Need some bathroom design ideas? The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but it’s also one of the easiest to update – a fresh lick of paint, some new tiles or updated bathroom accessories is all you need, as these pictures prove. We’ve collated our favourite bathroom images, packed with stylish decorating ideas to get you inspired, however large or small your space. Looking for even more bathroom ideas? See our ideas for small bathrooms.
The walls of this en-suite bathroom in Domaine de la Baume have been painted a vivid red, which looks bright and cheery thanks to the sunlight streaming through. A white double sink and rustic light in the corner completes the stand-out look of this room.
The industrial style hydrotherapy bathroom of Carskiey Estate has its original shower, bath and teak wet-room floor. The Edwardian plumbing still survives, with taps displaying hot and cold saltwater and hot and cold freshwater in the magnificent bathrooms – though the salt water pipes have now corroded and are no longer in use.
On the second floor of Clare and Mark’s Georgian house, the bathroom features a whole wall of églomisé mirrored glass, which Clare produces and restores for designers and private clients. The room is furnished with an antique dressing table and a small sofa bought at a flea market, covered in a fabric from Claremont.
‘I wanted the interior to look massive but simple at the same time,’ architect William Smalley explains. ‘Almost as if it had been carved out of a single space.’ The furnishings chosen by Kim Wilkie perfectly complement William’s design. The clean lines of Kim’s flat are seen here in the bathroom, which has taps from Vola and a matching bath and basin from Holloways of Ludlow.
Around the corner from the bathtub in a compact west London flat designed by Nicholas Spencer & Sophie von Wedekind, a pair of mirrors creates symmetry above the basin. The black mirror frames and brass fittings add decorative touches to the light-filled space.
Suzy Hoodless, known for her mild eclecticism and smart monochrome backgrounds, designed this bold patterned bathroom. The geometric tiles create a sense of division and space, complemented by the brass taps and reclaimed wash stand.
Cement tiles are bespoke, but the ‘Cube No. 65’ from Emery & Cie is similar. Each tile is 20cm square and costs e138 a square metre. You can order any combination of three colours out of a dazzling array of 51.
If you have the space, opting for free-standing storage allows you to use furniture not specifically designed for the bathroom. Here, Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has chosen a glass-fronted wooden cabinet, which, teamed with an antique rug, creates an unstructured aesthetic.
The bathroom in Lauren Gurvich King’s Belgravia house has floor-to-ceiling cabinets with a decorative fretwork design backed with pale linen and a deep bath. The neutral palette creates a sense of calm, and allows the two reproduction Chinese urns, which are used as vases, to stand out. Lauren bought the glass étagère to the left of the bath fromPaolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam in south-west London