25 Clever Ways to Decorate Above the Toilet

Fill that boring blank space with beautiful artwork, lush plants and extra storage.

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Repurposed Wine Box

Add warmth to an all-white bathroom with wooden wine boxes that double as beautiful storage containers. Bring in additional interest to the design with uniquely shaped mirrors and a gallery wall made up of pages from an Old Farmer's Almanac.

Go 3-D

When artwork just won't do, get clever by hanging an unexpected three-dimensional object, like this gorgeous piece of driftwood.

Stylish Hats

Keep your favorite hats in a handy spot as you get ready for the day.

Through the Looking Glass

Make a small powder room feel significantly bigger by covering the walls in framed mirrors.

Extra Storage

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. See more details of this bathroom makeover here >>

Themed Artwork

Maintain a cohesive look and pick artwork that goes with the theme of the space. Framed prints of colorful robots pair perfectly with this funky robot-patterned wallpaper.

Woven Wall Hanging

A pretty handmade wall hanging adds a bit of Southwest flair to this desert-inspired powder room.

Wooden Ladder

A wood ladder adds instant charm above the toilet, offering a place to hang a hand towel and a basket to store other bathroom necessities. See more of this bathroom's remodel here >>

Locker Basket

Stylishly maximize storage space in a small bathroom by hanging a vintage metal basket above the commode. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Eye-Catching Wallpaper

Forego artwork and decor and cover the wall above the toilet in an intriguing wallpaper pattern, like this bold blue flower petal design.

Seamless Shelving

No space for a vanity? Consider adding a sink that runs parallel with the toilet and extends above it with attached, built-in shelving.

Abstract Art

Emphasize tall ceilings with a vertical piece of artwork. For a mostly white space, bring in some color to energize the design.

Vintage Art

A collection of framed vintage keys creates a gorgeous focal point in this neutral powder room.

Graphic Gallery Wall

Create an imaginative art gallery with a mix of original pictures, prints and even 3D objects. Change out the artwork with new and favorite pieces to keep the display fresh and fun.

Tiny Plants

Work with a window and take advantage of limited decorating space. Keep it simple and dress up the window seal with a small trio of plants.

Country Cottage

A vintage farm sign and simple wire basket are fitting additions to this country-chic bath.

Toy Storage

Keep the kids' favorite bath time toys in a convenient place. Provide the perfect space to store a few toys on a small mounted shelf.

Animal Wall Decor

Balance bold-colored walls with subtle decor. Here, a pair of vintage equestrian photographs, mounted horns and a wooden animal head help tone down the space and bring in a hint of masculinity to the design.

Suspended Shelves

Give your space an airy, modern feel with a tiered open shelving unit suspended from the ceiling.

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Wood Crates

Combine two wood crates to form an open storage shelf for towels and other bathroom supplies. Keep toilet paper within reach in a decorative wicker basket.

Cheerful Color

Bring some joy to your kids' bathroom and put your child's artwork on display. Choose fun, vibrant colors to liven up an ordinary space.


Add a punch of classic character with recessed-panel wainscot paneling installed along the lower half of the room. Learn how to install wainscoting >>


Place a couple of real or faux succulents on the toilet lid and finish the look with a framed succulent print. It's a simple, but chic way to freshen up the space.

Practical Storage

Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines put the empty space above this toilet to good use by hanging a multi-purpose shelf for storing towels, extra soap and other bathroom trappings.

Medicine Cabinet

Conceal medicine, rubbing alcohol and any other items you want to keep hidden away in a medicine cabinet. Spruce up the space with a fresh flower arrangement.

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