12 Best Shower Gadgets & Bathroom Accessories That Are Actually Useful

The bathroom — arguably one of the most useful (yet severely underrated) rooms in your whole house. Sure, you’ve got the toilet and the bath tub, but there are also products your bathroom actually needs, among them, the potential for tons of insanely awesome accessories for your bathroom. This isn’t just your average list of toilet cleaning brushes or three tier towel racks, either. These are the types of clever items that make the whole space that much more comfortable, functional, and convenient for you and your guests.

Creative shower gadgets and cool bathroom accessories can easily turn your bathroom from the most standard indoor-outhouse there is into a hygiene oriented party room, complete with waterproof music and a lightshow every time you turn on the shower. The best part about it is that a few simple accessories can transform the whole look, feel, and smell of your bathroom. They also don’t necessarily have to break the bank, and you can do your entire bathroom overhaul from the comfort of your own computer chair. Check out this list of the 12 most creative restroom accessories, because, I repeat: You could be that person blasting music and enjoying a light show every time you wash yourself.

1. Pee At 2 A.M. Without Killing Your Eyes

Motion Activated Toilet Night Light, $10, Amazon

Never again burn your retinas when you have to pee in the middle of the night. This motion activated toilet night light illuminates the toilet bowl with eight vibrant colors when you walk in the bathroom at night, so you can pee comfortably and in style without hurting your eyes. It’s also water-resistant, stays out of the way, and is easy to clean.

2. Get An Extra Hand While You’re Styling

Hands-Free Blow Dryer Mount, $27, Amazon

People are flipping over this hands-free blow dryer mount, which lets you easily and conveniently attach your blow dryer to any surface, so that you can style your hair with two hands, and without shoulder cramps. It’s got a heavy-duty suction cup, and a neck that rotates 360 degrees for any angle you need.

3. Control Your Music While Showering

AquaAudio Shower Speaker, $20, Amazon

The AquaAudio shower speaker is entirely waterproof and comes on a reliable suction cup, but the coolest part about it is that you can control your songs and volume from inside the shower. It syncs up to your smart phone and has over ten hours of battery life on one single charge, plus, it’s got a built-in mic, if someone calls.

4. Never Lose Another Great Idea Again

Eureka Shower Idea Whiteboard, $17, Amazon

You know that loss of brain function that happens between your shower and the walk to your bedroom? No more with the Eureka Shower Idea Whiteboard, which lets you record your most genius ideas right where they most often spring up – the shower. It comes with fifty removable sheets and an oil pencil, all mountable with sturdy suction cups.

5. This Clever Towel Hook For Small Bathrooms

Umbra Sticks Wall Hook, $18, Amazon

When it’s not in use, this Umbra Sticks wall hook looks like a sleek and modern sculpture, but it’s also got five hooks to hold your towels, clothes, and accessories. It’s an awesome option for small bathrooms, as the hooks flip upwards when they’re not in use, and it’s made from a durable hardwood that looks great and mounts really well.

6. Turn Every Shower Into A Rave

LED Color Changing Shower Head, $19, Amazon

Do you positively need an LED color-changing shower head? No, but I’m pretty sure everyone in their right mind wants one. It’s easy to install, has a sleek chrome look, creates really decent shower pressure, and lights up your shower time with its seven vibrant colors.  

7. This Adorable Tissue Or Toilet Paper Dispenser

Apple Tissue Box, $17, Amazon

Not only is this apple tissue box particularly cool-looking, but it’s also space-savvy and can be used for tissues or toilet paper. It’s made from environmentally friendly materials, and because it’s entirely closed off, you don’t have to worry about your tissues getting dusty or germy. 

8. Get Ready In Overwhelming Comfort

Memory Foam Bathrug, $22, Amazon

When you’re blow drying your hair, stepping out of the shower, or putting on your makeup, absolutely nothing beats a memory foam bath rug. This one has more than 1,400 reviews raving about how soft and comfortable and absorbent it is, and it’s got a non-slip bottom layer specifically for your safety.

9. Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh All The Time

Mini Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags, $10, Amazon

These mini moso natural air purifying bags ensure that your bathroom always smells fresh and clean. They’ve got a bamboo charcoal interior that’s great at absorbing odors, moisture, and allergens, so weird smells and mildew simply don’t happen anymore.

10. Make Baths Way More Fun

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy, $45, Amazon

Think bath time was fun when you were a kid? Try it with this wooden bathtub caddy, which lets you bring your phone, tablet, wine, or book right into the tub with you. It’s made from durable bamboo, has multiple notches to keep your stuff secure, and it expands to fit just about any bathtub.

11. This Epic Spray Covers All Your Tracks

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray, $13, Amazon

This before-you-go spray is a total game-changer, and both you and your guests will thank the heavens it’s there. Simply spray the surface of the water before you go, and any and all odors get trapped below a layer of fresh-smelling oils. Basically, no one will have any idea what you just did.

12. Cut The Clutter In Your Shower

mDesign Suction Shower Caddy, $14, Amazon

This tiered shower caddy creates storage room where there was once just a wall. House you soap, shampoo, and even a few razors with the help of this sleek-looking accessory.

Design: Brit Phillips; Images: Amazon (12)

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