10 Bathroom Furniture Finds You Didn't Know You Needed

Create an inviting, at-home escape with our favorite bathroom furniture buys.

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July 13, 2021

When it comes to furnishing our homes, we all share an innate expectation and understanding of the furniture each room requires to function comfortably. A living room needs a sofa for lounging; an office needs a desk for working; and a bedroom needs a bed for, you guessed it, sleeping. The room that doesn’t come with clear-cut furnishing instructions also happens to be the one room that we, without doubt, use every day: the bathroom.

Bathrooms come with all their practical, utilitarian components quite literally built-in and secured to the walls. Shower, sink and toilet are all accounted for but, more often than not, bathrooms lack the furniture pieces to support our lifestyle and storage needs.

Sound familiar? We’re here to fix that with our definitive list of must-have bathroom furniture finds that you didn’t know you needed. Keep scrolling to find the pièce-de-résistance to bring form, function and flair to your bathroom and maybe, just maybe, keep damp towels off the floor once and for all.

Pottery Barn

Put your fresh and fluffy bath towels on display and within reach with this classic towel ladder. This reclaimed pine design brings warmth and texture to otherwise stark bathrooms. Each ladder comes equipped with five rungs, providing space-saving storage for couples and shared family bathrooms alike.

Pottery Barn

Backless vanity stools are a bathroom essential for anyone who tackles tub time with kiddos or treats their pooch to regular spa days at home. This contemporary vanity stool design wins our favor because its compact scale fits any bathroom, and its stately silhouette stands the test of time. The best part? Each stool is customizable with your choice of upholstery and frame finish.

Pottery Barn

Simple seating or tub-side storage? This reclaimed pine wood stool covers all the bases and looks oh-so-good while doing it. The tawny finish and natural wood graining bring an effortless character that shines against white bathroom backdrops. Sit on top to tie your shoes or disrobe before your shower. Use the lower shelf to keep clean washcloths, candles and bubble bath essentials on site.


Wall ladders not your thing? Keep your bath towels off the floor once and for all with a freestanding towel rack. This modern three-tiered design boasts angular lines and comes in your choice of three finishes: matte black, silvery chrome or high-shine brass. Layer with plush towels and nestle the stand flush against the wall nearest your shower or tub for easy access.


You're guaranteed to have a laundry hamper in your bathroom, so why not make the most of it? This single-load seated laundry hamper works overtime to create a stylish receptacle for your partner's grass-stained socks and a sturdy seat for taking off your shoes at the end of the day. Each hamper features a charming slat panel, sloped sides and a white (machine washable!) bench cushion.


Make the most of the awkward blank wall in your bathroom with this over-the-toilet storage shelf. The freestanding unit is crafted from solid bamboo wood for trustworthy stability and comes in four finishes: white, espresso, graphite and antique chestnut. Fill the shelves with fresh-laundered linens, woven basket bins full of your beloved beauty products, stacked toilet paper rolls and a tropical houseplant for a lush pop of color.


Lack a linen closet? Use that as your selling point (read: excuse) for treating yourself to this gorgeous glass-door cabinet. The fetching cabinet features crown molding, panel details and turned feet for a design befitting traditional and rustic bathrooms. Two adjustable glass shelves line the cabinet interior and provide seamless storage for rolled towels, toilet paper and your favorite beauty products.


Maximize the storage in your modest bathroom with an over-the-toilet storage cabinet. This charming design comes equipped with two slatted doors with out-of-sight storage and an open-air shelf ideal for toilet paper storage or decorative styling. Bonus: The cabinet sports a fresh gray hue that pairs well with modern, contemporary, farmhouse and cottage bathrooms alike.

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West Elm

Traditional medicine cabinets are failproof additions to any petite powder room but don’t be afraid to push the envelope with a less conventional storage mirror design. Invest in a full-length floor mirror with cubby storage or snag this contemporary swivel mirror for a spin above your primary bath vanity. The compact design rotates 360 degrees and comes equipped with three generous shelves to store your 10-step skincare routine. Choose between a lustrous antique brass, chrome, inky bronze and polished or brushed nickel finish to fit your bathroom design.


Skip the nail-and-hammer routine and add a splash of glamour to your water closet with a freestanding toilet paper holder. This elegant bronze design sets the standard for all other stands with a stately silhouette, built-in roll holder and footed magazine rack base.

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