25 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether your bathroom is large or small, these savvy storage ideas will help you add space and stay organized.

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April 05, 2019

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Utilize Awkward Space

Forgoing a vanity for a floating sink looks more modern, but doesn't add much in the way of storage. Hanging a floating shelf below the sink keeps with the airy feel while also providing a much-needed storage option.

Baskets Always Work

Or, just skip the shelf altogether and simply place stylish baskets on the floor underneath the floating sink for a casual, rustic look.

Just Add Wheels

Bar carts work perfectly in bathrooms with little to no cabinets or shelves. They can be moved out of the way or closer to the shower as needed.

Ladder Towel Rack

Leaning a ladder against the wall is an unexpected way to hang towels. This ladder doesn't take up a lot of room, and adds an interesting, boho element.

Storage Ladder, Version Two

Or, find a style that fits over the toilet to save floor space and an interesting, visual element to empty wall space.

Carve a Niche

Carve out dead wall space to house floating shelves where towels and soaps can be stored in a pretty display. Nautical candle jars serve as attractive storage for toothpaste, cotton balls and other toiletries.

Classic Clutter Solver

You really can't go wrong with a medicine cabinet. There are so many modern styles available, like the one seen here, that you won't be reminded of Grandma's house.

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Built-Ins, FTW

If medicine cabinets aren't your thing, an inconspicuous built-in can literally fill a storage space void.

Hanging Baskets

You don't need a shelf to use storage boxes you love. Just hang them from the walls to create a unique design feature that also saves floor space.

Crafty Finds

Scour salvage stores or garage sales for a cabinet unit in good condition. Then, repurpose it as a budget-friendly storage solution above the toilet.

Hidden Bins

Inexpensive containers from the dollar store or Ikea add convenient storage to the back of any cabinet door. Hanging them with Command strips makes them temporary with no damage to your cabinet.

Wall Rack

This simple yet stylish bathroom rack can be used to hold many things including magazines, toilet paper, or towels.

Multi-Purpose Pieces

A small ledge on this mirror frees up counter space by providing a convenient resting spot for bathroom necessities and decor.

Feminine Features

Elegant chrome and glass canisters look less cluttered than clunky cardboard boxes of cotton balls and swabs. Use attractive, small containers to hold everything from floss to razor heads.

Small Space Hero

When you're short on space, wall storage can be a lifesaver. A multi-use option like this metal shelf has room for baskets and a spot to hang towels.

Go Vertical

Simple wood shelves add ample storage for toilet paper, towels and bathroom essentials. A couple of house plants bring even more life to the design.


Floating shelves may not work in every space. Instead, a mounted wood shelf could be a good option. Wicker baskets create open towel and supply storage.

Rustic Caddies

Wire baskets add a charming feature and feel airy than traditional wood shelves.

Handsome Hanging Storage

Double robe hooks keep robes and towels close by the shower door and free up valuable shelf space.

Tucked Away Tub

Keep bathtub essentials within reach with a wall-mounted shelving unit.

Sink Skirt

If you have a tiny bathroom with no room for storage containers, use the space underneath the sink. The skirt allows you to add several storage containers without making the space look cluttered.

Everyday Solutions

Reframe your perception of what works as a storage container. Often you can find attractive, unique options around the house, like this mint julep cup serving as a makeup holder.

Peg Rails

Now a trendy option, vintage peg rails offer staggered spots to hang wet towels. Hang a wooden shelf above the rail to provide additional storage for small bathroom items or decorative ones, like candles and plants.

Over-the-Door Opportunity

Hanging pocket organizers offer convenient storage and create instant organization in a small bathroom where cabinetry and shelves are scarce.

Crate Shelving

For an easy, budget-friendly solution, hang crates from a craft store to create interesting and functional storage. The wood crate will add a rustic style to your loo — and create an open shelving solution for bath salts, big bottles of shampoo or even a pretty vase of fresh market flowers.

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