The little things often make a big difference in interior design and that applies to any type of space. Take the bathroom for instance. A lot of times there’s not much space to work with so functionality needs to be prioritized overlooks but even so, there are ways to blend both. The towel rack is a perfect example of a small detail which ultimately impacts the space in a big way. Check out below some of our top favorite bathroom towel storage ideas.
This right here is a simple farmhouse-style towel rack that has a rather familiar look. The project starts with a wooden board which you can stain in your favorite nuance. The hooks are very important because they’re the ones that ultimately give the rack its character. Check out all the details of the project on angelamariemade.
A really cute idea is to keep the towels on a ladder. You can make one yourself from scratch using wooden dowels and copper T junction pipe fittings. Don’t forget the copper caps for the top and bottom of the ladder. This combination of materials looks very chic. This type of storage is great not just for bathroom towels but also for blankets and other things. Check out bobvila for details.
This thing gives you a rack to keep a towel on as well as a little storage compartment for a few other items such as napkins, toiletries or a little planter. This is a metal basket with a copper pipe attached at the bottom using hooks. If you want to you can spray-paint the basket to match the pipe or vice versa. You can find the details for this project on ajoyfulriot.
Crafting a simple and very basic-looking bathroom towel rack is super easy and only involves a piece of wood, some hooks and screws to secure it to the wall. It’s up to you to decide if you want to stain the wood, to paint it or perhaps even to leave it unfinished. Consider using reclaimed wood. It gives the rack a lot of character. Check out oldhousetonewhome for more inspiration.
If you want something minimalist that would look nice in your contemporary bathroom, check out this chic DIY towel hanger idea from ohohdeco. It involves wooden dowels, an old leather belt, some screws and a drill. You can make adjustments as necessary based on how much space there’s available or the look that you prefer.
This towel rack is basically just a bunch of pallet boards placed in a frame. You can actually just use this as wall art if you don’t add the hooks. It looks simple but beautiful and it really adds a lot of charm and character to the bathroom. Find out more about this project and more on thegoldensycamore.
A rope towel holder would look lovely too, especially in a beach-inspired bathroom decor. To make something like this you need rope, something to cut it with, two galvanized clips, a glue gun, screws, wall anchors and a few basic tools such as a screwdriver, a hammer and a drill. You can find a detailed description of the project on grecodesigncompany.
If you’d like your bathroom towel rack to look a bit more… artistic perhaps you’ll enjoy this idea from robolady. This rack is actually an empty frame which is seamlessly integrated into a whole wall installation along with several other frames of different shapes and sizes. It’s a cool idea if you have the space.
Now, these are some seriously cute towel rings. They’re a lovely way to add some character to the bathroom and they’re very easy to make too. The supplies needed include 5” metal rings , wire cutters, unfinished wood beads, dye, leather straps, a screw punch and glue. You could also use colored beads instead of the unfinished kind if you want to simplify the project. Find out more details on spoonforkbacon.
This hanging leather rack has a ladder-inspired look but with a bit more flexibility. To make something like this you’re going to need two pieces of leather, three wooden dowels, two key rings (D-shaped or circular), scissors, hole punch, rivets and setter and two screws for the wall. Check out the full tutorial on whydontyoumakeme.
This is a rather unusual idea for a bathroom towel rack but it looks nice in a rustic setting and it’s also quite practical as it can hold multiple extra towels. As you can clearly see, this is a basket which has been mounted vertically on the wall just above the toilet. The idea comes from hammersandhighheels.
That little wall space above the toilet which a lot of bathrooms have can be quite difficult to work with.. One way in which you can maximize your use of this space is with shelves. You can use the shelves to store and display various things including towels, extra toilet paper rolls, toiletries and some decorations too. Check out efficientmomma for details.
This is a combination of a towel rod and a shelf blended into a single accent piece which you can pretty much fit into any bathroom no matter how small. The rustic look is a nice touch and you can definitely take advantage of this if you want to make your bathroom look more inviting and comfortable. Check out this project on instructables.
An industrial-style towel holder is super easy to make mostly because imperfections and ruggedness are in its nature. This project from thefogueabode is also very cheap. You only need some lumber (reclaimed wood can work nicely and is often free), stain and water spouts. You might already have most of the materials.
This towel holder idea from shanty-2-chic is super cute and takes up little space which is always appreciated. It’s all made of wood and it holds one towel on a hook as usual plus two extra ones on the shelves. You can add more shelves if you want to or you can make them bigger depending on how many towels you want it to hold and how big they are.
Simple shelves with an industrial design are well-suited for function-oriented spaces like the bathroom. This one has a solid and versatile design which makes use of metal pipes and solid wood. It adds three storage shelves for toiletries, decorations and various bathroom supplies. It has a rustic-industrial vibe which goes well with both modern and retro interior decors.
A tall and narrow storage module such as this one can potentially fit in various nooks between the bathroom wall and the door or between the toilet and the sink and so on. It would also look nice in an open space with empty wall space around it. The Hyde linen cabinet featured here has five storage shelves and measures 63” H x 9.8” W x 9.8” D overall.
The Millersburg linen cabinet is a freestanding piece with an elegant cinnamon cherry finish which offers a variety of storage options. There’s a hidden module at the bottom with two cubbies behind a door and three open storage cubbies at the top. There’s a counter divider between the two sections. Also, there’s a special towel rack at the top with four slots arranged in an X pattern. The overall dimensions of the cabinet are 60.591” H x 14.724” W x 15.512” D.
The Lowther linen cabinet has a much more open and simple design which makes it a perfect match for modern and contemporary bathrooms. It has a clean geometry with a Nordic-inspired look and it offers two types of storage. The bottom section has a slatted door which can be opened to reveal two shelves and the top half in divided into two generously-sized open shelves with an open back.
Over-the-toilet storage units are very space-efficient and ideal for small bathrooms. They’re designed to frame the toilet and to allow you to use the space above the tank for storage. The Cadell unit is made of metal and has a very thin and slender look. It gives you two open shelves to keep extra toilet paper rolls, towels and various other things on and it only measures 54’’ x 23’’ x 11’’ in total.
Many bathrooms also have dead spaces, little nooks between the wall and the vanity or between cabinets and so on. This is an accessory designed to fit in these slender spaces and to help you maximize your bathroom’s storage potential. It’s a cart-like rack which you can use for towels, toiletries and other related items, depending on where you decide to place it. It measures 33.3” H x 26.4” L x 5.9” D and it has casters to easily roll in and out.
Another smart idea for small bathrooms is to use the back of the door for storage. Over-the-door racks like this one are very easy to use and very convenient as well. This design is simple and versatile, great for modern bathrooms. The rack is made of steel and has a minimal footprint, measuring only 26” H x 17.5” L x 5.5” D. It has three offset rods for towels which keeps them separate and lets air in between then to prevent moisture from persisting.
If you have the space for it, a freestanding towel rack could be a stylish addition to the bathroom. It’s easy to move around and you can set it anywhere you want. This one is made of bamboo and has a clean and simple design. It provides space for three towels and it measures 33” H x 14” L x 18” D. There’s a little tray at the bottom to catch the dripping water and hooks on the sides for small hand towels or other things.
Here’s another freestanding towel rack, this time with a very minimalist and sculptural design. It has a flat and rectangular base with a solid panel at the center which then splits into at the top. One side forms a rod for hanging towels on while the other is solid and angled for symmetry. The rack’s overall dimensions are 27.19” H x 19.83” L x 19.83” D and it has a matte white finish.
Wall-mounted towel racks like the Morecambe are practical and convenient because they don’t take up any space on the floor or the counter. Furthermore, they usually also add storage shelves for various toiletries, decorations and accessories to sit on. Thanks to its multifunctional design, it can also be set on the counter or the floor and used as a shelving unit. It measures 26.96” H x 21.6” L x 10” D and its two shelves are made of tempered glass. The frame is made of metal with an oil rubbed bronze finish and has elegant details which give this rack an elegant look with a traditional or retro-inspired vibe.