One thing I love about staying at a hotel is the feel of the bathroom: tranquil, minimal, and clean. The best hotel bathrooms have everything you need and nothing that you don't.
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Wouldn't you love to give guests the same experience when they visit or stay at your home? Styling your guest bathroom is fun and easy, and will really impress anyone just passing through or staying a while!
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1. Clutter Free
First thing's first: no one wants to see your mess. Your guest bathroom should really be one of those spaces that stays clean and tidy. Put extra toothpaste and hand towels away in a closet or vanity drawer. Keep the mirror spot-free and the counters wiped. A clutter-free bathroom is the best place to start when styling.
Keep a set of clean white bath and hand towels at the ready for guests. We recommend 4 or so of each. Keep them washed (use a little bleach to keep them extra bright white and smelling fresh) and ready to hang on towel bars and rings for easy access. Having fresh towels will ensure guests feel pampered and comfortable.
L.L. Bean Organic Textured Towels, from $12
West Elm Design Crew Cotton Towels, set of 3, $15
Nautica 6-piece Bath Towel Set, Bed Bath & Beyond, $35
Visitors will greatly appreciate you having on hand those necessities they might have forgotten, such as rich body lotion, makeup removing towelettes, or even a toothbrush (we've all been there!). Have some goodies stashed in the medicine cabinet or linen closet, or set out a cute collection on a pretty tray like they do at hotels.
Pottery Barn Frost Marble Tray, $34
Crate & Barrel Sedona Honey Vanity Tray, $20
World Market Gold Decorative Metal Trays, $13-$25
Living Proof Mini Set, Sephora, $18
Aesop 7-piece Mini Kit, Nordstrom, $53
L'Occitane Travel Treasures, $34
4. Art & Accessories
When adding art and accessorizing a guest bathroom, keep it simple and impersonal. For art, think watercolor painting of a serene landscape, or black and white photograph of a cityscape. And for accessories, greenery (real if you can keep it alive, faux if you can't, like us) is always a great addition. We also like candles, glass jars, or a small clock as well.
Metallic Grass II Framed Wall Art, Pier 1, $40
Abstract Multicolor II Framed Wall Art, Pier 1, $60
Joshua Tree Framed Wall Art, World Market, $50
'Harmony' Photographic print, Wayfair, $42
Faux Green Onion Grass Bunch, Williams Sonoma, $25
Faux Orchid in Glass Vase, Wayfair, $35
Faux Potted Trailing Succulent, West Elm, $29
Illuminaria Scented Candle, $13
3-wick candle, $13
Voluspa Mini Candle trio, $24
Acrylic Canisters, The Container Store, from $8
Antique Glass Canister, Target, $13
Cement Table Clock, $12
Mini Desk Clock, $15
Added perk: slip into your guest bathroom whenever you want a tranquil retreat.