Most downstairs bathrooms have little or no natural light, so mirrors are a great way to bounce light around the room and create the illusion of space. Opt for a mirrored cabinet above the sink to enjoy extra storage or a large round mirror to add a striking design feature.
Consider making a statement with your floor using patterned tiles or create a feature wall with a half-tiled or full-tiled design. Remember that larger tiles with fewer grout lines will make the space feel bigger, and ceramic tiles with a glossy finish will bounce light around the room. Explore our top bathroom tiling ideas for more inspiration.
Artwork or framed photographs will add personality to your downstairs bathroom. Choose prints that complement your colour scheme or mix-and-match frames in different sizes and styles to create a gallery wall.
If your downstairs toilet has a window, blinds will make the space feel cosy, luxurious and more private. Find a texture, colour or pattern to complement the rest of the design or go bold with a contrasting style.
Space is often limited in a cloakroom, so finding clever storage solutions is key. A wall-mounted cabinet can hide extra toiletries and minimize clutter, whilst built-in storage around your cistern and pipes can store spare toilet rolls and hand towels. If coats and shoes are stored in your downstairs bathroom, keep it tidy with coat hooks, shoe racks or cupboards if you have more space.
Choose minimalist bathroom fittings like taps, toilet roll holders and soap dispensers to complement your streamlined fixtures. Bathroom accessories like bins should take up as little space as possible.
Sliding doors can maximise space in your downstairs bathroom and hallway. Frosted glass doors are ideal for small, dark bathrooms, bringing light in. Wooden sliding doors can complement the rest of your home interior, with plenty of styles and finishes available.
Need more inspiration for your downstairs bathroom or ensuite? Check out our top 10 design ideas for small bathrooms.