How many times have you stepped into your bathroom and felt overwhelmed by the mess? There are towels on the floor, in the sink, and even draped over the toilet seat. Your toothbrush and makeup brush sit side-by-side on the counter top and your favorite lotion sits with its lid off on the ledge of the tub. If this sounds like your bathroom space, it’s time to figure out how to improve your bathroom so you can enjoy it again!

Here are five simple tips to help you create an organized, functional bathroom space that you’ll love coming home to every day! If you’re ready for a change but not sure where to start, check out these five tips below.

1) Upgrade the Look of Your Bathroom

While home improvement shows tend to focus on kitchens and bedrooms, an upgraded bathroom can have a big impact on your quality of life. An updated bathroom will look and feel better, which means you’ll be more likely to use it. It might also help sell your house if you’re planning a move. Plus, creating a space that feels new and fresh may also make it easier for you—and anyone else who shares your home—to start fresh as well.

2) Use Storage Creatively

A small bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t have a lot of storage—you just need to get creative. You don’t necessarily need a cabinet, but perhaps extra shelves can be installed or you can opt for over-the-door shoe organizers or hangers that free up floor space. A small, enclosed counter might not be practical in your bathroom, but consider installing open shelving units instead. Not only will they provide much-needed storage space, but they also look great and add an airy feel to your space as well.

3) Add Some Colours

Adding a few splashes of colour can instantly improve your bathroom space. You don’t have to go overboard, but adding a vase of flowers or some decorative art pieces can help make your bathroom more inviting and show that you put effort into it. Make sure not to neglect other details like towels and washcloths in fun colours as well. This can be a great way to brighten up an otherwise plain room and give it a personality of its own.

4) Organize Everything You Have

Chances are your bathroom isn’t as organized as it could be. As you can see, there’s a lot of opportunity for streamlining and decluttering, and you don’t even need much in terms of tools or supplies. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your bathroom space, get rid of everything you have and start fresh with new storage solutions. Use containers that aren’t overflowing—your shampoo bottles should never look like they’re going to spill all over your counter—and get rid of stuff that is old or expired. Not only will organization make it easier to find what you need when you need it, but decluttering gives a space more room feel bigger than before.

5) Get a Heated Towel Rail

An effective way to improve your bathroom space is by installing a heated towel rail. These rails typically sit above your sink and provide you with ample space for drying towels, potholders and other kitchen items. The best part? They help save water when compared to an electric or gas dryer because they use much less electricity. You also don’t have to waste time by waiting around for a towel or potholder to dry. Simply hang it on your heated towel rail and let it do its job!


Think about what you need most and start there. Are you running out of space for makeup, products or styling tools? Or do you struggle with clutter, leaving no place for your guests to put their stuff? Having enough space in your bathroom is key—and it doesn’t have to break your bank account. By following these five tips, you can easily organize your bathroom and improve its functionality without overspending on renovations. In addition, organizing a bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult or take forever. Just go step by step and enjoy a clutter-free space in no time at all!

Claire Preece