23 Cheap Things That’ll Help Upgrade Your Bathroom

23 Cheap Things That’ll Help Upgrade Your Bathroom

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A swiveling, wall-mountable towel bar to hang as many as six rows of heavy-duty towels on — time to buy six rows of towels!


Promising review: “What do you do for a small bathroom with no place to mount a broad towel bar? This item works great. You only need to locate a single vertical stud to mount this. Sure you can mount towel bars just into the dry wall without a stud, but then you risk an eventual hole in your wall if someone keeps jerking the towels off. Seems fairly well made and installation was quick and easy. It is just the perfect solution for our bathroom.” —canonwren

Get it from Amazon for $26.50 (available in four colors).


A cement trinket dish for the artiste with expensive taste but a low balance alert in their future.

West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $9.


An interlocking drawer organizer that’d leave Marie Kondo scrambling for a new catchphrase — “joy” doesn’t begin to describe what this tidy setup will spark in you.


Promising review: “So I bought a lot of these!! They are awesome, they interlock and allow for different combination of sizes and layouts. My drawers are finally organized, my OCD mind is at ease, and I can sleep better knowing that my toothbrush is not touching the cotton swab dispenser. Seriously though, the sizes available in this package seem to fit most things, like a toothbrush, external hard drives, screws, and dog combs.” —Leo Light

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9+ (available in five colors).


A shower curtain for some real midcentury personality.

West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $29.


Or, a shower curtain liner with pockets, because who are you kidding? Every inch of storage space matters in your tiny-ass bathroom.


Promising review: “This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We’ve had this in the shower for three months now and it’s great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap.” —Rachel B

Get it from Amazon for $15.

Read our full review of the Maytex Mesh Pockets Shower Curtain Liner here (#2).


A house-shaped tissue box that’snot a joke.


Promising review: “I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y ‘billow’ of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist’s dream.” —nycgirl

Get it from Amazon for $11.07.


An activated charcoal toothbrush — great for your gums and Instagram grid.


The bristles on this toothbrush are blended with Japanese binchotan charcoal, a centuries-old deodorizer that has been proven to fight off plaque and impurities. The activated charcoal gives off negative ions, which prevents bacteria from building up on your brush.

Promising review: “The only toothbrush that gets all the filthy gunk off my teeth. As firm as you would want to go with a toothbrush. The finger indent on the handle is nice, and the small size makes the toothbrush easy to control.” —Devon Scheibert

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

And check out our picks for the best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.


A three-piece set of quick-drying towels, because you know the horrors of a dank, mildewy space too well.


Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $12.99 (includes a wash cloth, bath towel, and hand towel; available in eight colors).

These were also our pick for the best towels on BuzzFeed Reviews.


A luxurious foam spa pillow with seven suction cups that cling to your tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed orthopedic support when you’re kicking back.


Promising review: “So, if you’re like me and live in an apartment you know the bath has little to offer. I was hesitant buying this product knowing I didn’t have a head ledge for the top bend to really rest on. But after putting it in my tub and soaking in a long-deserved bath this item was just what I needed. No stiff neck or sore back. Easy to place and clean. This is something I’ll recommend to all.” —Hannah Ruble

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in a three-panel option, pictured below, for $20.99).

Read our full write-up of the Gorilla Grip Spa Bath Pillow here.


A bamboo bath mat that’ll stay looking first-day new (unlike your run-of-the-mill cotton mat you’ve been wronged by too many times in the past).


Promising review: “This mat is perfect for my tiny Brooklyn apartment. I like it because it does not get gross like textile-based bath mats. It is easy to wipe down and looks clean. If feet germs gross you out, this is the mat for you!” —Laura Anne White

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A pair of amber glass bottles with labels to declutter your countertops and make your soaps look a whole lot fancier.


Get them from Amazon for $12.50 (for a pair).


A pair of golden pothos plants that thrive in warm, damp conditions — which, hey, sounds a lot like your bathroom!


Promising review: “I have never bought plants on Amazon so I wasn’t sure what to expect. When they arrived I was amazed to see that all four plants were intact and healthy, not dried out or wilted at all. I repotted three of them in my hanging planters (shown above) and the fourth went to a friend.

Fast forward four weeks and they are doing great!” —Allie B.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (for a two-pack).


A multi-compartmented acrylic makeup organizer if your preferred high is seeing everything in exactly its right place.


Promising review: “I originally purchased this for my daughter since her makeup collection is growing. Once she got this organizer she decided to use it for her craft supplies. The device is made much better than I was expecting — the material is a higher quality than others we have, there are rubber ‘feet’ on the bottom of each section, and you can set it up in various ways. She’s very happy with what she can do with it, and I’m very happy with the price and quality.” —Kuuipo’s Kinky Book Reviews

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.


A wooden storage bin that’ll inspire you to go wild with your cabinets.


Promising review: “This box is perfect. I have a very small main bathroom and needed something that fit on top of the toilet to hold extra toilet paper. It is a pretty, clean-looking design. I get the big rolls of toilet paper, so it holds two of those well. It’s solid and well made. Next I need to tackle organizing our bathroom closet that has those wire grid shelves. I’ll buy more of these, so I don’t have to worry about things falling through those grids.” —Suzie Q

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in XS, S, S/M, and L and in white and gray).


A set of stick-on storage pods that’ll create storage space you didn’t know you had for all your makeup and other odds and ends — finally that weird nook between the medicine cabinet and tub serves a purpose!

The Container Store

Get a set of three from The Container Store for $9.99.


A hanging cotton canvas laundry bag you actually won’t mind keeping out.


Promising review: “This hanging cotton canvas bag is a definite lifesaver for my bathroom floor. Instead of having to pick up laundry and collect it before going to the wash, we now can strip down before a shower and basketball-throw our clothing into the hamper. We have an older top-loading washer and this bag holds one full load of wash, which is great for saving space since we no longer need to keep a basket out for collection. This bag has been completely filled with jeans, and the metal frame and hook have not bent or warped from the weight, so it will hold up to heavy laundry.” —Z

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in black and white).


A two-tier storage shelf that’ll teach you to stop cutting corners and use your bathroom corners.


Promising review: “I have a relatively small sink for everything I needed to fit on it. This was a perfect solution, and it fits nicely in the bathroom. It was easy it build, and holds a lot of stuff!” —Sam Poll

Get it from Amazon for $23.19.


A high-rise organizer for your medicine cabinet because figuring out how to stack on top of these narrow AF shelves can be a nightmare.


Promising review: “My medicine cabinet looks so neat with these organizers! The quality of plastic is good; the compartment size is convenient. I bought a few different sizes and found use for all of them. Highly recommended.” —ZK

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.


A small “seed shelf” you can display a candle on or use to toss your keys and wallet on while you take care of business.

West Elm

Get them from West Elm for $3.99 (available in five colors).


A pack of stick-anywhere motion-sensor night lights so you can grab an item out of the medicine cabinet in the middle of the night without waking everyone up with a sudden burst of light.


Promising review: “These little babies can detect motion from about 10 feet away and turn themselves on. The light they give off is incredibly bright considering they are only six LEDs. After they turn on they will shut off after about one minute with no motion in the room, so they are great for a bathroom night light but you may have to move a few times if your there for a bit.” —Mr. SmokeyJoe

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (for a pack of three; available in warm or regular white).


And a toothbrush caddy that’ll finally help you keep your brushes straight.


Promising review: “My wife and I have been using this for a few months and really like it. It’s the perfect size for two brushes and one tube of paste. The base color matches our walls and it’s easy to wipe clean when needed.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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