Today we’re banishing the clutter in the bathroom. Whether you’re redesigning or looking for ideas to keep your bathrooms looking their best, there’s something for everyone.
Get Organised – Bathroom Storage Ideas & Tips
Bathroom spaces, whether large or small, should offer you somewhere to escape and indulge in some essential me time. Keeping it clear of everyday necessities will help at least create the illusion of serenity if not the reality, especially if you have children.
Even the smallest ideas can often help. Like adding towel rails to your vanity units can make a huge difference to any size bathroom. Thoughtfully chosen wall accessories also ensure there’s a place for everything.
TIP: Accessibility and ease of use are often key to keeping bathroom spaces neat and tidy. If you can visually see where something goes then the likelihood is you’ll put it back.
Of course, there will be those of you that prefer a streamlined minimalistic look to your bathroom areas with nothing on show. The T-BOX is an invisible storage solution that enables you to hide your bathroom necessities behind wall niches with doors.
It’s a unique wall niche with a simple push to open door. They have been developed for wet areas with a built-in element and sealing set. There are various dimensions and colour finishes available too.
Utilise dead spaces such as the end of a bathtub for handy and easily accessible storage. They’ve even incorporated a hook!
Storage for the bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive either if you want or need to add additional storage to existing bathroom furniture, add accessory holders to doors to accommodate those everyday bits and bobs that can get lost in drawers.
Mirrors are great creating a feeling of space. Here a mirrored unit hides away the untidy everyday bathroom essentials in the disguise of a mirror.
Of if you prefer the ease of accessibility this design by Wireworks offers you a sustainable bamboo alternative that revolves to reveal hidden storage.
Image – Bathroom solutions Urbanara
Consider bespoke built-in storage and/or make the most of the architectural attributes of your bathroom. Here a concrete vanity and ledge have been created. Allowing the open storage and surface areas to adorn your bathroom accessories with.
Niches & Ledges
Niches especially in the shower, are practical and help no end with the endless bottles of shampoo and shower gel. You can go as big as you like or take it around the room like this shower above.
Niches are also perfect to add accent lighting to. You can find out more about lighting your bathroom here.
TIP: If you have a family, ensure the height of the niche is accessible to even the little ones so there are no excuses for bottles left on the shower floor.
If you’re not keen on cutting into your walls, maybe incorporate a ledge/shelf especially around the bath area. Everything will be to hand and you’ll also have the ability to adorn it with some chosen plants or accessories to inject some personality into this often neglected space.
If space is tight in the bathroom, incorporate multifunctional pieces that work harder than their stand-alone counterparts. You’ll save on floor and wall space. This fab shelf also doubles up as a towel hanger and is slick enough to not impose into the room.
Using the vertical and taking up very little floor space, this leaning ladder shelf with 2 shelves and fabric laundry basket offers a contemporary modern twist on any laundry hamper. This space-saving bathroom storage solution is perfect for holding all of your bathroom essentials such as towels, cosmetics and more. It’s from Sue Ryder (charity) where 100% of the profits go towards hospice and neurological care
Circular Black Bathroom Shelf With Mirror
There are some great multifunctional pieces out there like this shelf, mirror and towel holder design. It’s classic and stylishly simple and won’t date. I’m loving its circular form as it’ll add interest and break what is often clean straight lines in a bathroom space.
TIP: If you have a small bathroom use storage that uses the vertical and accentuates the height of the room. It’s all about drawing the eye upwards.
Mix It Up
Open shelving used in conjunction with a slimline cupboard not only allows you to store away the bland essentials of the bathroom but allows you to add some interest by way of accessories. You’ll create a more welcoming environment that’s not all about shiny white surfaces. This bathroom space above does this perfectly. Using the vertical above the loo but also keeping it accessible.
Floating vanity units are great not only for storage but will visually make a smaller bathroom look bigger. Because you see more floor, the room will feel larger than it is.
TIP: Scale is important when choosing your bathroom furniture, go too large or it will dominate your bathroom space.
Open units like this one can again help with the visualisation of creating a larger space as you can see the wall behind it. Openness helps create the illusion of space. Add a basket or two and you have instant access to storage. This is particularly great if you have a narrow bathroom as there are no drawers to open and impose on the space.
For ease and accessibility consider moveable storage like this one from Duravit. It’ll allow you to move your essentials from bath to sink areas and ensure everything gets put away after using it.
Opting for freestanding units will allow you to change things up in the bathroom and are particularly great if you’re renting! You don’t necessarily have to buy new, you may already have a piece of furniture that will work in your bathroom floating around your homes.
For more ideas to injecting some personality into your bathrooms check my previous post out here.
Hang It Up!
Consider using baskets with wall hooks to mix up the height levels of storage and accessibility taking into consideration your family members. Which is particularly important if you have teenagers as they suddenly lose their ability to lift their arms to hang things!
We’re not all going to have a bathroom as luxurious or as seductive as the one above, but the principle behind the table is one that you can adapt to smaller bathrooms. It’s just about scale and proportion of your chosen table to fit in with the size of your bathroom.
Or maybe try a stool, it offers you surface area for those stacking towels, if not your gin and tonic!
I hope today’s post has proved useful. If not in the actual doing of, at the very least it’s gotten you thinking about organising your bathrooms.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!