Adding over the toilet storage is a savvy way to make the most of your bathroom space. Often space in a bathroom is limited, especially if yours happens to be quite small. Consider these over the toilet storage ideas to add stylish extra space to this under-utilised area. You’ll be surprised how much you can fit into the space above the toilet!
Over the toilet storage shelf unit
You can buy shelving from Amazon which arches around the toilet itself. It has no lower shelves so it slots in around the toilet easily. Often these don’t need to be fastened to the wall so this is a great option if you are renting your house or flat.
Easy to put together and easy to dismantle, these are portable shelving units which add several extra shelves to your bathroom. An over the toilet shelf is perfect for storing toilet rolls, toiletries and cleaning products.
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This lovely rustic one above is available on Etsy.
An above toilet storage cupboard
Something like this IKEA bathroom cabinet is ideal if you prefer to store things away behind closed doors. This cabinet is shallow so it sits fairly flush against the wall. It is very tall though so also has a lot of shelving inside.
You could also pick something like this space-saving, freestanding cupboard to stow away your most personal toiletries.
Over the toilet floating shelves
These give the appearance of floating above the toilet, having no visible brackets underneath holding them up. They’re super easy to find and a lot easier than you might think to put up. You can also buy them in almost any style you can think of. I love the look of these wooden shelves complete with towel holding rail.
Wall mounted toilet roll holder
We all need somewhere to store toilet rolls so we may as well make it stylish at the same time. This toilet roll holder is from Next.
You can also take the novelty approach with this sheep-shaped toilet roll holder that is fitted to the wall. This one is from Amazon.
Above toilet hanging shelves
Another option, especially if you like the rustic look, are some lovely hanging shelves. These are suspended by rope. If you’re quite good at DIY, however, you could have a go at making some yourself to save some cash.
A storage unit on the cistern
If you really are short on space you could try placing a storage unit on top of the toilet cistern itself. These shaker style storage boxes are big enough to store cleaning products or toilet rolls but not too big to place on the toilet back.
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This ‘Hello Sweet Cheeks’ storage box for the top of the toilet is adorable and bound to make your visitors laugh. It’s available from Etsy.
Wall mounted towel rack
This is such a great idea especially if you don’t have an airing cupboard in which to store your towels. Keep them rolled up and accessible, yet neatly out of the way, in one of these wall mounted towel racks. It makes the most of the space over the lavatory and keeps the towels within reach when you need them.
Over the toilet hanging storage bags
This is a wonderfully affordable option for above toilet storage. Not only are these super cheap but they also come in so many different designs and colours. All you need is a hook to hang them from.
There are lots of different options when it comes to over the toilet storage. You can go the elegant route with rustic shelving, shaker style boxes or stylish mirrored cabinets. It’s also a lot of fun to have something a bit ‘cheeky’ on your toilet to lighten and brighten the room with some humour.
Make the most of the space you have in your bathroom and don’t neglect the area over the toilet. It’s amazing how much extra space you can create when you start to think creatively about your storage options.
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