12 Fabulously Clever Storage Ideas for Your Bathroom


The bathroom is the room in your home where you go to relax, de-stress and have some much-needed “me time”. But, this isn’t always easy with your favourite products covering every surface.

Now you can beat the clutter with our essential storage tips to bring the harmony back to your bathroom.

1. Install a vanity with drawers

Bathroom vanities come in many shapes and sizes. If you want to make the most of the space, you should choose a design with drawers.

Not only is it easier to find things in drawers it also allows you to store things more effectively, at a glance you can tell if you are needing to top up, clean or if you are missing something.

2. Attach shelves and baskets to your walls

The most practical bathroom designs make good use of the available wall space. Shelving can be positioned on any wall surface, with a long shelf above the bath, narrow shelves at the side of the sink and even a shelf above the toilet.

You can increase your storage options even further by hanging some cute baskets beneath a freestanding shelf, giving your bathroom a fresh coastal look.

3. Hide storage behind a mirror cabinet

A good-sized mirror is an essential feature of any bathroom. It has the added advantage of making your room look bigger. Why not make it even more practical by choosing a mirror cabinet?

The mirrored door opens to reveal a couple of handy shelves, ideal for concealing toothbrushes or skincare products. As it can easily be hung above the sink, it’s perfect for saving space.

4. Add a built-in shower niche

Your shower can contain some clever storage space within the walls. A built-in shower niche is recessed into the wall so it doesn’t take up additional space, but it gives you the perfect storage solution for your shampoo and shower gel.

It also looks more attractive than a bought solution as it can be tiled to match your walls.

5. Use caddies and baskets

Flexible storage is particularly important in your bathroom. Caddies and baskets are ideal for storing your bathroom essentials – they’re small, light and portable so you can easily move them to whichever area of the room you’re using.

They can also be tidied away when they’re not in use, creating a more streamlined and harmonious look.

6. Add a small stool

When it comes to bathroom accessories, a bathroom stool is more useful than you might think.

It’s ideal for sitting on, whether you’re doing your hair or bathing the kids, but it also doubles as a handy place to keep your essentials within reach while you’re relaxing in the bath.

It works particularly well as a feature in any bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas - Small Stool


7. Include laundry baskets

Laundry baskets are important for the efficient functioning of your bathroom, but they can also be a beautiful design feature, adding texture and warmth to the room.

Choose compact designs that can easily be stored underneath the bathroom basin to make the most of the available space.

8. Make use of vertical space with ladders

Ladders don’t have to be used solely for DIY projects. With the right styling, a ladder can be an eye-catching feature in your bathroom.

It also provides some clever storage space. You can either use it as shelving or as an innovative towel rack. Choose an attractive wooden design or paint it in a colour of your choice.

For safety reasons, make sure it’s securely fastened to the wall before loading it with your favourite products.

9. Free up your floor space

Wall-hung storage solutions are ideal for creating more floor space in your bathroom, making it appear larger and function in a more comfortable and practical way.

A wall-hung vanity is ideal for keeping your items out of the way and making your bathroom look tidier.

There are a huge variety of styles to choose from to complement both traditional and modern bathroom designs.

10. Choose a vanity with generous counter space

You can never have too much counter space in a bathroom.

The most practical bathroom vanities offer a good amount of space for those essentials such as hand wash and makeup, making your routine more efficient than ever before.

11. Install your taps in the wall

Having your taps coming straight out of the wall enables you to free up the space around your bath and sink.
But the best thing about having wall-mounted taps is that it makes cleaning your bench tops much easier!

Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas - Wall Taps

12. Choose the right accessories

The bathroom accessories you choose should depend on the style and size of your bathroom.

If you want to make the most of the space, you should think carefully about what you really need.

Ideally, nothing in your bathroom should just be there for show – every accessory should have a purpose, such as providing an additional storage solution.

Just because it’s functional, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful at the same time!

Want more bathroom ideas?

For more ideas about bathroom storage solutions and styling, please contact us.

Our specialist team will be happy to help you find the right solutions for you.

And download our guide to designing your dream bathroom to help you create a bathroom you’ll love.