20 Stylish Bathroom Storage Ideas
Don't let clutter and disorganization take over your bathroom. Check out these bathroom storage ideas that combine functionality with high-end style.
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This large double vanity ups the ante with even more storage by adding storage towers. The towers draw the eye up in the room, and the walnut finish adds some warmth to the bright white countertop and walls.
Too many cabinets can make a small space feel even smaller. Floating shelves have an open, airy vibe and can turn even the tiniest nook into a storage powerhouse. We love the contrast of these dark wood shelves against the bright white walls.
Bathroom cabinets get a bad rep for being boxy and ho-hum. But more and more designers are opting for hutch-style cabinets like this gorgeous piece. This type of furniture is typically seen in the dining room to show off china, but we love the idea of using it in a master bathroom to display decor and photos while hiding towels and toiletries in the drawers below.
We love floating sinks, especially vintage farmhouse ones. But with a floating sink, you lose a lot of prime storage real estate. You can make up for some of that lost storage by placing a couple of baskets under the sink. These are great for storing towels in a guest bathroom.
Built-ins will never go out of style because they solve one big problem: They create storage from thin air. Or, rather, the empty space in your wall. And, unlike bulky cabinets or furniture, they don't take up any floor space.
Built-ins don’t have to be giant. And you don’t need an entire wall to create one. This mini built-in is about the size of a medicine cabinet. We love the mix of teak wood, navy tile and brass lighting in this space.
Towels don’t have to be shoved into drawers. If you have cute ones, like these Turkish towels, show them off! Towel ladders are a great example of functional decor.
If you love going to the spa, bring that vibe home with floor-to-ceiling wood storage and a built-in shower bench. Add hooks under tall cabinets to hang spa robes and fluffy towels.
Open Yet Closed Shelves
If you like the idea of open shelving but don’t want your stuff just hanging out, try a cabinet with glass doors. The see-through panels still open up a space like floating shelves, while closed drawers hide hoards of makeup, bath toys, cleaning products and all the other stuff that you wouldn’t want on display.
Cubbies are typically associated with kids’ rooms or multi-use family dens, but we love the idea of using a wall of cubbies in a bathroom. It’s like combining the ultimate built-in with spa style. And you can store things by height: bath toys at the bottom and mom’s expensive perfume up top.
Tall and Slim
Think you don’t have space for a cabinet? Think again. This slender cabinet creates additional bathroom storage even in the tiniest spot between the bath and shower. The floor-to-ceiling design draws the eye up in the room, and the dark wood finish adds some warmth against the white-tiled wall.
Apothecary jars are great for storing essentials within reach. Display jars full of cotton swabs, makeup pads and cotton balls for a spa-style look.
If you haven’t had a shower caddy since your freshman dorm, you’re missing out. Caddies are a great way to add storage in the shower without renovations, and they come in some seriously sleek designs. Stack a couple of metal caddies in a row for a sophisticated look.
You don’t have to buy a big, bulky hutch for over-the-toilet storage. A couple of suspended shelves will do the trick without adding extra clutter. We love how these floating shelves are hooked together to create the illusion of a larger piece of furniture.
Upcycle crates into wall-mounted shelves for storage with a nautical twist. These crate shelves would also work well in a cottage-style or shabby chic bathroom.
If you have a landlord who won’t let you put holes in the walls (even for towel hooks!), storage ladders are a godsend. They’re slim enough to fit into the tiniest nooks, feature open shelves to keep a small space airy and give you a place to hang multiple towels.
If you like storage baskets but don’t like things being on the floor, mount them on the wall! We love these wire baskets for industrial or farmhouse-style homes. Just remember to add additional weight for storage items when you’re shopping for wall-mount hangs at the hardware store. When in doubt, go with the heavier option.
While cabinets aren’t forever, taking them out or changing them can be a hassle. But floating shelves can easily come down or move with you if you leave a home. We love the Scandinavian vibe in this airy bathroom with light wood shelving and bright, white walls.
The best storage is the kind you never see. This sleek pull-out magically reveals tons of space for toiletries, cleaning products and towels in a space that would otherwise be empty.
Hurricane vases are super versatile, and one of our favorite uses is in the bathroom. They’re great for storing soaps in a spa-style master bath or displaying travel-sized toiletries for guests in a guest bath.