, clutter-free look.

Medano bathroom accessory range

You can also find bathroom accessory sets that have matching items for soap dispensers and holders for toothbrushes, plus other items. Getting matching sets creates that sense of cohesiveness that helps tie the look of the bathroom together.

Shower baskets and shelves

You’ll need somewhere to put your soaps, shampoos, conditioners and shower gels, as well as other shower items. There are a few places where you can choose to put a shower basket or shelves. Many opt to install one in the corners of their shower enclosure. Picking one that is appropriately-sized to hold everything you need is important, as having a crowded and over-stuffed shower basket or shelf will make your shower look messy and disorganised. Ensure that there is enough free space for everything so that it not only looks neat but is also easy to access.

Accents Options brass double shower caddy

Cohesiveness without the fuss

If you’re not confident about sourcing individual components separately that maintain visual and stylistic consistency, you can opt to purchase everything from the same bathroom accessory range. These often come with everything bundled together and are all designed in the same style and colour, which makes them a great plug-and-play option for creating a beautiful bathroom. Additionally, these ranges and sets often come cheaper than buying individual accessories, meaning you can save a few quid too.

Traditional bathroom accessories by Accents


The best approach to use for bathroom accessories is to place them in areas where you need them without creating undue mess and clutter. By thinking a bit about how the item will be used and about how the piece will look relative to other accessories, you can overhaul your space without tearing everything out. 

Accessories are an extremely accessible and easy way to transform your bathroom. They not only make your bathroom more beautiful but also add a touch of convenience and warmth to the space. Use your bathroom accessories to assert your individual style (be it modern or traditional) and personality, and don’t let trends sway you away from what brings you joy.

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The great thing is that, whatever you decide to do to enhance your bathroom, with our huge range of great value accessories you needn’t break the bank. So why not browse our wide range of bathroom accessories today?

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Author, Rebecca Doody

Posted by Rebecca Doody in Room planning | 1 year ago

Originally from Somerset, Rebecca is our resident copywriter who takes care of all things product related. Rebecca loves the modern interior style with both neutral and bold influences to create a statement look.

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