The shelves are versatile, functional and practical pieces in the decoration of our homes. They are very decorative, they help us to organize decorative objects and other elements in a practical way by occupying the vertical space of the walls, allowing circulation to remain free of obstacles, which makes them the ideal complement for small rooms that require a perfect order, such as the bathroom.
In various styles, colors, and sizes, today we’ll show you 25+ shelf ideas perfect for small bathrooms.
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- 1 1. The location
- 2 2. The materials
- 3 3. Colors
- 4 4. Glass
- 5 5. Wooden
- 6 6. Key points
- 7 7. In the corners
- 8 8. What to put on the shelves?
- 9 9. A custom design
- 10 10. In white
- 11 11. With integrated light
- 12 12. A deep color
- 13 13. With mirrors
- 14 14. Inside the shower
- 15 15. On slopes
- 16 16.OVER THE TOILET
- 17 17.DON’T BUY IT, DO IT YOURSELF
- 18 18.MINIMALIST DESIGN
- 19 19.SIMPLE SHELF OVER THE TUB
- 20 20.FLOOR SHELVES
- 21 21.HIGH SHELVES
- 22 22.NICHE SHELVES
- 23 23.SHELF INCORPORATED INTO A PIECE OF FURNITURE
- 24 24.SHELF UNDER THE SINK
- 25 25.INTEGRATED SHELF
- 26 26.SHELF WITH MIRROR
1. The location
The location will of course be on the walls, but you must think about which wall will be more practical: next to the shower? On top of the toilet? in a corner?; you must perfectly visualize the space of your bathroom to make the best decision.
2. The materials
For the shelves we can find many alternatives that adapt to the style of our small bathroom: wood, glass, acrylics, metals, etc., with a variety of designs that give a marked personality and originality to our bathroom
The shelves as pieces of organization and decoration for the bathroom, can have bright colors that make them even more aesthetic and with greater personality; in a bathroom with neutral colors such as white, a yellow hue can be applied to add freshness and vitality to the environment.
In bathrooms that are very small or prefer a lighter aesthetic, glass shelves look especially good and achieve an avant-garde atmosphere.
The wooden shelves are warm, cozy and adapt to all decorative styles, being one of the most popular in interior decoration.
6. Key points
The shelves, as we already mentioned, go on the walls of the bathroom, but there are key points such as the corners or near some pieces of furniture where we could hardly place a piece of furniture that helps us place hygiene items such as toilet paper
7. In the corners
To give life to areas that we generally do not take advantage of in a small bathroom such as corners, the shelves look great and help to make better use of the space conditions.
8. What to put on the shelves?
Since the shelves are versatile, they allow us to place on their surface from beauty items, towels and decorative elements such as plants and other types of ornaments that contribute to the configuration of a stylish bathroom in which all the details are taken care of.
9. A custom design
The shelves can be made to the desired size to fit our bathroom measurements without complications, as well as to create a personalized space that represents our personal style and tastes.
10. In white
White shelves like glass shelves are perfect for increasing the feeling of light in the interior of a small bathroom.
11. With integrated light
Another great detail that will make the shelves fascinating in the decoration of our bathroom , is that they can be incorporated into a lighting design; In this way, the bathroom will have more light but with an accent, as well as giving a magical effect to the space.
12. A deep color
In small spaces we take little risk of using deep colors for fear that they will look even smaller than they already are. But the reality is that on many occasions these colors help to generate a very interesting depth effect. Notice how elegant this design looks, in which the shelves have been installed in a niche; the elements inside are the color notes necessary to decorate the interior of this small bathroom.
13. With mirrors
Covering a fraction of one of the bathroom walls to place the shelves on it will also contribute to a better lighting of the space as well as enhance the feeling of spaciousness.
14. Inside the shower
In the shower we need a piece that allows us to place the soap, shampoo, etc., so the shelves are almost essential. In this project, we see that niches have been designed to contain these practical, functional and aesthetic shelves.
15. On slopes
You can also play with their arrangement and heights to give more dynamism and attractiveness to the bathroom, as long as they are comfortable and harmonious, fulfilling their practical and aesthetic function.
16.OVER THE TOILET
IF YOU CONSIDER THAT YOUR BATHROOM IS TOO SMALL TO PLACE SHELVES, THEN THIS IS THE SOLUTION YOU WERE LOOKING FOR. YOU CAN USE THE SPACE WHERE THE TOILET IS LOCATED TO MAKE A SHELF THAT FITS THE SPACE , DEPENDING ON THE SIZE YOU HAVE AVAILABLE. ON IT YOU CAN VARY THE DESIGN, SO THAT YOU HAVE SEVERAL FLOORS OF SHELVES AND SO YOU CAN STORE MANY MORE THINGS.
17.DON’T BUY IT, DO IT YOURSELF
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO HAVE CREATIVE PROJECTS, WHICH THEY CAN CARRY OUT WITH THEIR OWN HANDS, THEN WE LEAVE YOU THIS IDEA THAT CAN SERVE AS INSPIRATION FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN SHELVES . IT IS VERY SIMPLE:
First , look for the wooden boards, try to buy them in equal sizes to save yourself this step that can be more complicated.
Second , get a rope thick enough so that it can support the weight.
Third , prepare the boards, sand them and paint them the color you prefer, and then open a hole at each end, calculating a diameter where the thickness of the rope can pass.
Fourth , assemble the shelf with as many floors as you want, tying a knot each time you pass the rope at each end.
Fifth and last step, icing your creation on a resistant surface and decorate with the elements of your preference.
If in your bathroom there is not much space for a closet, decide to acquire a minimalist shelf that meets what you need, it may be that you are just looking for space to store towels, or you simply want to add a decorative element that does not take up space in the floor, but may be raised.
19.SIMPLE SHELF OVER THE TUB
This idea is for those who think space is an excuse, no guys, you can always add a shelf in the bathroom , you just need to open your mind to these new ideas. Just as we can see in this image, where the shelf was placed over the tub, forming part of the bathroom decoration. The result is flawless, simple and quite original .
Yes, as you have already read, they can also have floor shelves , although they are not the most common, if they are just as functional as those that are placed on the wall. The ideal is to get one that resembles a piece of furniture, but without doors, rather that they reveal their floors and in each of them you can place what you need. Something very important to remember, and that applies to any type of shelves is that they are always exposed to view, that is, you cannot hide what you put on them, therefore, you must ensure that they are in order at all times. and very clean, otherwise it can make your whole bathroom look dirty and messy.
Which shelf of all these was your favorite?
Generally in the decoration of bathrooms , furniture, shelves and shelves are used that occupy space horizontally, which causes the loss of centimeters that are essential when space is little. So what you can do is know how to take advantage of the walls with the use of high shelves, shelves that generate new storage spaces and be able to organize everything.
If possible, use a high shelf that goes from the floor to the ceiling, which better than the shelf has a mirror at the bottom to generate a more spacious visual effect. You can use the shelf to organize your personal items or to place some pots to give that natural touch.
If you like to give a more original and personal touch to the decoration of the bathroom, do not hesitate to make a shelf yourself, recycling some boards or wood that you have at home. The purpose is that you can make a custom ledge or you can choose to have the work done to a carpenter.
To achieve a bathroom decoration with a better coordination effect, use the same tiles to make a niche-type shelf, so that you can achieve a visual effect of more spaciousness and elegance.
One of the great advantages of this type of shelves is that they do not generate a visual load, being inside the wall, in the same way as a niche. In addition, the tiles are easy to maintain and resistant.
23.SHELF INCORPORATED INTO A PIECE OF FURNITURE
Currently there are many shelf designs of original and minimalist designs that are incorporated into the furniture. They are shelves that are next to the furniture and that fit perfectly with the decoration of modern and minimalist bathrooms .
In this type of shelves they allow the organization of objects and leave them in view, since the open shelf designs look great. The open shelves that are built in next to the furniture are ideal to bring out a bit of art, such as a painting, a vase, etc.
24.SHELF UNDER THE SINK
Many times the space under the sink is wasted, where many inches are left where you can use an elegant shelf. You can use a simple designer furniture with some drawers of different heights so that you can make a difference.
You can opt for a piece of furniture that has at least one drawer so that you can organize small objects or better that it has a shelf with several open levels to be able to put your towels there and have them at hand when you want to use them.
It is important that you keep in mind that the furniture you use in the bathroom is made of a material resistant, especially to humidity, which is quite common in every bathroom. In addition, it is recommended that the furniture be suspended from the floor so that you can maintain the floor without any problem.
The shelves that are perfectly integrated into the wall are the ones that are currently in trend in the decoration of every bathroom. This type of shelves are the ones that allow to achieve a harmonious, elegant, modern and practical decoration.
This type of shelves are the ones that allow you to make the best use of the vertical space of the walls. Achieving a better use of the space that is often wasted.
26.SHELF WITH MIRROR
Mirror shelves are one of the great allies to generate spaciousness in the decoration of small bathrooms . But the elegant designs of this type of shelves, allow them to fit perfectly in the decoration of any bathroom.
The use of this type of shelves are those that help save space, since the mirror will be integrated.
With these models of elegant and functional bathroom shelves , you will be able to decorate the bathroom with the style that you have always wanted. They are shelves that you can use without problem in the decoration of any bathroom, with a dazzling touch.