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13 Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom

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In a small bathroom, the most dramatic changes come from beautifully optimizing every inch of space. And getting your bath to reach its full potential starts by looking beyond what it is.

The overlooked over-the-toilet area is one such area that can help improve the efficiency of your bath. This space allows you to introduce an efficient storage solution for keeping bathroom essentials organized and properly stored.

The key is to utilize every square inch within the toilet area and fill it with decorative items.

The toilet tank itself, its top, the wall and the area above the toilet are all parts of the space that you can manage.

VALUE VIEWPOINT: Don’t overdo. Though over-the-toilet storage solutions provide additional storage, that doesn’t mean going crazy. If you use too many solutions, you risk a cramped space.

It can also be risky as some items can fall down on one when using the toilet.

Tips…

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Apart from the storage opportunities this space provides, you can also install a bathroom mirror above the toilet space, especially if your WC is wall-mounted.

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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You can also display a variety of items such as photos, decorative accents, and collectibles in the space above your toilet to your preference.

13 Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom

With little space to spare in a small bathroom, these over-the-toilet storage ideas will help create a sense of spaciousness:

1. A Bathroom Storage Shelf Over the Toilet Space

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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A tiered bathroom shelf is a smart way to get additional bathroom organization without taking up much of the floor space.

It is great for tight spaces, fits over the toilet and is ideal for towels, tissue, candles and other bathroom essentials.

Therefore, reduce clutter and create extra storage space by adding such a space-saving shelf.

2. A Bath Ladder

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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With a multi-tiered wall-leaning over-the-toilet ladder shelf rack, you can maximize the space in your bathroom and keep all of your essential supplies organized.

It can be easily mounted to the wall and positioned over a toilet tank. Its shelves provide enough capacity for keeping towels, soaps, lotions, and other bathroom items conveniently kept.

3. Add a Shelf Stand

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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You can also add a shelf stand over your toilet.

With the surface space it provides, you can display folded towels, add a tissue box, extra toilet paper, or even seasonal décor including a potted bathroom plant to the shelf.

4. A Free-standing Cabinet

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Upgrade your bathroom storage while adding classic décor with this space saver.

Such a free-standing over-the-toilet storage cabinet featuring a closed cabinet and an open shelf reduces clutter and helps you keep your bathroom tidy.

5. Install a Floating Shelf

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Show off your bathroom plants, bath products, diffusers and more with an installed wall shelf, the perfect pick for smaller bathrooms that don’t have any floor space to spare.

To create plenty of room to display all your favorite knickknacks, install shelves with two or more surfaces,

6. Or Mount Multiple Bathroom Shelves

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Give the wall above your toilet a touch of style with multiple floating wall shelves, a must-have for subtracting clutter from countertops.

Such multiple floating wall shelves are ideal for use in the bathroom to display décor, bath products, or plants.

7. Use In-Built Wall Cabinets & Recessed Wall Shelves

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Bathroom built-ins can add style and personality as well as storage.

In this bathroom, the built-in closed bathroom cabinet and recessed open shelves maximize the available space above the toilet without causing any clutter.

8. Add a Towel Warmer

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Adding a heated towel bar above the toilet is one hack that can turn your everyday shower into a luxurious experience and your small bathroom into an organized space.

Once installed, you can just plug in to outlet and enjoy toasty textiles in a few minutes.

In a small bathroom, an electric towel warmer would be necessary to prevent fabrics from developing that dreaded musty smell and ultimately reduce how often you have to wash your bath linens.

You May Also Like: How To Display & Hang Towels In The Bathroom

9. Use a Bathroom Niche

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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The perfect choice for organizing bath and shower necessities in showers, bathrooms, and wet rooms is undoubtedly a bathroom niche.

Installed above the WC, a bathroom niche whether it comes ready to mount in minutes or installed within the walls, it is built to be a functional decoration for your bathroom space.

10. Use the Window Cill

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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When you think of areas that can benefit from a bit of styling in the bathroom, it might be easy to overlook your window sill.

It tends to be a spot that either remains bare or gets completely lost in unnecessary clutter.

But with a dose of creative display, you can transform your window sill into a focal point by displaying your bath items and bathroom plants.

11. Use the Shower Tank Top

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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Clearly, the toilet tank seems to be all about its functional capacity but you can spruce it up and use the surface for storage and display. 

Simply use a bathroom tray to hold your bath items or carefully put a potted plant on its top.

12. Use the Wall Ledge Above the Toilet

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The projection from the wall above your toilet space can serve as a good surface for storage and display in your bathroom.

Therefore, spruce up your style and tidy up your space with the help of such a wall ledge.

13. Mount the Tissue Holder

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom
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A toilet paper holder above the WC provides convenience for holding your tissue paper.

Not only does it help utilize the space above the toilet area but it also adds a touch of neatness to your bathroom.

20+ Over-The-Toilet Storage Ideas To Optimize A Small Bathroom

Perhaps you don’t have a lot of bath products, toiletries or bathroom plants to store above the toilet but you want to infuse some personal style into the space.

Use the ideas above to make a perfect over-the-toilet display area without taking up too much space.

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