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How to create a family-friendly bathroom space

Posted by Adam Chard in Style guides | 2 years ago 5 min read

Creating a family-friendly bathroom needn’t mean compromising on style. In this article, we take a look at all the things you can do to create a stunning space that works for everyone.

Do you dream of a relaxing, spa-like experience every time you step into your bathroom, but have to cater to the rest of your family?

Well, we think we can help. At Victoria Plum, we've come up with some great styles that can help make the perfect family-friendly bathroom—designs that create a space the children can enjoy, before transforming into a relaxing haven where you can chill out and have a little quiet time once they're in bed.


Now, this is a really key thing to consider for a family bathroom. With several people sharing one bathroom, things can get quite messy!

The bathroom storage you choose really depends on the amount of space you have available. If you’re lucky enough to have plenty of space then you'll have more options available to you. A wide vanity unit will provide more storage space, whilst still giving you the functionality you need.

However, if you're tight on space, combination units are great. They supply all the essential elements you need in your bathroom (basin and toilet) but also give you space to store away the eyesores that accumulate over time.

Orchard Eden white 1060mm combination with Eden back to wall toilet and soft close seat

A unit, like the Eden combination with back to wall toilet, makes great use of space, whilst providing room for toiletries, toys and bathtime essentials

As renowned property expert Sarah Beeny stated in her recent interview with us, cupboards and storage are always a great idea for family bathrooms. I mean, who wants to look at their toilet brush?!

Colour it

Just because your bathroom needs to be child-friendly doesn't mean it needs to be entirely child-focused. Which means no themed wallpaper or rainbow colour schemes!

A stylish family bathroom

Handy hint: Keep your walls and floor to one main subtle colour and then add splashes of colour.

Picking your accessories in a bright colour to contrast is a really simple way to add some personality and a bit of fun to your room.

Another really simple and cool idea is to have individual towels, so each member of your family has a different shade of your chosen colour. Not only is this great for stopping squabbles over towels but it also helps throw in another splash of colour.

Why not check out our family bathroom style guide for more fresh ideas?

Cover it up

If there’s one (or actually 2 things) you’ll need to pay special attention to in a family-friendly bathroom, it’s your walls and floors. As we’re all aware, children aren’t the most careful when it comes to splashing water about, so you’ll want to make sure all your surfaces are nice and watertight.

Tiles are a great option for a family bathroom. Not only do they come in a variety of colours and styles, but they are so easy to wipe clean if there have been any spillages (which, let's face it, in a family bathroom, is likely to happen).

Tiled family bathroom

A fully tiled bathroom looks undeniably chic

If you’re tiling the floor too, you’ll need to make sure your little ones are supervised when using the bathroom. Try to pick out tiles with good anti-slip properties or, better still, check out the range of stylish, yet hardwearing vinyl and laminate flooring options available.

If tiles aren’t quite your thing, or you’re looking to save money, why not consider shower wall panels. Despite the name, these can be fitted right around your bathroom, come in a variety of stylish colours and designs, and, with no grout lines where mould can develop, will look great for many years to come.

Bath, shower or both?

Again, this decision will be based on the space you have available.

Bath time is a lovely family ritual and is often seen as a relaxing way to end your day, and although it's not an essential feature, it really does make family life a little easier. Having a separate shower is great if you have both young and older children, but can only work if you have the space.

Straight shower bath 1700 x 750 with 6mm shower screen

If you're short on space, a shower bath is the perfect compromise, really giving you the best of both worlds.

Want to know which additional products you’ll need in your family bathroom? Head to our family bathroom suite buying guide for further information.

More family-friendly bathroom advice and inspiration

When it comes to family-friendly bathroom ideas, inspiration, tips and advice, you’ll find everything you need at Victoria Plum.

From planning a family bathroom to baby-safe bathroom advice, we have plenty of helpful articles for you to browse. And don’t forget to check out what we consider to be the perfect family bathroom. Do you agree with our choices?

Share your experiences with us

We would love to hear how you have made your family bathroom work for you, so why not tweet us at @VictoriaPlumUK or share your image with us on Instagram using hashtag #FamilyBathroom

Shop family-friendly bathroom suites

At Victoria Plum, you’ll find the perfect blend of form and function for your family-friendly bathroom. Why not browse our full selection of bathroom suites by clicking on the image below?

Shop bathroom suites

Designing your family-friendly bathroom

Want us to do all the hard work for you? Our expert team will happily create a free, no-obligation bathroom design, using the measurements and images you supply. What's more, they'll ensure it's perfect for your whole family and supply you with a full product list, to make life even easier. Plus, with finance options to help spread the cost and a high quality service which consistently delights our customers, take your first step towards your dream bathroom by clicking on the image below.

Enquire about our Bathroom Design Service

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Style guides | 2 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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