Small Cloakroom ideas

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Cloakrooms are small spaces in your home, usually near the front door containing a toilet. They’re like a downstairs bathroom, mainly for when you have guests.

Dressing cloakrooms and making them beautiful, however, can be a challenge. You only have a limited amount of space. So that means that you often have to think and work outside of the box.

In this post, we take a look at some fun ideas for a small cloakroom. Here’s how to make the most of the space.

Make A Rack

Because cloakrooms are small rooms, they are a magnet for clutter. Even little objects, like toilet tissue cosies and room sprays can make them feel claustrophobic, especially if not arranged correctly.

The best solution here is to use cubby-hole style shelving if you have a suitable alcove for it, usually, behind or under the skin. However, if you don’t have a setup like that, you can make your own rack shelving unit. Make it as slimline as possible and ensure that it fits in with the rest of the decor scheme so that it doesn’t stand out too much.

Create Artwork For The Walls

Cloakroom walls can look stunning, especially if you add beautiful artwork to the space. Begin by ordering some art supplies, such as canvas and easel, and then start painting. The great thing about making your own art is that you can create whatever image you like for your cloakroom. And you can tell guests that you did it by signing your name at the bottom.

Be Daring With Decor

When it comes to cloakroom decor, it pays to be daring. Because it is such a small room, no style seems overwhelming. That’s why some cloakrooms use vibrant colours, like deep tan, on the floors, walls and ceiling. When you enter the space, you feel as though you are going somewhere with a wholly different character from the rest of the home. It feels both charming and relaxing at the same time.

Create Reflections

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Adding a mirror above the sink in your cloakroom is a great way to reflect the light back into the room, especially if you don’t have a source of natural light. Adding mirrors radically increases the appeal of the room and allows you to add interest on the walls, just like adding a painting.

Go For Bigger Tiles

Small tiles are okay. But if you want to create a relaxing luxe appeal in your cloakroom, then choose bigger tiles where possible. Having large tiles changes the feel of the room and reduces the amount of exposed grout lines. Fewer lines in between tiles changes the character of the room and makes it feel more quiet, secluded and luxurious. It doesn’t remind you of public showers.

Use A Nautical Theme

You can change the atmosphere in a bathroom by using a nautical theme. This helps to freshen up the room and give it more of a purpose. Add things like ropes, models of boats and blues and greens to the walls.