When we moved into our home, we thought we had everything as my husband had his possessions and I too had mine… however, we soon found out there were quite a few essentials we didn’t have.

So today, I thought I’ll try and help make life easier for you with getting the essentials you need for your bathroom.

I think all that are listed below are essential, and in my opinion, are a must-have.

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17 Bathroom Essentials

Making sure your bathroom is equipped with everything you need, makes life a whole lot easier.

Bath Mat

You can get really cute ones that match your shower curtain.

Shower Curtain

Not only does this look great, but it’s also essential!

Lush Decor Bohemian Striped Shower Curtain Colorful Bold Design, 72" x 72", Turquoise and Orange

See it here!

Bathroom Accessory Set

Useful for organizing the bathroom counter.

MyGift 4 Piece Ribbed White Ceramic Bathroom Accessory Set w/Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, Soap Dish & Dispenser

Check it out here!

Toilet Paper Holder

Do I really need to explain…?

MyGift Wall-Mounted Pipe Design Toilet Paper Holder with Whitewashed Wood Shelf

Grab one of these today!

Plunger and Toilet Brush

You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment, get a plunger.

Polder Dual Bath Caddy - White

Grab these for your bathroom!


You definitely need towels!! I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you what they are for.

Luxury White Bath Towel Set - Combed Cotton Hotel Quality Absorbent 8 Piece Towels | 2 Bath Towels | 2 Hand Towels | 4 Washcloths [Worth $72.95] 8Pc | White

Do you need these?

Towel Rack

Perfect for hanging your towels… Although, that’s not its only use!

Bookshelf Xiaomei, Solid Wood Ladder Frame Bathroom Shelf Floor Simple Storage Rack Flower Stand American Bedroom Bookshelf-133.545.643cm (Color : Walnut)

Purchase one for your bathroom!

Shower Caddy

The perfect place to store your shampoo, conditioner, sponge, soap etc.

mDesign Modern Metal Wire Bathroom Tub & Shower Caddy, Hanging Storage Organizer Center - 2 Wash Cloth/Razor Hooks, 3 Baskets - for Bathroom Shower Stalls, Bathtubs - Rust Resistant - Matte White

See this item

Bathroom Storage Cabinet

Because there is never enough space in the bathroom…

Yaheetech Bathroom Floor Cabinet, Wooden Storage Cabinet with 2 Drawers, Multifunctional Side Organizer Rack Stand Table, White

Want one? Find it here!

Trash Can

Keep that room clean.

KOUBOO 1030073 La Jolla Rattan Round Waste Basket with Plastic Insert & Lid, 9.5" x 9.5" x 12.5", Honey Brown

Grab one if you haven’t already!

Non-Slip Shower Mat

SlipX Solutions Clear Square Shower Stall Mat Adds Non-Slip Traction (21" Sides, 160+ Suction Cups, Great Drainage)

Scented Candles

FASHIONCRAFT Blue Frosted Glass Stylish Sailboat Votive Tea Light Candle Holders, Set of 2

Candles are great for creating a cozy atmosphere and scented ones help clear any nasty smells.

Hand Soap

Mrs. Meyer's Liquid Hand soap, Lilac, 12.50 oz

Using antibacterial soup will prevent the spreading of germs.

Laundry Basket

Large Collapsible Laundry Hamper Bag with Handles, 15 x 15 x 26 Inches Foldable Clothes Basket for Washing Storage

Essential Oil Diffuser

Shower Diffuser Waterproof Essential Oil Diffuser

A waterproof essential oil diffuser that you can use inside the shower. A spa experience while you shower, plus this will help to eliminate odors and cleanse the air.

First Aid Box

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines 100 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports

This is a must-have for our family. Our little boy is accident-prone.

Wall Decor

The Stupell Home Decor Collection Tranquility Tub Icon Textual Bathroom Art Wall Plaque, 12 x 0.5 x 12, Proudly Made in USA

Beautiful bathroom-related wall decor will certainly add to the charm. Maybe it’s not absolutely essential, but you decide.

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Maureen Durney
Maureen Durney
4 years ago

Oh, just when I thought I had everything sorted in the bathroom!
Thank you, Vickie Louise. I’m now on the hunt for some great artwork to enhance my bathroom and an in-shower diffuser. Oh, and a few other little luxury items, like that great towel rack. And I’ll be putting the laundry basket back in there. Moving it to the laundry seemed like a good idea – at the time….
I loved the toilet roll holder!
Thank you!

4 years ago

I was just looking at the two tiny shelves in my shower this morning and wondered if I could write an entire blog post on how ridiculous it is to expect to fit EVERYTHING on these shelves. Thanks for your post. I have been looking for some ways to spruce up my bathroom, this has inspired me. 🙂