bathroom vanityReady-to-assemble cabinets are one of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a major facelift without spending a fortune. And if you’re planning on installing a new vanity in your bathroom soon, you may be left wondering how you can better decorate your bathroom vanity so that it is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some tips to decorating the counter space on your bathroom vanity.

Get organized.

The first step to creating an attractive bathroom vanity is getting all of your toiletries and bathroom essentials organized. Put some deep thought into what you use most and what storage space you have to work with besides the counter space. When you have cabinets, for example, you have a great deal of cabinet and potentially drawer space to work with. Invest in some key organization pieces that will help you to get the most out of that space; our post about organizing under-the-sink cabinet space can get you started. When you create great organization around your vanity space, you’ll likely find that you have more storage space than you expected, and this can mean for less clutter on your countertop later.

Decide on countertop essentials.

With efficient organization, you shouldn’t need to store a great many of your bathroom essentials on the countertop. In fact, the less you keep out on your countertop, the more attractive that counter space will look. So, decide on a few essentials. Soap, of course, will need a place next to your sink, and toothbrushes also store best standing upright next to the sink in a cup in open air. Other than that, you might find that cotton swabs or tissues are for you best stored out on your countertop. Whatever you decide, keep it to a minimum of a few things so that you have room to stage your countertop accordingly.

Opt for decorative on-counter organization.

With the essentials you’ve decided to keep out on your countertop, consider decorative organization options that can help you to keep these things out in a way that looks purposeful. Many home furnishing stores sell bathroom countertop-ready sets of organization pieces, complete with toothbrush holders, soap dispensers and dishes, and small canisters to serve this very purpose.

Add small accents.

Is your vanity still looking slightly barren? Small bathroom accents strategically placed on your countertop can really work to complete the space. Many like to opt for a small vase of fresh flowers or a scented candle here. Other small accent options include a jar of small decorative soaps, decorative perfume bottles, and beach-themed accents. When in doubt here, keep your decoration simple.