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Bathroom Essentials Checklist for Your New Home

Tayla Nova -

If moving day is just around the corner… or has well and truly been and gone and you’re busy playing catch-up, then transforming your new house into a home is likely on the top of your to-do list. Sometimes making the jump from your Pinterest board to your actual space can be a little less streamlined than you imagined, especially in spaces that by their very nature need to blend comfort with necessity, like the humble bathroom. Don’t fret — we have done the research so you don’t have to, gathering all of the essential bathroom items for every style of home. 

Creating a serene and functional bathroom in your brand-new space goes beyond including just the essential items for bathrooms — it’s also about the little details that transform your daily routine into an indulgent personal haven, tucked away behind your bathroom door. To avoid last-minute rushes, consulting a bathroom checklist for your new home before the big move is a good idea. That’s where we come in —our bathroom essentials checklist covers everything you need to make your new space feel comfy and inviting. 

Before Move-in Day 

If you are in the process of preparing your moving checklist, you are likely juggling countless to-do lists. We wanted to simplify at least one of them for you by providing a simple checklist of absolute essentials before the big move:

  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Personal care items including shampoo, conditioner, razors, body lotion and a hairbrush
  • Cleaning products including toilet bowl cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner and rubber gloves

Cosy Towels for a Soft Embrace

It goes without saying that towels are at the top of every bathroom essentials list. However, while it is easy to get caught down in the mundanity of ticking off the checklist for your bathroom shopping list, it’s important to remember that you will use your towels every single day. By giving it a bit more thought, you can turn every day into an at-home spa experience. 

We love the Hommey plush cotton towel. With different shades to suit every space, you can’t go wrong with these buttery soft everyday towels. These towels are also a guest bathroom essential, treating your guests to a super soft stay. 

To elevate your bathroom style we love Sage and Clare’s range of joyful towel designs, if you want to add a splash of vibrant personality (all the while sporting the colours of the season, hello pink and red combo) then opt for the Florence Hand Towel in Cherry, or for minimalist bathroom essentials take a look at the toned-down Didcot Hand Towel in Persimmon offering a cool, retro vibe. 


Transform your Space with a Colourful Bath Mat

It’s not a complete list of bathroom essentials without the trusty bath mat, giving you a safe and soft landing after a steamy shower or bath, it’s no wonder a bath mat is an absolute must-have. 

Sage and Clare remind us that whimsical personal style doesn’t have to end at the bathroom door. Instead, they invite colour and joy into an often neglected space in our homes with colourful bathroom decor essentials. Step onto comfort with the Benita Bath Runner — this extra-long bath mat is made with plush cotton and is brought to life with a retro floral design, adding both unmatched softness and some nostalgic cheer to your bathroom. 

Elevate your basics

Let’s take a look at the essential bathroom accessories for every bathroom and see how you can elevate your personal style in the bathroom. 

Choose a shower curtain that reflects your style, like those offered at Oliver Thom —whether it's bold patterns or serene, solid colours—to add a personal touch to your space while keeping water off the floor.

The toilet scrubber and bathroom bin are included on your list of bathroom essentials for guests, kid’s and of course the main bathroom, so why not take the opportunity to add a sleek touch to every bathroom with the Denver Olive bathroom accessories from Pillow Talk? 

Add a playful touch with the Memphis Soap Dish Blue by Pop and Oli, a handcrafted piece that brings both function and fun to your bathroom counter. Or for a real feel-good moment, the al.ive body Green Pepper & Lotus Wash & Lotion Duo not only nourishes your skin but also adds a designer aesthetic to your space. This bathroom essentials set promises to cleanse, moisturise, and invigorate with its natural ingredients and inviting scent.

The Perfect Robe

The Maldives Stripe Linen Robe from Kip and Co effortlessly blends style with comfort. This lightweight French flax linen robe is ideal for lounging and adds a pop of colour with its blue, red, pink and purple stripe pattern on a creamy white base. 

If you are on the hunt for kid's bathroom essentials you are in just the right place, Kip and Co. also have a gorgeous selection of colourful children’s robes to keep your little ones cosy and stylish.

A Touch of Greenery 

Incorporate a touch of nature with a bathroom-friendly plant to purify the air and add a serene vibe. For inspiration on the best plants for your bathroom, explore TileCloud's guide to bathroom plants.

The Final Touch

We hope this guide has pointed you in the right direction, whether you are looking for bathroom essentials for your first apartment, or designing multiple bathrooms in a new build. Remember, bathrooms don’t have to be boring and we hope that our elevated bathroom checklist has inspired you to add more personality to your space. 

If you are still in the design stage of your bathroom then take a look at our shower tile ideas for any budget or check out TileCloud's tapware shopping list for selections that combine form and function beautifully. For more cool bathroom products check out our guide to must-have bathroom styling products.
Tayla Nova
Tayla is a Brisbane-based freelance writer with a background in fashion design, a passion for sustainability and a knack for storytelling. As the host of one of Brisbane's Best Airbnb's ( Thanks Urban List), Tayla has a passion and talent for interior design and home improvement. This is something she picked up studying for a bachelor of fashion design at ESMOD in Paris, the world's first fashion school. A digital nomad — she can be found occasionally working from far-away surf camps with sunglasses on to combat the sun on her screen. When at home in leafy green Paddington, she's a table-setting aficionado and has one too many books on her bedside table.