Bathroom Counter Decorating Ideas: 9 Quick and Easy Tips

I can’t believe I’ve never done a post about quick and easy ideas to spruce up your bathroom counters before!

9 Quick and Easy Ideas To Spruce Up Your Bathroom Counters
A pretty toothbrush holder and glass jars can easily create a luxurious look without breaking the bank.


easy ideas to spruce up your bathroom countertop


Creating these pretty little bathroom counter vignettes is one of my favorite easy home improvement type things to do.

Because it’s such a great way to change the overall look of your bathroom counters with very little effort and time.

This is often my go to “zhush” when it comes to getting our home ready for guests or entertaining.

Most of these images show several of these ideas employed together.

That’s the best part of this!

You can get creative and easily mix these ideas to match your own taste, color scheme and style.

Here are my top nine bathroom spruces…

bathroom counter with fresh flowers to easily spruce it upclose up of our black glossy powder room – a small space which pack a lot of punch.


1. Fresh Flowers And Greenery

A simple glass vase of fresh flowers will always elevate any counter space and the overall feel of your bathroom.

I’ll often just pick some blooms from our own back yard – the perfect way to add a chic pop of color.

However, if this isn’t an option – like in the colder months, a simple flower or two from your local super market can easily add a little upgrade to your bathroom counter top.

If this seems like too much maintenance you can always place a pretty succulent or even a beautiful silk arrangement on your bathroom counter.

You don’t need a large bathroom for this, even if you have limited space – a small plant is always a classic look.

close up of flowers and Easy Ideas for Bathroom CountersThis is our master bathroom – image from this before and after post.

vanity mirror source  /  light fixture source


2. Chic Trays

I can never get enough great looking trays for my home.

Because trays are one of the easiest ways to make a counter look neat and tidy -this thinking extends right onto my bathroom counters as well.

A decorative tray is so great because it gives everything a place.

Wrangle up some pretty vanity and cosmetic items and place them on a great looking small tray and you’re all set.

You can also put your beauty products, like cotton swabs and cotton balls, in cute little containers and display them on a tray.

I love how trays seem to add an air of tidiness by making your counters look neat and organized.

This pretty wooden tray caught my eye recently.

9 Quick and Easy Ideas To Spruce Up Your Bathroom CountersOur guest bathroom marble counter, part of the One Room Challenge- from few years ago.


3. Pretty Hand Soaps

For practical and hygienic purposes, I’m super partial to a liquid hand soap dispenser.

I use these in all our bathrooms, not just the guest bathroom.

The good news is, most liquid soaps already come packaged in the prettiest containers, as is.

However, you can also opt to fill decorative liquid soap containers with your favorite product.

This is such a practical decorative element, so I tend to do both around here.


Monogram TowelsImage from our blue and white bathroom renovation.


4. Monogram Towels

By now, long time readers know I love a pretty monogram linen.

These personalized hand towels above are some of my favorites.

In fact, I did a whole post about these monogram decorative pieces for the home.

My favorite source for this is Etsy!

Invest in Fancy Candles

5. Invest in Fancy Candles and Wall Art

Can you ever have too many candles or too much art?

The answer of course is no!

Especially if you’re looking to add a little style or an interesting focal point to your bathroom counters.

A beautiful little candle in the powder room will always be appreciated and of course looks great!

Go the extra mile and add a cute little decorative matchbox next to your candle.

These are my latest favorites ones.

close up of flowers and Easy Ideas for Bathroom Counters

6. Personalized Accessories

Along with eye catching monogram towels, I also love a pretty monogram tissue box cover a personal touch I love to see.

But, that’s my own taste.

You might prefer a more modern style, streamlined accessory.

The point is to personalize this little area to the best of your own style with whatever it is you consider to be the perfect finishing touch.

There’s no limit to what this means.

From pretty framed photos to art, to a cool little vignette of decorative items like perfume bottles.

Get creative with your decor pieces in this little space.

Often times you’ll find when it comes to bathroom counters, functional items can be quite pretty.

Easy Ideas Bathroom CountersDaughter’s bathroom sink area.

7. Organization and Bathroom Storage Ideas

Probably the most budget friendly tip on this list, a little organization always goes a long way.

Tidying up the your bathroom area will immediately make a huge difference.

Once you know what you want to display on your bathroom counters, the trick is to neatly put away everything else.

Especially any unsightly bottles, lotions, toilet paper and so forth.

This post has a lot more info for getting your bathroom in tip top organized shape!

Pretty Guest Towels


8. Pretty Guest Towels

While I do love a fancy monogram guest towel, the truth is I love disposable guest towels in the guest bathroom even more.

This is for when we’re entertaining over the holidays, especially in the cooler months, as paper guest towels will cut down on germs in this area dramatically!

You can find so many great looking options over on Amazon.

I’m very partial to these stripe ones, displayed in this clear acrylic holder.

9 Quick and Easy Ideas To Spruce Up Your Bathroom Counters


9. Attractive Boxes, Containers and Counter Accessories

Keep all your bathroom essentials in arms reach by storing them in attractive containers, meant for this very purpose!

I happen to love this bathroom vanity countertop organizer set, but the bathroom decor options out there are endless!

Be sure to scroll through below to see even more picks…


Hopefully, you found these quick home decor ideas helpful in getting you thinking about all the fun ways you can elevate and spruce up your own bathroom counters in order to give your overall bathroom design a whole new look.

PS: Speaking of counters, don’t miss this post on marble countertop vs. quartz counter tops.


Additional Inspiration

Finally, for even more great bathroom decor and design inspiration, be sure to check out these posts by clicking each title below:

How to Paint Over Outdated Stone or Marble Bathroom Counter tops

Beadboard Bathroom Ideas.

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Ideas and Tips for Kitchen Pendant Lights

Affordable Chinoiserie Panels

The Best Paint Colors For Small Bathrooms

Our Primary Bathroom Remodel With Before and Afters

Wall Paint Colors For Kitchens With White Cabinets

Bathroom Renovation Wallpaper Ideas

Flooring Ideas For Your Bathroom


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  1. ashley wrote:

    what is the name of the marble countertop?

    Published on 4.4.22 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      which one?

      Published on 4.5.22 · Reply