20 Bathroom Essentials to Refresh Your Space

Bathroom Essentials from Walmart

Looking for inspiring washroom ideas to upgrade your space this spring? You don’t have to bust your budget—these bathroom essentials are on trend and suitable for every space, whether you’re decorating a new master bathroom or giving the powder room a facelift. Read on for sleek storage ideas, mood-boosting décor and more.

In this guide
1. Fresh décor
$ 10.97

Hometrends Bath Towel

Add a luxurious spa touch to your bathroom with a few of these budget-friendly bath towels. Available in 11 beautifully uplifting colours like purple, green and blue, these 100% cotton towels are thick, super soft and extra absorbent. Large and lofty at 30”x 54”, they’re also nice and big for maximum coziness after the shower, and they won’t lose their fluffiness even after a few rounds of laundry.

“These towels are super soft and absorbent. The whole family loves them.Great value for cost!”
-Erica, Walmart customer

$ 22.97

Hometrends Cherry Blossom Fabric Shower Curtain

One of the easiest and quickest ways to upgrade your bathroom aesthetic is with a new shower curtain. Opt for designs and styles that support the overall look you’re going for, whether it’s neutral tones, vibrant colours or pretty prints. The best part of most fabric designs is that they’re machine washable, too. This lightweight cherry-blossom number would look gorgeous in just about any bathroom (especially one with white or pink tones). Tip: Pick up an easy-to-clean shower liner to keep the curtain from getting wet.

“Got this for a gift for my daughter who was painting her bathroom. She absolutely loved this shower curtain. The material is so nice and, of course, the cherry blossom pattern is so pretty. Very happy with this purchase!”
-Cookiedookie, Walmart customer

$ 14.97

Fieldcrest Tub Mat

There’s something so extravagant about a cushiony, absorbent bath mat—after all, don’t your tired feet deserve the best? This 100% cotton, hypoallergenic mat from a trusted home brand provides the perfect spot to dry off. It comes in nine colours, offering a large range of décor options, and since it’s free of toxic dyes and bleaches, it’s eco-friendly, too. Best of all, at under $15 each, you can grab one for every bathroom in the house.

“Excellent quality. I ordered another one. No bleeding colour. I am so pleased I ordered them. The colour selection is great.”
-Marilyn, Walmart customer

$ 13.97

Rope Lotion Pump in White

Give your bathroom countertop new life by swapping out old accessories, like soap dishes and tumblers, for new ones with a modern touch. This sleek-looking, textured pump bottle instantly adds style and sophistication to any washroom counter (you pretty much can’t go wrong with white), and a great budget-saver: buy your favourite hand soap or lotion in bulk and simply refill at will into this beautiful bottle to dispense it. Bring the whole look together with matching accessories like this toothbrush holder from the same collection.

“Good quality and pretty.”
–Jill, Walmart customer.

$ 24.97

Hometrends Grey Sandstone Waste Basket

Whether you’re going for an ultra modern, minimalistic theme or natural-looking stone touches in your bathroom, this waste basket is a great option. Made from sandstone and featuring a playful call to action, it’s easy to clean and tuck underneath a counter or in a corner. Plus, there are four other items in this collection (a tumbler, soap dispenser, soap dish and toothbrush holder) to complete the look for a more polished, coordinated feel.

“Solid. I like it.”
–AnnT, Walmart customer.

2. Storage and cleaning
$ 15.97

Mainstays Luci Cosmetic Organizer

Every makeup lover knows the struggle of rifling through a bag full of lipsticks, compacts and mascaras in search of a favourite product buried at the bottom. Make morning less stressful with this budge-wise transparent organizer — you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for much faster in its three drawers. The top acts as a shelf, too, where you can keep personal care items like deodorant and moisturizer.

“Love this! Can’t find anything like it at this low of a price. I bought four and stacked them on top of each other in my small bathroom vanity to increase space.”
–Irina, Walmart customer.

$ 12.97

Mainstays Una Nuvo Bathroom Toilet Bowl Brush And Holder

A toilet brush probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about enhancing or refreshing your bathroom essentials, but this contoured unit is a serious upgrade from the average one. The brush tucks neatly into the sleek, easy-to-clean storage canister, so it blends in discreetly (out of sight, out of mind!). Even better: The bowl brush head, which is made from strong, durable plastic bristles, is replaceable.

“I like the enclosed design. All-white appearance works well with white toilet.”
–GCGP, Walmart customer.

 

$ 56.72

Command Bath Wall and Cabinet Organizer

If you need some extra storage in the shower but built-in shelves or nooks aren’t an option for you right now, this bath wall organizer from Command is an ideal solution. It’s rust-resistant and easy to instal: just peel off the included wall strips and stick it to the wall where you like it. Best of all, it can hold up to 6 lbs of weight (even in wet conditions) so pile in your shampoos, conditioners, body washes and loofahs for more spacious splash time.

“We have a tile shower and I followed the instructions, read the weight limits and after a week of use it is still up on the shower wall with shampoo and soap… Very happy with this purchase.”
–Oceandiva, Walmart customer

$ 59.98

Umbra Aquala Shower Caddy

Keep everything in the shower organized and easy to reach with this modern bamboo and aluminum caddy. Superbly designed with two self-draining shelves and two hooks for nifty storage of all your bath and body care essentials, including shampoo, conditioner, washcloths and even two razors, thanks to handy cutouts. Best of all, no tools are required: a universal mounting hook and suction cups make for instant and easy installation. Plus, it looks super nice in any shower and the materials are resistant to rust, mildew and cracks.

“Man, what an upgrade from my rusty, white caddy. This thing is ultra modern looking and is a nice design. It is very sturdy and large enough to all of my wife’s and daughter’s hair products.”
–JimmyZ, originally posted on Umbra.com

$ 59.98

Umbra Aquala Bath Caddy

While on the slightly pricier side, this impressive bath caddy makes a perfect gift (for yourself or a friend!). With this wooden tray design, you can enjoy a hot bath while streaming your favourite show, reading the latest bestseller or enjoying a beverage. With slots to hold a tablet, phone, candle and even a wine glass in place, as well as slip-resistant arms, this convenient caddie will stay put while you enjoy everything you need at your fingertips. It’s also extendable to fit any tub, whether narrow or wide.

“It holds a phone, book, magazine or tablet easily. No more worries about dropping something in the tub. I love the wine glass holder and there is also a spot for a mug of hot tea. This is not only very functional, it looks great too.”
–Veemee, originally posted on Umbra.com

3. Worthwhile upgrades
$ 24.96

Philips Multigroomer Series 3000

If your husband or boyfriend is still using the same beard trimmer he did in high school, may we suggest an upgrade?  This multipurpose gadget from trusted brand Philips boasts 13 attachments to take on everything from sideburns, goatees and moustaches to nose hair. The self-sharpening, tempered blades won’t rust, either. The best part: It comes with a storage bag so everything can be neatly tucked away in his corner of the cabinet.

“I learned to cut my own hair during the pandemic with a groomer powered by two AA batteries. By comparison, this one is a lot more powerful and I can cut my hair quicker. Also, it comes with the nose hair trimmer, which is very handy.”
–Sam, Walmart customer

$ 89.96

Philips Sonicare EssentialClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush,

Get great feedback on your next visit to the dentist by replacing your toothbrush with a better model. This Sonicare toothbrush works to help whiten teeth by taking on stains like coffee and wine  while removing up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. If you’re not used to an electric toothbrush, this model features Easy-Start to slowly increase its power over the course of two weeks to help you adjust.

“Very nice brush. Much more quiet than Oral-B I had a few years back. Cleans well. Battery lasts a long time.”
–Alexa, Walmart customer

$ 54.77

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

If you’re going to give your bathroom a makeover, why not give your hair a little zhoosh too? This hot air brush from Revlon is soon to become a favourite for its ability to blow dry and smooth hair all at once, so you can skip the flat iron or curling wand. The oval-shape brush’s rounded edges help to create volume at the hair’s root (where it’s most needed) for gorgeous body.

“Highly recommend for ladies who aren’t so savvy with balancing a dryer and a brush at the same time. It dried my layers quickly and it even smoothed out hair that had already dried curly. I was left with smooth and bouncy hair that you just cannot get with a straightener.”
–Bunma, Walmart customer

$ 24.97

Conair Double Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver

Create the beachy waves of your dreams with an innovative waverhair-styling tool. This one from Conairdelivers even, consistent heat and is made to give you three times the power of a single barrel curling wand. It boasts tourmaline ceramic to help eliminate frizz and boost shine, and comes with 30 different heat settings (up to a whopping-hot maximum temperature of 205°C) and a convenient auto-shutoff feature. Tip: For looser waves, use larger sections of hair while styling.

“Love this product. It makes beautiful waves in your hair, definitely worth getting!”
–Julie, Walmart customer.

$ 103.27

Bio Bidet Simplet BB-70 Fresh Water Bidet Attachment

A bidet used to be a luxury reserved for fancy hotels, but now you can get them for well under $100. This budget-friendly model can be installed without a plumber’s help—it comes with step-by-step instructions to connect to your existing fresh water source. It also features five water pressure settings and it’s discreet, with a small control panel and a retractable nozzle that tucks away when not in use.

“We just received our new bidet and installed it in 20 minutes. The product is easy friendly to use and contain all accessories needed for the installation. I will definitively recommend this to all my friends!”
–G I Julie, Walmart customer

4. Other bathroom essentials to stock up on
$ 23.97

Reactine Extra Strength Antihistamine Tablets

Almost every family has at least one member who suffers from allergies at some point during the year. The antihistamines in Reactine provide relief from allergy symptoms, including runny nose, itchy and watery eyes and even skin hives. The best part? It lasts for 24 hours to help you  deal with indoor allergens like dust and pet dander on a daily basis, if needed. Just be sure to check with your doctor to make sure it’s right for your family.

“I have been using Reactine to deal with my seasonal allergies. Because it works longer, it ends up being the best value for my money. I have tried other brands but Reactine is what works best for me.”
–slyplace3033, originally posted on Reactine.ca

$ 4.47

Febreze Odor-Eliminating Air Freshener in Linen & Sky

Switch up your air freshener this spring and enjoy a new scent. Formulated with a molecule made naturally from corn called cyclodextrin, Febreze helps to remove odours from the air instead of just covering them up. The fresh linen scent is reminiscent of clean laundry, which makes it a great option for bathrooms and laundry rooms (not to mention anywhere else in the house that could use some freshening up). The bottle also uses all-natural propellants instead of an aerosol can.

“Febreze, in my opinion, is by far the most superior odour eliminator spray on the market. I have five cats and this is the only spray that keeps up with them and keeps the whole house fresh, too.”
–Julie, Walmart customer

$ 13.27

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil has been a favourite among dermatologists and skincare enthusiasts for over six decades. It’s a super gentle, soap-free cleanser that’s suitable for all skin types, including those with eczema, rosacea and psoriasis, which makes it a great option for the whole family. The fragrance-free formula helps to protect skin’s natural protective oils and pH, providing a boost of soothing moisture. It’s also oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores.

“A classic for a reason! It’s extremely gentle, and I never have that ‘tight face’ feeling after a shower when I use this. It has almost no perceptible smell and what little there is doesn’t hang around once it’s rinsed off.”
–Cole, Walmart customer

 

$ 5.97

Clorox Lemon Fresh Disinfecting Wipes

Daily cleanups are a daily reality when you’ve got a family sharing a bathroom. Enter these handy, lemon-scented Clorox wipes: They kill 99.9 percent of bacteria (including the flu and SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19) on surfaces like countertops, sinks, toilets, showers and even mirrors. They easily tackles soap scum and the formula dries clear, too. Keep them under the sink and use them whenever you need to give the bathroom a fast wipe-down.

“Best product to clean and sanitize surfaces. Must-use product for bathroom surfaces (toilet seats and back, bathroom sink slab, faucets, trash cans, etc.). And the lemon scent leaves a fresh and clean smell.”
–Rekha, Walmart customer

 

$ 6.77

Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages Family Pack

Whether you’ve got an adventurous kid or an amateur chef in the house, it’s always a good idea to keep some reliable bandages in the bathroom medicine cabinet or first-aid kit. This family pack of 80 contains two different sizes, ideal for most minor cuts and scrapes. The fabric Band-Aids are flexible enough to use on fingers and they stay on for 24 hours to help protect boo-boos. The Hurt-Free pad won’t stick to cuts, either.

“You can never have enough with kids. I buy this big pack. It has the two best sizes and none of those tiny useless ones. They stick good, too.”
–Valshannahbum, Walmart customer

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Lora is a freelance writer and editor who's written for Chatelaine, Best Health, Flare, Fashion, The Kit, House & Home and many other Canadian lifestyle magazines and websites. She lives in London, Ont. with her little rescue dog Bigsby and when she's not napping with him, she's trying on the latest red lipstick.

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