Mon 04 Dec 2017
A room which often gets overlooked is the downstairs cloakroom. With a little bit of planning you can turn a modest looking cloakroom into a super stylish space.
Luxurious wallpapersYou can turn an ordinary space into something far more luxurious by using fancy wallpaper. The wallpaper is something you could perhaps splurge a little on, with such a small space you'll only need to budget for a few rolls.
Go the extra tilePatterned tiles can look great in a cloakroom. Here the use of patchwork tiles works great along the wall, floor and a slim storage cupboard which cleverly hides the plumbing. To give the room a personal touch, create a gallery wall of family pictures. When choosing photo-frames pick out a shade from the tiles to tie the colour scheme together.
Custom-made unitsA bespoke vanity unit is a good way to maximise surface space and provide additional storage. Instead of using drawers you could use baskets to store things away.
Mix and matchUsing tiles and a quirky wall paper can create a fun yet practical space. If the cloakroom is tiny there are innovative ways to make the most of the space, for example here the toilet cistern has been hidden away and storage shelves have been created to squeeze storage into the little room.
Don't be afraid to go over to the dark sideIn small rooms with little natural light, the use of dark colours can create a cosy effect. Surprise guests by decorating saturated colours and interesting papers. To achieve a contemporary look remember to paint skirting boards and other woodwork to match.
Organic materialsTiles do look great however they can make a room look sterile and cold. To avoid this introduce soft organic elements by using natural materials. This wooden basin stand breaks up the expanse of white tiling. Other materials that will have a similar effect include stone, terracotta and woven materials such as rattan or wicker.
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