I know it's odd, and I feel a bit awkward admitting this, but the bathroom is actually my favorite room in a house. I think that my love of the bathroom started due to the fact that I LOVE taking a nice hot bath, being surrounded by candles, and enjoying a good magazine and a glass of wine, but that is not at all where my bathroom love ends. To me the bathroom is like an escape, and I like to make it as serene and calming as possible. It's a place where you can sneak away from everything else in the world (and for the most part no one else is going to bother you in there as long as you have the door closed!), relax, and think about whatever is bothering you, all while being surrounded by the soothing sounds of the water and the comfort of the hot steam.
Upon moving into The Apartment I announced to my roommate that the first thing I needed to do was to decorate (and clean) the bathroom... before we tackled any of the other rooms! Unfortunately the bathroom was also the room that needed the most work. So with a few IKEA purchases under our belt, some paint, and the help of my dad (a.k.a. Handyman Larry) the bathroom has finally come together! There are a few more things that need to be added, like artwork, but for the most part it is complete and I am content!
But... my favorite part of the whole bathroom is the goodie basket that sits right between the tub/shower and the toilet. In it is almost everything you (or a guest) might need. The basket has plenty of towels, extra toilet paper, magazines, air freshener, and it's all right within arm's reach!