The Best Bathroom Storage Ideas

How big is your bathroom? I would probably guarantee that no matter how bit it is you would love some extra storage. Recently, I’ve been adding a few new accessories to our bathroom, after giving it a lick of paint so am looking for inspiration. We don’t have a huge bathroom at all, so I’m always on the lookout for the best bathroom storage ideas around, and saw a few of these on Pinterest recently, so thought I’d collate some here for other to see.

I would love to be able to fit some kind of ladder storage into my bathroom, but unfortunately, it’s just not big enough. This one below really caught my eye though. I like the classic, simply styling mixed with rich woods and wicker. You could co-ordinate this into any colour scheme and it would work perfectly. Keep it simple with white accessories, or use your accent colour in some of the towels to pull it into your own scheme.


best bathroom storage

The Best Bathroom Storage Ideas:

Best Bathroom Storage ideas


With this idea below, I love the wood. It reminds me of the units you used to be able to get from Ikea (I’m pretty sure you still can). Stained, and hung on the wall, they make great hide it all away storage, as well as being used as a simple shelf for some bathroom accessories. Unifying the look with the rack, and the wood edged mirror, really gives the bathroom a warm, inviting feeling without leaving it feeling too stark.

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It’s always important to have somewhere to hang your towels, and a simple multi rail towel hanger like this one from JohnLouis Bathrooms is just the job. Use towels that match, co-ordinate or simply inject some colour into your bathroom scheme to really bring the look to life.


Finally, I wanted to point out that any room, no matter how big or small, often has extra storage space that we haven’t considered. It’s just a matter of thinking creatively, and really looking at how you could use the space that you have. Take above the door in any room for example. Ok, it may not be the most accessible of spots, but why not use it for longer term storage, where you only have to access it occasionally. Like the picture below, choose accessories that will co-ordinate with your colour scheme, and the items will blend beautifully into the room. If you can’t do that, consider adding storage boxes of the same colour instead, which will also help keep the dust at bay too.


best bathroom storage

I do hope you like the ideas I’ve suggested here. Do you have any great bathroom storage ideas that you’d like to share with us? I would love to hear them.

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Jen Stanbrook
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  1. Donna
    July 1, 2014 / 11:17 am

    We’re soon to move so I’ve been scouring pinterest too. THe last idea above the door is one I definitely want to try out!

  2. KarenAnita
    July 2, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I LOVE the first one in a ladder shelf style. So many ways you could dress this up! We’ve gone for a run of the mill wall cupboard. I wish we’d had more space to do something more creative like this!

  3. Lauren Slater
    November 10, 2014 / 7:41 am

    My bathroom is small so, a cabinet that hung on the wall is perfect. Since, my bathroom don’t have lots of floor space.

  4. Linda Cruz
    March 31, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    I love the first idea with the ladder like shelves. Do you have an idea where I could purchase this?

  5. Dean S
    September 26, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Retro storage trunks like what you can see in the website link on my comment are cool looking, like the old vintage style steamer trunks – you could build a whole themed room around them 🙂

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