Published at Friday, July 13th 2018, 02:04:46 AM by Minerva Gordon. Bathroom Shelves. Take a good look at the spaces available in your bathroom, particularly the space above the toilet and in the corners. A combination of shelves in these 2 locations in particular will look nice and it will efficiently take advantage of otherwise empty spaces. Another possible location is above the vanity. Most people place mirrors above the sink, but often there's enough room next to the mirror to put a set of narrow shelves. This is a perfect location for light, glass shelves for displaying a few small trinkets or holding a nice tissue box.