Toilet paper roll holder in a small bathroom and spaces: Unique ideas

In a small bathroom with only enough space for a toilet, it can be hard to find the perfect place for your toilet paper holder. Just putting the toilet roll on the toilet can get messy. If you just want something that’s a lot more stylish, consider using these creative ideas.

Creative ideas to put your toilet paper roll holder in a tiny bathroom

Here are some ideas that can work for your bathroom. Not everything might be practical for your situation but it can get you thinking about possible solutions.

We have discussed how you can remove the old one here.

1. A great idea for a small bathroom is to hang toilet paper from the side of the toilet. This is a helpful tip for when you have guests in your small space, but it’s also really stylish and creative. You can use a chain or rope to do this if you want to do it cheaply. This can make it harder to reach the toilet paper though.

2. Sometimes the best idea is to use one of those over-the-door hooks if the toilet is really close to the door. This is easy to install and remove. This can also be made out of plastic so that you can fill the pockets with other items. It might look quite chaotic but is very functional and sometimes this is just what you need. 

3. Use a small shelf

You can put your toilet paper holder on a small shelf in the bathroom, just above or below the toilet. This can be really helpful if you have limited space and don’t have a lot of room for storing things.

4. Use a towel rack

A towel rack can make an excellent choice for hiding your toilet paper holder or any other personal items in your bathroom while still being able to easily access them when you need them. First, hang the towels and add the toilet roll on the end. 

5. Place it on the door handle

If there is enough headroom above or below the toilet, consider putting your toilet paper holder on the door handle. This will make it easy for you to grab at any time. It can fall off though if you open the door so you might have to add a piece of plastic to the door handle to stop this from happening.

6. Another option is to slide the roll on the faucet.  This might not work with every faucet so you have to check if this is feasible for your bathroom. It also depends on the layout of your bathroom. Make sure that the toilet paper doesn’t get wet when you use this though!

7. If you have a small bathroom, or just want to create a sleek and modern look for your toilet, consider using one of these vertical toilet holders. There are many different styles and colors you can choose from to find the perfect match for your bathroom. This is also a great way to store extra toilet paper or cleaner in the same holder. Who enjoys running out of paper anyway? This can be attached to the side of the vanity cabinet.

8. If you really don’t have a lot of space, it is possible to consider hanging your toilet paper holder from the ceiling. To do this, put some heavy-duty tape on the cord or chain. It might not be ideal as you can run into the paper roll but can work in some really tight spaces.

 Use smaller toilet rolls

You can also get creative with the size of the roll. For example, consider getting two rolls and stacking them on top of each other. This will save a lot more space than just using one long roll of toilet paper. A lot of small space savings add up and can result in a bigger room. It can also give a cute look.

Bidet as an alternative to toilet paper

A bidet is using a spray of water instead of toilet paper to clean yourself. This might sound weird but hear me out. It is possible to adjust the warmth of the spray. People that actually give it a try often comment that it is a great feeling and very comfortable. The great thing about a bidet is that it often can be installed under your current toilet seat. You just have to connect it with your water supply and you are good to go. Some even have the option to heat the toilet seat. 


Toilet paper holder placement is an important topic. Whether you’re looking for a creative way to hold onto your toilet paper, or if you just want to save space in your bathroom so that you don’t have to keep going back and forth for a roll, the discussed ideas may be the solution for you. There are small toilet paper holders out there that make it easy to store a roll without wasting too much space. Bidets are the ultimate solution if you don’t have much space at all but most people have a hard time adjusting to this way of taking care of business.

Installing a traditional toilet paper involves some work and drilling but is quite easy to achieve. Some toilet holders also use tape so that you don’t have to drill to install them. This can leave some residue on the wall though so it has its disadvantages.