These design ideas will make the most of your cloakroom…
A cloakroom is just the place to experiment with a new style you might not be confident enough to try in a bigger room. A great area to express your individuality and creativity, a cloakroom can be a nod to your fun side, without changing the overall style of your house.
However, balancing bold design and function can be tricky in such a little space, but our experts are here to help you find the ideal style for your cloakroom, whether that’s big, bright colour or one statement feature to complement a clean and modern home.
If you are working with a small, possibly awkward cloakroom, clever storage ideas and space-saving fittings are essential. Fold away cabinets and chests or towel rails under basins are just two ideas that could save you valuable inches in a tiny cloakroom.
Use your cloakroom to express your individual style: Fun, bold wallpaper, a wall mural or a printed blind will add flair and creativity to your room. Add contemporary touches, such as statement fittings in bold chrome, or exposed brick walls for an edgy, industrial feel.
If you’re looking to overhaul a bigger space, check out our bathroom ideas page.
Create a big impact in a small cloakroom by choosing a vivid bloom design. Orange accessories continue the colour theme and a crisp white splashback adds a note of contrast.
Who said colour blocking was only for fashion? It’s also very effective in this small cloakroom. Simplicity is key with a dramatic red paint-effect splashback and square-edged white basin standing out against the grey wall. The same bold colours are repeated in the tiled floor to enhance the effect.
Basin and single-lever tap
If you love bold patterns, a cloakroom is the perfect place to really go to town. This large-scale floral patterned wallpaper would suit a traditional or a contemporary scheme. Black painted panelling and simple white tiles create an eyecatching contrast.
Union by Timorous Beasties
Studio Green Estate Eggshell by Farrow & Ball at Homebase
If it’s a luxurious look you’re after, what could beat this silver floral wallpaper and Art Deco vanity unit for creating an enviably opulent cloakroom.
We’d love to hear about your experience of tackling a small space or if you’ve taken the plunge with bold colour in your cloakroom. Share with us in the comments box below…