HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | March 7, 2011

Bathroom Storage Ideas

Often the smallest room in the house, bathrooms are easily overwhelmed with jars, tubes, linens and other necessities. We rounded up some smart ideas to help reign in countertop clutter.

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Clutter Clearers
Glass or clear acrylic vessels provide easy access to cotton swabs and soap, such as in a guest bathroom where you don’t want guests searching through your vanity drawers or medicine cabinet to find what they need.

Apothecary jars are a popular choice synonymous with spa style; glass adds a hint of sparkle, yet the shapes have an old world, luxurious feel. This version from West Elm (available in both small and large sizes) helps save counter space with stackable cylinders.

Umbra’s Capelli organizer also uses the cylinder shape with tall columns designed to hold bathroom beauty appliances like a blow dryer or curling iron.

Sleek Storage

With an organic shape and neutral colour, these round Igloo containers would work well in any room of the house. Their small size and un-fussy approach to stage is well-suited to bathroom necessities.

Leave it to Alessi to create the sleekest options to house bathroom essentials. The Birillo series include smart dispensers for cotton pads and cotton swabs. The divided sections in the cotton swab dispenser also make it a great option to store tweezers, nail clippers and other small items.

Other Options

Also from Alessi, the characters on these cotton swab containers add a bit of whimsy to a kid’s bathroom. They’re practical too, since the pull top raises the contents to make them more accessible for small hands.

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For a customizable option, check out this all-in-one organizer. You can rotate the outer clay frame around the bamboo base to create adjustable storage for your toothbrush, makeup brushes, tweezers or other items.

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To add a hit of colour and femininity to your bathroom, don’t overlook ornate, shapely glass pieces like the Yngaren collection at Ikea. You can find similar options at thrift and antique stores.

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SOURCING:
+ Stacked Apothecary Jars, $34 – $49, West Elm
+ Capelli Organizer, $30, Umbra
Igloo £35 for a set of 3 bowls
+ Birillo cotton pad dispenser, £17.00, Alessi
+ Birillo cotton swab dispenser, £17.00, Alessi
Pisellino cotton swab holder, £18.00, Alessi
+ Small organizer, €29 , Matteria
+ Yngaren bathroom collection, $8.99 – $14.99, Ikea

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One Response to “Bathroom Storage Ideas”

  1. Love these ideas – especially the last one! Who would have thought those beautiful pieces were from IKEA? I am going to check those out. I also wrote a post about apothecary jars that you might like – check it out if you want!
    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/01/apothecary-jars.html