Are you thinking about refurbishing your bathroom this year? Or perhaps it simply needs a little bit of a refresh and an update.
No matter how much work you have to do, your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home and every now and then, it’s nice to breathe a little life back into this space.
But with so many options out there, knowing which style to choose and which colour scheme to go with can be tough. So, to help you with your bathroom project we have created this guide and put together a list of ideas to suit every budget and style.
Here are the 9 must-have bathroom accessories you need to spruce up your bathroom in 2023.
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the environmental issues facing our planet right now, and single-use plastic is one of the biggest issues. But the good news is there are plenty of ways we can be kinder to the planet in 2023, which is why our first recommendation is refillable soap dispensers.
These are perfect for reducing the amount of plastic you use and making your home more environmentally friendly. Buying soap refill packs or taking your containers into refill stores can drastically cut down on what you’re throwing away.
Plus, they come in a range of styles from bamboo and wood to marble effects, bright bold colours and geometric patterns. This means you’re sure to find the soap dispenser to suit your style and complement your bathroom.
Whether it’s make-up, beauty products, razors, cotton buds or anything else you keep in your bathroom, organisers can help you to keep your space tidy and free from clutter. So if you don’t already have one, this is the accessory to get this year, and there are loads of great caddies and organisers out there to choose from.
You can use these to clear your countertops, store products in your cupboards or keep your shelves neat. There are also lots of shower caddies out there that will help you to keep your soaps, shampoos and other products tidy inside the shower.
With loads of designs out there, you are sure to find something that matches your colour scheme or the rest of your bathroom accessories. But no matter what style you choose or how you use them, it’s important you get an organiser that is big enough to fit everything you need in it.
Round illuminated mirrors are set to be one of the biggest bathroom trends of the year. These are typically frameless, making them look sleek and ensuring they look great in every space, though there are other options available.
The warm backlighting makes them great for getting ready, as well as creating a calm and relaxing ambience in the bathroom in the evenings. This can be perfect if you want to kick back and unwind in the bath or shower at the end of a long day.
Speaking of showers, this can be the perfect way to wake yourself up in the morning or wash away the stresses of the day, but not if you have a weak, lifeless or leaking shower head. This can absolutely ruin what should be a lovely moment.
So in 2023, it’s all about statement shower heads that take your experience to the next level.
Rain showers are a firm favourite and can create a spa-like experience in your home. But a more recent trend that has emerged is ceiling-mounted shower heads. The wide head gives fuller water coverage and can add real luxury and joy to your daily bathroom routine. The challenging part is going to be dragging yourself out of your wonderful new shower.
After a comforting shower or bath, the last thing you want to do is get out and wrap yourself in that novelty ‘I love Lanzarote’ towel from a holiday seven years ago. Instead, you want to be wrapped in something soft and warm so you can continue to enjoy the experience.
So if it’s been a while since you last treated yourself to new towels, this is your sign to do so. This year, get yourself a set of big, cosy fluffy towels that match the colour or style of your bathroom.
Heated towel rails are nothing new, but with every passing year, they get more stylish and practical. From classy matte colours to full-on ladders and even oil-rubbed bronze pipes for a rustic look, heated rails have gone up a notch. This means you can find a towel rail that will effortlessly fit in with the rest of your bathroom.
But as well as looking good, these are also hugely practical. They help to keep your bathroom warm and cosy, and your towels dry and fluffy. If you don’t have one yet, this should be at the top of your list of things to buy.
It’s not just showers that are getting a refresh this year, it’s time to replace your boring old bathroom sink with something eye-catching. Bold basins are in the spotlight right now, with countertop sinks a particular favourite in 2023.
Wall-hung basins are also going to be very popular, especially in stone finishes or muted and matte tones.
If you’re lucky enough to have a bath, then why not make the most of it with a bath tray? These handy trays fit perfectly across the bathtub to allow you to keep your belongings nearby, so you can eat, drink, read or watch TV in the bath.
Just be sure to choose something stylish and in keeping with your theme. One trend that is going to be big this year is beautiful wooden trays, particularly oak. You can also get lightweight options bamboo trays and many more.
Finally, we have powerful lighting. But when we say powerful lighting, we don’t mean bright. Instead, we mean a light fitting that is going to be practical whilst also making a statement. You want warm lighting that feels cosy most of the time, like when you’re in the bath, but you also need to position these carefully around the room so that you can access brighter light when you need it for doing things like applying makeup or shaving in the mirror. The focus is really on character lighting this year, be that teardrop shapes, frosted bubbles, large pendants or decorative wall fittings.