Here at VictoriaPlum.com we know that the bathroom is a central focus of any home, but even more so where families are concerned.

With a family bathroom you need to take the needs of all family members into consideration and this style guide should help you find a design everyone can be proud of.

What is a family bathroom?

It may seem an obvious question but understanding what a family bathroom is can help you build a suitable design. A family bathroom is a place of solace and relaxation for adults and kids alike. It needs to be a serene spa for mum and dad whilst being an extended playground for young children.

How to create a family bathroom?

To create a family bathroom the first thing you need to think of is space. There will be a lot of demands placed on this room so you need to consider how to fit in everything you need.

A high quality bath is a 'must-have' but you should also consider a shower for convenience. You can fit this over a p-shaped bath for an integrated option that cuts down on space or opt for a separate shower cubicle for independent showering.

Double ended options such as the Islington Bath are also a great idea as taps can be fitted centrally, allowing you to fit all the kids in comfortably during bath time.

Islington double ended bath

With a double-ended bath, nobody is left at the tap end

If you have enough space in your home, why not fit an ensuite bathroom, wetroom or shower room in addition to your family bathroom? This way multiple members of the family can bathe at the same time – cutting down on all those arguments in the morning.

Storage is another consideration you need to make and again integrated units work well. Vanity cabinets can be wall mounted for a traditional option with mirrored doors enhancing their function further, while basin cabinets give you storage space beneath the sink.  The Planet white drawer unit with basin combines both style and practicality.

Planet white drawer unit with basin

Our Planet white bathroom furniture is playful and vibrant - perfect for your family bathroom

Be careful with what you store where though, and make sure any dangerous chemicals or cleaning products are kept out of reach of little fingers.

Best colours

One of the best things about a family bathroom is you can be as fun as you like with the design. Bold colours work well so why not consider these great options:

  • Bright blues and other bold colours including red, yellow and green as accents
  • Classic white for appliances and units
  • Chrome detailing

Hydro LED shower head

With this colour-changing shower head, you can add a fun element to your family bathroom

Key features

A family bathroom is about more than just the appliances. There are a number of accessories and other features which complete the look and here are a few of the must-haves:

  • Fun accessories such as novelty toothbrush holders which are perfect for little ones
  • Bathroom gadgets such as colourful shower radios for extra enjoyment
  • Plenty of lighting: combine bright ceiling lights with adjustable spotlights so that the lighting can match the mood of the person using the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails for style focus and increased comfort

Further inspiration?

See our family bathroom moodboard:

Moodboard