When sized up next to the stylish elements of bathroom design like vessel sinks, backsplashes and ornate chandeliers, bathroom storage can easily take a backseat.
While it may not be the most exciting item on your checklist, organized storage is the foundation of great bathroom design. Finding a convenient place for essentials like towels, toiletries and toilet paper can make your family members’ lives so much easier. And let’s be honest, even the most glamorous bathrooms in the world still need a place to stash extra toilet paper.
Take a look at these handy toilet paper holder and storage options.
1. DIY Dinosaur Toilet Paper Holder
What could be a better spare toilet paper holder for the kids’ bathroom than this colorful brontosaurus from The Chic Site? When you throw the rules out the window and put on your creative thinking cap, you might be surprised by what you come up with. You could put a roll on each of the long arms of a robot, or even mount a fairy wand to the wall and store the toilet paper there. The possibilities are endless!
2. DIY Fabric Toilet Paper Holder
Another unique way to store toilet paper while adding visual interest to your bathroom is with a tiered fabric holder like this one from Make It & Love It. Since it hangs from your standard wall-mounted holder, it saves valuable floor space and you can customize the fabric to any color or pattern you wish.
3. Vertical Hanging Shoe Rack
If you’re lucky enough to have a closet in your bathroom with some hanging space, a vertical tiered shoe rack hung on a tension rod is the perfect solution for storing toilet paper (and just about any other bathroom essential you need nearby but not directly on hand). If you don’t have hanging space, an over-the-door shoe organizer with clear pockets is another great option for tucked-away storage.
4. Repurpose a Large Lantern or Wooden Crate
If you love the rustic look of reclaimed wood or wrought iron, then an antique crate or lantern is a great place to house your spare toilet paper. You could even complete the look by setting up a little country vignette with flowers and a gingham ribbon.
5. Storage Box
This last idea isn’t so much about toilet paper storage, but rather a discreet space for personal items. The Storage Box, by Liberty Hardware, is a clever 2-in-1 fixture that combines a toilet paper holder with a special box for storing personal care products. It comes in an attractive brushed nickel finish, allowing it to coordinate with most brushed nickel bath hardware pieces that may already exist in your bathroom.
These are just a few possibilities for clever storage in your bathroom. What tips and tricks do you use to make your space stylish and functional?
Sarah Kellner is a writer for The Home Depot who writes on a wide variety of family and home improvement topics. Find more bathroom storage ideas and products at homedepot.com.