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Pretty Ugly: Bathroom

Updated: Oct 8, 2022

Let's face it, our homes are filled with some pretty ugly, but pretty necessary items. But what if we could add some joy to those every day items? Our homes are are place of safety and sanity (hopefully), so why wouldn't we try to find the beauty in the smallest moments, or items, in our home? In this latest series, I'll help show you some alternatives to what we associate to being ugly, to find something pretty. Today, let's talk bathrooms...


1. Children's Toilets

Parents, if you know, you know. When we found out we were pregnant with Collins, I was on a mission to find only beautiful baby items for our home. Just because I was a parent didn't mean I was going to have my home taken over with bright colored, mismatched baby items. For those looking for kid's toilets that don't sing, light up, or aren't an eyesore, you're welcome.

1. BABYBJORN Toilet Trainer - White/Black

2. BabyBjörn Potty Chair, White/Gray

3. BabyBjörn Smart Potty, Deep Green/White

4. Little2Big 181SLOW 000 Toilet Seat with Built-In Potty Training Seat, Slow-Close, and will Never Loosen, ELONGATED, White


2. Hand Towels

We use these things all. the. time. Might as well have them be beautiful!



1. Clotho 4 Pack Turkish Hand Towel for Bathroom

2. Turkish Hand Towel Set of 4 Stripe Peshtemal Towel 100% Cotton


3. Toilet Brushes

The first thing I think of when I think of the ugly in my bathroom are my toilet brushes. There's nothing glamourous about cleaning toilets. But what if we could eliminate that eye sore into something aesthetically pleasing for your home?



  1. Gerylove Silicone Toilet Brush and Holder Set

  2. Full Circle Scrub Queen

  3. Freestanding Toilet Brush Holder


4. Room Freshener

For all of your bathroom's wonderful aromas.


  1. Poo-Pourri Before You Go Bathroom Toilet Deodorizer Spray

  2. Muse Bath Apothecary Flush Ritual


5. Toilet Stool

Whether you have a little one that needs some assistant climbing up to the toilet, or if you need a little help with your daily ritual, here's a few options to make going a little more glamourous.

  1. Bamboo Toilet Stool, Foldable Potty Stool for Bathroom, Wooden Poop Stool for Adults, Portable and Non-Slip

  2. CONSDAN Squatting Toilet Stool, USA Grown Solid Oak, Constipate Helper Stool for Bathroom, Suitable for Toilet diameters up to 10.2 inches (Natural Color)

  3. Elavain Clear Acrylic Step Stool for Kids, Toilet Step Stool for Toddlers Potty Training Aid, Modern Foot Stool, Kids Step Stool, Children Bathroom Stool & Toddler Stool Chair for Toilet | 7.5’’ High

  4. TUSHY Ottoman: A Premium Toilet Stool for The Bathroom - Modern Sleek Design (Relaxed 7.5" Stool, White/Bamboo) (9.5" Tall Ottoman (White/White))

6. Soap Dispensers

Pleeeaaasseeee let us end the cheap, tacky plastic soap dispensers. Not only are they tacky to look at, but they are such a waste. Here are a few options that will add beauty to your bathroom, and help the planet.



  1. MaisoNovo Glass Soap Dispenser with Pump and Concrete Tray

  2. JASAI 18 Oz Clear Glass Soap Dispenser with Rust Proof Stainless Steel Pump


7. Waste Basket

Trash in a bathroom is inevitable. Don't forget that these small details matter. Consider the waste basket the jewelry of your bathroom. Just this small detail can really elevate your space.

  1. Bamboo Waste Basket

  2. Luxury Metal Round Shape Trash Can with Faux Leather

  3. Small Metal Oval 2.5 Gallon Trash Can

  4. Cattail and Paper Waste Basket


8. Bath Mat

The biggest thing we did in our bathrooms to elevate their looks was to trade out our cheap cotton mat for a gorgeous small vintage Turkish rug. The rug continually became stained, hard to clean, and worn out. If you're looking for a quick update to your space, don't underestimate the power of their small square footage. Here are some other suggestions below.

1. Dorai Home Bath Stone

2. Bamboo Sturdy Water Proof Bathroom Carpet


9. Shower Curtains

I cannot wait for the day when we have a beautiful walk-in shower with a glass enclosure. But until then, I'm going to make the most of our starter home's tub/shower combo.



  1. mDesign Polyester Fabric Decorative Pin Stripe Shower Curtain

  2. Hall & Perry Modern Farmhouse Shower Curtain 100% Cotton Striped Fabric with Tassels for Bathroom

  3. Eddie Bauer - Shower Curtain, Lightweight Cotton Bathroom Decor


10. Plunger

Another beautiful addition to your not-so-beautiful cleaning routine.


  1. Hideaway Toilet Bowl Plunger

  2. Luigi's Toilet Plunger with Caddy

  3. OXO Good Grips Toilet Plunger with Holder




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