A bathroom can hold more than you ever imagined – you just need some clever shelving ideas to keep clutter at bay.
Despite being one of the most used rooms in the house, a bathroom is often one of the smallest spaces and can easily fall foul of a busy family life and lack of organisation.
But whether you’re drowning in a sea of beauty products, or are overrun with spare towels, our experts have got the know-how to help you achieve a calm balance in your bathroom with some clever shelving ideas.
If you’re a fan of sleek modernist features, try minimalist shelving that will fit seamlessly into your bathroom without ruining your favourite aesthetic. Or, if you love all thing vintage and want to create a country-look or eclectic style in your bathroom, choose shabby chic shelves for your favourite trinkets.
Or, why not give your home a Moroccan makeover with recessed shelves above a free-standing bath. Just add candles to create a gorgeous glow and a soothing bath time.
Even something as simple as towels can become a statement piece in a cleverly designed storage unit. Choose brightly coloured towels to place on plain white shelves, creating a stark contrast and a striking impact in your bathroom.
So if you’ve got a small bathroom but lots of clutter, read on to discover 10 different ways to organise your space, whether it’s with cute vintage cabinets or barely-there shelving ideas.
Take a look at our other bathroom storage ideas for other tips and tricks.
For a dramatic look in your bathroom, try painting shelving in the same colour as your walls, then using them to display a collection, such as these ornate antique mirrors. Framed photographs, prints or other quirky objects such as shells would work equally as well.
Make an impact in an all-white bathroom by having fun with the shape, size and placement of shelving. These quirky step-shaped shelves make a feature out of the simple blue towels, and add some fun to a relatively simple bathroom.
Make a feature out of a sloping roof in an attic bathroom with floating shelves. These three gradually sized shelves are simple, yet oh-so-effective, and follow the lines of the room perfectly.
For a Moroccan-style bathroom, add some recessed shelves above a freestanding bath – not only will they give a gorgeous glow when candles are added, they’re also great for storing toiletries within easy reach of the bathtub.
Create a space for all your bathroom essentials with a shelving unit that mixes and matches the size and shape of its shelves. This cream example creates order in what would otherwise have been a busy and cluttered family bathroom. Team with a silver-toned bath and a leaning towel rack for a relaxed country feel.
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