Bathrooms

Designing a bathroom might seem a mammoth task, but with our bathroom ideas and expert advice it needn’t be.

There are several essential elements to consider when you think about bathroom design. While it might seem a little daunting, if you get your bathroom layout right from the start it will make the difference between an alright design and one that’s just right. First you should ensure your measurements are correct and then you can begin to experiment. These inspiring spaces will help you find the design that works for your home.

Classic coastal bathroom with artwork

Classic coastal bathroom with artwork

The classic coastal theme can be extended to the bathroom where painted panelling and a plinth help define the bathing area.

Classic coastal bathroom with artwork

Classic coastal bathroom with artwork

The classic coastal theme can be extended to the bathroom where painted panelling and a plinth help define the bathing area.

Monochrome bathroom scheme with whimsical wallpaper

Monochrome bathroom scheme with whimsical wallpaper

In this inviting bathroom, the block colour of the wall panelling and floor allows a wonderfully whimsical wallpaper with a strong motif to shine. Meanwhile, understated border details on the curtain and the towels help to pull the look together for a cohesive feel.

Classic country bathroom with roll-top bath

Classic country bathroom with roll-top bath

To give a classic roll-top bath a contemporary feel, consider simple rather than decorative feet and opt for a delicate painted border instead of an all-over colour. Fixing hooks to a foraged birch branch provides extra hanging space and add a whimsical touch.

Statement bathroom with dotty wallcovering

Statement bathroom with dotty wallcovering

This distinctive waterproof wall covering is an innovative alternative to tiles and, with its quirky daubed design, brings a softer feel to this contemporary bathroom scheme. Get the look Changing Dots Wet System wall covering, £155 sq m, Wall & Deco at West One Bathrooms.

Vibrant green bathroom with botanical-inspired wallpaper

Vibrant green bathroom with botanical-inspired wallpaper

Small spaces can be elevated with bold decorating choices, like this compelling pictorial terrarium wallpaper and moody moss-green tongue-and-groove panelling.

Bathroom with indigo-patterned wallpaper and traditional fixtures

Bathroom with indigo-patterned wallpaper and traditional fixtures

A cheerful indigo-patterned wallpaper above good old-fashioned tongue-and-groove panelling creates a classic bathroom. Paired with a smart bronze basin and tap unit, this space feels fit for a town or country house.

Contemporary bathroom with patterned Moroccan floor tiles

Contemporary bathroom with patterned Moroccan floor tiles

From seagrass and bamboo to rattan and cane, natural woven textures are ideal for bringing interiors to life. Hints of pink in the patterned Moroccan floor tiles and an exotic influence to this modern bathroom.

Bathroom with Greek influence and Moorish design

Bathroom with Greek influence and Moorish design

An adjoining bathroom offers an opportunity for more adventurous decorating, as shown here with the string wall colour and chequered flooring. Echoing the palette of the bedroom scheme ensures a unified look.

English country-style bathroom with turquoise bath

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English country-style bathroom with turquoise bath

Muted walls ensure the turquoise bath makes a strong statement, with a fine black line offering a modern take on the traditional dado rail.

Traditional bathroom with gingham accents

Traditional bathroom with gingham accents

The artful blend of a traditional soft-pink gingham curtain and modem oversized floor tiles brings a rich sense of character to this pleasing scheme.