10 Clever and Quirky Bathroom Ideas
Are you struggling a bit for quirky bathroom ideas? Whether you’ve got a large or small bathroom, it’s key to map out everything you want to include in your bathroom design before you begin. Here at Bella Bathrooms, we have the perfect combination of budget prices with designer-level collection ranges, so no matter the colours or decor you’re looking for, we’ve got the perfect things to show you.
In fact, our 10 clever ideas for bathrooms will provide something for everyone; whether you’re a millennial with a swanky apartment, or you’re a family man wanting to give the kids their dream bathroom suite. Follow our recommendations for all the information you’ll need to find the perfect quirky ideas for your bathroom.
Clever and Quirky Ideas for the Bathroom
We hope you find something you’re looking for amid the content below. We’ve tried to compile a collection of handy tips, from style suggestions to storage ideas, in order to help you find the bathroom ideas that work for your room of choice.
1. Ladder as a Towel Rail
Number one on the list of our bathroom ideas is to use a ladder for a towel rail. Now, it sounds odd, but you’d be surprised by the ways in which people are able to bring rustic chic to their home.
Your bathroom door may as well be a barn door with this fabulous tip; just cut your ladder to size, give it a quick clean and a sand – maybe even a paint job – and voilà! You’ve got the rustic features you could’ve only dreamed of… to give your bathroom that barnyard look.
Looking for Suggestions
Top tip: in order to find inspiration for the designs of your home, have a look at the comments of others under blog posts, for example.
People often speak their mind and give you access to top tips that they’ve used in their own home, giving a flair for flamboyant design… some even re-purpose a bicycle as a sink!
2. Wall Art
Another top tip of ours in quirky bathroom ideas is to use some wall art. Bathrooms are functional places, filled with a bathtub or shower, but there’s no reason why this functional space can’t look the part!
Adorn the walls of your bathroom with any prints or paintings you have lying around the house; who knows, you could curate your own bathroom collection.
This way, you’re able to add many a personal touch to your bathroom, curating the walls to look how you feel they should. This can be a brilliant idea if you’re into wall art or enjoy adding a few decorative features.
Emphasise Existing Fixtures
These pieces of art can even frame existing fixtures and fittings, helping to emphasise the form of some of your bathroom furniture. For example, adding a variety of prints on the wall behind your tub can draw attention to this space… and give you something pretty to look at in the bubble bath!
3. Wall Tiles
Our third tip is to jazz up your bathroom design by way of the tile… if you’re using plain, conventional wall tiles (which, by the way, are classic and stylish in their own right), why not do something different with them across your walls? Many customers like to spell something out with their tiles on the wall, like a name or funny message.
Some even enjoy adding a motivational quote here and there to help bring light to your morning routine. This is perhaps one of our favourite recommendations in this article, just because it’s a lovely thing for visitors to spot even from the bathroom entrance.
Tiles and Paint Jobs
However, if this sort of kitschy cuteness isn’t your thing, you could always play with a combination of paint jobs on the wall and tiles. Half tiled, full tiled; the world is truly your oyster. You could match your paint job to the tiles, or you could choose contrasting colours.
4. Shower Curtains
Our fourth suggestion is taking you back to retro times with your shower curtain… one of our favourite quirky bathroom ideas is to give life to your designs using the shower curtain. Such easy features to add, a shower curtain is a brilliant way to add a vintage feel to your bathroom by choosing a curtain with a loud pattern.
Beware – this is certainly an acquired taste, so we won’t blame you if you don’t use this tip. However, it can be a great way to use colour and patterns to give your bathroom added freshness… if you’re unsure, why not scout some images from another website before deciding?
Who knows, you could really love the effect that a vintage curtain gives you.
5. Tropical Prints
Our fifth suggestion is an absolute treat! If you’re into maximalism rather than minimalism, this will be everything you could’ve dreamed of. Scrap the minimalist white, why not go for something tropical?
This fun print is perfect to use in different areas of the bathroom; you could find some tropical wallpaper, maybe use a bright colour palette of paint to match, or even choose a tropical motif for your shower curtain or storage basket. Transport yourself abroad with your towels, or even your floor tiles.
How to Incorporate Tropical Prints
The possibilities are limitless; there are so many ways to add a tropical feel to your bathroom, be it through furniture or decorative items. And if you really want to go all out, why not buy some leafy tropical plants to match? Adorn your windows with a Monstera or two – a bathroom is the perfect location for these low-maintenance plants.
Our favourite tip is to wallpaper the room halfway, and then paint the bottom half of the room with a matching bright colour.
6. Mirror Shapes
Next on our list of bathroom tips is to alternate mirror shapes! Everybody loves a quirky mirror to gaze into when you’re stood at the sink. Mirror shapes can really make or break a bathroom – if you’re a fan of jazzy wallpapers and want to use this in your bathroom space, you can also incorporate a bathroom mirror that complements the shape of the wallpaper.
This is an exciting way to bring some aesthetic order and harmony to the room – by building a collection of complementary shapes.
Complete the Look
Every piece of furniture in your bathroom needs to be a complete part of the room layout. These accents are a brilliant example of where this applies! For extra dramatic effect, make sure you’ve got your choice of looking glass in the right location.
7. Storage Space
As we get nearer to the end of our list of bathroom tips, it’s time to talk about storage. Storage is amongst the most important features you’ll see mentioned on this page or, for that matter, any page. Whether it’s your bathroom or a different room in the house, storage is key.
A bathroom offers a lot of potential for storage, and people often forget this because they’re so caught up in finding the right collection of furniture and fixtures. If you have a spare wall or even a handy niche, you could easily turn this part into a floor-to-ceiling storage area.
A wall niche is a great thought for storage; you could even install a small spotlight in this area of the room to draw attention to decorative accents; whether it’s a towel shelf or a toiletry storage area for all of your luxury items.
8. Chandelier Ceiling Lights
Before we proceed to the rest of the list, let’s talk lighting. And what better way to embellish your lighting than to pop in a chandelier?
A chandelier is a great tip for adding some luxury to your bathroom, especially if other areas of the house are considerably high-class and you want to keep this theme going. Whilst you could install this vibe with furniture such as a fancy vanity sink, a chandelier is a great luxury addition to any room without actually taking up more floor space.
Further Tips for Luxurious Lighting
If you’re looking for a modern take on luxury, try installing some large windows as well as this lighting for maximum luxury. You’ll be able to find all sorts of luxury accessories and lighting options on our site. The floor is yours…
9. Quirky Features and Accessories
Our penultimate suggestion is for all of you accessory lovers out there… it’s accessories time! The best method of complementing a paint job or colour scheme in your bathroom is undoubtedly adding quirky accessories.
This goes hand in hand with getting creative with storage space; find some new ways to stack your towels or clear up clutter from your floor. We’ve got an array of suggestion posts on this site so you won’t be stuck for inspiration.
Adding Quirkiness to Minimalism
If you’re a fan of white paint jobs, why not add pops of colour with some funky bathroom accessories? This might even be a cost-cutting tip if you don’t want to add colour via an expensive paint job and you appreciate understated white paint on walls…
10. Chalkboard Mirrors
Well done for making it to the end of the list! Here’s our final tip, and it involves a back-to-school favourite: the blackboard. A blackboard, or chalkboard, is used by many as an alternative to looking glasses…
The thought behind this is so you’re able to start your day with a positive message instead of fawning over your appearance – and you can easily leave a message on the blackboard for the next person who enters to see.
What a novelty thought, right? It’s bound to bring happiness and cheerfulness to your homes.
How can I make my small bathroom look luxurious?
There are many techniques you can use to add a little luxury to your bathroom. Our personal favourites are:
- A minimalist paint job, with colours such as beige or white
- Chandelier lighting
- Accessories, such as a leafy plant
These suggestions are bound to add that little bit of suave sophistication to your shower room. Why not also try looking for different classy flooring options, such as marble tiles?
How do I decorate a small bathroom?
We hope that the suggestions above have given you some quality choices in decorating a small bathroom. With small bathrooms, space is of course an extra important feature that you’ll want to be conscious of. Here are three top tips for decor that creates illusions of spaciousness:
- Light paint colours
- Horizontal floor tiles
- Ample natural lighting
What’s trending in bathrooms 2020?
It would seem that 2020 is the year of luxury for many… some of the top trends of this year all include some very luxurious elements, such as:
- Deep soaking tubs
- Brass finishes, i.e. with taps
- Marble elements
How can I make my bathroom look nice for cheap?
Thankfully, our website has the perfect range of furniture and accessories to jazz up your home spaces. From small cloakrooms to larger powder rooms, whatever your needs – we have it covered on a budget.
Our top tip to cut costs is to search for suite packages rather than individual furniture; you’ll find that this gives a more fluid aesthetic for cheaper.