Five Pieces of Furniture you can Add to a Washroom

You probably won't be able (and shouldn't try) to fit all of these suggestions in one washroom, but it sure is amazing what adding a piece of furniture can do to a bathroom. It improves functionality, adds warmth to the space, and makes it feel more decorated, and more like a living space. I love it.

1. Garden stool
Any stool takes up very little space, and is therefore a great option for those of us with smaller bathrooms. I like garden stools because they won't be damaged by moisture or humidity, and are easy to clean. Use one in a large shower as a little seat or table, pulled near the tub to perch on while washing the little ones, or as a little side table for a glass of wine during a nice bubbly bath.
2. Chair
A chair also doesn't take up much room, but it can add a great amount of texture, warmth and pattern to a generally stark space.
Sarah Richardson via
3. Bar Cart
Now, we know bar carts are all the rage right now. As much as I adore a bar cart stocked full of booze, I also love them in the bathroom to hold pretty soaps, towels, apothecary jars, etc.
via Linda McDougald Design
4. Vanity
I'm talking a free standing vanity here people, one not attached to the walls or floor and definitely no sink on top. This is an option that requires a little more space, of course, but if you've got it, use it! It doesn't have to be a huge vanity, just a perfect little perch for your perfumes and makeup. How glamorous.
Sarah Richardson via
5. Dresser
Alright, most of us won't have this kind of space, so you can always convert an antique dresser into a sink base to achieve this look. But a separate dresser in the washroom can add ample storage, mega warmth if it's wood toned, and even act as a great perch for a lamp if you so choose.
Ralph Lauren's home via Habitually Chic
Other great ideas: a bench and a shelf or etagere.
What is your fave 'extra' furniture piece to see in a washroom!?
Happy Monday xox


Amy Breckenridge said...[Reply]

i wish i had a big enough bathroom to fit these things! i especially love the vanity and bar cart. someday!!

Hannah said...[Reply]

I would have never thought about a garden stool in the bathroom but I love that idea! Especially because I have one and don't always know where to put it.

And I would LOVE to have a bathroom with big enough space for a vanity one day.

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Kristen said...[Reply]

I am all about the dresser in the bathroom. I have seen one between two chrome sinks that I loved. Hadn't thought of a bar cart, but it looks great.

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...[Reply]

These pictures are gorgeous! I love the garden stool idea.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

Great roundup! How I would love to fit any of those in my bathroom. Sadly I barely have room for the toilet. :)

Unknown said...[Reply]

I used to have an antique cabinet in large bathroom I had that held towels, soaps and lotions. The home was built in 1920 so there was no linen closet.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

These are great suggestions! I am currently trying to figure out some solutions for our bathroom. Love the bar cart idea...

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...[Reply]

That garden stool is brilliant! I am totally adding one to my bath.

Unknown said...[Reply]

LOVE LOVE LOVE the garden stool idea in the bath. Also, lovin' that bar cart idea as well. I wish I had a big enough bathroom that I could fancify!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

The garden stool idea wouldn't have crossed my mind, but I'm glad you thought of it for me! Love the look :)

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

I love them all but first I have to redo my bathroom :(

Michaela said...[Reply]

Oh I love this! I'm hoping to get a garden stool in my parent's bathroom this summer. Love the idea of a bar cart, too!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...[Reply]

I love the garden stool and have always thought a bar cart would be ideal for make-up and accesories. Love your photos.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...[Reply]

Furniture in a bathroom is a fantastic idea. I would love the garden stool.

pretty affairs said...[Reply]

i was just looking for a blog like yours! :)

Chelsea **A Bit of Sass** said...[Reply]

I agree that Garden Stools are great! I'm looking for one for to give my mom for Mother's Day:)

Preciously Me said...[Reply]

I wish I could have a huge bathroom to put all those things in it!!!!!
My faves are the garden stool and the bar cart of course ;)

Colleen @ TwoDelighted said...[Reply]

These pictures are gorgeous. You know I never even thought about adding a garden stool but it makes perfect sense! Will definitely be bookmarking this for when I actually start decorating my bathroom.