Shelves Above Toilet

Many homeowners focus on increasing storage in their kitchen and living space, but one space often neglected is the bathroom. Investing in shelves above the toilet can maximize the amount of usable storage you have in your bathroom for towels, toiletries, toilet paper, and various other items.

Adding shelves above the toilet will help you keep your bathroom more organized and add more style. Candles, diffusers, and potted plants can also be placed on the shelves above the toilet to help decorate your bathroom. No matter what type of shelving you want, whether a freestanding unit or floating shelves above the toilet, you'll find exactly what you need for your bathroom.

Sauder Caraway Over The Toilet Storage

Sauder Caraway Over The Toilet Storage

What we like: Simple assembly instructions and resistance to corrosion

What we don’t like: Lack of drawers for more storage

Despite its compact size, Sauder’s Caraway shelf above the toilet offers plenty of storage space. The shelf measures approximately 23” wide and 68” high. Crafted from recycled wood, it has a white painted finish to match various bathroom styles seamlessly.

A large shelf, two compartments, a shallow top shelf, and a cabinet with two shelves and frosted glass are included in this unit. Solid and durable, this shelf will not wobble or break apart. It is also rust and corrosion resistant, making it an ideal shelf for bathrooms with a lot of moisture.

Simple Living Bamboo Space Saver

Simple Living Bamboo Space Saver

What we like: Real bamboo

What we don’t like: Not extremely stable

Considering that wood and water traditionally don’t mix well, bamboo is the best choice for bringing a touch of natural wood to your bathroom because it can withstand prolonged water exposure while remaining beautiful.

Simple Living's over-the-toilet bamboo shelf has two sliding doors that reveal a storage area for toilet paper, towels, and other bathroom necessities for you and your guests. A lower shelf lets you display decorative items and potted plants. Those who prefer a clean, modern look with a touch of warmth will love this shelf.

This unit may be a little wobbly without the wall anchors, and the height of shelves above the toilet could be too short for taller toilets. You should determine the minimum shelf height you can work with in your bathroom before purchasing this over-the-toilet shelf. 

Trent Austin Design Steadman Solid Wood Over the Toilet Storage

Trent Austin Design Steadman Solid Wood Over the Toilet Storage

What we like: Open shelves for style and display of toiletries

What we don’t like: Pricey

For those who like open shelving, Trent Austin Design’s over-the-toilet shelf features three spacious shelves perfect for displaying candles, tissues, or rolled-up towels. The natural wood grain means no two units are exactly alike, creating a unique aesthetic for your bathroom.

It is recommended to wall-mount this unit to prevent it from falling according to the instructions for this unit. The tip over restraint device is included with your purchase. It is best to measure how high should the shelves be above the toilet to make sure it fits well with your bathroom setup. Due to the lacquer finish, there may be a strong smell after taking the shelving unit out of the package. 

Elegant Home Fashions Over the Toilet Freestanding Cabinet

Elegant Home Fashions Over the Toilet Freestanding Cabinet

What we like: Elegant design

What we don’t like: Tools required for assembly

As the name suggests, this shelf above the toilet from Elegant Home Design adds a touch of flair to your bathroom. Included is a large, double-door storage cabinet and a small shelf below that provides additional storage for your toiletries or decorative items. It includes curtains to hide any knick-knacks from view and keep them organized. The curtains also offer an exquisite look for your bathroom.

The interior shelves are adjustable, making it easy for you to customize your storage solutions. All hardware for assembly is included; however, you will need some of your own tools to complete the process. The door magnet and hinges are pre-hung. This unit should be sealed with a wood sealant as it is made of particleboard and could suffer moisture damage. 

Alcott Hill Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinet

Alcott Hill Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinet

What we like: Compact for essentials

What we don’t like: Solely wall-mounted, skilled installation required

If you need a shelf above the toilet that is a bit wider than a typical 20” wide toilet tank, consider this wall cabinet unit by Alcott Hill. Its bathroom shelf height is only 22”, making this ideal for small bathrooms. With an open lower shelf and two shelves behind the doors, this unit offers storage for your bathroom essentials like toilet paper and towels without taking up much floor space. Your bathroom will look stylish with chrome-finished knobs and manufactured wood shelves and doors.

This unit comes in two contrasting colors, so you have a choice of which one suits your decor style best. For a contemporary look, opt for the clean, white finish, but if you’re looking to add some classic sophistication, dark espresso is the way to go. 

$116.99 $166.99

SODUKU Floating Shelves (2 Piece)

SODUKU Floating Shelves (2 Piece)

What we like: Ideal for small bathrooms

What we don’t like: Extra hardware not included

SODUKU Floating Shelves are perfect for installing over the toilet because of their metal rails and towel rack. The pine shelves are available in five different colors, including brown, carbonized black, grey, natural, and white washed. They are heat resistant, allowing them to withstand humid bathroom environments. This shelving set comes with two shelves, one towel bar, and eight screw pieces. Any additional hardware required for safe mounting must be purchased separately.

These are narrow floating shelves at 16.5 inches, so they are ideal for small bathrooms that need only the bathroom basics for toiletries. Before assembly in your bathroom, this should be measured for how far apart should the floating shelves be above the toilet.

$21.99 $34.99

Sand and Stable Miltenberger Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinet

Sand and Stable Miltenberger Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinet

What we like: Compact and has a rustic feel

What we don’t like: No towel bar

A beautifully designed white wood wall-mounted bathroom cabinet from Sand & Stable's Miltenberger collection serves as an exceptional storage space for bathroom essentials. It has a country-style sliding door design that adds a rustic appeal. The unit is made of MDF wood, making it a durable fit for long-term bathroom use. The slim design creates an integrated storage area above the toilet.

The four open shelves provide easy access to everyday essentials, and you can slide the door to hide other personal goods from view when guests are using your facilities. 

This is a wall-mounted unit that requires installation and assembly upon purchase. Mounting hardware is included. 

ALLZONE Over Toilet Shelf Organizer

ALLZONE Over Toilet Shelf Organizer

What we like: Floor to ceiling storage without sacrificing floor space

What we don’t like: May be unstable since it is not secured to the wall

The Over Toilet Shelf Organizer from ALLZONE offers easy installation of four shelves without damaging your walls. It mounts to the floor and ceiling with adjustable tension rods. The fully adjustable shelves and legs mean this setup fits most bathrooms. The impermanence of the setup may be unappealing to some, but it is helpful if you want to change your bathroom decor later on.

Unlike other floor standing units, this one takes up very little space on the side of your toilet and is easy to disassemble. It's a great option for homeowners looking for an understated aesthetic without committing to a certain style. Because of its adjustable rods from floor to ceiling, you need to measure first to determine how high should the shelf be above the toilet to make sure it fits well in your space. 

$62.49

Winston Porter Kulle Over the Toilet Storage

Winston Porter Kulle Over the Toilet Storage

What we like: Two baskets for easy reach

What we don’t like: Very basic aesthetic appeal

If you're looking for a unique storage solution for your bathroom, the Winston Porter Kulle Over-the-Toilet unit is perfect. This unit features two hanging baskets to hold all your bathroom essentials, making it easy to remain organized and access what you need quickly. The hanging baskets are what set this shelving unit apart from traditional floating shelves above the toilet. The bottom shelf can be used to display decorative bathroom accessories such as candles or diffusers.

It is made of steel with an oil-rubbed bronze finish to ensure long-lasting durability in high humidity. The design boasts a clean, timeless look that won't overpower the overall aesthetic of your bathroom. Since the baskets and the overall unit can be flimsy, ensure you use the included tip over restraint device that secures the shelving rack to the wall.  

UTEX 3 Shelf Bathroom Organizer Over The Toilet

UTEX 3 Shelf Bathroom Organizer Over The Toilet

What we like: Plenty of storage

What we don’t like: Takes up floor space on either side of the toilet

The Utex Over The Toilet Space Saver makes it easy to keep bathroom essentials organized and tidy. Its wooden construction makes it sturdy, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. You can choose from gray, white, and espresso finishes to find that look that complements your existing bathroom decor. The three open shelves can hold tons of storage, from towels to extra toilet paper. The sturdy A-frame legs add both durability and elegance.

For a tight space where you want to reduce clutter and have no linen closet, a bold, 3-tier shelf like this can transform the room. The unit fits over most standard toilets and is easy to assemble.

$72.95

Our advice Buying Guide

When working with small bathrooms, shelves above toilet are useful as they allow us to take advantage of every single square inch available. Shelves above toilets create a storage space that's needed in any bathroom. They are convenient places to store spare toilet paper rolls and other necessities.

What's more, they make excellent storage boxes to keep cleaning supplies in. A shelf above toilet that's inside a small powder room can also be particularly useful as the need for storage is addressed. The challenge, however, is choosing the best shelves. In this article, we will take a closer look at the factors that need to be considered when making a selection.

How thick should toilet shelves be?

Your material choice, the length, and the thickness of the shelves will determine whether they will bend or stand up. If you try using flimsy wood from your old kitchen cabinet and expect it to hold anything that has a substantial weight, you'll be very disappointed as you're destined for failure.

The key to choosing the right shelves is to match the length and thickness of the shelves to all the items you plan on storing on them. Toiletries, as well as bits and pieces, can be stored in a ¾" laminate that's over multi-density fiberboards.

Do you want your shelves to be fashionable, functional or both?

Have you ever imagined shelves to be fashionable? Well, if you haven’t, just picture Khloe Kardashian's glamourous display of shelves. The lighting is simply perfect and the shelves look like they're from company showrooms.

You can also consider the minimalist and sleek floating shelves, which are fashion personified. They will be great as shelves above the toilet. If you just want something that’s functional with a space-efficient design rather than one that's a work of art, then that's alright as well. Just decide on whether you want fashion or function.

How deep should shelves above toilet be?

Big-box stores will give you shelves that are 12" deep, but they'll make your bathroom look disorganized. So, why should you accept shelving that's too shallow? Get shelving that'll make your bathroom look neat and efficient. What we suggest are 14" deep shelves. By getting deeper shelving, your things won't look as if they're hanging at the edge, which they will be if you choose 12-inchers. If you want more glamourous shelves, then choose 19- or 24-inchers.

Remember: you shouldn't accept shelves that don't live well for their purpose.

How to make sure the shelves above toilet are safe?

If you are like most homeowners, then you haven't thought about the safety concern regarding shelves. Shelves above toilet rest on pins. That means they can easily be pulled by children with the content toppling onto them.

If what you want are adjustable shelves, the solution would be notched shelves. They are more expensive compared to standard shelves, but they'll be worth it as they will take your worries away.

Small bathrooms, as we said, require the smart utilization of every square inch. The best you can do to add more use to the available space is by adding shelves above toilets. Follow the tips we gave you when choosing shelving for your bathroom, and you'll be able to select the best systems. Good luck!

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Bernardston 34.5" W x 48" H x 9" D Solid Wood Free-Standing Over-the-Toilet Storage

Bernardston 34.5" W x 48" H x 9" D Solid Wood Free-Standing Over-the-Toilet Storage
With a total of eight shelves, this 71.9'' H freestanding unit provides maximum storage without wasting valuable space. Crafted from solid birch wood and available in four elegant finishes, the open design allows you to display your favorite decorative items, making this piece a stunning bathroom feature.

Bathroom Shelves Above Toilet

Bathroom Shelves Above Toilet
An aesthetic traditional wall-mounted bathroom unit. It's made of wood with a bit worn white finish. It has a rectangular moulding top, a cabinet with a shelf and 2 glazed doors, an open front shelf and 2 drawers. Knobs are round and dark.

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These shelves are an awesome and functional solution for small toilet space. Mount them above the toilet, and enjoy the solidity and functionality. The wooden structure brings a rustic touch.

Shelf above toilet

Bathed in white, this contemporary toilet looks larger in spite of restricted space. Shelving above the toilet centers the design, creating a focal point with a bevy of artwork, candle holders and collectibles.

Shelves above toilet

Made in the climate of seaside shelves above the toilet is a perfect combination of functionality and superb design. The place above the toilet becomes a well-developed space, which additionally brings a cozy seaside touch to the decor.

Shelves above toilet

Being an example of practical space organization, this set of DIY bathroom shelves creates new storage space for your stuff and accessories. White finish embodies the simplistic, contemporary design.

Floating shelves above toilet

With those beautiful shelves, your bathroom will be better organized, and sparkling with elegant charm. Each shelf is made of sturdy wood in a cherry finish, and is embedded between two metal fastenings.

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A set of stylish, floating shelves that will save space in your smaller bathroom and help you to organize your necessities. The shelves are crafted of hardwood and covered in a white finish. Easy to mount.

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This bathroom decor proves that shelving above the toilet can be not a practical, but also a stylish accent. Sleek, simplistic silhouettes match well the overall, contemporary appeal, providing a convenient storage spot for one's bath accessories.

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Refreshing a boring toilet very small space - is always a good idea. When it is a refreshing with floating simple wooden shelves above a toilet, all in white - this is also a very good conception. You can get the additional space for towels or toilet paper.

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This is usually done in small guest toilets, where the toilet seat is located opposite the entrance. We try to make the wall in front of the door look attractive. Simple wooden shelves above toilet have a dark brown finish - and will be very practical.

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Pistachio green walls juxtaposed with dark brown wooden shelves not only provide a nice look, but most of all some functional spot, allowing to save precious floor space. Ideal for dispensers or toilet paper rolls.

Shelves above toilet

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Set of 2 shelves designed for mounting on the wall. It is made of wood and reinforced with metal supports. Tasteful accent for the bathroom to store towels, toiletries and more.

Shelves above toilet

This set of shelves above the toilet constitutes a smooth, practical idea of how to subtly add some storage space into your bathroom. It can be used to store linens, toilet paper rolls or some accessories.

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Hill Country Homebody: Going Backwards: Bedroom and Bath Before and After

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These small shelves will go perfectly above your toilet and will let you either add some decorative objects around your bathroom or simply organize your accessories a bit better to make it cleaner and more functional.

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Simple white shelves over the toilet are the perfect solution for adding functionality to any interior design. Neutral, simple white construction is perfect for storing cosmetics and other bathroom accessories.

Rustic over the toilet storage

Transform your home into a country cottage, using this sturdy set of 3 floating shelves that can be easily mounted on a kitchen / bathroom wall. They are made of thick pieces of wood and covered with a layer of protective lacquer.

Shelves above toilet

Smoothly built-in within the walls, this bathroom shelving above the toilet constitutes a great way to store things without the fear of losing precious floor space. Functionality and style in one.

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Kilim Beige Sherwin Williams SW 6106 for the basement stairs, hallway and rec room.

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These functional items are suitable for bathroom use. Each shelf of this type features a wall-mounting design. These shelves are durable, wooden and finished in neutral white color that suits any bathroom.

Shelves above toilet

Nothing simpler - to develop a narrow space above the toilet, which we really see at the entrance. Strong and thick floating shelves above toilet made of wood, finished with dark-brown varnish - they not only add functionality, but also fill the empty space.

Floating shelves over toilet

Well-considered design can easily provide user-friendly storage of all bathroom tools. White color combined with glass gives cleanness and freshness sensation. The reasonable arrangement of the shelves makes room convenient and attractive.

Shelving above toilet

Transform your bathroom into a country cottage, thanks to those two massive shelves that can be mounted right above your toilet. Each shelf is made of thick wood, giving you a long-lasting piece for storing your necessities.

Shelves above toilet

So, this links out to another pin board, but, I really like the over the toilet storage idea shown in the above picture.

Newport wall cabinet pottery barn bathroom storage above toilet

Newport Wall Cabinet | Pottery Barn bathroom storage above toilet

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Cottage Bathroom Storage Cabinet

Shelves above toilet

Wall Color #730-C "Castle Path" by Behr This might be the color!!

I like the little white shelf in the bathroom acutally

I like the little white shelf in the bathroom. Acutally I think what I really like is the jar holding the q-tips. Wonder if I could add one to my bathroom without my husband banging his head into it.

Wall jewelry storage

Practical white over the toilet storage cabinet with drawers. It includes practical storage shelves and two mirrored doors. Solid wooden construction is finished in attractive and neutral white color.

The yellow cape cod powder room i absolutely love the

The Yellow Cape Cod Powder Room I absolutely LOVE the color scheme in this room! The dark gray with white & red are beautiful & the red could easily be changed to other colors. Now where to use it, hmm.....

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A great option for your toilet - this sublime shelf will let you add some nice decorative objects to your interior or simply organize your towels without losing the needed space and overcluttering your space thanks to the dark finish and simple structure.

Splendid white wooden floating shelves over toilet and sweet simple

Splendid White Wooden Floating Shelves Over Toilet And Sweet Simple ...

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Classic shelves made of wood. Designed for mounting on the wall. Provides space saving in all kinds of interiors. Received many very good opinions. Functionality and neutral design for each place as needed.

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Niches in wall above toilet, wall hung toilet; no shower curtain, simply glass. Small space but ideas for any size bath

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