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Chic small bathroom storage ideas to make the most of your space

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These small bathroom storage ideas are exactly what your weekend plans have been waiting for. 

If you’re the owner of a small bathroom yourself, or just an interiors fiend (guilty), you’ve probably fallen into the wonderland of creative, kooky and downright genius ideas out there for making the most of limited space. 

From bathroom makeover ideas to transform a small, previously dingy space into a bright, light place to bathe and little touches like an influx of plants or eco-friendly storage pots for your lotions and potions to give the space an extra something, there’s so much you can do with a small bathroom to make it shine. 

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For most it’s the storage issue that is understandably the biggest focus, something which sees scores of us searching the likes of Pinterest for tips on how to get the most out of a small bathroom. 

And with the rental market more aggressive than ever, forcing people into smaller homes, it’s no wonder that Pinterest has reported a 30% surge in users searching for design and storage ideas relating to small bathrooms. 

We’ve trawled the best of what Pinterest has to offer to find the easiest and most stylish storage ideas for small bathrooms for you to try yourself.

Stack shelves above your toilet 

The space above your toilet is usually rendered completely useless, but it’s actually an untapped storage gold mine. Make the most of this pocket of room by stacking two, three of even four shelves if you can, which act as not only somewhere to store bathroom products but is also an added opportunity for some design features. 

If your bathroom has a rustic feel then raw wooden shelves will look cool and earthy, while a more sleek bathroom will probably suit plain white shelves better. We suggest mixing up the way you layer the shelves so that it’s not all storage to avoid looking messy. 

We like how the example above uses a cage-style basket for storage, something you could easily throw lots of products into, as well as leaving space for plants and decorative items. 

Mount baskets on the walls

For super practical items that need stacking, like towels or toilet paper rolls, baskets can be a really low key and easy way to embed an effective storage system essentially out of thin air. 

While shelves look chic, baskets are good for chucking textile products in that can be piled on top of one another, which can be really handy. 

We love how in this example plants have also been strategically placed on top of the baskets as well, to add some colour and life. 

Use a decorative ladder 

Decorative ladders like this can most commonly be found leaned against a wall with towels draped upon them, usually in bathrooms with a little more space to play with. 

But as this clever example shows, if you remove some of the lower legs from the ladder, you can use that mostly unfrequented space behind your loo and find a spot to hang your bathroom essentials.

Piling up towels, hand towels and face cloths makes the most initial sense but you could also get a mini basket or holder with a hook to fit shower gels and such in there too. 

Create mini shelves within your shower

Although this one will take a little more investment (after all, building shower-proof shelves isn’t quite as easy as leaning a ladder against a wall) if you’re constantly leaning shower gels and shampoo bottles precariously around your bathroom, this clever trick could make your life a heck of a lot easier. 

We recommend going for the same shade as your shower tiles. If you’re keen to give the DIY a go yourself, there are some handy instruction videos here and here, or you could enlist the help of a professional.

Looking for more ideas on how to revamp your bathroom? Millennial pink bathroom accessories are another trending way to keep your space up to date.

Images: Pinterest 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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