In this sceptered isle (as William Shakespeare put it), we take influence from many different places, not least our neighbours across the English Channel. So, as part of our celebration of The Great British Bathroom, we’ve produced something that’s a little more petite. Introducing the French Floral look in a small bathroom space.
When it comes to fashion, our French cousins really do have things down to a fine art, so it comes as no surprise that French style has influenced us Brits for centuries. From clothing to food and from art to interiors, you’ll find plenty of Gallic influence throughout UK homes. Of course, if there’s one thing we all share in common, it’s a lack of space in our homes. With the average UK bathroom being a mere 2.5m x 2.5m in size, it's hard to be creative, especially if you're looking for something with a little je ne sais quoi!
French Floral look in a small bathroom
If you’ve already taken a look at our French Floral bathroom (pictured below), you’ll know that this look is currently taking the nation by storm.
The floral theme produces a look that is very light yet lavish, expressed through floral motifs and the use of genuine flowers. The style is definitely more traditional, with classic elements such as a high level toilet, roll top bath and chandelier, whilst maintaining a light and fresh appearance through a subtle pink colour palette. It really is a space in which you can unwind, relax and enjoy the aroma of your fresh cut bouquets.
Of course, whilst most of us don’t have a bathroom as big as the one featured above, you can still achieve the look in a smaller space.
French Floral in a downstairs cloakroom
Probably the smallest room in your entire home, your downstairs cloakroom could certainly benefit from the French Floral look—the perfect welcome for any guest.
To create the look in a cloakroom, we still managed to squeeze in the high level toilet and large vanity unit to accentuate the traditional aspect of this design. If space is really tight, you could swap these for a more compact close coupled toilet and cloakroom vanity unit. To display flowers, we’ve added a selection of small, occasional tables and accessorised with pretty ceramic accessories, a floral patterned window blind and a decadent chandelier. To keep your cloakroom feeling light and bright, a classic round mirror combines well with this dusky pink painted walls.
If you’re really tight on space, there are some creative ways in which you can add French Floral style to an under-the-stairs cloakroom. Instead of a high level toilet, we installed its low level cistern counterpart, to maintain a classic look. And, instead of a vanity unit, we installed a traditional pedestal basin that fits perfectly with the theme. Flowers needn’t be restricted to just the cloakroom itself.
French Floral in an ensuite or small bathroom
The great thing about this look is that you can easily incorporate a shower enclosure into your design without losing that traditional feel.
To maintain the impression of opulence and luxury, we have added marble effect shower wall panels, plus a traditional style shower enclosure with ornate handles. The frameless design will also allow light to penetrate throughout your ensuite, enhancing the joyful colour scheme. A classic shower set with overhead drench shower plus handset simply adds to the already deluxe look. A floral floor mat or rug makes the perfect finishing touch.
Small spaces require big thinking, which is why you’ll find plenty of small bathroom ideas right here at VictoriaPlum.com. Head to our Small Spaces for fresh inspiration by clicking on the image below.
More French Floral
If you want to “Get the Look”, why not find out more about our French Floral bathroom?
The Great British Bathroom
This year, we’re celebrating everything that’s great about British bathrooms, with all manner of inspiration, not just from these shores but from around the world. You can be inspired too, by clicking on the image below.