23 brilliant bathroom storage ideas to solve ALL your clutter problems

23 brilliant bathroom storage ideas to solve ALL your clutter problems

Messy bathroom? What you need are our brilliant bathroom storage ideas. We have solutions for spaces big and small which will help you get your cluttered bathroom looking tidy and organised once and for all!

Want the bathroom you've always dreamed of? You can get it! All you need to do is make a few simple changes. Transform your untidy bathroom today with these top bathroom storage ideas.

Bathroom storage ideas for your bath & shower

Share the bathroom with a few people, and toiletries can soon get out of control. We're sharing some great ways to keep everything organised and tidy below - check them out!

1. Over-the-bath shelf

bathroom storage ideas over the bath
Just gorgeous! ©HomeEdit

Over-the-bath shelves are all the rage, and it's no wonder! Not only do they provide a practical, out-of-the-way solution for storing toiletries, but they also look pretty.

Pick one up today and your bathroom will be well on the way to being Pinterest-worthy.

2. Fruit & veg stand

tiered storage baskets
Functional and fashionable! ©TheLetteredCottage

No shelf space? Invent some of your own using a tiered storage basket.

These can either be placed on the floor by your bath, or on the bath ledge if you have room. They're a wonderful way to organise some of your more aesthetic-looking supplies and requires very little work.

3. Bathroom storage ideas for the kids' toys

kids toys storage hanging baskets
That's better! ©8FootSix

Whilst we're on the topic of tiered baskets, why not create a new bathroom storage system for the kids' toys using hanging baskets? This will keep everything out of the way, and also enable the toys to drain, preventing mould and nasty smells.

4. Hanging toiletries organiser

hanging storage bathroom organiser
It's SO handy!

Are you inundated with toiletries? What you need is a hanging shower organiser.

Just like a classic over-the-door organiser, it has separate pockets to keep all your toiletries nice and tidy.

5. Clever bath panel storage

bath storage
This is SO clever!

There are bath panels and then there are bath panels.

Victorian Plumbing's Stowaway bath panels are so unique. Not only do they provide you with more storage, but they make everything easy to access whilst being unvisible to the human eye.

We definitely want one - do you?

6. Suction cup shower storage

suction cup toiletries storage
Try it

Bathroom storage ideas don't get much cheaper than this.

If you're looking for a simple solution for your shampoo, shower gel and conditioner, this suction cup idea from Dollar Store Crafts could be perfect for you.

All you need are some suction cups and hair ties - it really couldn't be easier.

Toiletries storage

More toiletries than you know what to do with? Our bathroom storage ideas have you covered! Check them out below.

7. Compact shelves for every space

bathroom storage shelves
So pretty!

Even the smallest of spaces can be utilised for storing toiletries in your bathroom.

In the above photo, Kevin And Amanda show us that with a bit of stylish organisation of your products, visible shelving can be squeezed onto just about every wall, and be a great bathroom feature.

8. Over-the-sink bathroom storage

vintage crate bathroom storage
Chic!

Still need space for those toiletries? We have loads of other great bathroom storage ideas for you, including this nifty over-the-sink storage crate from Itsy Bits And Pieces.

What a great way to upcycle an old vintage item and create extra storage too.

9. DIY compact cabinet storage

cabinet door storage bathroom
What a brilliant idea! We love the added labels.

If you want to keep all your toiletries organised out-of-view, why not build some handy compartments on the back of your bathroom cabinet doors?

Remodel-aholic has shared a step-by-step tutorial for this wonderful storage solution on her site. Go take a look - it's surprisingly simple!

Under the sink storage

10. Under sink storage unit

under sink storage unit
It fits perfectly!

No unit under the sink? No problem! You can pick up something fairy cheaply that will fit around your sink pedestal and under the basin to give you even more bathroom storage.

The benefit of this is that it takes up no extra space and is completely out of the way. You'll even be able to use the top of the cabinet as a shelf - genius!

We particularly like the one shown above from House Of Bath which is just £49.95 - a great investment.

11. DIY sink pedestal cover

sink pedestal cover
So pretty & practical!

Want an even cheaper under-the-sink solution? If you've got some basic sewing skills, it will be easy to knock up a pretty 'skirt' for your sink.

This will act as a curtain to hide anything you want to store underneath - think storage boxes, and lots of them!

Get the tutorial at One Kings Lane.

Bathroom storage for tools & electricals

Is your makeup-brush collection getting out of control? Or perhaps you're sick of having to untangle your hairdryer wire everytime you want to use it? Whatever the problem, the bathroom storage ideas below will take care of all your tools and electricals.

12. DIY copper cup organisers for your bathroom wall

diy wall storage cups makeup
Can you believe these are DIY?

Now, this really is the perfect way to store all your makeup and tools. A Beautiful Mess upcycled some plain copper cups and mounted them onto a plank of wood, which they then fixed to the wall.

If you've run out of furniture storgae space, making use of the walls is a great way around it, and this is one of the most aesthetic ways of doing so.

13. Lazy Susan storage solution

lazy susan bathroom storage
Keep everything organised and tidy.

If you thought Lazy Susans were only for use in the kitchen, think again!

Lazy Susans are a bathroom storage solution in themselves, and the perfect place to keep all your nail varnishes, makeup brushes, preening tools and more.

14. Hanging organiser for your bathroom supplies

bucket hanging storage diy bathroom
We adore this DIY bathroom storage!

In keeping with the pretty ideas above is this hanging organiser by Glamour.

It's a budget-friendly option, requiring just a small amount of work but yielding amazing results. The project is customisable, meaning you can choose the distance between each bucket.

With that in mind, it's a great option for storing your hairbrushes, straighteners, hair dryers and other electricals.

15. Magnetic wall strip for your preening & grooming

magnetic wall strip bathroom storage
Genius!

Who knew bathroom storage ideas could be so simple?

Dark Room And Dearly has made such good use of this IKEA magnetic knife rack, by using it in her bathroom to store tweezers, scissors, bobby pins and more.

Not only is this a wonderful storage solution, but it will keep sharp items out of the kids' grasps too.

Towel storage ideas

Big family? Don't allow towels to be left lying around all over the place. Get yourself a towel organisation system so no one has any excuses to leave a mess lying around.

16. Back-of-the-door towel rails

towel storage door rails
Would you try this?

If you don't have room for a towel rack in your bathroom, back-of-the-door towel rails could be the ideal solution.

Rails are easy to come by, cheap, and you only need very basic DIY skills to put them up. If you think this would be great in your bathroom, head over the Jenna Burger for the tutorial.

17. Over-the-door storage

over the door storage shelf bathroom
So tidy!

Back-of-the-door; over-the-door - who knew that your bathroom door could be transformed in so many ways.

Over the door storage will provide you with a super tidy and sleek space to store even more towels. With this project, a bit of work goes a long way, and you'll love this permanent shelf for years to come.

Want one? Let The 2 Seasons show you how it's done!

18. Wine rack towel storage

wine rack towel storage
What a novel idea!

Yes, really! A wine rack towel storage system will look so good on your wall that everyone will insist on putting their towels back neatly after use.

This is particularly good in guest bathrooms, as it almost as decorative as it is functional.

Thanks to Creating Mary's Home for this wonderful idea.

Alternative toilet roll storage

Toilet roll holders are so old-fashioned these days. We have two fresh, new ideas to store your toilet rolls in practical, space-saving, modern ways.

19. Toilet roll shelf

toilet roll holder cabinet diy
Have you ever seen such good-looking toilet roll?

Let's face it - toilet roll isn't exactly the prettiest thing in the world. That's where Home Edit's toilet roll open-cabinet comes in.

With room for your toilet brush, spare loo rolls and even a toilet roll holder, this is one bathroom storage solution that not only does the job but looks the part too.

Shabby chic has never looked so good.

20. Over-the-tank loo roll holder

toilet roll holder bathroom storage
What a genius invention!

In small bathrooms, every inch of space counts. Don't waste wall it on a loo roll holder - pick up an over-the-tank, double toilet paper holder instead.

It actually hooks over the tank, keeping everything compact and streamline.

Miscellaneous bathroom organisation ideas

Still got stuff to store? No worries, we have a couple more ideas up our sleeve to help you find a place for all those last remaining bits and bobs.

21. Bathroom trolley

ikea bathroom trolley

If you have space to spare, we recommend picking up a metal trolley from IKEA.

They're great for storing all kind of miscellaneous bathroom clutter, and look pretty funky too.

23. Bathroom shelves & baskets

bathroom shelves pretty
What a lovely selection! ©TheHandmadeHome

If you have spare shelves, or room for spare shelves, make the most of it/them.

A few decorative items along with some pretty baskets will transform them into a functional bathroom storage solution, whilst keeping the room looking great. 

Place lesser-used items on the shelves, and you'll have more space for everyday essentials down below.

Which is your favourite idea? Tell us your best bathroom storage ideas in the comments below!

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  1. Author Angela on May 7, 2018 at 9:24 am

    How wonderfully creative!

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  2. Author Susan Bowden on May 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I see you have suggested storing electrical items in the bathroom. In Britain this is a big no-no (except for shavers which have special sockets) because of risk of electrocution! There are no sockets or light switches installed inside bathrooms here because the electric current is much stronger than in the US and can kill you. Otherwise - good tips!

    1. Author Stephanie C on May 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Hi Susan, Although I don't use my electricals in the bathroom, I keep straighteners and hairdryers in the bathroom to reduce clutter in my bedroom. Thanks for pointing this out, though.

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  3. Author Jane Wadey on May 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I am having so much trouble finding storage to go in my wet room shower that doesn't rust and isn't cheap plastic. Help!

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  4. Author Susan Madanat on May 9, 2018 at 3:23 am

    The last one looks really elegant.

    1. Author Stephanie C on May 10, 2018 at 11:35 am

      We love that last one too Susan - it's so chic!

    Reply

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