From Christmas shower curtains to festive bath mats, bathrooms open up a whole other world of holiday decor opportunities we never knew we needed – until 2020 came along. It's been a huge year for (mostly) the wrong reasons. And with little else to do over the festive season, we're gearing to dress up our homes to the nines to make up for the things we'll be missing. Including our bathrooms.
If you too want to add a little holiday spirit to your bathrooms this year, we've rounded up our favorite (tasteful) ideas, from those aforementioned shower curtains to candles and soap dispensers. Happy Christmas bathing!
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1. A Christmas shower curtain we'd keep up all year round
From experience, we can tell you there are some seriously questionable Christmas shower curtains out there right now – but we've also found some really stylish options, too, including this cool watercolor design. We love that it's a modern take on festive decor (that palette!) – it feels like a statement piece in all the right ways.
Shop the Ambesonne watercolor Christmas theme fir trees shower curtain, from $21.95, Walmart
2. Festive towels to add holiday cheer to your handwashing
A new set of Christmassy towels is one of the easiest way to add a festive feel to your bathroom, but if you want to tone it down a little, opt for a set with subtle embroidery, like this cotton Christmas tree set – they're understated, classy and won't clash with your scheme.
Shop the holiday Turkish cotton hand towel set, $26.99, Wayfair
3. A jolly bath rug to dry your toes
Keep your toes cozy and brighten up your bathroom floor with this chic bath rug. We're a huge fan of typographic rugs and this is no exception. Fun, bold design? Check. Comfy knit fabric? Check? Machine washable? Of course. And at less than $10, it's going straight in our shopping cart.
Shop the Wondershop Falala bath rug, $8, Target
4. Seriously stylish monogrammed candles for ambience
There's nothing like a couple of hours relaxing in the tub surrounded by gently flickering candles, and these personalized monogrammed and suitably sparkly versions are just the thing we need. Light it once the sun goes in and feel instant calm whenever you walk into your bathroom – it's the perfect finishing touch to a festive space.
Shop the Holly monogram glass candle, $21, Anthropologie
5. A Christmas soap dispenser that's actually kind of chic
The novelty of singing 'Happy birthday' every time we wash our hands wore off a long time ago, so we need something else to keep us occupied while we're doing our handwashing duty – and we fell for this perfectly minimalist soap dispenser when we spotted it. Inspired by the drummers in The Twelve Days of Christmas, this stoneware accessory is super cute.
Shop the SKL Home Vern Yip Christmas Carol soap dispenser, $10.99, Target
6. Framed wall art to bring joy to guests (hopefully)
Add a little festivity to your bathroom wall with a cute Christmas song-themed print. Perfect for a guest bathroom or to add to your own space, it'll have you whistling holiday tunes every time you read it – and with plenty of versions to choose from, you're sure to find your favorite on the Etsy site.
Shop the It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas print, from $4.82, Etsy