11 Smart Bathroom Shelf Ideas to Keep Your Towels and Toiletries Under Control

Stock up on these storage solutions before you get your KonMari on.

Real photo of black and white bathroom interior with a mirror, cupboard, chair and plants
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The room that many of us go to clean up often turns into the messiest, most cluttered space in the house. No matter the size of your bathroom, it's important to have a designated spot to house your linens, toiletries, and spare cleaning products. Get your space — master bath, powder room, or both — under control with these shelves, which range in style and price. And while you're it, turn your bathroom into a zen zone with these organizing tips and tricks.

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1 Clear Floating Shelves
Clear Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Mike Garten

Your beauty splurges deserve to be on display, so leave 'em out in the open on a set of clear floating shelves. Like a traditional medicine cabinet but way prettier.

2 Above-the-Door Rack
Over Door Shelf - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
GolfHr

Here's a friendly remember that exist for a reason. Add a shelf above your door to store items that you don't reach for daily, like extra linens

3 Over-the-Toilet Storage
amazon.com
$129.99
$85.99 (34% off)

Keep everything you need — towels, toilet paper, and more — within arm's reach on this easy-to-assemble etagere.

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4 Repurposed Bar Cart
Bar Cart - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Mike Garten

Forget the booze: Stock a bar cart with baskets full of your bathroom necessities, especially your growing bath bomb collection.

5 Storage Ladder
Storage Ladder - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Average But Inspired

Think up not out: Turn an old wooden ladder into a shelving system by hanging wire baskets to store toilet paper, air fresheners, or even some greenery.

6 Open Shelves
Open Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Mike Garten

Open shelves encourage you to keep your towels and toiletries tidy. Instead of wasting precious floor space, the built-in kind keeps everything tucked away and off the floor.

7 Single Shelf
Single Shelf - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Little House of Four

Combine fashion and function with a simple shelf perched above the toilet to bring some warmth and style to your space.

8 Industrial Pipe Shelves
Industrial Pipe Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Cherished Bliss

Strong and sturdy, these shelves combine dark wood and industrial pipes to give the bathroom a farmhouse-inspired feel.

9 Over-the-Door Storage Rack
Urban Outfitters
urbanoutfitters.com
$69.00

Short on wall space? Hang this chic storage system, which holds towels and toiletries, on the inside of your bathroom door. 

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10 Antique Window Cabinet
Cabinet - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Liz Marie Blog

If you have young kids, cabinets are the best option. Closed doors, however, can lead to clutter. Prevent stockpiling and protect fragile items by putting them behind a rustic wood and glass cabinet.

11 Three-Tier Shelves
Three Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas
Keys to Inspiration

All good things come in threes, especially when it comes to shelves. Instead of going for a dark, heavy look, brighten your space with this three-tier black and white shelf.

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