Decorating over the toilet can be tough! Get inspired with these 20+ over the toilet decorating ideas! From floating shelves to gallery walls and storage ideas, there’s an above toilet decor solution for everyone!
There are a few places in your home that are typically just tough to decorate, no matter what your house looks like. Specifically decorating above the bed, decorating around the TV, and decor above the toilet seems to trip people up more than most. Even if you’re not completely lost when it comes to decorating – these sticky situations can be tough for everyone!
Today I’m hoping to give you some helpful inspiration with 20+ above toilet decor ideas! From floating shelves to gallery walls and storage ideas, there’s an above toilet decor solution for everyone!
Over the Toilet Decorating Ideas
Floating shelves and baskets are the perfect go-to for over the toilet decorating, which you'll see show up several times in this round-up. Greenery adds color to this neutral farmhouse design with towels for drying your hands, and a modern boho wall hanging.
Toilet paper is close at hand on top of the toilet tank in a wire basket perfect for two extra rolls.
Wood floating shelves with black iron brackets above the toilet are perfect in this modern bathroom. The faux greenery ties in with the faux succulent wall art nearby and the towel and bath supplies are housed in containers within reach.
The key to shelving above the toilet is that you place them high enough so that you won't hit your head on them, but still low enough that you can reach what you need on them.
Ditch the awkward towel bar over the toilet and add some wall art! An inspirational quote to get your day started never goes out of style and the cute framed woven wall hanging brings a boho vibe to this small bathroom.
Use a basket on the toilet tank to hold a plant and candle or you could even use it for extra TP.
Bathroom floating shelves are a staple in farmhouse bathrooms. Learn how to make them using this tutorial. By building a bracket system with 2x4s that attach to the wall, and are then wrapped with the stained wood that is visible, we created a way to make these shelves on a budget.
Related: See the floating shelves decorated in the farmhouse master bathroom reveal post here.
DIY Hexagon Shelves
I love these DIY hexagon shelves! You can put them into a configuration to fit the space above your toilet. They are perfect for extra toilet paper, soap, lotion, washcloths, the possibilities are endless. Add as little or as many as you want to decorate above your toilet.
They don't stick out very far so you aren't in any danger of hitting your head on this over the toilet decorating idea.
Quirky Wall Art
When thinking about adding wall art to your bathroom, consider black and white prints.
These adorable bathroom prints don't compete with the shower curtain, there is no need to try and match colors, and they are just so darn cute!
Painted Wicker Basket
There's no need to go out and buy something new, upcycle something you already have to create storage for the top of your toilet tank. This wicker basket got a new life with a fresh coat of paint and it's great for a small plant and tissues.
You could also use it for TP, air freshener, or a million other things to use this over the toilet decorating idea.
Repurposed Wood Floating Shelves
These floating shelves are a DIY using fence boards. They don't come out past the toilet, yet there is still plenty of room for small decor items to style them.
The small galvanized bucket is a great way to keep washcloths handy and the wire tray on the toilet tank holds extra toilet paper.
DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves
The space over the toilet is the perfect place to use for the storage of items that you use all the time. You can make this shelf yourself with the plans and tutorial and have a place to store extra toilet paper, lotion, q-tips, and washcloths.
There are all types of things you could use this shelf for, it makes a great over the toilet decorating idea.
Faux Marble Shelves
Ikea shelves are great for over the toilet decorating! Give them a faux marble look using contact paper, spray paint the hardware gold and your bathroom goes from just okay to glam.
Framed art on the shelves is a great over the toilet decorating idea.
Modern Wooden Shelf Styling
Keeping decor simple on over the toilet shelves will give you a clean modern look to your decor. Run the shelves from one wall to the other for a custom built-in look.
I love the added touch of the art print in between the toilet and the upper shelves too!
Guest Bathroom Over the Toilet Decor
Art and containers of all shapes and sizes are perfect for decorating shelves above the toilet.
In a guest bath, glass jars with lids and a container with a map of the city are a fun way to store items your guests may need while staying with you, without sacrificing style.
Modern Boho Style Decor
Make your shelving above the toilet interesting by contrasting colors. Add some stand-out pieces in darker colors when you have a neutral background. That contrasting neutrals are one of the main elements of the modern boho decor style.
The dark green of the plants and the dark blue on the basket and washcloths draw your attention to this small area that has lots of style.
Cozy Cottage Decor
Cottage charm is everywhere in this bathroom, but check out above the toilet! No peaking allowed with the painting of the woman with her eyes covered and a cute wicker basket with greenery.
It looks great against the beadboard on the walls and completes the cozy cottage feel of this bathroom.
Vintage Wooden Crate
A simple vintage wooden crate is ideal for hanging above the toilet. It's just the right size for a small plant. It's simple and rustic and looks great in this farmhouse-style bathroom.
Stand Alone Wall Art
Sometimes, less is more. A single stand-alone piece of artwork in the scale that you need for the space is exactly enough.
Baskets sitting on the top of the toilet lid finish out the vignette of this small toilet space.
I say yes to a gallery wall in the bathroom! An eclectic mix of prints and frames against this dark bathroom wall is stunning. Choose prints and frames in different sizes and shapes for an amazing over the toilet decorating idea.
Related - Check out my tips for planning your gallery wall layout.
DIY Wall Jewelry Organizer
The perfect saying for a bathroom, don't you agree?
\You can make this DIY project and have a place in your bathroom to store your jewelry. It's the perfect combination of style and function for over your toilet.
Shelves In a Tile Wall
The tile that goes all the way to the ceiling in this bathroom is beautiful by itself, but add in modern shelves (yes you can add shelves to a tile wall) with decor that is textured and in a black and white color scheme and you have modern over the toilet decor.
Wainscoting and Floating Shelves
Shelves made from scrap wood are easy on the budget and this pair sits nicely above the wainscoting over the toilet. Simple decor keeps it light and airy in this bathroom and the wood tone brings warmth to the space.
Vases with greenery and containers for storage add texture and interest with this over the toilet decorating idea.
Shiplap and Wall Art
The shiplap wall behind this toilet sets the farmhouse tone for this bathroom. Keep it simple above your toilet by adding a set of framed prints.
These prints of antlers keep with the farmhouse style of this bathroom and the black frames against the white on white color scheme stand out above this toilet.
Photograph Art Print in Frame
Decorating above your toilet doesn't have to be complicated. In this modern vintage bathroom, this moody photograph art print is perfect.
Which of these above toilet decor is your favorite?
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