If you want your bathroom to look like it was organized by a designer, incorporating clever bathroom storage ideas is a must – especially when you’re working with a compact space that calls for more creative storage solutions. The good news? You don’t have to break the bank or take on any big renos to keep your petite bathroom or powder room perfectly in order. From multi-tasking hooks to upcycled containers to DIY-refreshed cabinets, we’ve rounded up 10 chic and cost-conscious small bathroom storage ideas.
Shelves are a great way to add storage space in a smaller bathroom. The raw wood floating shelf seen here (as pictured in this DIY-happy home) lends warmth to the space while offering a convenient space for stowing toiletries and accessories.
Step by Step
Towels are essential in any bathroom, but a small bathroom makes storing them a bit tricky. If you don’t have space to stack towels up, try simple bathroom towel storage ideas that let you keep a few towels on hand without taking up much space – like this minimal towel ladder.
If you want to keep your bathroom design clean yet functional, opt for bathroom storage ideas that offer decorative appeal. For this peachy, pretty bathroom, a simple black-framed shelving unit adds a pop of design on the wall, while keeping a mix of items on display. Feeling crafty? Here’s how to DIY your own decorative wall shelf for a cheap (and chic) option.
One of the main reasons why keeping a bathroom organized feels daunting is because there are so many little bottles and beauty products to contend with. Even if these items are small, they still need a dedicated storage space. If you’re out of space in your vanity, look to your walls for a small bathroom storage hack. A slim-profile, tiered hanging organizer adds a bit of dimension while offering a smart way to stow small, lightweight items.
Work With What You’ve Got
Does your bathroom have a perfectly functional vanity, but you can’t stand the look of it? Before you take on an expensive reno to fix up your storage space, consider a DIY update – as these homeowners did beautifully with some paint and new hardware. Want to try out your own DIY? Here’s a step-by-step guide to transform your old bathroom cabinet into a modern storage solution (for less than $100).
Hook it Up
A simple, inexpensive row of hooks isn’t just for coats. In the bathroom, classic coat hooks can be repurposed to neatly store items like towels and loofahs on the wall. You can even make keeping extra rolls of toilet paper on hand stylish by storing them in a coordinating bag on the hooks. We love these stylish, affordable wood hooks from Amazon.
Speaking of storing paper products in a small bathroom, here’s a simple and stylish idea from Jonathan and Drew Scott and Property Brothers: Buying & Selling: get a tall basket and fill it with extra rolls of toilet paper.
Check Under the Sink
Floating-style vanities are great for making a smaller bathroom feel more spacious, but they can also lead to wasted storage space under the counter. For an inexpensive under bathroom sink storage idea, consider a mix of baskets or bins to store things like towels or cleaning products. By choosing different sized baskets, you can maximize the space around under-sink plumbing, while also creating a unique look.
If you have to keep items on your bathroom counter, consider what containers you’re using for storage. Instead of a mish-mash of labels, a set of matching containers – like the sleek, clear jars Sebastian Clovis and Tiffany Pratt used in this Family Home Overhaul bathroom – is an inexpensive way to make the counter look much neater.
Reuse and Recycle
Curating containers for small bathroom storage doesn’t have to cost a thing, either. Collecting jars (like this old candle vessel) that match your bathroom’s aesthetic and colour scheme, and repurposing them to store things like toothbrushes is a free, eco-friendly way to stay organized.