10 Bathroom Accessories Under R200

By Marica

An economical way for your bathroom to remain beautiful and timeless is by keeping it a blank canvas. Investing in quality contemporary finishes in neutral colours will allow you to change the look of your bathroom regularly by just switching out a handful of décor items and colours. I have noticed in most homes that bathrooms are either cold and bare or, on the other end of the scale, uncoordinated and filled with unnecessary fiddly bits. Here is a little budget inspiration for your bathroom…

Towels - White & Purple

Buy good quality white towels as a basis, like this "10 Year Towels" from Weylandts (R199 each) and one or two less expensive towels in a colour of choice. The splashes of colour will serve as accent without dominating and since coloured/dyed towels wear and fade far quicker you don't have to spend piles of money on them. The striking purple towel is from Mr. Price Home (R69.99) and the aubergine towel from @Home (R80.00)

Recycled Paper Waste Basket

This beautiful waste basket is made out of recycled paper, available from Weylandts at R179.00. Select a non-translucent bathroom bin - nobody wants to so what you toss away...

Purple Glass Candle Holders

Add a couple of colourful tea candle holders - keep it simplistic (remember - no fiddly bits!). These beautiful glass holders can also serve as funky ear-bud containers. The ribbed tea light holder is R15.99 and the other one R5.99, both from Mr. Price Home

Interesting Soap Dishes

I find the average soap dish to be extremely boring. If you can't find something beautiful like this grey lace soap dish from The Pause Room (77.00) use interesting side-plates or butter dishes: The funky purple side plate is from Woolworths (R29.95) and the gorgeous silver leaf dish is from Farriers (R60.00)

Funky Laundry Basket

I love this funky fabric Laundry Bin, and it is collapse-able for easy storage when empty. R129.00 from @Home

Scented Candles Violet Lilac and Grey

Candles are a must! Make sure they are scented - a bathroom should always smell as beautiful as it looks! The candles above are R49.00 each, all from @Home.

Amethyst Tumbler and Silver Glass

Just like the soap dishes, I find toothbrush holders extremely drab! Rather opt for a beautiful glass tumbler or interesting container. The stained glass tumblers show above are perfect as they won't appear dirty too quickly. The amethyst glass is from Mr Price Home (R29.99) and the platinum mist tumbler is from @Home (R39.00)

Handmade Soaps

Don't forget some gentle handmade glycerine soaps! Always beautiful. These two tone soap bars are from The Pause Room (R30.00 each)

Beautiful Purple Bath Mat

This gorgeous bold purple bath mat immediately caught my attention. The pebbled surface aids to the water absorption and is seriously funky. Beautiful! Available from @Home for R119.00

Most people are afraid to put art work in their bathrooms, but if you have the wall space - go for it! I love these simplistic yet trendy geometric prints: Available through Etsy, it is by an US design company called Acquired Design. It works out to about R100.00 each (ex shipping) Not bad at all!)

Check out these products on the supplier’s various websites:

@HomeMr. Price HomeWoolworthsThe Pause RoomFarriersWeylandtsEtsy 

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Posted on October 5, 2011, in Best Buys, Budget Buys, Decor, Suppliers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Marica sure can shop stylishly on a budget. the colour purple is such a welcoming colour as well.

  2. I love this “Under R200” series! Always so inspiring, and it could not have come at a better time. We just moved. This is some serious inspiration to get all the boxes unpacked to see what I need to go shop and turn this new house into a home. Thank you!

  3. I’m loving those ceramic soap dishes!!! Pretty!!! Told you oxides look beautiful with crochet imprints! 😉

    • Ja, if you are going to make something similar in future we should try and find a similar lace to use as imprint – nice and dainty. And I like the fact that it came out light – do you think they used strictly oxides or is there a base colour (white?)

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