Bathroom Ideas for a Tiny Downstairs Toilet - Furniture, Design, Fittings

Published by: Kevin Sears

24th June 24

Bathroom Ideas

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Light, Expansive Colour Scheme

In a small bathroom, you’ll want to avoid colours that are too bold or too dark. Dark colours across the walls can make the room feel a little claustrophobic and stuffy, while lots of bold colours can be overwhelming in a more enclosed space. We recommend opting for neutral colours, such as white, creme, light browns or light greys. These colours provide the perfect backdrop for adding brighter accents to the room.

Patterned Tiles

Tiles with vertical lines give the sense of height and space in a smaller room. Consider adding one feature wall of tiles that stretch up to the ceiling, to give the space character and also help draw the eye up the long wall.

Wall Hung Furniture

Adding floating fixtures is a great way to maximise space and make your bathroom feel uncluttered. Opt for a Wall Hung toilet or a floating Vanity Unit instead of floor-fixed furniture.

Strategically Placed Mirrors

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Opt for a mirrored cabinet in your bathroom and place it where natural light can reflect off of it. A large mirror above the sink or mirrored cabinets can reflect light and make the room feel more spacious.

Handy Storage Solutions

Incorporate handy storage solutions such as built-in shelves and under-sink storage. These will keep your bathroom organised and free of clutter without compromising on style.

Cloakroom Fixtures

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You can get special bathroom basins and vanity units designed specifically for cloakrooms. Our cloakroom basin is the perfect example of a small unit, with a basin, that is built for small bathrooms.

Colourful Art

It’s always good to draw the eye and give the brain something to focus on when in a small space. Adding mini art pieces that are interesting and creative to the walls can give your space a sense of intrigue and imagination - occupying the mind to focus on the art instead of the size of the space!

Greenery and Plant Life

Introduce small potted plants or hanging planters to bring a bit of nature indoors. Plants like ferns and succulents thrive in humid environments and can add a fresh, lively touch.

Minimalist Design

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With your furniture and fittings, you’ll want to opt for pieces with clean lines and a modern, minimalist feel. Less is more, in this case, and you could end up with a space that feels quite overwhelming and cluttered if you go for very busy pieces of furniture.

Kevin Sears

About Kevin Sears

Kevin Sears is a bathroom and interior design blogger here at 34 St John. He creates original content utilising his extensive knowledge of the bathroom industry and latest trends.

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