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Cloakroom Ideas and Designs

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.
Country New build
Country New build
Harriet Hughes Interior Design
brass taps, cheshire, chevron flooring, dark gray, elegant, herringbone flooring, manchester, timeless design
Photo of a medium sized traditional cloakroom in London with a one-piece toilet, light hardwood flooring, limestone worktops, grey worktops, recessed-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey walls, a submerged sink and beige floors.
Chelsea House II
Chelsea House II
Studio Indigo
Photo of a victorian cloakroom in London.
St George's Hill Family Home
St George's Hill Family Home
Emily Phillips Interiors
Contemporary bathroom Rebecca Faith Photography
Inspiration for a traditional cloakroom in Surrey with shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, a one-piece toilet, white tiles, white walls, white worktops, marble tiles, ceramic flooring and white floors.
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.
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.
Coates Place
Coates Place
ZAC and ZAC - Photography
Ⓒ ZAC+ZAC
Photo of a small contemporary cloakroom in Edinburgh with a wall mounted toilet, black tiles, a wall-mounted sink, black floors and a floating vanity unit.
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.
Queens Park Family Home
Queens Park Family Home
Godrich Interiors
This is an example of a classic cloakroom in London with a freestanding vanity unit, wallpapered walls, multi-coloured walls, a pedestal sink and white worktops.
W/C with feature wall paper
W/C with feature wall paper
JNJ Building Services Ltd
Inspiration for a bohemian cloakroom in London with a one-piece toilet, blue tiles, multi-coloured walls, a console sink and grey floors.
Hertfordshire Bespoke Cabinetry Project
Hertfordshire Bespoke Cabinetry Project
Felicity Interiors
Inspiration for a contemporary cloakroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, green cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, green walls, a submerged sink, grey floors and grey worktops.
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.
Transitional Cloakroom
Transitional Cloakroom
Traditional cloakroom in London with green cabinets and marble worktops.
Country House Project
Country House Project
Bayswater Interiors
A small secondary guest loo was updated with wall panelling and a quirky and unexpected wallpaper from Cole & Son. This cloakroom always raises a smile.
Notting Hill Extension and Full Renovation
Notting Hill Extension and Full Renovation
Aflux Designs
Inspiration for a traditional cloakroom in London.
Cotswolds Farmhouse
Cotswolds Farmhouse
Studio Hooton
Photograph by martingardner.com
Inspiration for an eclectic cloakroom in Hampshire with blue tiles, blue walls, limestone flooring, brown floors, a wall mounted toilet, metro tiles, a vessel sink and grey worktops.
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.
Lavender House
Lavender House
Sara-Int Renovations Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary cloakroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, green walls, dark hardwood flooring, a vessel sink, brown floors and white worktops.
Unique Family Home
Unique Family Home
Cat Dal Interiors
Contemporary cloakroom in London with multi-coloured walls, a vessel sink and glass worktops.
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 110,784 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Q Design House and Studio Hooton. 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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