Christmas shower curtains and 5 other products to make your bathroom festive (yes, really)

You heard it right: from Christmas shower curtains to jolly bath rugs, we love these festive bathroom accessories – and did we mention they're actually stylish, too?

Christmas shower curtains: Vern Yip Christmas Carol Lotion/Soap Dispenser
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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!

Want more Christmas decoration ideas? Head to our gallery feature.

1. A Christmas shower curtain we'd keep up all year round

Ambesonne Christmas Shower Curtain, Watercolor Christmas Theme Fir Trees Artistic Abstract Silhouettes Illustration

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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 (opens in new tab), from $21.95, Walmart

2. Festive towels to add holiday cheer to your handwashing

Holiday Turkish Cotton Hand Towel Set

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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 (opens in new tab), $26.99, Wayfair 

3. A jolly bath rug to dry your toes

17"x24" Falala Bath Rug White - Wondershop™

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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 (opens in new tab), $8, Target

4. Seriously stylish monogrammed candles for ambience

Holly Monogram Glass Candle

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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 (opens in new tab), $21, Anthropologie

5. A Christmas soap dispenser that's actually kind of chic

Vern Yip Christmas Carol Lotion/Soap Dispenser

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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 (opens in new tab), $10.99, Target

6. Framed wall art to bring joy to guests (hopefully)

KalmLettering It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Print

(Image credit: KalmLettering/Etsy)

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 (opens in new tab), from $4.82, Etsy

Ellen Finch
Ellen Finch

Joining as features editor in 2017, Ellen now looks after the day-to-day running of Real Homes magazine as deputy editor. She also commissions and writes many of the real case studies you'll see on the site, and loves speaking to people about their homes and get the details on the hacks they've tried and loved. She's currently gearing up to buy a home of her own in 2023 – hopefully with a garden to plant veg and wildflowers – and has a special interest in sustainable living, clever book storage, and cats.