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We’ve done our fair share of bathroom renovation projects and today we’re going to do a deep dive into an area that often gets overlooked, but deserves some serious attention: shower storage!
Now, we all know that feeling of frustration when you’re in the shower, desperately reaching for your shampoo or body wash (sometimes with your eyes closed and covered in water), only to knock everything off the edge and into a watery abyss.
Well, fear not, my friends, because today we’ve got a roundup of some seriously clever in shower shelf ideas and storage solutions that will make your shower routine a breeze.
Over the past nine years of diving headfirst into the DIY and interior design world, we’ve seen it all when it comes to shower storage. From wobbly contraptions attached with suction cups to flimsy plastic shelves that barely hold a bar of soap, we’ve had my fair share of “What were they thinking?!” moments. But don’t worry, because we’ve sifted through the rubble and brought you the best ideas for shower shelves!
In this roundup post, we’re going to explore a pretty broad range of different shower storage ideas that are not only practical but also add a touch of style to your bathroom oasis.
From sleek and minimalist shelves that seamlessly blend with your tile to clever corner caddies that maximize every inch of space, and even some out-of-the-box solutions that will make you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Let’s jump in!
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If you're looking for a non-permanent solution to add more storage to your shower, this waterproof stool is an easy solution. The best part is that it doubles as a place to put your foot while shaving your legs (you're welcome, ladies!).
We added it to the double shower in our master bathroom a few years ago. I can safely say that it is definitely waterproof because it still looks great over four years later after almost every day of water exposure. If you have some extra floor space to spare in your shower space, give this stool a try.
For our kid's bathroom, we added a double shower niche for their bathtub/shower. For a bathtub and shower combination, it is a good idea to add two shower niches (one at a height that is for showering and one at a height that is easily accessible for people using the bathtub. Also having two recessed shelves gives us plenty of space to store items for both kids and guests.
This gorgeous walk-in shower with window features both a built-in bench with a slab of stone and a small recessed shelf tucked around the corner just under the handles.
By tucking the niche around the corner it is a little less seen - for those that don't want to make the shower niche a focal point in the shower. Whatever doesn't fit in the niche can be stored on the shower bench.
This shower with dark green tile totally brings drama to this pretty bathroom. Under the built-in window, there's an extra wide built-in shower niche that has ample space for all the bathroom products you would need.
You've gotta click over and see the impressive before and afters of this bathroom design. Before there was only one super small shower corner shelf (big enough to hold like one bottle of shampoo) and a small soap holder.
As a part of the bathroom renovation, Sarah added a half wall to the shower area, which provides privacy, comfort, and storage.
At the same height of that half wall, there's a streamlined ledge in the shower that wraps under the shower control. It has just enough space for toiletries, shampoo, shower gel, and soaps.
This shower/bathtub combo has a built-in shower shelf that is at a nice low level, making it easily reachable even if you're using the bathtub only. I love that the shower ledge is made with a marble slab, which brings a luxurious feel to the tile shower.
This shower with subway tile has another double shower niche, which seems to be a great built-in storage solution for tile showers. The top niche is not quite as tall as the bottom one, making it a great spot to store smaller items, like a scrub brush, razor, or bar of soap.
You've gotta see this stunning modern bathroom remodel with a gorgeous concrete tile accent wall with wall-mounted faucets over the sink. But I can't get over the large standing shower with the large shower shelf.
If you need a little extra space (and you know those standard-sized shower niches aren't going to work for you), something like this is the best way to make sure you have all the space you need.
Lindi and Russ went above and beyond with mitered corners on the edges of the niche to create the effect that the tiles "wrap" around the corners. That type of tiling will take a bit longer than you expect, but it is worth it!
I just love the shower niche shelf in this modern bathroom! To make your shower niche shelves stand out, you can use a fun accent tile - like this chevron mosaic tile. It really stands out against the white/gray large marble tile that is used in the rest of the shower.
If you redoing your entire shower tile isn't in your budget, a simple way to add storage to your shower is by adding a corner shower shelf.
This one is mounted in the shower and comes with mounting hardware to add it to the corner! This isn't attached with suction cups, but requires you to drill holes (so if you're renting this is out of the question) - but it means that it has a strong holding capacity!
Lauren also added a little wooden stool next to the side of the bathtub. This makes for a great place to sit while bathing little ones (to spare your back) or as a side table while you're taking a bath.
This corner shelf is also built into the shower tile design, so it is one of the more permanent shelves on this list. But I love the way it is tucked into the corner, so you don't lose a lot of floor space. It is also the perfect height for shaving legs, which is so handy!
This sleek and modern bathroom shower shelf comes with strong adhesive tape, so it is also a no-drilling solution. The reviews are positive, mentioning that they were pleasantly surprised by how sturdy the adhesive is!
This idea is pretty genius! First, it is printed with a 3D printer - which is amazing.
Second, it is designed so that it sits on the top ledge of the shower enclosure and is mounted on the drywall. This makes it a good solution if you don't want to drill into your tile or shower! The drywall holes created by the screws can be easily filled and repainted (just like if you were hanging a picture frame on the wall).
This is a great idea! The metal holder holds the pump bottles perfectly. It is designed to hold most 28mm pump bottles (most 16oz bottles use this pump size). But if you're worried your bottles won't fit, you can also buy the soap bottled directly from this seller.
This shower corner caddy goes in the corner of the shower on a tension pole allowing you to fit the caddy between the floor and ceiling with no screws. There are four different shelves and various bars and hooks providing SO much space for all of your shower and bath products!
This set of five different shower shelves and baskets is perfect if you want to add a lot of different places to store various items in your shower or if you want to set up different shelves for each family member.
Whether you’re dealing with a small bathroom in a tiny apartment or a spacious master retreat, there’s a shower storage solution here for everyone – right? It is totally possible to get rid of the clutter and chaos in your shower area and turn your bathroom into that organized space you deserve.
Which of these in shower shelf ideas was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!