Try These Furniture Pieces in the Bathroom for More Storage
Carving out extra storage space in your home can definitely be tricky, but coming up with ways to create more storage in a bathroom can be downright difficult. Bringing furniture into an already small bathroom might seem counterproductive, in reality, there are several surprisingly storage-savvy furnishings worth making room for. From bar carts to bookcases, here are seven snazzy furniture pieces that make magnificent bathroom storage hubs.
A decorative ladder
Above: It’s funny how something as simple as a decorative ladder can transform your entire bathroom, but that can happen when you opt to use one instead of a conventional towel rack like designer and blogger did Sarah Sherman Samuel above. Whether you find a sleek one online or DIY your very own, they’re a stylish way to create more storage in your bathroom.
A bar cart
A chic bar cart is always useful to have at home for pop-up happy hours, but who knew how helpful they could be in your bathroom? Along with offering extra space for stashing towels, beauty products, and other toiletries, these four-wheeled wonders can move around your bathroom and fit into cramped corners with ease. Bonus points if it’s as pretty as this brass version from Design Meet Style.
A short bookcase
A compact bookcase can work wonders for just about any room of your home—and that includes your storage-deprived bathroom. Whether it’s a small open bookcase or double-door cutie, bookshelves are a design-savvy way to forge more bathroom storage without taking up a ton of floor space. This one in particular is available from Crate & Barrel.
A tall dresser
Believe it or not, an extra tall dresser (like a lingerie dresser; the one shown here is from Maine Cottage) can do more than just double your closet space. A well-placed dresser in your bathroom—think: in a tight corner or against a narrow wall—can offer endless storage opportunities for keeping your toiletries out of plain sight.
A cabinet with a hutch
While it’s not ideal for a tiny bathroom, if you’re lucky enough to have a larger lavatory then by all means, consider investing in a cabinet with a hutch like the one in this bathroom from The Cottage Journal (you’ll likely have luck getting a cheaper second-hand piece at a thrift store). Not only will it provide ample room for storage, it offers a well-balanced blend of both open and closed shelves, as well as plenty of drawers for hiding unmentionables.
A rolling cart
If you’re searching for a petite and inexpensive way to score some extra storage space for your bathroom, take a cue from A Beautiful Mess and use a cute rolling cart. Along with supplying cubbies for storing towels, cosmetics and other personal products, these mobile charmers can squeeze just about anywhere inside your bathroom—and hardly cost a thing.