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21+ Bathroom Shelf Ideas To Finally Figure Out What To Put Over Your Toilet

Bathroom wall shelf ideas for any home decor style

We love DIY shelves and DIY shelves in the bathroom are the perfect solution to help your decorate in your style. What to put over your toilet? Such a common question that we all have tried to figure out. We have had bathrooms with honestly nothing there for a long time before we actually figured out what to do. The two biggest things most people put over their toilet are some sort of artwork (like our simple word art canvases) or bathroom wall shelves.

20+ modern bathroom shelving ideas

Neither of these two options has to be boring and hopefully, this list of 20+ bathroom shelves will help you to finally come up with your own bathroom shelving ideas. Stay tuned for a bathroom artwork post coming soon!

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How high do you hang a bathroom shelf?

Normally a cabinet or shelf is hung 2 feet about the toilet or tank. If you are having multiple shelves, then plan on hanging the bottom shelf around 2 feet above and your next shelf anywhere from 12-18″ above the bottom shelf.

How to cheaply decorate a bathroom shelf?

You can repurpose other items you already have, such as jars and other containers. Add matching bathroom toiletries and towels for your guest. A picture frame, fake or real plant can also add interest to your bathroom. In the list below, you won’t believe how some of our DIY friends were able to “shop their own house” or thrift store to find fun bathroom shelf decor.

Read more of our bathroom post ideas: 16 Cheap DIY Bathroom Projects

20+ different bathroom shelving ideas (some DIY and some to consider purchasing)

In this post, you will find examples of bathroom shelving for all home decor styles and also check out ways you can update your bathroom vanity, too!

Bathroom Shelving Ideas

Bathroom shelves can really add to your bathroom decor, whether a full DIY shelving project, a partial DIY project or just hanging new shelves over your toilet. Here some of our favorite bathroom shelving ideas to help inspire your next bathroom project.

Other Bathroom Shelves To Love

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  1. Ainsley Over-the-Toilet Ladder with Baskets: Easily add bathroom storage with this Pottery Barn classic shelving idea. Not wanting to spend that much money, then check out an alternative from Amazon.
  2. Rustic Wall Bathroom Shelf: This rustic, yet clean design from an Etsy seller will easily allow you to display your towels and bathroom decor.
  3. Deco Curve Metal Wall Shelf: This sleek and open design will add a modern touch to your bathroom walls. This bathroom shelf can match any decor and finish as it comes in 4 different finishes.
  4. Pembroke 3 Piece Tiered Shelf: If you like the look of the pipe shelving above. but don’t want to cut your own wood then this is a great shelving unit for you to consider above your toilet. 
  5. West Elm Polished Shelf: If you are going to spend a little to buy your own shelf, we love the details and modern look of this West Elm 3-tired shelf.

Still need more DIY bathroom inspiration?

We love how our bathroom vanity cabinets turned out after we painted them and added a new countertop and faucet. It was a great combination of mixing old with new to cheaply update our upstairs small bathroom.

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Now go ahead a finally add a bathroom wall shelf above your toilet.

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