Bijou Bathroom Solutions for Small Spaces

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Despite being the smallest room in your house, the downstairs toilet is one place where you can really show off your individual style. Through incorporating stylish accessories and functional cloakroom storage even the smallest of bathrooms can be a unique yet practical space for your guests to explore.

1. Make a Statement with creative bathroom tile ideas

Bathroom wall tile ideas are endless and there is an option to suit every aesthetic. Tiles are an ideal way to create a feature in a small space through a pop of colour, fresh pattern or unconventional shape. If you are planning on keeping your wall décor simple, statement floor tiles are a great way to add some personality to a compact space.

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Mosaic tiles create a contemporary and stylish feature in any small downstairs toilet in need of a splash of colour, perfectly complementing a simple wall hung basin with space saving towel storage. There are a host of colours, prints, patterns, shapes and sizes to choose from and anybody looking for something a little bit different will love the hexagon trend that’s coming through.

2. Reflect light using mirrors

Mirrors are an essential addition to your downstairs toilet décor, to create the illusion of space and light. Line the wall behind your basin with mirrored tiles or add extra storage with a mirrored cabinet. Pair with a simple chrome tap for a sleek modern appearance.

3. Go wild with wallpaper

The bathroom is the perfect place to add some fun into your home. You may have limited space but it’s an ideal area to experiment with bold décor through your choice of pattern, colour and texture. Wallpaper allows you to have some fun with design and transform a functional room into a sophisticated retreat or a statement space.

Create a quirky downstairs toilet using colourful bathroom accessories, patterned tiles or statement wallpaper. Any wallpaper can be used in a bathroom, but it is important it doesn’t come into direct contact with water. If you are wanting something highly durable there are also splash-proof and anti-bacterial ranges available.

4. Add a personal touch

Stamp your personality and bring the room to life, whether it be through decorative accessories that reflect your personal style or displaying treasured memories by hanging up family photos.

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If you love the coast then escape to the beach anytime with seaside hues of ocean blues and greens, sandy beiges, soft pink and white shell colours. Add natural textures, distressed wood and striped textiles to create a fresh and relaxed nautical look. Personalise with treasures such as postcards and photos and add nautical accessories such as a porthole mirror, pretty glass jars or seashells to conjure happy holiday memories.

5. Stand out accessories

The addition of decorative accessories can make even the smallest of spaces look completely different. Complement your bathroom fittings and fixtures with a matching toilet roll holder, toilet brush and soap dish in the same shade and finish as the room.

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Complete your cloakroom design by carefully selecting your hand towels to complement your chosen décor. Match colourful bold patterns and textures with your bathroom tiles or statement wall or add blue and white stripes for a nautical aesthetic. Or if you are wanting to keep it simple an assortment of classic white and neutral shades creates a luxurious feel and timeless setting.

6. Maximise space

A vanity unit adds functionality whilst neatly optimising the space you have in a cloakroom. Creating essential storage space, reducing clutter and helping to keep the focus on decorative elements.

A floating vanity unit not only improves your storage space it will also help to make the room appear bigger.

8. Heat your downstairs toilet in style

Add style and warmth to your luxury cloakroom with a heated towel rack or rail with warm dry towels on demand. As a downstairs bathroom is usually quite compact you may find this will provide sufficient heat, however if you have the luxury of a larger room you may want to consider underfloor heating.

The VADO range is available from Earthridge International Ltd., Dowdstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Tel: (01) 628 6845.

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Sean Mitchell

Author at Pynck

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