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Why yes, this is a thing. You may not call it accessorising – to be honest, I don’t usually either – but adding nice, aesthetically pleasing objects to your bathroom to make it just that tad more inviting/spa-like/luxurious is definitely worth doing. Most of these things (soap dishes, toothbrush holders etc) are necessities, so by upgrading them you have a very affordable way to change the whole feel of your bathroom without splashing the cash…

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Art Deco and old Hollywood style are big decorating stories this year. If you want your bathroom to have a touch of ornate glamour then these accessories are the way to go…

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Mirrored bathroom set, from £9.99 – £19.99 per piece, Zara Home ; glass toothbrush holder, £4.99, H&M; Square glass decanters, from £9, House of Fraser

Spa-throom

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White is a classic bathroom theme and for good reason. Calming, neutral and easy, white accessories add the perfect spa feel, whilst this wooden bath tidy by the White Company is a best seller for good reason.

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Newcombe ceramic toothbrush holder, £10, The White Company; Ceramic jar (perfect for cotton wool and buds), £19.99, Zara Home; wooden bath tidy, £45, The White Company

Colour and Pattern

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Colour and pattern can look fab in a bathroom (our new one has fab Moroccan tiles which I will forever thank the old owners for…) With a little tweak, these shelves (above) would look great in a bathroom. Keep your cotton buds in a glass jar, add a few creams and install a candle, and you not only have a great storage system, but a beautiful looking space.

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Medina soap dish, £12, John Lewis; Prescott toothbrush holder, £63, Pigeon & Poodle; Toothbrush holder, £12, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams

Pretty

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Ultra-feminine accessories can add a relaxed country feel to nearly any bathroom space…

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Floral slapdash, £9.50, M&S; Paris La Bain bath tidy, £6.95, Live Laugh Love; Monogrammed trinket dishes, £10 each, Anthropologie (great for trinkets or as a soap dish)

Candles

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Whether you’re using hurricane lanterns, small votives, tea lights or ornate displays, candles are an obvious (and great) way to add atmosphere.

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Reclaimed wood candle lantern, £260, Nordic House; Candle, £47, Le Labo; Candlestick, £12.99, H&M

Glass

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While the picture above isn’t strictly from a bathroom, just think how great your bathroom bits – toothbrushes, tweezers, make-up, cotton wool would look in glass containers. You could even use your old candle containers which always look great…

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Glass container, £25, The White Company; Fleur de Lys glass bottle, £2.95, Live, Laugh, Love; Apothecary jars, £9-£15, Balineum

IMAGES: sourced from Pinterest

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