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This week’s guest blogger is Lindsay of Whimsy Girl Design.

Regardless of the size of your home, everyone can benefit from extra storage space. Let’s look at some unconventional ways to store and display towels, all while keeping your space clean and pretty.

This guest bathroom has limited storage, with only one cabinet under the sink. I needed a functional, yet pretty way to add more space. I came across this wire hanging basket at HomeGoods and knew it would look great! The decorative towels add a pretty pattern to the room and it’s nice to have them accessible to our guests.


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Adding open shelving is a great way to increase your storage space in any room. This rustic wood shelf I found at HomeGoods was the perfect fit for a wall in our master bathroom. I wanted something that created visual interest but was also functional. Apothecary jars are used to style the shelves and provide storage for items we use frequently. Pretty towels are rolled up in galvanized buckets for easy access while creating the look and feel of a spa retreat.


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I love using unconventional items for everyday use. Finding a solution for towel access proved to be daunting due to a tiled wall that leads into our walk-in shower. I discovered this old, chippy ladder at an antique store and knew it was the perfect solution for the corner. I hung a galvanized bucket on the top to hold washcloths and used the other bars for bath towels. Problem solved!


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Another simple solution for storing towels: use a large bath towel upside down as a creative holder for additional towels. I used some twine I had at home to secure the towel on the bar and then rolled up the other towels to store inside it. So instead of one towel, there are four that are easily accessible, with extra room for a few hand towels. I love the towel selection at HomeGoods… there are options in every color!


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And lastly, here’s a stylish way to add storage space to a bathroom vanity. This three-tiered stand holds hand towels and is also used for jewelry storage. I love the bowls I found at HomeGoods to hold rings, bracelets and earrings. Used in a guest bath, this would be a great way to make toiletries available to your guest. The possibilities are endless.


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Sometimes you have to think outside the box (or in this case cabinet) for fun and functional storage options. I hope these ideas have inspired you to come up with creative ways to maximize the space in your bathroom.

Do you have any fun solutions for extra storage? Share them in the comments.

Lindsay is a Dallas, TX, area design enthusiast sharing her love for design, decor, deals and DIY on her blog, Whimsy Girl Design.

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