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10 Bathroom Toilet Paper Storage Ideas and Styles

Bathroom toilet paper storage ideas (DIY, and for small spaces)

Who knew there would be so many different ways to store your toilet paper. The option to go for will depend on what style bathroom you are trying to create, and how much storage space you have. Have a look at this collection of toilet paper storage ideas and find one that fits your bathroom.

  1. Down From The Ceiling: Free up valuable floor and counter top space by hanging baskets down from the ceiling (a simple hook can be used) to storage the toilet rolls – just like in picture (1). For a more bohemian look, go with hanging macrame hangers.

Wicker basket toilet paper storage unit

  1. Decorative Storage: Fitting a wicker basket to the wall or to a cabinet (seen in picture (2)) not only gives you storage space for your toilet paper, but also adds a decor piece to the bathroom
  1. A Modern Look: Picture (3) shows a recessed toilet paper holder and shelf. You can find the link below from the image sources section, which will show you the DIY steps taken to create this built in storage unit.
  1. DIY Design: If you can get your hands on a thick log of wood, and want to try your hand at a bit of woodworking, then picture (4) shows off some very decorative and designer like toilet paper storage towers.
  1. Hidden Storage: A clever way to hide away your toilet paper is to fit a rack (5) or railing to the inside of your cabinet door.
  1. Hanging Tower: If you have a railing in your bathroom (towel rail) or a nearby closet, then a hanging organizer can work as a space saving storage solution for your toilet paper (6)
  1. Vintage Buckets: A bucket is a simple and easy way of storing your toilet paper. Look for different style buckets, as this bucket will also help style the bathroom (7). Some ideas include: a copper bucket, a galvanized one, or how about a enamel bucket for a more vintage look.

Wire basket toilet paper storage idea

  1. Decorative Shelf Storage: Maybe you have more space on a shelf. If you are going to store things out in the open then you’ll want to get decorative storage continers. Such as a wire basket, a wicker basket, a wooden crate, or a large glass container.
  1. Free Standing Towers: There a number of different tower designs out there. You’ve got the more traditional wooden cubbies, just like the one in picture (8). Or how about a copper one (9).
  1. Designer Wall Unit: The Cloud, seen in picture (10) is a designer concrete wall storage piece that cradles toilet paper perfectly. This would be an advance DIY project to pull off, but not too hard – The Mill.

Here are some other bathroom storage posts for more ideas:

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Metal Basket

May 31, 2016 in Bathroom, Storage

Keeping It Classy: Toilet Paper Holder Ideas, From DIY Ideas to Modern Designs

Toilet Paper Holder Ideas: From DIY Ideas to Modern Designs

Here is a gallery of different toilet paper holder ideas. You have everything from designer pieces that adds a luxurious finishing touch to a bathroom, to more rustic and inventive DIY ideas (such as using a branch).

Modern Double Toilet Paper Holder

Modern Double Toilet Paper Holder


Metal Toilet Paper Holder Ideas

Brass vintage toilet paper holder


Gold toilet paper holder


Modern toilet paper holder


Vintage brass toilet paper holder


Copper vintage toilet paper holder


DIY Toilet Paper Holder Ideas

Skateboard toilet paper holder


Wicker basket toiler paper holder


DIY toilet paper shelf


Hanging modern toilet paper holder


Hanging brass toilet paper holder


DIY toilet paper holder branch


Pipe and Wooden toilet paper holder


Funny toilet paper holder


DIY Recessed Toilet Paper Holder

DIY recessed toilet paper holder


And here a well designed toilet paper holder from Japan:

Here are some other bathroom storage posts to get more ideas from:

May 31, 2016 in Bathroom, Storage

Getting Creative: No Closet Solutions and Storage Ideas

No Closet Solutions and Storage Ideas

No Closet Solutions and Storage Ideas

It can be a bit of a shame if your bedroom doesn’t come with a closet to store away your cloths. But this just means you need to get a little creative when it comes to finding no closet solutions. You can even take it a step further and turn your open closet into a decor and design feature for the bedroom.

Spaces Around The Room

Here are a few ideas of how to create a closet style storage space around the bedroom:

  • Free Standing: The most common storage solution for a bedroom without a closet is to use a free standing hanging unit just like the ones in pictures (1) and (2).
  • Railings: Another common solution is to fit your walls with metal railings to hang clothes from (4) which will help save floor space.
  • From the Ceiling: If you can fit hooks to your ceiling then you could hang a railing, again saving floor space. Plus it ends up looking like a design piece (3) – like something from a boutique shop.
  • Ladders: Leaning a wooden ladder against a wall can be used to hang up a few clothing pieces and magazines (D) or even shoes just like in picture (C). You could also fit hooks to the side of the ladder for extra hanging space.
  • If you get two ladders that open out, these can be put opposite each other and planks of wood can be used as shelves. A wooden dowel can be fitted across the top to act as a hanger – just like in picture (B).

No Closet Solutions and Storage Ideas

Around the Bedroom

Take a look around your bedroom and see where you could add some extra storage space. Here are a few ideas: there are over the door organizers, use wicker baaskets or a rolling container to store things under the bed, and the foot of the bed could have bench storage (G).

See if you can make use of the corners in your bedroom. Check out the railings in pictures (E) and (F)  that have been fitted to the corners of the room.

And the best way to make the most use of a small bedroom space is to try and add as much storage space going up the length of your walls. In picture (A) you can see how the whole height of the wall has been fitted with shelves and railings, saving valuable floor space.

No Closet Ideas

Style It Up To Be Room Decor

Since your clothing storage is going to be out in the open, it might be a good idea to style the area so that it helps add style and decor to the bedroom. Some ideas include:

  • Arranging your clothes by color
  • Use unique materials to build your storage space. For the railing you could use a rustic branch seen in picture (3), industrial pipes (H), or for a more chic look go with copper pipes.
  • Try and get decorative (and matching) storage containers. Have a look at the wicker baskets in picture (1), how about using a wooden crate or vintage trunk in picture, or check out the decorative boxes in picture (F).
  • Check out the no closet solution in picture (4). Notice how the fixtures (the railing and shelves) are the same color as the walls. This is a good way to blend the room together, which helps create a clutter free look and makes the space feel larger.

Hide It Away

If you have a bit of space in your bedroom, you might be able to close off your no closet storage solution – keeping the bedroom looking neat and tidy. Check out my post here on DIY room dividers. There you’ll find some ideas that include using a bookshelf or a folding divider. A simple way of creating a divider is to hang up a curtain – just like in the bedrooms in pictures (5) and (6).

The clothes in pictures (7) and (8) are not hidden away. But they have been put behind the headboard, which means when you are in bed you don’t see any of it. You just need have a little bit of space to be able to walk behind the bed to get to your clothes

Here are some other clothes storage posts to get more ideas from:

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May 28, 2016 in Bedroom, Storage

Welcome Home: Front Door Ideas and Designs

Welcome Home: Front Door Ideas, Decor, and Color

First impressions. The first impression of your home is not just important for visitors and potential buyers, but to you the person living there. Would you rather come home to a well lit cozy feeling and well designed front door, or a dark ratty tatty front door. Welcome yourself home everyday by sprucing up your front door.

A Grand Entrance

The larger you can make your entry way the better. It will look grander, and create the look of a luxurious house. This can be done with double doors. Or just with one door but have side panels on both sides of the door and even have a panel above. And create a thick frame around the door way, that includes a door frieze and cornice (this is a decorate frame that goes above the door just like in picture (7)).

These side panels can be purely decorative. Or if you get panels with windows in them, they can help bring natural light into the house during the day. A glass panel on the side of the door also allows you to see who is at the door.

Lighting Your Home

Front door lighting plays an important role for 2 reasons. First, having a light on at night deters intruders. And second, it makes it easier for you to see your keys and getting inisde when you come home at night. Plus it makes your house look good.

The most common way to light the front door is to use a wall. See if you can create symmetry for a more uniform design – so have one wall light on each side of the door. Wall lights tend not to be too bright, so having an added ceiling light can be a bonus.

Door and Side Panel Design

When it comes to the door design, and the side panels, you have two design options: 1) trim, and 2) glass panels. You can get doors covered in decorative trim that creates patterns, just like the green door in picture (5). The door in picture (3) shows a different style of trim work.

The second design feature is the glass and windows. As mentioned above, glasswork helps bring in light and helps you see who is at the door. Different door designs provide different levels of privacy. The door in picture (5) has a small beveled and frosted glass window. While the doors in picture (1) and (2) have huge glass panels with less privacy, but bring in more light.

You can get quite decorative with glass and window panels, either for your door or side panels. Some design options include:

  • beveled glass (decorative glass panels)
  • decorative metal grill inserts (2)
  • frosted or stained glass (6)
  • curved wooden screens
  • you can even get decorative and decorate glass doors with decals or use a white board marker for different holidays (4)

Make It Feel Good

You want to have a solid and heavy door. And also look for a solid door handle (and door knocker), made out of a premium material like brass. You will definitely feel the difference when you open the door, and it adds a nice luxurious touch to your home.

See if you can add plants to your front door area, and try and create symmetry. So have matching large potted plants on both sides of the door. Or for a more bohemian, green flavor, why not add hanging plants.

Decorative Elements

Try and create symmetry for your front door area. That means having a panel on both sides if you can. The same goes for light fixtures and decor pieces such as plants. Here are a few design and decor ideas that you could add to your front door:

  • The style of the house number you put up will say a lot about the style of the house. You’ve got more modern house numbers, like the ones seen in picture (4), and then there are more traditional styles such as the numbers on the door in picture (2). And if you want to keep symmetry, then stick the numbers in the center of your door.
  • How about fitting a brass handle plate, or footplate, just like the door in picture (1)

Playing With Color Ideas

More modern homes will have tall front doors, probably without glass panels and trim, and will be in a neutral color such as black, grey or white.

When it comes to choosing the color for your front door, you will need to take into consideration the color of your house. If your house is made up of a lot of different colors, then it might be best to go with a neutral toned down color (white, black, grey, cream) for your front door so it won’t clash with the colors of the house.

But if you have a neutral and uniformed colored house, just like the one in picture (1), you could go with a bold color for the front door. Since the house is neutral in color, the front door will really stand out and be a design feature.

You can also play with the colors within the door, see how the side panels in picture (3) are painted black but have touches of cream paint on the frames.

Here are some other posts to get more ideas from:

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May 28, 2016 in Decor, Outdoors