Upon moving into our very first house, the task of filling the rooms was daunting. While we were immediately focused on common living areas, I realized that the bathrooms needed some basic essentials ASAP.
We had started to unpack some of our must-haves in the master bathroom, which quickly turned to chaos. Personal care products were strewn about, and we were using a towel as a make-shift bath mat to catch water when stepping out of the shower. It was bringing back major college vibes, and I wasn’t having any of it.
The guest bathroom, on the other hand, was a blank slate. It didn’t look like it belonged in an occupied house at all. No towels, a bare shower rod and no style at all.
Before moving in, I had scoped out some of the bathroom fixings at Big Lots at a previous shopping trip. I knew it would be my one-stop shop for everything I needed to make these bathrooms functional and fun.
My shopping list included:
I have said it once and I’ll say it again—I love the shopping experience at Big Lots. Everything I needed was in the span of two aisles and all incredibly affordable, so I could get products for both bathrooms on a budget.
My first order of business was the guest bathroom, since friends and family would see it more than our master bathroom would see it. I have a teal and gray color scheme running throughout the home, and I was so glad to find matching accessories for the bathroom.
The shower curtain was a big decision, since it’s the focal point of the smaller bathroom. I love this teal and gray dandelion curtain, which I paired with a $3 shower liner and $4 shower curtain hooks. It immediately made the bathroom seem more home-y.
I grabbed matching bath sheets that guests can use, which added more teal to the room, and hung grey hand towels over them as an element of decoration. The bath mats came in a set of long and short in a gray shade that pulled the room together and added a little comfort underfoot. The memory foam is so soft and feels great stepping out of the shower!
In our master bathroom, I needed to get the mess under control FAST! I was surprised to find these cute acrylic organizers in the bathroom aisle, which help contain all of my daily skin care that I want at arm’s length. It makes the counter look much less cluttered. I also grabbed a matching soap dispenser/toothbrush holder set with this gray floral pattern. I love how large the soap dispenser is, so I won’t be refilling it too often. It also fits into the color scheme perfectly!
Because I loved the bath mats in the guest bathroom so much, I got the exact same set for the master bathroom. It looks great on top of our gray tile and adds a little warmth to the room.
I was able to transform these bathrooms with just $75 at Big Lots, which really helped us stay within budget while making our house feel more like a home. We had guests fairly quickly after moving in, and I was happy to show them “their” bathroom during their stay.