The 10 Best Toilet Paper Holders

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 by toilethaven

What is the Best Toilet Paper Holder?

Gone are the days when toilet paper holders were merely just 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 10 best toilet paper holders to make your job easier.

Choose a toilet paper holder that complements your overall bathroom style and a quality one also. 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 which is also known as a toilet paper dispenser is a bathroom accessory that is 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 which I wouldn’t hesitate buying for myself.

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.



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 the big toilet paper rolls on its lower compartment. The storage holds 3 toilet paper rolls and dispenses 1.

I love the fact that the base of the holder is by design made to be wider which makes it really sturdy. Even if you pull the toilet paper roll to one side the holder is not going to topple over. 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 likes a bit of darkish 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



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 1 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 provide an extra roll when the one on the dispenser runs out. This really prevents embarrassments 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



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

This is a really 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 a problem with stability especially when pulling down a roll, this toilet paper holder has a very 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 actually 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



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

The Gatco 1431 is modern, beautiful and rectangular based freestanding toilet paper holder with an elegantly hand polished design. It is available in bushed 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 gives you the assurance 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 a 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



If you are looking for 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 really easy to change toilet paper rolls, thanks to it 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 to use as a toilet paper holder and the other as a toilet 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 which 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 Millbridge is recessed toilet paper holder which is one of the best made in the industry. It is available in oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel, polished chrome and brass finish but constructed from zinc and 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 very easy to mount because you will only need a small flathead screwdriver to tighten the screws. It is even easier to change a toilet paper roll as you will only have to snap the bar on and off.

If you need other bathroom essentials other than a toilet paper holder, the Millbridge collections 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 industrial style is wall-mounted pipe design toilet paper holder with barn wood gray wood shelf. It gives you bathroom a rugged urban design which looks great whether in a big or small bathroom.

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

I really like wood finishes and the fact that this toilet paper holder comes with an aged wooden shelf makes it really cool. Although you can use the shelf to place your phone or other small personal belongings, I feel like a flower would really 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 high. It is perfect if you have a small bathroom.

8. Gatco Pedestal Toilet Paper Holder



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 model of Gatco toilet paper holder has 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 are pulling 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 the regular toilet paper rolls.

Perhaps the one thing you may not like about this toilet paper holder is that it does not allow for the storage of extra toilet paper rolls. I however feel like if that was 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 the Gatco’s lifetime warranty.

9. Moen Kingsley Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder



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. All of 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 really 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 a lifetime warranty for this toilet paper holder.

10. Dahey Nice Butt Toilet Paper Holder


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 too, 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. Just 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 if this is your kind of thing you will love it. Its measurements are 15.7 inches in width, 6 inches depth and 4 inches height.

White vs Colored Toilet Paper

I often have people asking me “What happened to colored toilet paper”. I genuinely don’t know what happened to them because they are not as many of them in people’s bathrooms today as they were a few decades ago.

Colored toilet paper are still there in the market although they cost a little bit more than the ordinary white toilet. I know a few people who still can’t use anything else other than a colored toilet paper.

If you would like to bring a bit of color to your bathroom and especially after buying a new toilet paper stand, you should consider trying the colored toilet papers. They bring such a beautiful color contrast in 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 others colors.


And that is the list of my 10 best toilet paper holders. There are probably better toilet paper holders out there but this 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’s dimensions are critical especially for people with small bathrooms. Depending also on the size of toilet paper rolls you use, make sure that the toilet paper holder you will buy can fit the roll.


1. Where should a toilet paper holder be mounted?

The National Kitchen and Bathroom Association recommends that the center of a toilet paper holder should be 26 inches from the floor. You should also mount 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 more than that of the master bathroom.

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

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

3. Which is the correct way to hang a toilet paper?

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

I have found that a toilet a paper hanged over the holder is easier to use than one hanged 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 4.5 inches in width which makes it a perfect square.