Storage is a big concern of any household, especially for those who have a small house or apartment. We keep collect things over the year: that nice painting from your grandfather, the nice vases for pennies at yard sale or beach towels after each vacation. I tend to use beach towels as bathroom towels after my vacation and it seems like the amount just keep increasing over the years. The reason is that I consider towels as great souvenirs as they are usually printed with a piece of history of the destination or in eye-catching patterns.

There presents a dilemma: where to store them? In order to solve my towel dilemma, and probably yours too, I have collected below 15 smart and easy bathroom towel storage ideas for our inspirations.

1- In storage cabinets

Cabinets are so versatile containers as they can fit in any room of your house, let it be living room, kitchen or bathroom. A charming vintage cabinet even adds so much more character and uniqueness to your bathroom, making it look more expensive than it really is.

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Green cabinet for towels

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2- Wooden towel shelf or metal rack

These are the more traditional and made for towels shelves and racks. You can find these in any furniture and household stores. They are very convenient as there’s space for towels on top of the rack, as well as hooks for towels in use.

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Metal towel rack

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3- Fold them neatly in baskets

Baskets are not only amazing containers for bathroom necessities and towels but also add some natural elements to your bathroom. You can fold the towels in piles or roll them neatly in the baskets. The baskets can be hung up on a bar fixed to the wall like the picture before, or be humbly put in the bathroom corner or on top of the cabinet.

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Towels in baskets


4- Stylish baskets or drawers on the wall

Want to spice it up a bit? Attach the baskets or wooden drawers directly to the wall for a ultrastylish look!

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Stylish on the wall

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5- On a ladder

A ladder is very versatile for storage so the next time you see someone throwing away an old ladder, bring it home. After a coat of paint, it can become your favorite towel rack!

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Towels on a ladder

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6- Wine rack for towel storage

Wine rack is another solution for your towel storage. Metal wine racks bring a French country feel to your bathroom. White towels are the best to go with this romantic style wine rack as they bring in a luxurious spa-like look.

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Wine rack

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7- Attached bars behind the door

Run out of space? Make use of the back of your bathroom. A few shelves or metal bar attached behind the door and you are good to go!

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Bars behind bathroom door

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8- Wooden barrel on the wall

These wooden barrels are mounted onto the wall to save space. These creative barrels are not only great for storage but also make your bathroom look super stylish!

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Wood barrels for towels

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9- A towel bar for easy drying

Another towel storage solution behind the door. This is a great idea for small spaces as it literally doesn’t take any extra space. On top of that, the towels in use have a chance to dry better being hung this way. The particular model in the below picture is called Clutterbuster™ Family Towel Bar and is sold at $39.99.

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Towel bar

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10- Hide away in a drawer

With a bit of rolling and organizing, you can fit a lot of towels into 2 small drawers like below.

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Cabinet and drawers

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11- Standing towel rack

A nice wood colored standing rack can be very decorative for a contemporary home. A long board of wood with some small shelves attached does not only save space but also can store a lot of bathroom supplies and towels

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Towel stand

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12- Storing towels in a magazine rack

Who knows a magazine rack can also be so charming and stylish for towel storage?

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Magazine rack

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13- DIY towel storage with tin cans

A fabulous idea for a DIY project: tin can towel storage! The decorative floral patterns on the tin cans are cut fabrics that are glued to the tin cans. Head over to DIY-enthusiasts for a full tutorial.

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Tin can towel storage

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14- Rolled in a wine crate

Wine containers never stop surprising me for their various usages. These wooden wine crates are particularly charming and make great and cheap storage for your towels and bathroom supplies

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Wine crate as towel container

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Rolling towels is a great way to make the towels smaller and save space. Hence the rolled towels can fit in more types of containers than folded ones. Instead of wine crates, you can use any box you find for towel storage.

Just look around and re-purpose anything that has storage potential!

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