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 towels, toiletries, and spare cleaning products. Get your space — master bath, powder room, kid’s bathroom, or all of the above — under control with these bathroom shelf ideas, which range in style, price, and functionality. And yes, even if you’re working with a tiny powder room, there’s a storage solution, such as over-the-door and under-the-sink shelves, that instantly add some order — and style — to your small space.

Before you head to the hardware store, examine your bathroom to target your biggest need: towel storage, makeup organization, and so on. Then browse through these beautiful DIYs, bust out your toolbox, and turn your bathroom into a zen zone.

1Above-the-Door Rack
Over Door Shelf - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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


2Under-the-Sink Storage
bathroom shelf ideas - low shelf

Just because you opt for a free standing sink doesn’t mean you have to compromise storage space. This rustic beauty offers ample space to store spare linens, beauty products, or anything else pretty enough to be left on display.

3Repurposed Bar Cart
Bar Cart - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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


4Clear Floating Shelves
Clear Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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.


5 Over-the-Toilet Storage

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

6Storage Ladder
Storage Ladder - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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.


7Open Shelves
Open Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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.


8Single Shelf
Single Shelf - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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

9Industrial Pipe Shelves
Industrial Pipe Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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


10Over-the-Door Storage Rack

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

11Antique Window Cabinet
Cabinet - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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.


12Three-Tier Shelves
Three Shelves - Bathroom Shelf Ideas

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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