Tiny bathrooms always feel smaller when they’re messy, especially when your counters, shelves, and surfaces are overflowing with toiletries. Whether you share a bathroom with a roommate or live alone, these simple suggestions can help you create a clean and functional space.

Try Over-the-Toilet Storage

Why not use the area above your toilet tank to store decorative lotion bottles or neatly folded towels? It’s the perfect space, and it keeps your bathroom from feeling cluttered. Plus, these racks come in all kinds of sizes, shapes, and colours, so you can match them to your bathroom’s current style!

Install Shelves

If your bathroom is small and cramped, storage space will be tight. Don’t let clutter take over your life- install shelves where you need them to store your toiletries and other necessities. A floating shelfs will even give you room to add a few extra rolls of toilet paper or boxes of cotton swabs. Shelving is a simple way to boost the amount of storage in any bathroom.

Use A  Decorative Ladder

There are plenty of ways to make the most out of your small bathroom, but sometimes you just need a little more space- and that’s where decorative ladders come in.

Whether you want to hang towels, store magazines, or display knick-knacks, a decorative ladder can fit in the corner of a small bathroom with ease and looks great with any decorating style, especially in small Shabby Chic or Scandinavian-influenced bathrooms. Some ladders have wider shelves for organising while others feature rungs for hanging everything from washcloths to books.

Install Additional Towel Racks

Towel racks are everywhere in bathrooms, but there’s no law against adding more. If you have a small bathroom, those extra towel bars just might be the organisation boost you need. You could add a small bar behind the door for hanging kids’ or guest towels, or a magnetic strip to hold grooming tools and cosmetics. If you’re a makeup junkie with an endless collection, magnets on the back of your favourite products will let you stick them on the magnetic strip. It saves space and looks great.

Use Baskets

Using baskets to store items like towels and toiletries is a classic storage solution for small bathrooms. The great thing about this option is that you have a lot of flexibility in terms of where you place the baskets: under the sink, on the floor, or hanging off your towel rack. Another benefit of using baskets to store items in your bathroom is that they’re easily cleaned and generally won’t get too dusty- just give them a quick wipe with a damp cloth every few weeks or so and you’ll be good to go.

Another benefit of using baskets to hold your bathroom items is that they come in many different styles, so they can be used to fit any type of decor. Whether you like wicker, wire, or something more modern, there’s a basket out there for you.

Add an Over-the-Door Storage Mirror

Mirrors are a designer’s go-to trick for making small spaces seem larger. Instead of choosing just any mirror, opt for a full-length storage mirror or armoire. Not only will it make the room look huge, but it’ll also add storage space for jewellery, medicine, and other items. Look for one with hooks that hang over your door-that way, you can save even more space in your small bathroom.

Use Inside The Cabinet Door

Self-adhesive hooks are a great way to keep small items off the floor and add space to your storage. Try hanging baskets on the inside of your cabinet door to hold loose items and hot tools. If your cabinets don’t include shelving, you can also consider adding a lazy Susan to help rotate through items and keep them easily accessible. This will save you time and frustration, especially if you’re in a rush!

Try a Shower Caddy

Shower caddies provide an easy way to stash all of your bath products in one place and make them easily accessible. If you don’t have the right kind of shower head to install a caddy from the ceiling, you can buy shelved storage that’s meant for the corner of your shower space. For a children’s bathroom, consider a bath-toy net or storage bucket that suctions to the bathtub wall. Extra storage in your shower and throughout your small bathroom can cut down on clutter by giving every item a proper place.

Colour-Code Kid’s Bathroom Stuff

If you have a large family and a tiny bathroom, you know the struggle of keeping everyone’s stuff in order. Cluttered bathrooms are no fun for anyone, so why not add some colour while you’re organising? Colour-coding your kids’ bath time essentials- toothbrushes, towels, toys- with fun storage solutions will make it easier for them to keep track of their stuff. Plus, it adds a splash of colour to your small bathroom!

With these simple tips, you’re sure to have the bathroom of your dreams!