It's one of the most important rooms in your house. Where you get ready to face the day. Shouldn't your bathroom be organized, attractive and easy to use? But it's tough. Most are notoriously small. And it's a room that somehow acquires mounds of stuff. But those precarious stacks of magazines or the toilet paper mountain? Not cool. There are smart storage options available that will keep your bathroom organized, while adding some style and character to the space. After all, we can't all renovate our bathrooms, but there are relatively simple upgrades we can make. These suggestions will turn a functioning-at-best bathroom into one of the most luxurious rooms in your place.
$49.99 at Ikea
Dip-dyed teak stools,
$78 by Serena & Lily
Kanae acacia wood stool,
$89 at Urban Outfitters
If you're fortunate enough to have a bathroom with enough space for some seating other than the throne, consider a chair or small bench. They instantly make the room look and feel bigger, and can make for a handsome place to store extra towels and offers extra space to stack things away from the counter.
The Simplest Addition
When you don't have a lot of room, use a dead space like the back of doors to hang a hook or two. Having multiple places to hang towels, robes or clothing will come in handy and keep things off the floor.
Massey double hook,
$22 by Rejuvenation
Contain Your Loose Ends
$18.04 by Spectrum Diversified
Dawson glass canisters,
from $9.95 at CB2
Pin dot metal tray,
$54 by Schoolhouse
A cluttered counter isn't sexy. One of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a more elevated aesthetic is to contain your odds and ends. Stash smaller items in handsome jars, tuck things away in baskets and corral the best looking products on a tray.
A Towel Bar That Actually Gets Used
Hooks are great, but they don't dry your towels evenly. A taller ladder style not only adds some architectural detail to the room, but it allows for extra towels for guests. Plus, this one from Yamazaki, is accented with a wooden top bar for a touch of refinement and an adjustable shelf.
Tower leaning ladder with shelf,
$80 by Yamazaki
Keep It Tucked Away
There are a lot of items you keep in your bathroom that don't need to be out in the open. For these items, store them under the sink, but keep them contained and easily accessible with this clever sliding metal organizer. The tight-weave metal mesh provides visibility of the contents while preventing small items from falling through, and each basket can be fully removed for easy access.
Two-drawer mesh organizer,
$24.99 at The Container Store
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