The best bathroom furniture for your design

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Our pick of the best bathroom furniture ideas and inspiration

The furniture you choose for your bathroom influences how practical it’s going to be in the long run. It enables you to further personalise your space.

With so many different styles of bathroom furniture available, it’s really important you take the time to think about what you’d like it to add to your overall design.

Read on to discover our shortlist of the key characteristics of the best bathroom furniture…


The best bathroom furniture is… designed around you

Before you start selecting particular pieces of furniture for your bathroom, think about who will be using the space and what they might need. For instance, do you want a place to store cosmetics? Would some form of seating be useful? Will you be storing linen or dry towels in your bathroom?

Everyday tasks impact the type of furniture that’s best for your home, as well as how many people use the bathroom. Make a list of the things you need to store plus, the surface space you require. This information will help you to narrow down the very best pieces for your bathroom.

It might be that you don’t know which type of furniture is best suited to your design. In this case, your bathroom designer will be able to listen to your ideas and talk you through the options.


The best bathroom furniture is… compact and stylish

Most people don’t have the luxury of having a huge bathroom. That’s why bathroom units are designed to be compact, yet aesthetically pleasing. From chic contemporary styles through to Victorian-inspired luxury, most units are efficient models that make the best use of the available space.

Wall-mounted furniture is particularly popular in the bathroom. It frees up floor space while providing plenty of useful interior storage. The fact that the units are suspended gives the illusion of a larger room, as well as making your floors easier to keep clean.


The best bathroom furniture is… multipurpose

Is it a cupboard or a mirror? A shelving unit or bench seating? Are they drawers or do they double as a sink base?

The best furniture has many uses. Multipurpose furniture allows you to design a bathroom that looks great and caters to the many demands of everyday use.

Bathroom furniture has come on leaps and bounds in this respect. It’s no longer just cabinets and footstools. You can find all kinds of purpose-built bathroom furniture that’s elegant in design and contains plenty of storage, such as vanity units, for instance.

These features are by no means limited to contemporary schemes either. Multipurpose furniture comes in classic, luxury and traditional styles too.

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The best bathroom furniture is… built to last

Furniture within the bathroom needs to stand up to regular exposure to water, steam and heat. This means that the outer finish has to be resilient and not prone to peeling, warping or attracting mildew, like some types of untreated wood.

It’s a good idea to select pieces that have been specifically designed for the bathroom. This means you know for certain that the materials have been specially selected are damp-resistant and easy to wipe down.

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The best bathroom furniture is… in keeping with your preferences

We’ve discussed how important it is that your furniture is practical. But it’s also important that you like how it looks and that it matches the rest of your design. There’s no point choosing a huge statement piece if it looks clunky and ill-fitting.

Start by looking at furniture that’s has a similar look and feel to your chosen bathroom suite. If you stick to a particular style or era for your inspiration, anything you do choose is likely to look well matched when it’s installed.

We hope this article has provided you with plenty of inspiration, as well as a good starting point for sourcing the right bathroom furniture for your home. Why not browse our gallery for more ideas?

If you’d like to discuss your bathroom design ideas with us, get in touch with our team on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing

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