How to Style a back of toilet tray + 1 Simple Trick to Keep it from Falling Off

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Get tips for styling your back of toilet tray and discover one easy trick to keep it from falling off!

Tank Tray Tips for your Bathroom

Do you ever feel like it’s a perfect balancing act to get your toilet tray to actually stay put on your toilet tank?

Unsure of how to make your toilet tray look stylish so you’re not secretly cringing inside every time a guest asks to use the restroom?

You can stop cringing now. I’m giving you some stylish decor tips and I’m letting you on my secret (so your tank tray never falls off again).

wood tray for holding bathroom items and small vases and decor

What’s a Back of Toilet Tray Anyways?

A back of toilet tray is basically a small tray meant to sit on the back of your toilet tank. The toilet tank is like a little shelf. And if you’re like me, and have a tiny bathroom, you will find a reason to utilize every little space that’s available for the taking.

Since we have a small bathroom here in our Craftsman, utilizing the back of the toilet is a great way to get more storage space.

Of course – you want it to look pretty so I’m showing you how I style my bathroom tank tray plus a little trick for getting it to stay put on top of the tank.

These trays can be kind of wobbly and slip off if you’re not careful! Doesn’t it feel like a delicate balancing act sometimes?

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Toilet Tank Tray Ideas

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when styling the back of the toilet tray.

Get a Nice looking Tray!

Let’s start with the biggie here. You need a nice tray! A regular tray works well on the back of the toilet as long as the dimensions fit – but you can easily make one from a rectangular piece of wood (mental note for a new DIY project!)

The one I used is wood and brings some much-needed warmth and texture to the bathroom.

Keep Accessories Minimal

You want this to feel decorated, not cluttered. Keep accessories minimal and stash the rest under the bathroom sink area. Or choose to store things you can stuff in small but classy looking containers.

Add Florals/Greenery

Nothing adds more life to a room than some greenery or a vase of pretty flowers. Faux florals and faux greenery keep maintenance to a minimum. Especially in a low light bathroom!

Raid the Kitchen Aisle at Target

Use pretty glasses and jars to hold accessories like Q-tips and Cotton Balls. The best place to look for pretty bathroom accessories is often not where you think! Don’t forget to check the Kitchen Aisle at stores like Target for pretty glassware and/or even thrift stores for unique and inexpensive finds.

Candles for the Win

Add a candle for a sweet smell and pretty glow – great for guests and when you want a relaxing soak in the tub! HomeGoods, Amazon, TJ Maxx, and Target are great places to find pretty, but inexpensive candles. Be careful that guests don’t catch their hair on fire. Never been an issue for us, but it’s worth mentioning.

bathroom tank tray with candle, q-tips and small vase

Here’s How to Keep your Tank Tray From Falling Off

I have an amazing little trick for you!! If your tank tray is always slipping and sliding off, you will love this inexpensive fix.

Grab a couple of these velcro strips to keep your tank tray from slipping and sliding. Basically, just attach the velcro strips to your toilet tank and push your toilet tray down on top firmly until you hear that delicious Velcro crunch sound! ūüôā

Watch the video to see this in action.

What about when you need to clean?

Simply detach the tray from the command strips and clean, and then reattach when you’re done.

Unfortunately, if the flusher is located on the top of your tank tray, this whole post is not really gonna work for you.

This wooden tank tray from H&M adds a nice look to your bathroom so I highly recommend it if you are searching for a tank tray. To get more ideas for trays for the bathroom, you can check out this post.

Toilet Tank Tray Ideas

Links to Products I Used

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