Decorating in a small space can be difficult, as balancing furniture and colour choices become trickier. This is especially the case in a small bathroom suite where there are a number of key units which need to be included.

Here at we have a great range of cloakroom bathroom furniture designed for even the smallest spaces, and this guide will take you through the steps required to design the perfect cloakroom bathroom.

Cloakroom Furniture

Know your space

The first thing you need to do is understand just how much space you’ve actually got at your disposal. Cloakroom bathrooms are designed to be compact but that doesn’t mean you can afford to be reckless when it comes to measuring.

Take a range of measurements, considering different angles and placements, and remember to allow extra room for ventilation and plumbing.

Only buy what you need

When space is at a premium you need to be cautious with what you buy. Cloakroom bathrooms typically don’t require larger units like baths and showers, so stick with toilets and wash basins instead.

Our clever corner basins are perfect for a cloakroom and can be matched with a corner toilet to make great use of space. If you’ve got a fairly generous cloakroom bathroom then a close coupled toilet should fit in comfortably. If you’d rather keep everything compact then our space saving back to wall toilets and wall hung toilets are ideal.

Palm Corner Basin & Pedestal

Keep it clean

Clutter will make any bathroom look cramped and in a cloakroom this really must be avoided. Keep your cloakroom bathroom clean and clear to make the best use of space. You can even get back to wall toilets fitted as part of a combined unit if you want to add storage but don’t have space for a separate unit. Our MySpace combination units are perfect for this purpose and come in a range of finishes.

Stay light, bright and airy

When it comes to colours and general decorating trends, light is always best in small space. Dark colours will only make the room feel smaller, so open it up with crisp white tiles and walls. Inject colour in small doses to avoid it looking clinical and stick with neutral or pale flooring that creates the illusion of space.

If your cloakroom bathroom can have a window then make it a large one and try to keep it free of heavy dressings which make things looks smaller. Instead, choose roller blinds or lightly frosted glass to preserve your privacy.

Mirrors can be used instead of windows, if your bathroom is lacking this feature, to create the illusion of space by reflecting light. You’ll ideally want a large mirror but this should not be so big as to dominate the space. You can always buy a medium sized mirror and consider using mirrored wall tiles in a border or pattern to increase the light reflecting capabilities of your bathroom. You can even go the extra mile and choose a bathroom mirror with lights, which will help to boost the illusion of more light and space in your bathroom.