Enhancing Your Bathroom With Floating Shelves: Organization and Styling Tips

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In your search for extra bathroom storage, you'll find (sigh) clunky over-the-toilet cabinets, under-sink wire baskets, and tiny medicine cabinets. Uninspiring, right? That's why we're here to help you create beautiful, eye-catching storage for your family's bathroom essentials by adding streamlined floating shelves that make your storage seem effortless. 

Where to Place Floating Shelves in a Bathroom 

Floating shelves are available in a wide selection of sizes, so you can choose custom shelves that will fit any size bathroom. Select smaller shelves to mount above the toilet or to frame a mirror above the vanity. Longer and deeper shelves can be hung on a larger wall with available space near a tub or shower. 

Organization and Styling Tips

Whether your top priority for adding floating shelves in your bathroom is functionality or style, the great thing is that you get both! A good rule of thumb is to incorporate items on your shelves with a 2:1 ratio of functional items to decor. And if you get creative, many items can double as both. 


Invest in a few good towels and fold them nicely to place on your shelves. This includes bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths. If you want to get extra fancy, run a search for tutorials on various ways to fold towels. Try a few out and decide on a go-to for folding that adds a nice aesthetic to the space. 


Adding baskets or decorative boxes is an easy way to add function and beauty to floating shelves. They're easily placed on the shelf, and you can toss the bathroom essentials you want somewhat hidden into them. Have several baskets on hand to separate your items - hair tools and accessories, kid's items, men's products, or however you choose to separate them. 

Visual Elements 

Sprinkle signs, pieces of art, or sculptures in various sizes and heights on your floating shelves. This will give visual appeal by adding color and dimension to the space. These items also help show your personality, even in a bathroom!


A final touch to your bathroom's floating shelf display would be to add plants or flowers. These give the space an extra warm and earthy feel, which is perfect for a bathroom, especially if you have a tub to enjoy soaking in. 

Floating shelves are a great addition to any bathroom, even if you choose to only add a single shelf or two. The items and decor you add to the shelves are easily interchangeable, so hang a few shelves and play around until you find a display you love. 

Looking to add floating shelves to your bathroom? Order online or contact us today! Still have questions? We love troubleshooting, answering questions, and offering tips and tricks, so email us at customerservice@jthomashome.com

Interested in purchasing a collection of handcrafted shelves and need design advice? Schedule an design consultation with us to get started!

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