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What are the advantages of wall hung bathroom furniture?

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 2 weeks ago 7 min read

A continental trend that we’ve begun to embrace in the UK, wall hung furniture offers distinct advantages for your bathroom. We explore these advantages, discover why our continental cousins prefer wall hung furniture and check out which items you can choose for your bathroom.

When it comes to modern bathroom design, wall hung bathroom furniture is making waves with homeowners throughout the UK. Sleek, stylish and supremely practical, it's no wonder this trend is taking off in a big way.

At Victoria Plum, we're passionate about bringing you the latest innovations in bathroom design, and wall hung furniture is a game-changer you won't want to miss. In this blog post, we’ll take a look the numerous benefits it brings, consider why this trend is more prevalent in Continental Europe and check out all the wall hung furniture items you can choose for your bathroom.


Why wall-hung bathroom furniture?

1. Space-saving design

One of the most significant advantages of wall hung bathroom furniture is its ability to create an illusion of more space. By lifting vanities, cabinets and even toilets off the floor, wall hung units free up valuable floor space. This not only makes the bathroom look larger but also provides a clean, uncluttered appearance. Ideal for smaller bathrooms or ensuites, wall hung furniture can transform a cramped space into a luxurious retreat.

Orchard Derwent white wall hung vanity unit and ceramic basin 420mm

Ideal for smaller spaces, like cloakrooms or ensuites, the Derwent wall hung vanity unit from Orchard Bathrooms measures a compact 420mm in width

2. Easy cleaning

Gone are the days of struggling to clean around the base of your bathroom furniture. With wall hung units, you can easily sweep, mop and wipe down the floor underneath, making maintenance a breeze. This design choice ensures your bathroom remains hygienic and spotless with minimal effort.

3. A clean, modern look

Wall hung bathroom furniture epitomises contemporary design. The clean lines and floating effect create a sense of openness and elegance. Whether you prefer a minimalist look or a more elaborate style, wall mounted units can be tailored to fit your vision. Available in a variety of finishes and materials, these pieces offer endless possibilities for customisation.

Mode Morris dark concrete grey furniture package with wall hung vanity unit 1200mm

For a highly contemporary shared bathroom, why not consider the Morris wall hung furniture range from Mode Bathrooms?

4. Enhanced functionality

By choosing wall hung bathroom furniture, you can install units at the height that best suits your needs. This customisable installation ensures maximum comfort and convenience, whether it's a vanity set at the perfect height for hand washing or cabinets placed for easy access.

This flexibility makes wall hung furniture a practical choice for any household, especially where you wish to keep items away from small hands. Why not check out our tips for a baby-safe bathroom?


The Continental European trend

While wall mounted bathroom furniture is gaining popularity in the UK, it has long been a staple in Continental Europe. The reasons for this trend are rooted in both design preferences and practical considerations.

1. A different design philosophy

Continental Europeans have a penchant for sleek, modern design (you only need to think of a certain Swedish furniture retailer, whose name we won’t mention here!). Wall hung furniture aligns perfectly with the minimalist and functional style that dominates Continental European interiors. The preference for clean lines and open spaces drives the widespread adoption of wall hung units, creating a harmonious and stylish environment.

Lagom Scandi style bathroom

Find out more about Scandi-inspired design by clicking on the image above

2. Smaller living spaces

In many Continental European cities, living spaces are typically smaller compared to those in the UK. Maximising space is a priority and wall hung bathroom furniture provides an ideal solution. By elevating furniture off the floor, our European neighbours can make their bathrooms feel more spacious and less cluttered, which is crucial in compact urban apartments. And, with British homes shrinking in size, this may be one of the big reasons why wall hung furniture is a growing trend.

3. Plumbing considerations

Plumbing systems on the continent often differ from those in the UK (if you’ve ever spent time in Greece, you will understand how much they can differ!), with many homes featuring walls that are better suited to supporting wall hung fixtures. This makes the installation of wall mounted furniture more straightforward and accessible in Continental Europe, further contributing to its popularity.


Which wall hung furniture should you choose?

When picking out new products for your bathroom, there are plenty of wall hung options to choose from. However, we’ve selected some of the more popular furniture items, to help you choose wisely.

Wall hung mirror cabinet

Commonly found up and down the country, the wall hung mirror cabinet is a staple of the great British bathroom. Where would we be without them? They are the very epitome of multi-functional design, maximising and enhancing light whilst offering additional storage space for those smaller items we don’t always want to keep on display. Check out our guide to choosing the perfect mirror cabinet.

Clarity white mirror cabinet 600 x 600mm

Vanity unit

Wall hung vanity units come in all shapes and sizes, from compact cloakroom models, to large double sink designs for shared spaces. Usually supplied with an integral basin, or a countertop upon which a basin can be installed, wall hung vanity units leave your floor space free. This is ideal if you wish to show off a feature tiled floor, for example, or want to make cleaning easier.

From highly contemporary designs (like the textured Oxman vanity unit below) to more traditional units, you’ll find plenty of styles and colours to suit your exact needs.

Mode Oxman indigo wall hung vanity unit and ceramic basin 800mm with tap

Go for a designer option with the Oxman indigo wall hung vanity unit from Mode Bathrooms

Wall cabinet

If you want to make great use of every inch of wall space, a wall hung cabinet will make a great addition to your bathroom. Available in a whole variety of sizes, from short and compact, to tall and slimline, wall cabinets can offer a larger storage space for bigger, bulkier accessories. Towels, toilet rolls and even your toilet brush, can all be concealed behind the doors of your wall cabinet. Plus, as with all other wall mounted designs, you get to keep your floor space free.

Orchard Derwent white tall wall hung cabinet with black handle 1400 x 350mm

Make a style and storage statement with the Derwent wall hung cabinet from Orchard Bathrooms


Bringing continental flair to your bathroom

At Victoria Plum, we're committed to helping you create a bathroom that combines style, functionality and innovation. Wall hung bathroom furniture offers a host of benefits, from space-saving and easy cleaning to modern style and enhanced functionality. Whether you're inspired by Continental European design or looking to maximise your bathroom space, our range of wall hung units has something for everyone.

Explore our comprehensive bathroom furniture range today and discover how wall hung bathroom furniture can transform your space into a sleek, modern sanctuary. Experience the elegance and practicality of this European trend and elevate your bathroom to new heights. Simply click below to begin browsing.

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Handy wall hung bathroom furniture advice

At Victoria Plum, you’ll find plenty of expert advice to help you choose and fit your wall hung bathroom furniture.

Why not check out these handy guides before you buy?

Looking to save money by doing some of the work yourself? You won’t want to miss our step-by-step guide on how to fit a wall cabinet. Watch the video below for great advice.


And finally, if you have large, bare wall spaces you want to fill, we’ll provide you with some much-needed inspiration. Check out our article on what to put on an empty bathroom wall.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 2 weeks 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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