Ideas for making space in the smallest room
From face masks to first aid kits, bath bombs and blow dryers, we keep a lot of stuff in our bathrooms – and when you want to relax after a long day, you don’t want to be tripping over it all! With all these needs in mind, we’ve created a range of storage-boosting furniture and accessories that give you more space to keep everything organised and help you sort out your bathroom clutter once and for all.
Our top tips
Choose hooks for towels and robes
Fix self-adhesive Koros hooks with tumblers and boxes to the inside of your cabinets for wash cloths or make up bags. If you’re feeling creative, try making your own hook rail to store bathrobes and towels.
Getting a bit creative with your shelving options can lead to a versatile storage solution. Got a wall-mounted basin? Think about adding floating shelves beneath or next to it.
Any awkward spaces in your bathroom can be used for shelving areas, go for cut-to-size shelves and have your measurements to hand to create shelving bespoke to your bathroom. And if you want storage space that isn’t immediately visible, try putting shelving above the door – guests will only see if they’re looking up and out of the bathroom.
Make the most of bathroom walls
Often in bathrooms we don’t think to use the free wall space – make the most of it by attaching your accessories, leaving space on your countertops.
Soap dishes and dispensers can be hung above the sink and below the mirror, as can toothbrush holders and tumblers. The Koros range of accessories is really easy to install and can be fixed with tape so it doesn’t require any tools. If you’re looking for something more permanent, our Amantea accessories range fixes in position with screws. Place near your shower or bath for instant access to your most used toiletries.
Choose a mirrored cabinet
A mirrored cabinet is a great way to add storage when you also need a mirror. As well as making the smallest room in your home appear larger, they can also offer valuable storage space for all your medicines, make up and more.
Our Imandra mirrored cabinet has a full mirror finish inside and outside whilst our Cooke & Lewis Romano cabinet is great for those with a bit more wall space. Make use of any free worktop space with a dressing table mirror with built-in drawers, or create your own dressing table area using our helpful guide.
For the smaller bathroom, two-in-one items are a great choice.
Think a toilet roll holder that’s also a toilet brush, such as this sleek stainless steel one from Cooke & Lewis. Double towel rails can be a good solution when a bathroom has to be shared by several people.
Pick pretty storage
If you have items stored on your bathroom’s shelves or surfaces, choose containers or baskets that are attractive, and they’ll add to the look.
Glass jars are so stylish that you can even put everyday items like cotton wool or buds in there, and it will still look good out in the open.
Go beyond the drawers
Once you’ve picked the storage for your bathroom, it’s easy to just throw everything in there and shut the drawers.
Keep the insides of your units organised with compartments or baskets to separate different items, or why not give each family member their own section to save digging around.
Find freestanding furniture
If you’ve got the floor space, adding extra furniture can also help solve storage issues. Our Imandra furniture range is super slim, without losing storage space, so you can keep your bathroom clutter-free and easy to move around. It doesn’t even have to be bathroom furniture: adding a small freestanding bookcase is an easy solution.
Try options that tuck underneath your sink. And if you like rustic styling, why not check out our article on making box cubbies, once you’re done finish your completed cubby with a waterproof varnish to protect it from moisture.