I have been toying with the idea of installing a shelf above our sink in the guest bathroom for counter space, but right now I have a small soap dish mounted. The candy bowl filled with nail polishes is a fun, colorful idea - and fresh flowers always add a punch of color.
Another shelf concept with fresh flowers and apothecary jars.
I wish I had the room for a stool - here's an example of a styled tray for guests
And here is what I have been collecting items for in our master bathroom - some sort of tray filled with bubble baths, salts, perfume, scented soaps, and some personal touches.
Do you use your sink and/or toilet for accessories, or do you go for the minimalist look?