There are so many beautiful bathroom design ideas out there, it can be hard to decide which one is right for your home. Whatever your style - modern, traditional, minimalist or extravagant - our experts can help you to find your perfect bathroom decor.
Whether you are looking to completely overhaul your bathroom fittings, or just want to modernise with a few well-placed accessories, there are so many ways to redecorate your bathroom.
One of the quickest ways to update is to invest in smart storage. Decluttering your bathroom will create a feeling of space and will help to organise a big family. Choose tall shelving units and allocate a shelf to a different need or family member to make sure your bathroom stays in place: Fresh, clean and decluttered every day.
Add some homely touches to a stark white bathroom with a pop of colour. Bright flooring or tiles will instantly lift all white fittings, as will mutli-coloured soft furnishings. Give your bathroom a Moroccan feel with some richly-coloured accessories: Lanterns, pretty soaps and fluffy towels are inexpensive ways of adding a touch of luxury to your bathroom.
Or choose classic bathroom styles, such as a monochrome colour scheme or country theme and completely redecorate your bathroom. Black and white floor tiles are one of our favourite flooring options and always look chic, even in a tiny space. Or replace a bath panel with tongue and groove, which will look feminine and elegant when paired with floral wallpaper.
1/28 Fit a pretty vanity unit
Need country-style bathroom storage? Paint a junk-shop low-level cupboard with white eggshell and conceal the plumbing for a countertop basin inside, drilling holes for the tap and waste pipe. Add a few pretty touches, such as a selection of toiletries and a vase or tumbler for fresh flowers.
Vanity unit paint
2/28 Store towels in a vintage crate
Give your bathroom reclaimed style, even if your fixtures and fittings are modern, by adding a vintage crate for your towels. Choose white, brick-shaped tiles for the walls and a square wall-mounted basin.
3/28 Panel your bath
Replace an old bath panel with tongue and grove for a vintage country-style bathroom. Either cut planks to size or buy a pre-made bath panel. Paint a calming blue shade, picked out from a floral wallpaper.
4/28 Add a strip of coloured tiles
Inject colour into an all-white bathroom with a strip of 10cm x 10cm feature tiles. Go for a rich aqua shade and team with towels in jewel-bright tones.
5/28 Line shelves with wicker baskets
Fill open shelving with baskets and neatly folded towels to give your bathroom colour and texture. Allocate each member of your family their own basket of lotions and potions.
6/28 Introduce pops of colour
In an all-white space, change the flooring to a bright rubber design and add bold towels for a quick bathroom update.
The Rubber Flooring Company
7/28 Go for slick high-shine white gloss
Brighten up a small bathroom with white gloss units. Keep the wall tiles neutral so you can easily change your accessories for a mini makeover.
8/28 Style with jewel shades
Arrange Moroccan-style accessories on a low-level bench to spice up a traditional bathroom. Lanterns, shallow bowls filled with posh soaps and fluffy towels in rich shades are inexpensive updates.
9/28 Pick monochrome for a smart look
Go all-out traditional with a chic black and white bathroom look featuring checked floor tiles - finish with a personal touch by printing out family snaps and framing them.
10/28 Try dog-motif wallpapered bathroom
Add some character to your bathroom with a patterned wallpaper. This dog motif design is both quirky and fun, while the copper bath and french-style chair add a more traditional touch.
11/28 Create a bright pink and red bathroom
Add some contemporary flair to your bathroom with bold colour. Here a traditional toile is brightened up using a palette of pinks and oranges
Colefax and Fowler
12/28 Be inspired by this exposed brick bathroom
Small bathrooms don't always need to be painted in neutral colours. Here, deep blue paint adds interest and depth to an all-white bathroom suite.
Similar wall paint
13/28 Go for a black and white bathroom
Black and white is always stylish, team with soft accessories to avoid the scheme looking too harsh.
Cole & Son
14/28 Add a touch of luxury in a grand bathroom
Add some opulence to your bathroom with a huge ornate mirror and statement bath.
15/28 Update a vintage country bathroom
Create an antique homely vibe with plenty of rustic funiture, a classic roll-top bath painted in a neutral colour and a vintage cafe curtain.
Farrow & Ball
16/28 Go for an all-white bathroom
Go for a crisp palette of whites to create a bathroom that is glamorous yet relaxed.
17/28 Create a feminine bathroom
Use pretty wallpaper and a roll top bath to create the ultimate in feminine luxury.
Bath and shower mixer
18/28 Create a modern, luxurious bathroom
Go for a chic modern look with soft colours and simple lights. Marble around the bath adds a hint of luxury.
19/28 Add plants to a small bathroom
Use plenty of plants to warm up an otherwise all-white scheme.
20/28 Feature Wall Tiles
Add personality to your bathroom with feature tiles incorporating colour, pattern or texture, or even a mixture of all three. You dont need to go all-out and cover every surface with them try using them on a feature wall or lay them around a favourite feature such as the basin.
21/28 Polished Nickel Fittings
Less shiny than chrome, nickel has a warm and classic finish, which is left unlacquered to develop a beautiful natural patina. It can be found coating baths, framing console basins and even being used to make cisterns for loos, and does a fine job of adding glamour to a more traditional bathroom. It's already a massive hit in the States.
22/28 Marvellous Marble
Given they have more than 200 tile ranges, its bold for Fired Earth to predict their next best seller, but they reckon it will be the East Hampton white marble. Customers cant get enough of its upmarket feel, using it in various formats all over the house, but judging from this stunning shot, the bathroom is the place to start.
East Hampton white marble tiles
23/28 Supersized Shower Heads
Re-create the spa experience with a shower fitting that guarantees youll get a good soaking. Just make sure youve got enough water pressure, your ceiling can take the weight and that you have a shower tray deep enough to handle the extra spray.
Similar rain shower head
24/28 Fittings With Natural Wonder
Close your eyes and think of a relaxing location. What springs to mind an idyllic country garden, or a waterfall cascading into a tropical pool? We thought as much and so, it seems, have many bathroom designers. By creating fittings that mimic flowers, leaves, twigs and even dry earth, theyre intending that we turn our bathroom into a soothing sanctuary modelled on Mother Nature.
Kreto shower tray
25/28 Mixing Old And New
We're used to seeing a fusion of old and new designs in kitchens, but B&Q has turned its attention to the bathroom. Its Dahl suite combines the ultimate heritage piece a roll-top bath with a sharply-tailored WC and pedestal basins. You can take the look further by mixing modern and traditional brassware.
Dahl bathroom suite
26/28 Water-saving Sanitaryware
Think carefully about the fittings youre installing in your bathroom and you wont just help the planet youll cut your bills, too. As much as 25% of your energy bill comes from heating water for your home, and by installing this low-capacity bath, the average household could be warming up 21,170 litres less water each year wow!
Concept water-saving bath
27/28 Radiator Art
Ever wanted to incorporate artwork into your bathroom but werent sure how? Look no further than this satin-aluminium radiator. It works as a unique focal point, provides ample heat either as an electric or centrally heated version, and, most importantly, gives you somewhere to hang soggy towels.
28/28 Gold Brassware
Gold, the most regal of metallics, usurps chrome or brushed steel as the trendiest finish for bathroom taps. This Neoclassical design is a particularly opulent option.
Similar basin mixer tap
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She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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