Organizing your bathroom might be the only chore less fun than cleaning it—but the tedious task has serious payoff. Because let's be real: Of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom needs to be clean and hygienic, which can't happen without proper storage. Plus, the less clutter there is, the less chaotic you'll feel, and the faster getting ready will be. Whether you're looking for bathroom storage ideas for the master or a teeny, tiny powder room, you have options.
Another great way to introduce a ton of storage without having to drill into your walls for custom cabinetry and shelving is by sliding in a etagere, as done in this bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts. This one is super tall, providing a full six shelves of extra space.
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When you don't have enough storage space in your bathroom as is and don't foresee a remodel, it's time to get creative. Take note from this bold powder room designed by Chango & Co and slide in a stool. It adds surface room for extra items and helps obscure essentials, like toilet paper.
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Another clever hack for a space without any built-in storage: Add a pleated fabric skirt around the sink. It introduces a softer dimension, color, pattern, and, most importantly, it'll hide eyesores, like plastic storage containers, without costing a ton.
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Not only do trays add style, but they can also help you stay organized and neat. Use it to keep your makeup, perfume, and skincare products in one place and easy to access. In this bathroom by Commune Design, the gold trays accentuate the framed mirrors, sconces, and hardware.
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Designed by Cameron Rupert Interiors, this kids' bathroom is bursting with energy. The vibrant colors and prints put a fun, modern twist on traditional style. For a super sneaky trick in a bathroom with a nice window nook, work with a contractor to build-in a hidden storage bench and disguise it with custom upholstery.
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If you don't want to install built-in shelves for whatever reason—renovation costs, rental limitations, or personal style—consider repurposing unconventional furniture, for example, am armoire. Traditional on its own but unexpected and quirky in a bathroom context, it provides extra storage while also making a style style statement. Especially when paired with Fornasetti's cloud-print wallpaper and a modern aubergine stool, as done in this master bathroom decorated by Arent & Pyke.
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In this bathroom designed by 2LG Studio, everything is fun, stylish, and thoughtfully curated while also delivering functionality. The spacious built-in storage notches keep the useable areas in the bathroom clean, allowing the eye to focus on the fun colors, attention to shape, and symmetry rather than clutter.
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Introduce extra storage space for your towels in style by leaning a wooden ladder against the wall. It brings in more dimension than a traditional wall shelf and looks more unique. In this bathroom designed by Alexander Design & Build, it also softens up the edgier concrete sink.
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In a tiny bathroom, there may not even be any wall space for extra storage. In this is the case, just build a wall-to-wall floating shelf under the sink instead. In this bathroom designed by Studio/Lifestyle, the bottom shelf is used to keep a mini hamper for personal hand towels.
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Don't actually have a linen closet in your bathroom? No problem. Take advantage of a free corner wall and add a little shelving unit like 2LG Studio did here. Or, attach baskets to the wall for a spot to fold extra towels and washcloths. A slim wall unit will work, too.
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Installing a wall-mounted cabinet will open up storage potential—but it can get pricey. This DIY version will save your bank account, and looks seriously stunning. And don't forget wall hooks to hang towels on!
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This may seem like a no-brainer, but custom drawers under the sink are the most convenient way to keep your space clear of clutter. Designate one drawer for your hot tools—nothing is more frustrating than burning yourself on an iron as it cools down on the counter. In this timeless bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design, the handle-free drawers blend in seamlessly.
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Have an extra bar cart lying around? If its size lends itself to your bathroom, slide it in! Installing custom shelves can be a pain, and a bar cart is easy to move from place to place. Use one tier for your towels, and another for soap and other products. It's also a good place for flowers to freshen up a guest bathroom or powder room.
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If your linen closet is exposed or you're using a display cabinet to store bathroom items, alternate baskets, towels, and organizational canisters to keep it visually interesting. If you want to tuck everything into baskets, differentiate contents by basket styles by choosing two different styles of storage bins (wire and woven, for example). Chango & Co also slid up a side chair for towels.
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Make sure you have a place or store used linens, too. This is especially important in a guest bathroom. Plus, hampers add style.
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