This post shows you the best small bathroom shelf ideas.

In a small bathroom, every inch of space counts! 

Small bathrooms can offer a design challenge, but with a bit of creativity and strategic planning, even the smallest areas can become stylish and practical.

In this blog post, I'll explore various small bathroom shelf ideas that maximize space and add a touch of elegance and charm to your bathroom shelving.

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How do you maximize your small bathroom shelves?

It’s beneficial if you use shelves for storage.

In small bathrooms, shelving is usually the only free space you have.

Use it for aesthetic cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and other bathroom essentials.

Besides that, bathroom shelves are a great spot for plants, greenery, or other decorative items.

The area over the toilet is usually the best spot to install bathroom wall shelves.

Below, I'll look at different bathroom shelf options!

I'll show you inspo for simple designs to circular shelves, toilet shelves, built-in shelves, and open shelving.

Now, let's get into these bathroom shelving ideas!

1. Open shelving with metal pipes

Bathroom shelving with iron pipes

Surprisingly, I love the look of these floating shelves.

This modern apartment bathroom has lots of cute accent pieces like fluffy hand towels, succulents and plants..

Use your bathroom wall shelves to display your favorite items like books, plants, and decorative pieces.

I love to use mine for hand towels, skincare products, and other essentials.

2. Bamboo storage tower with woven baskets

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A bamboo storage tower with woven baskets is a perfect solution for small spaces.

Ladder shelves or a shelf tower is a favorite for many smaller bathrooms.

This tower is perfect for storing essentials like towels, toiletries, or small household items.

Its stylish design enhances your decor while keeping your space organized.

3. Minimalist wood shelves with tiles and greenery

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My favorite DIY bathroom shelf idea is to decorate your shelf with vines!!

A pothos plant is a great bathroom option because they like moderate to low, indirect light and are very low maintenance.

The accent wall looks amazing against the wooden shelves. 

4. Modern gold and white bathroom shelf decor

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Elevate your bathroom decor with a modern gold and white floating shelf, perfect for small spaces.

The floating design makes efficient use of wall space, keeping the floor area open.

Gold accents add a touch of elegance, while the white finish blends seamlessly with your bathroom decor.

5. Wooden floating shelves

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Incorporating wooden floating shelves into your bathroom can transform your small space by adding both storage and style.

Use them to store items like toiletries, towels, and decorative accents, ensuring your essentials are always within reach.

Wooden floating shelves offer a chic and practical solution, making your bathroom organized and visually appealing.

6. Wooden over the toilet shelf ladder

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For renters, a bathroom storage ladder is an ideal storage solution.

Since it doesn't require drilling or mounting, it's perfect for rental spaces where modifications are limited.

The ladder's design adds a trendy, modern look to your bathroom, fitting well with various decor styles.

7. Bathroom shelves with copper brackets and wicker baskets

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I love the look of wooden shelves with copper brackets.

The copper brackets add a touch of elegance and warmth.

Wicker baskets are an easy way to add extra storage space in a small space. Use them to store toilet paper, laundry, or any other essentials.

8. Circular mirror shelf decor

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Adding character to your bathroom with a fun-shaped shelving situation is easy and affordable.

This circular shelving unit has ample space to store smaller items like bath salts and other daily essentials and takes up minimal wall space.

9. Modern bathroom shelves with greenery

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Modern bathroom shelves with greenery are a perfect combo.

The sleek, contemporary shelves provide a perfect platform for storing toiletries.

The greenery adds a fresh, vibrant element, making your bathroom feel more relaxing and inviting.

10. A wooden ladder with bathroom essentials

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A wooden ladder is a perfect addition to any bathroom.

This ladder look so chic and is perfect for storing towels, toiletries, and decor.

11. Farmhouse aesthetic

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Get wooden open shelves for a super cute vibe.

If you want to create a farmhouse vibe, make sure to include some woven pieces, greenery, and candles.

Add things like decorative objects, glass jars to store products in.

Wall shelving is also a great way to improve floor space.

12. Cute bathroom decor with gold accents and incense

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Cute bathroom decor with gold accents is one of my favorite color combos; it looks so luxurious.

To get this look, hang a small floating shelf with a gold bar over your toilet.

Then, place candles, greenery, and other decorative pieces for a simple design.

These white wooden shelves with a gold railing are perfect for recreating the look!

13. Cute tray with a snake plant

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If you love the farmhouse aesthetic, include a snake plant and wicker baskets in your bathroom space.

A cute tray is the perfect place for keeping your hand soap and moisturizer.

Not only does it add additional storage space, but it also gives your bathroom a cohesive look.

14. Funny art, candles and plants

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To recreate this Boho vibe, add in some wood accents, plants, succulents, and other foliage look fantastic.

This serves as a great focal point.

Add a funny sign and rattan baskets to finish off the look.

15. Industrial brackets

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Here is another cute example of how brackets change the look entirely! They look so cute.

Include some plants and fun decor accents for a modern look.

16. Minimalist white floating bathroom shelf decor with pampas grass

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If you love the clean girl look, use white shelves for a super stylish storage solution.

Include plants to create a fresh aesthetic in your bathroom.

17. Rustic wall-mounted bathroom shelves

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Maximize your space by putting all your bathroom necessities on your built-in shelf.

Also, if you don't already have them – get some matching dispensers!! This is such a simple way to make your bathroom look put together.

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This post showed you the best bathroom shelf decor ideas.

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