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Bathroom Organisation Ideas, Tips & Inspiration

Posted on Thursday 7th September 2017 by James Roberts


Nothing brings peace of mind like having a well organised space – and bathrooms are no exception.

Recent studies have proved the old adage ‘tidy home, tidy mind’ has some weight, as researchers at Princeton University found that clutter can make it harder to concentrate, and a 2010 linguistic study by found that people with cluttered homes tended to be less happy and content.

We gathered some of the best and more creative organisation tips and ideas from around the web so you can transform your bathroom into a zen-like den of order and cleanliness.

Colourful shelving

Colourful, red bathroom storage unit

A beautiful example of bold home décor, this colourful shelving unit is an attractive way of keeping towels and toiletries in order while adding some vitality to your space.

A great example of a maximalist decorating style that doesn’t appear cluttered or too busy, using vibrant accent colours to really bring your bathroom to life.

Credit: Betina Bianculli

Repurposed drinks trolley

re purposed Ikea drinks trolley

Ikea can be a treasure trove of storage and decorative items that can be repurposed for elsewhere in the home, such as this painted beverage trolley.

The wheels add extra flexibility, allowing you to change the layout of your bathroom in a flash – great for people who love to rearrange the layout of a room often.

Credit: Lark and Lola

Mason jar shelves

mason jar bathroom storage idea

A classic of retro design, mason jars can be a handy way of storing all those everyday essentials like makeup, cotton buds, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

A fun DIY project for crafty homeowners, a shelving unit composed of mason jars is a perfect way of giving your bathroom a vintage feel – they’re also a great storage option for smaller bathrooms.

Credit: DIY Playbook

Magnetic storage

magnetic strip bathroom organisation idea

This creative option is a simple way of keeping all those essential health and beauty tools (nail clippers, scissors, nailfiles, clips, etc) to hand and easy to find.

You can buy magnetic strips from many home and lifestyle shops (Ikea is a good option for these), and are an inexpensive way of instantly organising every metal impliment you use every day.

Credit: Darkroom & Dearly

Think vertical

tall wooden bathroom storage

Open, wooden shelving units that stack rather than large, cumbersome cabinets are handy for organising a bathroom with limited space. Having every item exposed and easy to access will suit some décors (too many items will look cluttered, in which case concealed cabinets are advisable), especially if your bathroom towels and accessories fit the same colour scheme as your walls and fixtures.

Exposed wood and white items make a great combination for a bathroom, as the warmth of natural materials and the clean, minimal effect of the blank white spaces create a calming mood.

Credit: InteriorsYum

Trio of towels

This handy method of organising your towels adds some real aesthetic value to the room, especially if your towels match the main (or accent) colour of your walls.

Towel rails are inexpensive and easy to fix, so this option is great for those who aren’t handy with DIY and don’t have a big budget for new bathroom organisation features.

Credit: Martha Stewart

Cake stand soap

A cake stand doesn’t need to just be for baked goods; they can be a handy way of organising your soap and daily lotions and washes.

Perfect for those who want to add a vintage touch to their bathroom, cake stands can be picked up from supermarkets, high street home stores, jumble sales, or specialist retro shops.

Credit: Clean and Scentsible

Nail varnish heaven

If you’re partial to painting your nails once, twice, or forty time a week, then this novel shelving idea will help you organise your various colours in an attractive way.

Credit: Lora and Frank’s Modern Home

Brilliant baskets

wire baskets bathroom organising

A simple tip for people with overflowing products and toiletries, wire baskets make handy organisational tools that allow you to access everything at once. Wire baskets are available from many home décor retailers and high street shops.

Credit: Kate La Vie

Organise with plants

bathroom organisational tips with houseplants

Interspersing mason jars, baskets, and houseplants can be a novel way of adding elegance and minimalism to your bathroom organisation, as pictured above.

Most houseplants will thrive in a bathroom ­– especially if there’s plenty of natural light – as the regular moisture and condensation of your morning shower will give them plenty of water. Using dark tones with white will give your space a calm, clean look, something we explore in our bathroom painting article.

Credit: The 36th Avenue

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