Bathroom Shelves: How They Fit Into the Latest Bathroom Redesign Trends

a modern bathroom with a white standalone bathtub, a pipe shelf is near the tub

How J Thomas Home Custom Shelves Work for You and With Your Style

A bathroom refresh or redesign can help you fall back in love with your home - and it also adds some serious value. Regardless of the style you’re injecting into this important room of your house, a floating wall shelf or two can help you complete the look and functionality.

Find your favorite design style and bathroom shelf ideas by browsing these top decor trends.

Eclectic Style

Do you love throwbacks to the midcentury? Think 1970s style is to-die-for? If your bathroom is eclectic and draws inspiration from strong design trends, vivid colors and patterns, and vintage flair, we have a floating wall shelf for you.

These eras were all about darker wood tones, so complement a graphic tile pattern with a chunky walnut wood shelf for storage and to display your favorite tchotchkes. Not only does the wood species harken you back to totally groovy times, but its timeless good looks work even if you change up your bathroom style later.

Traditional Tub

A clawfoot bathtub with classic bathroom design gets an interesting element when you add custom shelves. Mount one high above the toilet for a place to perch a humidity-loving plant, or use one as a catch-all during luxurious soaks in the tub, in lieu of a tray that could come crashing down into your bubble bath.

Go matchy-matchy with your vanity to keep the clean lines that set your bathroom apart. Opt for a rustic wood species like alder to add old-world charm.

Natural Textures

Jute rugs, smooth marble, shiplap ceilings? These organic textures and patterns create a spa-like space worthy of a magazine spread.

The right wood shelves can take this neutral palette in a whole new direction. Maple with a clear coat looks modern, but if you opt for reclaimed wood, you get farmhouse chic. Hidden brackets play up the natural texture of the wood.

Large Format Floral Walls

Modern wallpaper adds a bold pop in a half bathroom. With cheery, bright shades or dark, moody hues, you can create a unique look and complement it with gold fixtures and black beadboard.

A floating wall shelf to hold your favorite bespoke candle, a luxe bottle of hand cream, and a stack of fresh towels for your guests completes the ensemble. Thick wood shelves break up the floral pattern to refresh the eye.

Striking Contrast

Blending dark and light colors adds visual interest and brings the drama! Pair white subway tile with a rich navy wall paint, black fixtures, and glossy marble countertops to play up the opposing shades.

A custom shelf in poplar, pine, or white oak adds warmth, while also serving you the storage and display surfaces you need. Consider a floating shelf with lights to illuminate your kitchen countertops and play up the contrast in decor.

Industrial Chic

Let rustic wood steal the show by evoking industrial building beams with custom floating shelves made of rustic alder, pine, or oak.

The right wood tone and texture suits the urban loft look, while also totally coordinating with a vintage vibe. Need help choosing the right wood species? Ask J Thomas Home about our recommendations.

Vanity Focus

Make your bathroom vanity a focal point - the hottest trend in bathroom design right now. Your vanity can be the most dramatic and eye-catching aspect of any bathroom - and it saves you big money over investing in high-end tile for your shower, too.

Build upward from a dramatic vanity cabinet, choosing a countertop and sink that put function over form. Then, let your faucet, mirror, and lighting go over-the-top! Adding a shallow floating wall shelf or two as a ledge for daily necessities just below the mirrors provides both character and functionality - just don’t let it get too cluttered, which will distract from an impactful vanity wall.

And just like in your kitchen, where a shelf with lights can brighten your space, so, too, can one in your bathroom. You’ll see with greater ease as you apply your makeup - and motion-sensor lights keep you safe in the dark.

Get Free Shipping on Custom Shelves from J Thomas Home

Skip the big box store during your bathroom redesign and order wood shelves from J Thomas Home!

Every item we sell is handcrafted to order by local artisans here in our Kansas City-area woodshop, never stored away in a warehouse. And because we build and finish with care, the end result is a gorgeous piece that’ll be the talk of all your guests.

Get free shipping on orders of $99 or more when you place your order through our website - and let our experts help you choose the best shelf for your home by sending us a message online.

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