7 Tips and Ideas to Improve your Small Bathroom Storage
When it comes to Decorating a Small Bathroom it’s all about function. While things should look decorative and purdy – they need to be ‘functional’ first.
Tip #1 A New Way to Hang Towels
Via Martha Stewart Hmm, never heard of her…
I love this idea for hanging towels. Most people just stick 2 hooks on the back of the door and call it a day. I love how this adds more towel storage AND it looks pretty!
Tip #2 The Lazy Susan
That Susan, she’s so DAMN lazy! Lazy Susans are a great way to have easy access to all of the odds and ends underneath your cabinet (and 2 extra large jars of Vaseline just in case…)
This creative gal bought the Lazy Susan mechanism and made one herself or you can buy one ready made!
Tip #3 Over the John
(yup, that’s what they call it!)
And if you just HAVE to have an over-the-john (the fancy name for cabinets that go around your loo) then check these out. Apartment Therapy did a great blog post re: the most attractive ones on the market and where to buy them!
Tip #4 Shelving Beside the Toilet
Via Love Chic Living
I do love the open shelving in this bathroom (contrary to what I say next). I DON’T love the lowest shelf as it seems like it’s right in ‘shooting range’ for wee boys – MOMMY, I GOT IT IN THE HOLE!
Tip #5 Over the Door Shelf
Whether it’s for folded towels, body wash or baskets, a shelf hung above the bathroom door is a GREAT way to utilize vertical space in a small bathroom!
Tip #6 Vertical Storage with Ikea
Via The Elm Life
I just love Ikea for my organizing needs – it totally satisfies my inner anal retentive soul. This is a great idea for those of you with young girls or excess makeup/hair accessories. When you don’t have horizontal space, go vertical.
- This project used the Bygel Series from Ikea
- I also love the Fintorp Series for a slightly dressier look.
Tip #7 Floating Shelves Over the Toilet
Via 320 Sycamore
(LOVE this bathroom makeover) Now this can be a decorative disaster if you don’t keep things tidy, so make sure you use baskets and containers to hide your hairspray and pitstick.
So there you have it, some Storage Ideas for your Bathroom!
And on an end note,
I want to take a quick moment to explain my hiatus from writing in the last few weeks. I’ll keep it brief, but I wanted to share with you that my Grandpa passed away. My funny, loving, goofy, giving, Big Grandpa. If you’ve ever wondered where my quirky sense of humour came from, where my ability to toe the line without completely crossing over, it’s from my Mom. Just joking Mom. It’s from my Grandpa. I’ll miss him more than words can say…
I know one day we’ll meet again,
where the bagpipes march and the tide rolls in….
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