The Toilet Paper Holder – An Unexpected Source Of Beauty In The Bathroom

The toilet paper holder seems like such a trivial thing it’s hardly ever the subject of any conversation or design choice. It is, however, one of the accessories that can influence the decor and ambiance in a bathroom and, as such, it deserves our full attention. Because the subject is so unpopular, a lot of times people just go with the first option that presents itself to them, without even taking into consideration other possibilities. Today we’ll try to remedy that by showing a few of the toilet paper holder designs and ideas that we find interesting.

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We love the idea of a bathroom decorated with brass or copper accents. This diy paper holder is something that you can match to a brass faucet or to the exposed pipes if you have a bathroom decorated in an industrial style. It’s easy to put together and it looks chic and elegant. Be sure to check out the tutorial to find the list of supplies you’ll need for the project along with some tips.

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A custom unit like this one can make a bathroom feel extra cozy, not to mention that the design is perfect for rustic, retro or country-chic interiors. The thin brass toilet paper holder is just a part of the design. It occupies a small compartment, one of three. The other two hold the brush and two extra toilet paper rolls.

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Isn’t this wood slice toilet paper holder just charming? The wonderful part is that it’s also really easy to make. All you need is a slice of wood (you could also use a piece of driftwood), a drapery holdback and a cabinet knob. You’ll probably have to make a few adjustments to the holdback to get it into the right position and at the right angle. This ingenious idea comes from Ourfifthhouse.

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If minimalism and understated beauty are the the qualities you’re looking for in a toilet paper holder, you’ll probably enjoy this particular design. We came across it on Themerrythought and we immediately fell in love with it. You can make something similar for your own bathroom using these supplies: a knob, leather lace, a dowel and a screw. You should also have a drill and pliers.

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Can’t find a good storage solution for those extra toilet paper rolls? How about an extension for your holder? It can hold two extra rolls and it will definitely look interesting, not to mention that the idea is also very practical. When one roll is finished, there’s always another one close-by (unless you forget to fill the pockets). Check out Makeit-loveit if you’d like to find out more about this.

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You can always count on baskets when something needs to be stored in a presentable manner. This even includes extra toilet paper rolls for the bathroom. A woven basket can definitely look charming provided that you have enough space for it. Also, if the design allows it, you can add a rod and turn the top of the basket into a unique toilet paper holder. This unusual but nevertheless inspiring idea comes from Musthavemom.

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Most toilet paper holders are made of metal, pipes and tubes to be more exact so, when you think about it, this detail could be exploited in a lot of interesting ways when creating a custom holder for the bathroom. You can start with something simple like this design featured on Akailochiclife. You’ll need some copper pipes, end caps, elbows and brackets as well as some screws and glue.

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When you’d rather not drill holes in the bathroom walls or in the vanity in order to install a wall-mounted toilet paper holder, the alternative is a holder that sits on the floor. If you enjoy industrial design, the one showed on Kristimurphy should be just right. It’s made of iron pipes and galvanized floor flanges and steel pipe pieces but you can definitely customize it according to your own bathroom’s style and decor.

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If the goal is to personalize your bathroom with custom accessories you don’t necessarily have to start from scratch and to craft them yourself. Another possibility is to personalize an existing piece. For instance, start with one of these IKEA toilet paper holders and give it a makeover. You can use paint or washi tape. It’s quick and easy. {found on cuckoo4design}.

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How about a fun and playful toilet paper holder that both kids and adults can find interesting? We have the perfect idea: a toy dinosaur with a long neck, long enough to hold a roll of toilet paper and heavy enough to stay in place. It’s an idea that comes from Thechicsite. You can leave the dinosaur as it is if you like the way it looks or you can spray paint it so it matches your bathroom decor better.

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A small shelf placed just above the toilet paper holder can be super practical and useful. You can use it as a support for your phone, air freshener or a nice little decoration. Also, you’d only need to mount the shelf on the wall and the holder can be attached to its underside just as shown on DIYshowoff.

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This rope toilet paper holder is just what a nautical bathroom decor needs. It’s simple and chic and it looks casual and refreshing, just like most coastal-style interior designs. It’s made of marine Hempex rope and has a manrope knot at each end. If you know the technique you can try creating your own DIY version of this design. {found on etsy}.

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Freestanding modules like this one from Etsy are practical because they’re not fixed to a wall and can always be repositioned but also because they offer extra storage not just for toilet paper but also for things like air fresheners and even magazines. The design is as simple as it is versatile.

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Instead of a toilet paper holder that holds only one roll at a time, a cool and interesting alternative can be a more complex installation that also doubles as a wall decoration. Cloud is the perfect example. It’s a simple platform that you mount on a wall, with curves specifically designed to mold around the toilet paper rolls which can be stacked in the form of a cloud.

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A toilet paper floor stand is a good alternative to wall-mounted holders. This one is made of birch and soft concrete. It’s simple, practical and sturdy. In addition, it’s quite space-efficient and the soft concrete has a pleasant feeling without being soft enough to become malleable. {found on irishantverk}.

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The design of the Diabolo holder introduces a new idea: the option of adjustable height. This is offered by the pulley hub. The rope wraps around it and the height can be adjusted with ease while at the same time ensuring a fresh and chic look defined by simplicity and modern elegance.

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Last but not least, we present you a versatile toilet paper holder that’s a really nice blend of looks and functionality. It’s made of black stained oak and black metal and its design is very simple, a detail that allows it to be highly versatile and timeless. Find out more about it on Fermliving.