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Cloakroom Ideas and Designs

Chelsea House II
Chelsea House II
Studio Indigo
Photo of a victorian cloakroom in London.
A full renovation to an Edwardian, mid-terrace in Brockley
A full renovation to an Edwardian, mid-terrace in Brockley
User
Chris Snook
Small scandinavian cloakroom in London with white tiles, white walls and a wall-mounted sink.
Crooksbury
Crooksbury
Hallpark Construction
Cloakroom
Design ideas for a small contemporary cloakroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, ceramic tiles, ceramic flooring, onyx worktops, grey floors, grey cabinets, grey tiles, white tiles, an integrated sink, white worktops and a floating vanity unit.
North Kensington - Basement, rear side return and loft conversion project
North Kensington - Basement, rear side return and loft conversion project
Gustav Building Services
Design ideas for a contemporary cloakroom in London with orange walls, medium hardwood flooring, an integrated sink, wooden worktops, brown floors and brown worktops.
Project Photos
Project Photos
Moodesignz
Contemporary cloakroom in Hertfordshire.
Kitchen extension and home renovation
Kitchen extension and home renovation
Neil Perry Photography
light blue walls, water closet under stairs, powder room under stairs
Classic cloakroom in London with white tiles, mosaic tiles, mosaic tile flooring, a wall-mounted sink and white floors.
SE24 - Dulwich Home
SE24 - Dulwich Home
Simon Whitehead Architects
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary cloakroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, multi-coloured walls, porcelain flooring, an integrated sink, beige floors and white worktops.
Tischler House
Tischler House
studio.skey
Design ideas for a modern cloakroom in Other.
Ben Heath Kitchen & Bathrooms
Ben Heath Kitchen & Bathrooms
Adam Carter Photo
adamcarterphoto
This is an example of a traditional cloakroom in Wiltshire with recessed-panel cabinets, beige cabinets, beige tiles, beige walls, a submerged sink, beige floors and beige worktops.
Dunstans Road
Dunstans Road
The Gentleman Architect Ltd
Design ideas for a scandinavian cloakroom in Other with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, grey tiles, white walls, a vessel sink, grey floors and white worktops.
Holland Park House by Bonnie Meredith Design and Peek Architecture
Holland Park House by Bonnie Meredith Design and Peek Architecture
Alex Maguire Photography
Alex Maguire
Inspiration for a contemporary cloakroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, multi-coloured walls, medium hardwood flooring, a wall-mounted sink and brown floors.
Upper Addison Gardens, Holland Park
Upper Addison Gardens, Holland Park
Bhuva Construction
This is an example of a classic cloakroom in London.
Ivy Cottage, Cheltenham
Ivy Cottage, Cheltenham
Completion Interior Design & Architecture
This is an example of a classic cloakroom in Gloucestershire.
New Build by Natural Angle, private residence
New Build by Natural Angle, private residence
Natural Angle
Italian Arabescato Cervaiole Altissimo polished Marble sink and vanity. Luna Cloud Marble flooring with a bespoke Nero Marquina border. Materials supplied by Natural Angle including Marble, Limestone, Granite, Sandstone, Wood Flooring and Block Paving.
Mill House
Mill House
HollandGreen Interiors
A statement bathroom design with playful wallpaper print and recycled copper basins,
Medium sized farmhouse cloakroom in Oxfordshire with a two-piece toilet and a freestanding vanity unit.
Arts & Crafts House
Arts & Crafts House
Design Storey
Downstairs Cloakroom with Ash Panelling & Flooring Photo Credit: Design Storey Architects
Photo of a scandinavian cloakroom in Gloucestershire with a wall mounted toilet, white walls, medium hardwood flooring, a wall-mounted sink, brown floors and white worktops.
Chiswick
Chiswick
Burbeck Project Management
house of hackney wall paper at our recent project in chiswick
Design ideas for a classic cloakroom in London with multi-coloured walls, a console sink and beige floors.
Worplesdon
Worplesdon
Holt
Cloakroom with Edwardian style basin and wc with fun wallpaper from Cole & Son.
Photo of a farmhouse cloakroom in Surrey with a pedestal sink, a two-piece toilet, grey walls, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Ground floor extension Barnes
Ground floor extension Barnes
Considerate Building Ltd
Downstairs cloakroom given contemporary facelift
Photo of a classic cloakroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, grey walls, a wall-mounted sink and grey floors.
Entrance and Landing Edwardian Home
Entrance and Landing Edwardian Home
FIONA DUKE INTERIORS
narrow cloakroom with bespoke vanity by Fiona Duke Interiors
Contemporary cloakroom in Essex with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, grey tiles, white walls, a vessel sink, red floors, white worktops and a floating vanity unit.
The cloakroom is a room where us Brits love to go to town on the decor. A place to showcase the wilder side of your personality! As well as displaying all those certificates and awards, your downstairs toilet can offer your guests a glimpse into what makes you tick, so unleash your creative side and have fun when planning the design of cloakrooms. Whilst these small spaces are often retro-fitted underneath the stairs or bolted on an extension (having replaced the outdoors toilet of yesteryear), the convenience of having a cloakroom can’t be underestimated. And because they are so often tight on space, specially designed cloakroom suites that work in the limited space are advisable – compact cloakroom vanity units or small cloakroom basins, back-to-wall toilets and bathroom wall cabinets. Browse thousands of cloakroom ideas to get inspired, or read on to get more tips on how to decorate your cloakroom.

How to find the right ideas for a cloakroom?


How do you start planning your cloakroom when you’re starting from scratch? Serving a practical purpose first and foremost, the ideal downstairs toilet is fitted with a few basic items: the cloakroom suite (a toilet and a hand basin), a storage unit and a mirror. These four are essentials and should be small enough to avoid crowding the small space. Specially-designed short-projection units are made to maximise space. If space is really tight, storage ideas are important. Consider space-savers such as corner basins and wall-hung toilets.

How should cloakrooms be decorated?


As with all small spaces, light and bright is often best – avoid decorating your cloakroom with any dark colours, although a well-patterned wallpaper can actually serve to open up the space if chosen carefully. Keep the scheme of tiles, wallpaper and decoration relatively simple, and create space with a large mirror. Also feel free to let the cloakroom reflect your personal style, whether that is sleek and modern or kitschy and cheerful, and it has become a British tradition to add liberal personal touches such as certificates, photographs, artwork and books.

However, as the cloakroom is often small and the toilet will take up most of the room, try to not go overboard with the decor. One pot plant will do, as will one large mirror. A stack of fluffy towels, a fragrant room diffuser and some nice handwash and maybe hand lotion next to your basin, will be all you need to make visitors feel pampered and welcome. Choosing a fancy wall colour is a great way to make your cloakroom exciting – soon you’ll be using your downstairs toilet more than your main bathroom.

If you're still unsure about what kind of design you'd like for your cloakroom, take inspiration from the beautiful photos and save the best one to your ideabook. You can save cloakroom ideas to an ideabook so that you can put together your vision for your newly decorated downstairs toilet.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a cloakroom renovation or are building a designer cloakroom from scratch, Houzz has 110,590 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Completion Interior Design & Architecture and Hallpark Construction. Look through cloakroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a cloakroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful cloakroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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