Find your ideal style whether that’s big, bright colour, one statement feature or timeless appeal with these beautiful cloakroom ideas.
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, your downstairs loo 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 small space. Take a look at these cloakroom ideas for your confined yet essential space.
Be bold with colour
Who said colour blocking was only for fashion? It’s also very effective in this small cloakroom. Simplicity is key with a dramatic yellow floor which bursts out from the white back-drop and bathroom suite The same bold colour is repeated in the botanical window blind to enhance the sunny effect.
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Build in clever storage
Choose a floating vanity unit
A floating or wall hung vanity unit will create the illusion of space and is handy for keeping storage baskets tucked beneath. Continue the clean and simple style with calming eau-de nil-metro tiling mounted half-way, fresh white walls. A three-tiered mirror adds interest and a vintage twist. Spot the palm tree print in the reflection (on the opposite wall) which has tropical flavour.
Keep it traditional
There’s no reason why your cloakroom can’t match the timeless classic elegance of the rest of your home. This petite yet elegant cloakroom is a country dream scheme of nature-inspired prints with neutral plaids and muted colours creating a snug and rustic space. The iron coat rail makes the room traditionally fit for purpose for a quaint and practical finish.
Furnish to scale
Make a strong statement
Ever wanted to really express your decorating self but lacked the confidence to totally commit? Here’s your chance to be brave and experiment with colours you might usually shy away from. Here, deep red is rich and vibrant and balanced beautifully with contemporary tiling. The alternative sink and ‘hand hook’ is stylishly quirky and artistic.
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Make the most of the small square-footage. This narrow cloakroom uses a number of techniques to create smart wow factor. Add a hearty dose of texture with an exposed brick wall on one side to inject depth and urban personality, faux brick wallpaper will have the same effect. Patterned floor tiles in similar tones marry the scheme together.
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Keep it classic
Tongue-and-groove paneling visually frames this stylish cloakroom and the handy shelf at the top acts as a mantelpiece to a host a selection of glass vases. The eau de nil colour is a relaxing choice and works beautifully with the period tiling in the compact space.