The 10 Best Toilet Paper Holders

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by toilethaven

What is the Best Toilet Paper Holder?

Gone are the days when toilet paper holders were merely used to hang toilet paper, although that is their primary purpose. Today a toilet paper holder is much more than that.

While buying a toilet paper holder, it is important to make sure that it is going to complement your overall bathroom décor and style. In this post, I am going to review the ten best toilet paper holders to make your job easier.

Choose a toilet paper holder that also complements your overall bathroom style and a quality one. Depending on how big or not your bathroom is, you can decide to go with a freestanding, wall-mounted, or even a recessed toilet paper holder.

A toilet paper holder, also known as a toilet paper dispenser, is a bathroom accessory used to hang a toilet paper roll. Some toilet paper holders also store a few toilet paper rolls.

There are many types of toilet paper holders, but these are the main ones:

  • Recessed toilet paper holders
  • Freestanding toilet paper holders
  • Wall-mounted toilet paper holders
  • Suction toilet paper holders
  • Tank-mounted toilet paper holders

The following is an honest review of what I feel are the best toilet paper holders and ones I wouldn’t hesitate to buy.

The Best Toilet Paper holders are:

Toilet Paper Holder Type Finish Depth X Width X Height
1. Simple Houseware Toilet Paper Holder. Freestanding Chrome and bronze 7.25 X 7.25 X 23.5 inches
2. mDesign Metal Wire Toilet Paper Holder Freestanding Chrome, satin, graphite, matte black. bronze and rose gold 5.25 X 7.5 X 23.1 inches
3. Moen Stockton Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder Freestanding Zinc and brass 8.85 X 8.85 X 22 inches
4. Gatco Modern Toilet Paper Holder Freestanding Brushed brass, chrome, matte black and satin nickel 7.88 X 5.13 X 22.25 inches
5. Moen Eva Collection Toilet Paper Holder Wall-mounted Brushed nickel, chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. 2.1 X 4.7 X 7 inches
6. Design House Millbridge Toilet Paper Holder Recessed Zinc and aluminum 3.26 X 6.1 X 7.4 inches
7. MyGift Industrial Style Toilet Paper Holder Wall-mounted with shelf Wood and pipe fittings 6.1 X 9.5 X 6.2 inches
8. Gatco Pedestal Toilet Paper Holder Freestanding Bronze, chrome, matte black, polished brass and satin nickel 7.5 X 7.5 X 22 inches
9. Moen Kingsley Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder Wall-mounted Oil-rubbed bronze, wrought iron, brushed nickel and chrome 3.273 X 9.7 X 2.2 inches
10. Dahey Nice Butt Toilet Paper Holder Wall-mounted Wood 6 X 15.7 X 4 inches

1. Simple Houseware Toilet Paper Holder

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  • Free-Standing Design for any bathroom
  • Holds 3 rolls of toilet tissue and dispenses , Never be without toilet paper again.
  • Sturdy construction with elegant chrome finish

This is an attractive freestanding toilet paper holder and storage. It is available in both chrome and bronze. You can comfortably store and hold smaller or big toilet paper rolls in its lower compartment. The storage holds three toilet paper rolls and dispenses 1.

I love that the base of the holder is, by design, made to be wider, making it really sturdy. The holder will not topple over even if you pull the toilet paper roll to one side. The widest diameter of the holder is 7.25 inches, while its height is 23.5 inches. It weighs 1.9 pounds.

If you like your bathroom bright, go for the chrome model, while the bronze one works well for those who like a bit of dark contrast. To give this holder even more stability, make sure you always have rolls in the storage compartment.

2. mDesign Metal Wire Toilet Paper Holder

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mDesign Steel Metal Free Standing Toilet Paper...
  • FUNCTIONAL STORAGE: Free-standing toilet paper holder dispenses one roll of toilet paper and stores 2 extra rolls; Open holder makes grabbing a roll quick and easy; Top shelf provides additional...
  • FREE STANDING DESIGN: This free-standing toilet paper holder and dispenser is easy to move anywhere in the bathroom; Perfect for bathrooms with no wall mount fixtures; Fits conveniently next to toilet...
  • RAISED BASE: Raised feet ensure that toilet paper stays off bathroom floors so rolls are always clean and dry; This space-saving storage solution dispenses one roll and stores two more; The top...

The mDesign metal wire is a freestanding toilet paper holder with a storage compartment at the bottom. It is available in chrome, satin, graphite, matte black, bronze, and rose gold.

This toilet paper holder dispenses one toilet roll at a time and stores 2. At the top of the holder is a shelf which you can use to put small possessions like phones and keys. We all know a person who has dropped their phones in the toilet. Protect yourself and your guests from such misery by getting this holder.

The main advantage of having a toilet paper holder with a storage unit is that it always provides an extra roll when the one on the dispenser runs out. This prevents embarrassment, especially when you have guests over.

The mDesign toilet paper holder is 5.25 inches in depth, 7.5 inches in width, and 23.1 inches in height. It weighs 2.2 pounds.

3. Moen Stockton Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

Moen Stockton Brushed Nickel Freestanding Single...
  • WARM AND INVITING: Brushed Nickel finish provides a lightly brushed warm-grey metallic look
  • COORDINATING COLLECTION: Coordinates with other Moen bathroom accessories
  • INNOVATIVE FEATURES: Pivoting post allows for easy roll changes without the need for a traditional roller

The Moen DN4150BN Stockton is among the best freestanding single-roll and pivoting toilet paper holders. You may opt to buy the one made from zinc or the other one made from brass.

This is a classy/stylish toilet paper holder, which is also made from high-quality metal. The holder’s pivoting post allows you to change the toilet roll easily without struggling as you would with a traditional roller.

Unlike most freestanding toilet paper holders, which have stability problems, especially when pulling down a roll, this toilet paper holder has a wider base compared to the upright post. This enhances its stability massively and will, therefore, not roll.

The widest part of the holder is its base at 8.85 inches, while its total height is 22 inches. The section where you hang the toilet paper roll is 4.63 inches long.

The only disadvantage with this toilet paper holder is that it does not have a toilet paper rolls storage section, but I guess that is how it is designed to be. To stand out!

4. Gatco Modern Toilet Paper Holder

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Gatco 1431B, Modern Rectangle Base Freestanding...
  • Accent your bathroom with the perfect combination of style and craft. Gatco Freestanding Tissue Holders are uniquely designed to bring the convenience of a freestanding, pedestal-style holder with the...
  • Beautifully handcrafted and elegantly hand polished contemporary design.
  • Features high caliber metalwork for durability, dependability, resistance to rust, corrosion, and scratching.

If you are looking for a simple, practical, and durable toilet paper holder, this is the one. It is easy to clean, elegant, and sturdy.

The Gatco 1431 is a modern, beautiful, and rectangular based freestanding toilet paper holder with an elegantly hand-polished design. It is available in brushed brass, chrome, matte black, and satin nickel.

You may choose to buy the one with the storage or the one without the storage. Although the one with a storage option assures you of an available toilet paper roll in case the one on the dispenser is finished, the holder looks even more elegant without the stored toilet paper rolls.

The weighted and padded rectangular base makes this holder very stable and sturdy and has no chance of toppling over. Its single holder post will comfortably fit jumbo, mega, large, or regular-size toilet paper rolls.

The overall height of the toilet paper holder is 22.25 inches, while the rectangular base measures 7.88 inches in width and 5.13 inches in depth.

5. Moen Eva Collection Toilet Paper Holder

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Moen Eva Brushed Nickel European Single Post...
  • COORDINATING COLLECTION: Coordinates with faucets and accessories from the Eva Collection
  • PEACE-OF-MIND: Toilet paper holder wall mounted for a hassle-free installation
  • EASY CHANGE: Open design allows for easy roll changes

If you are looking for a great wall-mounted toilet paper holder, the Moen Eva Collection European-style single post holder will be worth your money. It is available in brushed nickel, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.

This toilet paper holder’s design makes it easy to change toilet paper rolls, thanks to its single-post open-arm design. It is also adjustable to prevent big toilet rolls from rubbing off against the wall.

One thing that Moen may not have anticipated while designing this toilet paper holder is that it makes for a very good hand towel too. Unlike ordinary toilet towel holders, which are all round/ring, this makes it very easy to hook and unhook the towel. You can therefore buy 2 of these, one for a toilet paper holder and the other for a towel holder.

Unlike freestanding toilet paper holders, wall-mounted toilet paper holders need a way of attaching them to the wall. This one is mounted to the wall using two screws which are concealed and can, therefore, not be seen after the installation. The good thing is that you can mount it at a height that is most comfortable for you.

This holder has a depth of 2.1 inches, a width of 4.7 inches, and a height of 7 inches. It comes with a lifetime warranty. You can combine it with other bathroom accessories from the Moen Eva Collections

6. Design House Millbridge Toilet Paper Holder

Design House 539254 Millbridge Recessed Toilet...
  • Recessed toilet paper holder is constructed of zinc and aluminum with a plastic bar
  • Finished in oil rubbed bronze and measuring 6-inches, this holder has squared details and a sturdy design
  • Easily snap the plastic bar on and off to add a new roll

Design House Millbridge is a recessed toilet paper holder, one of the best made in the industry. It is available in oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel, polished chrome, and brass finish but is constructed from zinc, aluminum, and a plastic bar.

A recessed toilet paper holder looks great, especially if you know how to contrast its color to that of the bathroom wall. The Millbridge toilet paper holder is easy to mount because you only need a small flathead screwdriver to tighten the screws. Changing a toilet paper roll is even easier as you only have to snap the bar on and off.

If you need other bathroom essentials other than a toilet paper holder, the Millbridge collection features a matching towel bar, towel ring, and a robe hook. These items are made of the same high-quality materials as the toilet paper holder.

The toilet paper holder measures 3.26 inches in depth, 6.1 inches in width, and 7.4 inches in height. On the other hand, the towel bar is available in 3 different sizes; 18, 24, and 30 inches long. The other items are of standard size. A one-year limited warranty is given.

7. MyGift Industrial Style Toilet Paper Holder With a Shelf

MyGift Wall Mounted Toilet Paper Holder with...
  • Wall-mounted bathroom tissue holder with rustic distressed torched wood shelf
  • Inspired pipe and fittings create a ruggedly stylish urban look
  • Open-ended roll-holder allows easy replacement of toilet paper without removing a spindle

MyGift industrial style is a wall-mounted pipe design toilet paper holder with barn wood gray wood shelf. It gives your bathroom a great rugged urban design, whether in a big or small bathroom.

The toilet paper holder is made of pipe fittings with several joints, giving it a rugged look that most people like. Unlike the spring-loaded bars, the open-ended roll holder allows for a quick toilet roll replacement.

I like wood finishes, and the fact that this toilet paper holder comes with an aged wooden shelf makes it cool. Although you can use the shelf to place your phone or other small personal belongings, I feel like a flower would complement the overall look and give your bathroom a bit of ‘life.’

This toilet paper holder with the shelf combined is 6.1 inches deep, 9.5 inches wide, and 6.2 inches high. The actual toilet paper holder is 7 inches long and 4.5 inches tall. It is perfect if you have a small bathroom.

8. Gatco Pedestal Toilet Paper Holder

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Gatco 1436BZ Pedestal Toilet Paper Holder,...
  • Accent your bathroom with the perfect combination of style and craft. Gatco Freestanding Tissue Holders are uniquely designed to bring the convenience of a freestanding, pedestal-style holder with the...
  • Beautifully handcrafted and elegantly hand polished contemporary design.
  • Features high caliber metalwork for durability, dependability, resistance to rust, corrosion, and scratching.

This is another amazing freestanding toilet paper holder from Gatco. It is available in bronze, chrome, matte black, polished brass, and satin nickel.

This particular Gatco toilet paper holder model has a circular and weighted base for stability and sturdiness. It also contains a high-tension spring dowel which further enhances its stability so that it doesn’t fall off while you pull down a toilet paper roll.

The complete holder is beautifully handcrafted and polished to give it a contemporary design. Its single post can fit one jumbo, mega, large, or regular toilet paper roll.

Perhaps the one thing you may not like about this toilet paper holder is that it does not allow extra toilet paper rolls storage. I, however, feel like if that were possible, it would somehow take its glitter/design away from it.

This toilet paper holder has an overall height of 22 inches and a 7.5-inch wide base. It comes with Gatco’s lifetime warranty.

9. Moen Kingsley Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

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Moen YB5408ORB Kingsley Pivoting Toilet Paper...
  • UNIQUE FINISH: Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish delivers a rich, dark brown, Old World finish with striking light and dark accents
  • INNOVATIVE FEATURES: Pivoting post allows for easy roll changes without the need for a traditional roller
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Corrosion-resistant metal mounting post for extra security

If you are looking for a wall-mounted traditional-style and high-quality toilet paper holder, the Moen Kingsley pivoting toilet paper holder is among the best. It is available in oil-rubbed bronze, wrought iron, brushed nickel, and chrome.

The innovative pivoting post allows you to change toilet paper rolls more easily than traditional rollers. It’s also made from corrosion-resistant metal, which makes it durable and will continue looking as though it’s new for a long time.

Moen manufactures this toilet paper holder as part of the Moen Kingsley Collection of bathroom accessories. If you, therefore, want a complete antique look in your bathroom, you can go ahead and also add the Moen Kingsley hand towel ring, toilet tank lever, and towel bar. These materials are made of the same material and quality as the toilet paper holder.

This toilet paper holder is a little bit more expensive than other holders, and that’s primarily why I didn’t place it in the pole position. For people who love and understand this design, the extra dollars won’t matter.

The entire holder is 9.7 inches long and 3.273 inches deep. The actual place where you hang the toilet paper roll is 4.85 inches long. As a sign of their commitment to standards, Moen gives this toilet paper holder a lifetime warranty.

10. Dahey Nice Butt Toilet Paper Holder

Dahey Bathroom Decor Box, Toilet Paper Holder,...
  • t was a nice signs decorative item for your bathroom, kitchen bedroom, restroom etc. Perfect bathroom humor that is sure to make everyone have a small laugh each time! Gives off that farmhouse chic...
  • Funny Rustic bathroom decor: This is a cute way to hold toilet paper rolls while also showing off some really cute rustic decor vibes. Especial fit your guest bathroom,master bathroom,basement, bar...
  • Nice Box:Very well made and perfect for storage on the top of the toilet or under sink. Perfect for holding standard toilet paper, air freshener, perfume, candles, mason jar decor, soap dispensers,...

If you are a humorous person and would like to treat your guests to such when they visit your bathroom, the Dahey Nice Butt toilet paper holder looks like a plan already. This is a simple rustic wooden box with the complementary words “Nice Butt” inscribed on it.

It comes with a mason jar and an artificial flower which you place alongside the toilet paper rolls. If you wish, you can put a real flower in there, although the artificial one doesn’t look bad either. The box comes in a white or brown finish.

You don’t even need to mount this box. Place it on top of the toilet tank, and you are set to go. You could also mount it on the wall if you so wished.

This toilet paper holder is of great quality and very well-priced too. I understand this product may not be for everyone, but you will love it if this is your kind of thing. Its measurements are 15.7 inches in width, 6 inches in depth, and 4 inches in height.

White Vs. Colored Toilet Paper

People often ask me, “What happened to colored toilet paper.” I don’t know what happened to them because there are not as many of them in people’s bathrooms today as a few decades ago.


Colored toilet paper is still in the market, although it costs a little more than the ordinary white toilet. I know a few people who still can’t use anything else other than colored toilet paper.

If you would like to bring a bit of color to your bathroom, especially after buying a new toilet paper stand, you should try the colored toilet paper. They bring a beautiful color contrast to your bathroom and enhance the overall style.

If you would be interested in such, these colored toilet papers are my favorite. They are available in black, red, yellow, and many other colors.



And that is the list of my ten best toilet paper holders. There are probably better toilet paper holders out there, but these are the ones I know of. If you have noticed, I have made sure that I have given you all the necessary measurements so you are able to plan your space and don’t end up with a product you cannot use.

Toilet paper holder dimensions are critical, especially for people with small bathrooms. Depending on the size of toilet paper rolls you use, make sure that the toilet paper holder you buy can fit the roll.



1. Where should a toilet paper holder be mounted?

The National Kitchen and Bathroom Association recommends that a toilet paper holder’s center be 26 inches from the floor. It would be best if you also mounted it 10 to 12 inches from the front of the toilet bowl for easy access.

Although the above are the standard dimensions, they are not cast on stone. You should consider your own height and those of other family members and make an informed decision. Of course, a toilet paper holder for the kids’ bathroom will be lower and close to the bowl than the main bathroom’s.

2. Where do you put a toilet paper holder in a small bathroom?

A freestanding toilet paper holder is not a viable choice when you have a small bathroom. Go with a wall-mounted, tank-mounted, or suction toilet paper holder.

3. What is the correct way to hang toilet paper?

You can either hang toilet paper over or under the toilet paper holder. In public bathrooms, the correct way to hang toilet paper is over the holder, but you can hang it the way you want in your private bathroom.

I have found that toilet paper hanging over the holder is easier to use than one hanging under.

5. What is the size of a toilet paper roll?

The length of a regular toilet paper roll in the United States is 4.5 inches and an equivalent of 4.5 inches in width, which makes it a perfect square.