I don't think anyone would use the words 'glamorous' or 'exciting' to describe toilet paper. Toilet paper is deeply utilitarian, and its intended use is never far from anyone's mind. But the toilet paper holder — well, that's a different story. Lately I've been seeing some toilet paper holders that are really quite pretty, designs that elevate the humble roll, that take the mundane task of keeping your TP close at hand and execute it with beauty and grace.
This brass bracket is so lovely, it's hard to imagine it's just for holding toilet paper. It's also available in nickel.
West Slope Toilet Paper Holder, $69 at Rejuvenation.
Clean lines and a matte black finish make this simple toilet paper holder particularly sophisticated. (This would look particularly nice with matte black fixtures, one of my favorite looks for the bath.)
Maxwell Tissue Holder, $58 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Rustic and modern elements come together in this leather-and-wood paper holder. You can also find a line of coordinating hooks and towel racks.
Toilet Paper Holder, 50 € at Royal Design.
This brass paper holder, with a bar that rests on top to keep things rolling smoothly, has an almost sculptural quality.
Brass Roll Paper Holder, $108.22 at Analogue Life.
If you prefer not to (or don't have the option of) mounting your toilet paper to the wall, this beautiful freestanding paper holder will do the trick.
Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder in Chrome, $29.85 at Home Depot.
Here's another nice matte black option — it also comes in matte white, which has a pleasingly modern feel.
Beslagsboden Wall Mounted Toilet Paper Holder, $40.80 at Amazon.
This simple, elegant design will add a little shine to your bathroom, and at a very reasonable price.
For those who really hate changing out the roll, this double roll holder will mean that you have to do it half as often.
Duemila Polished Chrome Toilet Paper Holder, $98 at Lowe's.
This last design combines brass and wood for a bracket that's almost too pretty to cover up with a roll of paper.
Brass Toilet Paper Holder, $42.58 from Calvill on Etsy.