Cheerful Holiday-Themed Bathroom Decor Ideas

It's that time of the year again: weeks of parties, hosting, lots of food, lots of guests, and, of course, lots of toilet paper needed to deal with all of it. (It's the best time to stock up on toilet paper!)

If you're hosting in your home this year and want to make every guest's bathroom time a little more cheerful, a little bit of decoration might just do the trick. You can switch items like the shower curtain and bath mat, and bring back your regular decor once the holidays are over.

If you're a fan of holiday decoration, why not also bedeck the bathroom with some cheerful holiday-themed accessories? Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • 01 of 08

    Deck Your Shower Curtains

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    Have a few extra tree ornaments you're not sure what to do with? Hang them along your shower curtain rings for a little cheer.

    Use all the same ornaments for a streamlined, modern look, or use whatever you have on hand for something more eclectic and fun.

    This is a great task to give the kids as you prepare other areas of the house!

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    Add Wreaths

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    Sometimes a simple wreath can turn an ordinary bathroom into Christmas-y delight. This French Country House-style bathroom features a simple, traditional wreath, which is perfect for more traditional decors.

    If your bathroom is more modern, think silver, minimal, and abstract wreaths to match with the mood of your space.

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    Put up a Small Tree

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    Maison Valentina

    Have some extra space in a larger bathroom? Why not get a small tree as a basis for your bathroom holiday decor?

    You can make a mini-version of your main tree in the living room, or give the bathroom a theme of its own. Choose ornament colors and styles that match your bathroom's; for example, this luxurious space uses pearls and lights in decadent abundance.

    Luxurious bathroom holiday decor via Maison Valentina.

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    Incorporate Red and Green

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    Sometimes simply switching a few white towels for red ones and adding touches of greenery to the bathroom will give it a festive look.

    Note the clever felt toilet paper ribbons and the cute snowman. Also, if you don't want to hang your ornaments along the shower curtain, you can set them in glass vases and flutes instead.

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    Hang Garlands Around the Mirror

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    Rotator Rod

    Not everyone has the space for a tree, but you can always install some garlands around the mirror. This is a great way to add decorations without wasting counter or floor space.

    Great for small bathrooms, this simple technique can accommodate any style, from lavish to minimal. You can even add simple glass-friendly Holiday-themed stickers, or get the kids to draw with erasable markers.

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    Add a New Shower Curtain

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    Cozy Old Farmhouse

    Sometimes you just want to go all in and change the shower curtain to match the season. Why not have a holiday-themed curtain?

    The people at the Cozy Old Farmhouse have a project for a cattle feed shower curtain that they adapted to the holidays by adding a red strip, and feeding reindeer instead of beef.

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    Incorporate Evergreen Arrangements

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    Honey We're Home

    If your tastes are more subtle, these simple evergreen arrangements in silver vases can add the festive touch without being gaudy.

    You can even spray some fake snow on top or add a few bits of tinsel or garlands if you want something a bit brighter, but without the trouble of going all-in around the mirror or with an extra tree.

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    Add Some Unique Decor

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    Funky Junk

    The people at Funky Junk started with a vintage sleigh and turned it into a shelf, decorated with a few sprigs of evergreen, one red ornament, and some candles. 

    The result? A wonderfully retro, rustic yet festive decor item that just screams "old-timey Christmas fun around the fire".