Storing towels can be a pain, especially if you don’t have a designated linen closet or enough cabinet space. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up 17 insanely chic bathroom storage ideas for towels that you can start using today.
17 Insanely Chic Bathroom Storage Ideas for Towels
1. Add a Glass Cabinet
We love how chic this glass cabinet is and how much character it adds to this bathroom. The cabinet gives you plenty of space to store folded towels and other items. The glass doors add an elegant touch and make it easy to locate what you need.
You can place a cabinet like this in the corner of the bathroom. It won’t take up much floor space, and you get a practical but pretty way to store your towels.
2. Hang a Shelf Above the Door for Towel Storage
If you have a small bathroom and don’t have a linen closet, you can quickly and easily add towel storage by hanging a shelf above your door. There’s a good chance that you’re not using this wall space in your bathroom, so why not put it to good use?
Start by measuring your door frame, and then look for a shelf that’s about the same width. Hanging it just above the door frame will save you some work because you don’t have to worry as much about leveling.
Hanging a shelf above the door is a simple DIY project that anyone can tackle, so this is an easy way to add more towel storage to your space.
3. Use an Under-Shelf Storage Basket for Hand Towels
We’ve seen some brilliant bathroom storage ideas for towels, but this one takes the cake for storing hand towels. It’s simple. It’s not fancy. But it gets the job done.
If you have a linen closet or a storage cabinet in your bathroom, you can add an under-shelf storage basket to keep your hand towels tidy.
Best of all, storage baskets like these won’t cost you more than $25. It’s a budget-friendly way to get your towels organized.
4. Hang Baskets on the Wall
Here’s another simple and budget-friendly towel storage idea: hang baskets on the wall. When turned on their side, wicker baskets instantly become cubby shelves.
Hang them on the wall and use them to store your folded towels. This is a great way to make use of wall space, and will add a farmhouse look to your bathroom.
If you already have some baskets on-hand, then you can bring this idea to life with just a few tools. If not, you can snag a set of inexpensive storage baskets online. Look for ones that match your bathroom and are big enough to hold your towels.
5. Use a Wine Rack to Store Towels of All Sizes
Here’s a clever way to store towels in a chic way. Hang a wine rack and add your rolled up towels. Most wall wine racks are just the right size for towels, and they make any bathroom look more elegant.
Make sure the rack has enough space for your towels. Most can hold six, including smaller hand towels. Here is a great option from Amazon.
If you need more space, you can hang a golden rolled bath towel holder that is so full of style.
6. Store Towels on a Ladder Bookcase
Ladder bookcases are so chic, and they can add so much storage space for towels in your bathroom. You’ll also have space for some décor items, too. You can easily store half a dozen towels on a ladder bookcase.
Be mindful of your space when choosing your bookcase. Some have a true ladder design, so they come out a little further from the wall. Others have a more compact design that won’t take up as much floor space.
If you have a smaller bathroom, you may want to consider the more compact option.
7. Use a Storage Cabinet as a Linen Closet
Non linen closet? No problem. Add a small storage cabinet to your space. A storage cabinet like the one above is perfect for storing towels and linens. It even has drawers to store small things, and you can display décor on top of the cabinet.
If you like the farmhouse look, choose a wood cabinet with glass doors and a simple, rustic design. Before you buy, take the time to measure your space to ensure your new cabinet will fit.
8. Store Folded Towels on Floating Wood Shelves
Looking for simple bathroom storage ideas for towels? Hang floating shelves. Shelves are one of the simplest ways to store towels, and they look so chic if you decorate the space.
Mixing in plants and other small décor items will make your bathroom look like a spa.
Choose shelves that match your space. You may need two or three to ensure you have enough space for all of your towels.
9. Install a Modern Cabinet and Hooks
The cabinet will give you plenty of space to store your towels, and you can also hang some towels on hooks.
You can find cabinets in all sizes, so choose one that will fit in your space. And if you want to take your bathroom to the next level, add a bench under the towel hooks. This will give you and your guests a place to sit and dry off or get changed.
10. Use a Wine Shelf for Hand Towels
Want a clever way to store your hand towels? Wine shelves are a great option. Some are deep and wide enough to store bath towels, too.
Hang your wine shelf on the wall and tuck your rolled up towels inside. It’s a simple and inexpensive option for towel storage.
11. Hang Wire Baskets for Towels
Here’s a really quick and easy option for storing towels, and it will give your bathroom a farmhouse look. Hang wire baskets on the wall.
Baskets will keep your towels neatly organized and within easy reach. They look chic, and they’re an affordable, easy option for towel storage.
12. Make a DIY Shelf Unit for Towels
Shelves are an excellent option for storing towels, but what if you don’t want to go through the hassle of hanging them on the wall? A freestanding shelf unit is a great alternative, and you can build one yourself.
You can place your unit in the corner of the bathroom to maximize your floor space. And because this is a DIY project, you’re free to make your unit as big or small as you want.
You can find the tutorial for building these shelves here.
You can add storage baskets to hold your towels if you want, but it’s not absolutely necessary.
If you’re not into DIY projects, you can also find shelving units online.
13. Store Towels in Baskets
Baskets are one of the simplest bathroom storage ideas for towels, but they can still be chic. Choosing a basket color that complements your bathroom is a great start. Rolling up your towels can also help make them look more spa-like.
14. Make Crate Shelving for Towels and Décor
Crates are so versatile. With a little paint and some patience, you can build a little shelving unit that’s perfect for storing your towels. If you have a nautical theme in your bathroom, this storage idea is perfect.
But it can honestly work for any bathroom theme.
All you need are some wooden crates and some simple hardware to bring this project to life. You can make your shelving unit as tall or short as you like. They’re compact enough to fit even in small bathrooms with ease.
15. Hang a Blanket Ladder
If you have more of a rustic, simple vibe in your home, a blanket ladder may be a great way for you to store your towels.
Blanket ladders don’t take up much wall space, and they’re perfect for hanging all of your towels. Hang one near the sink or shower for easy access.
16. Hang A Galvanized Tub with Shelves
Here’s a unique way to store your towels: hang a small, galvanized tub on the wall. If you have a farmhouse theme in your home, this idea is perfect for you.
Simply add a few shelves to a galvanized wash tub, hang it on your bathroom wall, and start storing your towels. It’s the perfect size for hand towels and washcloths.
You can even add a plant or some other décor items to really make this storage solution chic. If you’re having trouble going the DIY route, you can find one that’s premade on Amazon.
17. Use an Over the Shower Door Towel Rack
Even simple bathroom storage ideas for towels can still be chic. If you have shower doors, an over-the-shower rack may be a great option for you.
These racks can hold quite a few towels, and they take just a few minutes to install.
Finding storage for your bathroom towels doesn’t have to be a hassle. Use these ideas for inspiration or to solve your storage woes.