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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
How wonderfully creative!
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!
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.
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!
Hi Jane. Would you consider putting some glass shelving up? If not, what about something wood-based https://www.wayfair.co.uk/home-decor/pdp/umbra-barrel-shower-caddy-umba1136.html I hope this helps! Steph
I looked at that site, the wooden caddy looks pretty, but it kept asking for my email for a discount. I kept trying to stop it as I was only browsing, and it kind of started glitching on my device. Just saying.
Sorry to hear that! It could be worth contacting Wayfair to resolve the issue.
The last one looks really elegant.
We love that last one too Susan - it's so chic!
Do you have any information about doors, that are split in two with hinges and still attached to the door frame. I'm disabled and folding back doors would be easier for me. Thank You.
Hi Raymond! Yes, we know about these. What do you want to know?
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