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.

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.

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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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