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Cloakroom Ideas and Designs

Constable Kitchen
Constable Kitchen
Kuche & Bagno
Inspiration for a small modern cloakroom in West Midlands with a wall mounted toilet, multi-coloured tiles, matchstick tiles, beige walls, medium hardwood flooring, a pedestal sink and brown floors.
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.
Listed Kensington Townhouse, W8
Listed Kensington Townhouse, W8
Huntsmore
This is an example of a traditional cloakroom in London with grey walls, a wall-mounted sink and multi-coloured floors.
Historic mansion block apartment
Historic mansion block apartment
Turner Pocock
Design ideas for a medium sized classic cloakroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, blue walls, a submerged sink, grey worktops, a built in vanity unit and wainscoting.
Richmond, TW10
Richmond, TW10
TOTUS
Design ideas for a contemporary cloakroom in Surrey with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, black walls, a vessel sink, black and white tiles and porcelain tiles.
Eclectic Cloakroom
Eclectic Cloakroom
Design ideas for a small bohemian cloakroom in Hampshire with a two-piece toilet, a console sink, grey floors and multi-coloured walls.
Edgbaston Cloakroom
Edgbaston Cloakroom
Bayswater Interiors
We designed an update to this small guest cloakroom in a period property in Edgbaston. We used a calming colour palette and introduced texture in some of the tiled areas which are highlighted with the placement of lights. A bespoke vanity was created from Caeserstone Quartz to fit the space perfectly and create a streamlined design.
Widcombe, Bath
Widcombe, Bath
Hapticity Architects Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary cloakroom in Other with a one-piece toilet, blue tiles, white tiles, matchstick tiles, blue walls, a vessel sink and wooden worktops.
Bathroom-Surbiton
Bathroom-Surbiton
Kub3 LTD
This is an example of a contemporary cloakroom in Surrey.
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.
Lake Geneva Villa
Lake Geneva Villa
Oakley Moore Interior Design
This is an example of an eclectic cloakroom in London.
Beaconsfield Home
Beaconsfield Home
NW3 Interiors Ltd
Lighttrapper Photography
Inspiration for a rural cloakroom in London.
Converted Manor House, Hertfordshire
Converted Manor House, Hertfordshire
Cherie Lee Interiors
Inspiration for a small contemporary cloakroom in Hertfordshire with grey walls, a vessel sink, marble worktops, black worktops, black tiles and marble tiles.
Bethnal Green House 2
Bethnal Green House 2
Brian O'Tuama Architects
Inspiration for a bohemian cloakroom in London.
Family New Build Home
Family New Build Home
Studio 28 Interiors Ltd
A bespoke fitted vanity designed for a cloakroom with counter top basin and wall mounted tap. Integrated storage in the vanity unit, black pull handles and accessories.
Tischler House
Tischler House
studio.skey
Design ideas for a modern cloakroom in Other.
Family house - Kensington
Family house - Kensington
bobo design studio
This is an example of a contemporary cloakroom in London with multi-coloured walls and a console sink.
BATHROOM |  Pamment Tiles & Vintage Touches
BATHROOM | Pamment Tiles & Vintage Touches
Studio Mônty
Traditional Norfolk Pamment tiles were sourced for the floor of the bathroom. Half-height Tongue & Groove panelling is painted off-black, while the walls above are a soft off-white. Reclaimed oak has been used for the shelving and upstand, and the basin is reclaimed Royal Doulton.
A High Impact Makeover For an Old Country Mill
A High Impact Makeover For an Old Country Mill
Richard Parr + Associates
Richard Parr + Associates - Architecture and Interior Design - photos by Nia Morris
This is an example of a large bohemian cloakroom in Gloucestershire with pink walls, cement flooring, a wall-mounted sink, wooden worktops, green floors and brown worktops.
Townhouse renovation
Townhouse renovation
Laura Jayne Design
This is an example of a classic cloakroom in Kent with green walls, dark hardwood flooring, a wall-mounted sink and brown floors.
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 109,707 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including NW3 Interiors Ltd and Bayswater Interiors. 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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