Immerse Yourself In Our Latest Stories

Discover DIY How-To's, design inspiration & more!

Your Home. Your Style.

Browse trending styles and create a space that is functional, beautiful, and built for everyday life.

Immerse Yourself In Our Latest Stories

Discover DIY How-To's, design inspiration & more!

Your Home. Your Style.

Browse trending styles and create a space that is functional, beautiful, and built for everyday life.

Immerse Yourself In Our Latest Stories

Discover DIY How-To's, design inspiration & more!

Your Home. Your Style.

Browse trending styles and create a space that is functional, beautiful, and built for everyday life.

Immerse Yourself In Our Latest Stories

Discover DIY How-To's, design inspiration & more!

Your Home. Your Style.

Browse trending styles and create a space that is functional, beautiful, and built for everyday life.

About MR Direct

Our philosophy is simple. We believe everyone should be able to purchase high-quality, stylish products at reasonable prices. That's why we offer over 400 products, ranging in styles from our high-end vessel sinks to our traditional farmhouse apron line. We provide you with numerous, money-saving options so you can do more than just afford the home of your dreams.

Ask Us A Question

Immerse Yourself In Our Latest Stories

Discover DIY How-To's, design inspiration & more!

Your Home. Your Style.

Browse trending styles and create a space that is functional, beautiful, and built for everyday life.

Browse Blog Categories

  • Design Tips
  • Toggle Reading Mode
  • X
Farmhouse bathroom design with clean and elegant white porcelain sink. Black and white tile  flooring, black board and batten wall, and a wooden angled shelf.
Bathroom Shelf Decor with Ashlee from The Sassy Barn
April 16, 2021
Home designer and influencer, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn.
Guest blogger, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn, is back this week to share design tips on how to decorate a bathroom shelf. Ashlee is a home and lifestyle influencer who is well-known for her DIY home tricks, delicious recipes and farmhouse chic style. Let’s take a look at her simple tips on how to give your bathroom shelves a little makeover.
Home designer and influencer, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn.
Guest blogger, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn, is back this week to share design tips on how to decorate a bathroom shelf. Ashlee is a home and lifestyle influencer who is well-known for her DIY home tricks, delicious recipes and farmhouse chic style. Let’s take a look at her simple tips on how to give your bathroom shelves a little makeover.

Looking for ways to style your bathroom shelves so they look great and most importantly serve a purpose? Here are some simple tips on how to give your bathroom shelves a stylish yet functional update.

Looking for ways to style your bathroom shelves so they look great and most importantly serve a purpose? Here are some simple tips on how to give your bathroom shelves a stylish yet functional update.

Light colored wood shelf with matte black hardware, and glass containers holding bathroom essentials.
Light colored wood shelf with matte black hardware, and glass containers holding bathroom essentials.

[For reference, my shelves are 15 inches wide and 8 inches deep.]

Add Decor Pieces

Add Decor Pieces

Personally, I like to add fabric to my shelves, like hand towels, clear jars filled with ear swabs and cotton balls on my bottom shelf. My top shelf is where I add some greenery, even faux plants work great! I also like to add a small candle and another functional piece like a roll of toilet paper.

Bathroom Shelf Decorating Ideas:

  • Small faux potted plant
  • Candle with a candle wreath around it
  • Decorative Jars for storage
  • Metal basket for hand towels or toilet paper
  • Lotion stored in a pump bottle
Angled wooden shelf above of toilet with greenery, home decor, perfume and extra linens.
Angled wooden shelf above of toilet with greenery, home decor, perfume and extra linens.

Keep the Balance

Keep the Balance

With this type of project, keep the balance and visual weight in mind. If you want to avoid the look of clutter, always aim for symmetry (less is more when it comes to styling shelves). Also, pick items that are relatively the same size to each other. I like to sometimes mix different textures and sizes, but be sure to stick to your color palette or style. Large decor pieces can stand alone while smaller ones can be put in pairs or serve as an accent item to a stack of books (odd numbered items tend to look better in a group than even numbered).

White shelves with rose gold hardware and a neutral color palette, greenery, and painted terracotta pots.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.etsy.com

White shelves with rose gold hardware and a neutral color palette, greenery, and painted terracotta pots.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.etsy.com

Identify the Color Palette

Identify the Color Palette

A defined color palette is important when adding decorative elements to a shelf. With this, you can go neutral, bold, or even add metallic elements. Mixing textures and colors will create a more complex and stylized look. Picking your color palette is all based on your design style, the pre-existing room’s theme, and how bold you want your shelf decor to be.

3 tier wooden shelving with baskets filled with toilet paper, linens, and bathroom supplies.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.pinterest.com

3 tier wooden shelving with baskets filled with toilet paper, linens, and bathroom supplies.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.pinterest.com

Think Minimalistic

Think Minimalistic

Keeping it simple yet functional is appealing to the eye and gives a clean look. Keep the purpose of the shelf in mind. Is it to store books, artwork, or your plants? I like to stick with 3-4 items per shelf to avoid a cluttered look.

When decorating, I like to move things around to see how they look in other settings. I take my time playing with different arrangements of decor pieces. Remember, you need to spend time styling and editing all of your pieces until everything falls into place and looks perfect to you.

Happy decorating friends!

Live Help (Start Chat)