Looking for bathroom cabinet ideas that open up a world of creativity and functionality? As well as being a practical place to hide away toothpaste, bathing essentials and medicines, bathroom cabinetry is a great way to inject personality into your home.
When brainstorming bathroom remodel ideas, storage should be as critical as your choice of fixtures, tiles or lighting. Because clutter will destroy any spa-like vibes you want to create.
But not all bathroom cupboard designs are created equal. So if you’re a city dweller, or live in cozy settings, you may need to invest in a bathroom unit that makes the most of your small bathroom design. Whereas bigger spaces can benefit from more units, each dedicated to a different role. Whether that’s stashing towels or mouthwash.
Bathroom cabinet ideas
From contemporary bathroom ideas for a classic look, to rattan furniture for a rustic bathroom feel, our favorite bathroom cabinet designs are inspired by the latest interior trends.
Catering to different households, what were once considered ‘fancy features’ in bathroom storage ideas are now the norm. For instance, soft-close bathroom cabinets that are a child-friendly touch to negate trapped fingers, and handleless designs that will suit a scant space.
But for confident creatives, secondhand buys can be upcycled for a personalized piece that’s one-of-a-kind.
1. Go back to high school with a locker-style bathroom cabinet
Whether you opt for a pop of pastel, or perhaps an earthy shade of terracotta, bathroom color ideas are everywhere on Instagram grids and Pinterest boards.
Simply speaking, a colorful bathroom cabinet could be all it takes to make your scheme go from bleak to chic! While glossy finishes add a contemporary and wipe-clean finish to this furniture, a coat of chalk paint can add tone and texture to recycled storage unit that needs reviving.
Many hardware stores are carrying the hottest hues including mustard yellow and forest green. For an ultra-feminine feel, look to powder blue bathroom cabinet ideas and lush lilac cupboard designs. This particular locker from Mustardmade is a lockable design – great for keeping medicines out of reach of children.
2. Create a sustainable space with natural materials
Tied to the wider sustainability and eco-chic trend, we’re seeing materials like retro rattan, bamboo and wicker weave make a resurgence. Oozing seventies style, this bathroom cabinet by Audenza will house your cosmetics while you undergo that last-minute outfit and makeup check before heading out.
Rohan Blacker, founder of Pooky says: ‘Whether bohemian, Scandi, retro or even a minimalist scheme, the rattan trend has tiptoed its way in. It can bring an element of calm and balance into a space by helping to create a serene ‘back to nature’ aesthetic.’
3. Keep it light for a stunning Scandi scheme
Scandinavian chic is a trend that we’ve seen plastered all over our social media feeds. Known for its clean minimalist lines and neutral palettes, choosing a white and grey bathroom decor can really help to open up your self-care sanctuary and give the illusion of a larger washroom space. This is particularly important if you’re on the hunt for small bathroom design ideas.
With a fluted glass design, and in an unusual taupe color, this bathroom cabinet by Ferm Living will allow you to curate a pretty collection of bathroom products. Do take note however that fluting will somewhat distort your display. Style with similarly-shaded bathroom storage for a clean and cohesive look.
4. Impress with a dark and distressed bathroom cabinet design
Tall, dark and mysterious. Three words we’d use to describe the industrial chic trend. If you’re looking for black bathroom ideas, forget clean polished wood or high gloss finishes. Instead, reach for the iron and perforated metal.
Scratches, burrs and knocks add to this grunge chic bathroom cabinet design which would suit a city apartment or a modern condo.
This vertical metal bathroom cupboard design from Vincent and Barn makes good use of narrow wall space and you can fix it to the wall for added safety.
5. See what you have with a glass paneled cabinet
If you’ve ever woken up a little worse for wear, you’ll know all too well that knocking an item off a bathroom shelf or struggling to quickly find an essential amenity can make for a bad start to your morning.
Add enhanced visibility and fetch items with ease with a glass paneled bathroom cabinet design. By doing so you’ll be able to clearly see where you’ve placed that pesky item and can organize your bathroom better.
From frosted finishes to satin see-through panes, you can choose how well you want to see through the looking glass.
6. Short on floor space? Reach for a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet design
If a boxy bathroom cabinet design leaves you with little room to breathe, why not…