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If you have a small bathroom and lot’s of stuff, then utilizing the space above your toilet is a must! So today I am sharing the best over the toilet storage ideas for the budget babe who wants her bathroom to be cute but functional.
There are two different ways to go about saving money when choosing ideas for over the toilet storage.
- DIY it! So if you’re handy, then you can totally recreate the ideas that I am sharing with you today. I made sure to choose ones that looked easy for someone who is more of a DIY-er. God bless you, because I do not fall under that category unless it’s VERY simple.
- Buy it! So if you’re not so handy, I got you girlfriend! And don’t worry because I not only want to save you the time and aggravation of doing it yourself. But also your money! All the options I am sharing are the perfect marriage of quality but for great price!
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25 Genius Over the Toilet Storage Ideas
Use baskets to store extra towels
So this idea is so simple. But it also looks really cute! And it’s such an affordable DIY project if you head to HomeGoods or hit up a thrift store. Or if you want to buy something online, I love all the basket options from The Container Store. They are the perfect marriage of affordable and quality! I have their Water Hyacinth baskets in my daughter’s room and love them!
This look can fit any style home! I feel like it works especially well with a more eclectic or bohemian style home if you arrange the baskets on the wall asymmetrically. And I think it looks a bit more modern if you keep the baskets the same size and lined up symmetrically. So whether you’re more of an organic modern style, modern farmhouse style, or coastal modern style, you can make it work!
Get a floating over the toilet storage cabinet
A floating storage cabinet is a great way to store stuff you don’t want on display in your bathroom, but you still need! If you or someone in your family is super handy, you could totally build a custom one that fits your space and your style.
If you’re not exactly handy or a DIY-er, then do not worry! Of course, I am sharing some affordable options for these over the toilet cabinets below. Although, you may have to figure out how to install them onto the wall yourself.
Use a ladder for creative over the toilet storage ideas
Totally adore this idea if you want to add a little creative flair to your bathroom. There are definitely some ladders that are more decorative than functional. But there are plenty of options out there that have plenty of space for storing items.
This looks a bit easier than a whole cabinet or shelving unit to build yourself. But again if you’re like me there also plenty of affordable options out there you can shop for, and then simply lean it against the wall and be done with it! (Big fan of cheap and easy over here!) I found some super cute options that are budget friendly below.
Install floating shelves for a chic but functional look
Floating shelves are minimalist’s dream! We know they can look amazing in your living room or kitchen, so why not the bathroom too? It’s a nice design element that can also serve as a useful place to store your important bathroom stuff!
If you’re more the type of person that likes to display their important items rather than tuck them away, floating shelves are definitely a great choice for that. There are pretty containers out there you can use and different ways to style your shelves so that it looks aesthetically pleasing.
Get a rope hanging shelf for a super easy and chic storage option
Lazy girl hack! If installing floating shelves or hanging a floating cabinet sounds a little intimidating to you, then let me introduce you to the rope hanging shelf! Much easier to install, and it’s a different take that can look super cute in that space above your toilet.
I love the options over on Etsy for these. And I love supporting small business, so I shared a ton of cute options from there that are still affordable.
Classic over the toilet storage ideas
So this is debated in the interior design space, but some people think these traditional over the toilet units look cheap. I say those people need to get lives. Also, some people can’t hang things on the wall. Especially if you rent your home!
So if you need the classic free standing over the toilet storage unit, then I found some options that don’t look “cheap”, but can be chic and appear to be a seamless part of your bathroom space!
So that’s my full roundup of some great over the toilet storage ideas. When you have a small space, it can be hard to stay organized and keep your space looking aesthetically pleasing but still functional. I hope these ideas helped you out, and have you on your way to designing the chic bathroom of your dreams!
So what do you think? Loving these ideas? Have a better one? Let me know in the comments below!
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