In the glamorous world of home-decorating — which brims with sumptuous linens and porcelain dishware, artisan furniture and color-rich accents
— bathrooms often get the short end of the stick. Why spend on things like soap dispensers and bath mats when there are so many other (far more alluring) curiosities to covet?
Turns out, shopping for your bathroom doesn't have to be such a bore. We've found 10 modern powder-room picks that prove even the basics can be as smart, stylish, and fun as they are utilitarian. Think fast-drying towels, self-cleaning toothbrushes, and completely customizable shower caddies. We're willing to bet you'll never turn your back on basics again.