Written by Georgia Lockstone and Laurie Davidson

10 stylish bathroom storage ideas

When it comes to adding personal touches to our homes, the bathroom is often forgotten. However, with just a few simple touches, a bathroom can go from basic and boring, to a bespoke reflection of our style. It’s time to bring your bathroom into the fold!

Whether you’re after an industrial chic essence, a spa-like retreat, or a tropical oasis, these bathroom storage ideas will most certainly deliver. Promising to add a touch of personality and panache to your powder room.

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1. Make it match

Opting for the same finish and design on freestanding furniture will give you a cohesive, streamlined scheme, while a mix of drawers, cupboards and open shelves offer space for towels, toiletries and accessories. Check out the Arty solid teak vanity unit, £625, and Arty solid teak column unit, £475, both from Tikamoon, shown below.

Bathroom storage unit in wood below basins

Photo: Tikamoon

2. Hang it high

Sometimes it’s the smaller, portable storage pieces that can make a real difference in the bathroom, and shower caddies – whether with suction pads or over-the-door designs – keep shower gel and shampoos off the floor and accessible. Pictured below: Joseph Joseph suction corner shower shelf, £50 for two, John Lewis & Partners; Black 2-tier hanging  shower caddy, £39.95, Victorianplumbing.co.uk; Madesmart adjustable hanging storage, £15.99, Lakeland.

3. Store it in style

After a fresh take on a mirrored cabinet? The sliding-door design of the Enhet mirror cabinet (£45 from Ikea), pictured below, makes everyday items easy to reach without being on show or gathering dust. Plus, it’s a less bulky option without doors that open outwards. 

bathroom storage ideas: ikea enhet bathroom cabinet

Photo: Ikea

4. Build up and around

The area around your loo is often dead space, which is where a storage system like the Bronx over-toilet storage unit (£95 from Next), pictured below, comes into its own. It has different compartments to keep everything in order, and a slimline cupboard for cleaning products. 

Above toilet bathroom shelf storage

Photo: Next

5. Bring in a basket

They may be small but storage baskets come into their own in the bathroom for the whole family’s bits and pieces. Use them on shelves or in drawers as a way of keeping smaller items organised, or tuck under a sink and out of the way until needed. Lidded designs will keep the contents dust-free, too. These Sporta square baskets, £41 each, and matching laundry basket, £71, from OYOY Living Design, are just the ticket.

Photo: OYOY Living Design

6. Top of the towels

Firstly, with its natural woven rattan design, the chic towel rail shelf pictured below (French Cane Shelf Towel Rail, £20 from Dunelm), could work with a multitude of bathroom styles. Pair it with white towels, earthy coloured accessories, and other rattan pieces if you’re into the spa vibe. Alternatively, hang artificial vines from the shelf and choose a vibrant floral shower curtain and bath mat for a cohesive tropical theme.

Bathroom storage: French cane rattan towel rail shelf

Photo: Dunelm

7. Tidy hideaway

If you’re in need of considerable storage space for your towels, then the gorgeous grey cabinet pictured below will do the job (Shrewsbury bathroom storage cupboard, £59.99 from Vonhaus). The shutter-style doors and rounded chrome handles give this cabinet a timeless and elegant feel. Subsequently, we love the idea of using the solid ash top as a display shelf.

Modern grey cabinet with shutter-style doors and a wooden top - Bathroom storage - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Photo: Von Haus

8. Quirky loo roll storage

As a unique bathroom storage solution, consider proudly displaying your toilet rolls on a quirky shelf like the . Cloud toilet paper shelf (£159 from Lime Lace), pictured below. With its quirky graphic shape, this handmade 100% concrete shelf would make a one-of-a-kind industrial addition to any bathroom. Plus, when at full capacity with eight toilet rolls, it creates a unique cloud-like display.

quirky concrete toilet roll shelf with toilet rolls on it - Bathroom storage ideas

Photo: Lime Lace

9. Bespoke pieces

Ideal if you’re after a bespoke bathroom storage piece, shoppers get the choice of 11 different shades to ensure powder-room perfection with these Rochester shelves (£235 from The Dormy House), pictured below. A practical addition, we love the square streamlined design and adjustable shelving, and can see this piece looking great in both understated shades and bolder tones.

Contemporary square shelving unit with different sized shelves - Bathroom storage - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Photo: The Dormy House

10. Hidden gems

A contemporary take on the classic mirror cabinet, the round design, bevelled edge glass, and polished finish of the Harper round stainless steel mirror cabinet (£99.99 from Bathroom Mountain), shown below, gives it a really modern feel. Faff-free to fit, it comes fully assembled, and wall-mounted fittings are included in the packaging. And with two interior shelves, it’s got ample room for storing your skincare essentials.

storage mirror:  Harper round stainless steel mirror cabinet from Bathroom Mountain

Photo: Bathroom Mountain

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