From Bubbles to Baubles: Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Bathroom

According to Michael Kors, “Accessories are the exclamation point for a woman.” The same logic can be applied when accessorizing other things, such as your bathroom. Why settle for a utilitarian powder room when, with a few minor accessories and updates, you can create a sanctuary? If you’re not sure where to begin, read on for our favorite suggestions:



It’s the smallest details that make the biggest impact, and nowhere is this more apparent than with hardware. In bathrooms, knobs and pulls are a great way to give your commode a touch of elegance. In bathrooms especially, consider protecting your hardware from rust and wet hands with a matte lacquer.  If you live near Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach, or just want to evoke a nautical vibe, rope pulls are an eye-catching alternative for drawers and cabinets.

Bathroom Faucet

Plumbing fixtures are like that iconic outfit, the little black dress – ubiquitous, versatile, and endlessly appealing. And like the little black dress, there are many variations. Bathroom faucets, for example, range from polished nickel (smooth, shiny, and dark) to satin bronze (subtle hues for more flexibility) to copper (unmistakable and bold). For a spa-like look, we love wall mounted faucets in shiny chrome.

Bathroom Sink

A bowl sink is a unique choice that offers flexibility – because it can be placed on top of anything, you’re not limited to a traditional vanity. If you’re working with a small space, a wall mounted sink  is a great option – it doesn’t take up much room, and the exposed pipes provide visual interest.



If the bathroom is a fashionable outfit, the tub is the statement piece that pulls it all together – especially if you’re designing a sanctuary where you can soak your worries away. If you want an option that will turn heads, a freestanding tub  is your best choice. For a classic look, the claw foot tub can easily play a starring role. For a more contemporary vibe, a stand-alone resin bathtub can offer modern shapes and designs.

Mirror, Mirror

The bathroom mirror is one of the easiest ways to add a splash of personality to your bathroom. Add a frame – distressed wood for a rustic, cottage feeling, or metal for an urban edge. And let’s not forget make-up mirrors, cabinet glass, and the shower door. For a bathroom retreat with a clean, modern feel, we recommend frameless shower doors  – they keep the space open and airy, let in light, and have a minimalist appeal that can’t be beat.

As Rachel Zoe once said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” By dressing your bathroom with the right accessories, you can create a space that reflects and renews you. If that sounds like a beautiful idea, call Kitchen & Bath Design Studio, and we’ll help you get started.