Looking to inject some much-needed style into your little cloakroom? Enjoy a big dose of inspiration with these 6 perfectly formed ideas!
Cloakrooms may be small in size, yet they often leave the biggest lasting impression on your house guests and visitors alike. Whether it’s situated near to the front door, under the stairs or towards the back of your house, the cloakroom bathroom is a highly underrated space in the modern home and is often neglected when it comes to decorating.
Whilst we may not have welcomed many visitors to our homes over the past couple of years, we’re looking forward with optimism to 2023 and beyond. So, when the time comes to host your nearest and dearest, you should have a cloakroom worth showing off. Check out these 6 perfectly formed small cloakroom bathroom ideas below. Whether you choose a traditional, luxurious, space-saving or contemporary style is completely up to you!
1. Space-saving style
No matter how small your cloakroom may be, there is always room for a stylish makeover—you just have to choose the right items. If your space lacks depth, a combination toilet and basin unit may be the right way to go.
With the MySpace range of compact cloakroom furniture from Orchard Bathrooms, you can make the very most of the space available to you. Each unit contains a small resin basin, handy cupboard for those essential cleaning products and spare loo rolls, plus space for a modern back to wall toilet, with neatly concealed cistern.
When it comes to tiling, in a small space like this, often less is more. We’ve opted to create an on-trend feature floor and continue up the rear wall. This offers protection from splashes, whilst creating a dramatic backdrop. We’ve opted for light surrounding walls, to keep the space light and airy.
To keep those towels toasty, especially during those cold winter months, a gleaming chrome heated towel rail is a welcome addition. Find your perfect model using our BTU calculator.
2. Traditional and timeless
For a cloakroom that’ll never go out of fashion, why not choose a traditional style design? Whether you live in a period property or a modern home, traditional cloakrooms are timeless and offer an elegance that your whole family will surely appreciate.
The mainstays of any traditional bathroom are the classic close coupled toilet and pedestal basin. With matching designs from The Bath Co., the look is coordinated and cohesive, with a black soft closing seat adding accent to your overall colour scheme.
We’ve accessorised with a vintage style heated towel rail, complete with black enamelled columns, plus a beautiful towel ring, freestanding toilet roll and brush holder and pivot mirror. Green remains popular, when it comes to bathroom colour schemes, and we’ve enhanced the look with painted boards around the lower portions of the walls. To add real character, we’ve also used Victorian patterned tiles—however, as previously mentioned, it pays to be sparing with these.
For the finishing touches, why not add a house plant, and give your cloakroom a more natural feel?
3. A little touch of luxury
To leave a really big lasting impression, why not push the boat out a little?
With this cloakroom, we’ve increased our budget a little and added some luxurious items that wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel.
One of the first things that strikes you about this stunning space is the colour scheme. We’ve opted for a large blue expanse using a variety of wall panels. To break up the blue, we’ve used faux marble panelling—it’s quick and easy to fit and, compared to the real thing, costs a fraction of the price.
To save on space and really show off our feature floor tiles, we upgraded to a contemporary, angular wall mounted basin and a complementary wall hung toilet. And they’re not just stylish—leaving your floor space free for easy cleaning, they’re also incredibly practical. Instead of chrome, we chose a matching gold coloured tap and bottle trap, for a glittering finish.
To accessorise, we selected a sumptuous Art Deco style mirror, some clear glass storage jars and the obligatory pot plants.
4. Fresh and contemporary
The most popular contemporary styles are based on simplicity, with straightforward, neutral colour schemes, clean lines and unfussy designs. And the great thing is, it’s easy and affordable to achieve, even if you’re working to a tight budget.
When it comes to colour, a grey bathroom may feel uninspiring, however, you can go as dark or as light as you like and accessorise to add character. We’ve added some marble effect tiles to both the wall and floor, for a more luxurious look and feel.
If you are blessed with a slightly larger cloakroom space, you may wish to install a full sized vanity unit with basin. This brings with it the added bonus of a large storage space, not just for toiletries but for other household items that have no natural place within your home.
The contemporary close coupled toilet comes complete with a dual eco flush, helping you to save water, whilst the simple grey heated towel rail complements the colour scheme perfectly.
Aside from a simple round mirror, we’ve done very little in terms of accessorising. However, with some pictures and plants, you can certainly tailor the appearance of your cloakroom to your own exact specifications.
5. Miniature yet marble-ous
Who says a small cloakroom bathroom can’t be opulent? Instead of expensive tiles, which take real time and effort to fit, we’ve decorated this small space with marble-effect wall panels.
For bathroom interiors, marble is a popular material. However, the real thing will add significant £s to your budget. Wall panels are a great way to “fake the look” in your cloakroom. They are quicker to install than tiles and, with no grout lines, are easier to keep clean. Pair with a traditional pedestal basin and low level toilet combination for a genuinely timeless and luxurious design.
6. Green for go
No matter how tiny your cloakroom may be, an on-trend colour scheme will give it the boost it needs. In this instance, we’ve picked out one of the recent colours of the year, Evergreen Fog, to bring this downstairs toilet bang up to date.
Complete with gold metallic elements, like the tap and mirror, plus a generous amount of greenery, this compact bathroom takes on a whole new appearance. Use a corner vanity unit to make great use of space and add fresh white gloss tiles to create a sense of depth.
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