How To Give Your Bathroom a Maximalist Makeover

Bold bathrooms are having a moment

From stately en-suites to shoebox shower cubicles, it’s time to give your bathroom a bold new look. Discover inspiration for the perfect maximalist bathrooms.

Beautiful bathrooms are good for the soul; providing a sanctuary from the outside world and adding a little magic to everyday routines. Love English country grandeur? Elaborate wallpapers and huge, indulgent bath tubs are your friend. Or perhaps modernist waterfall showers and wall-to-wall marble is more your pace? Whatever your maximalist preference, get inspired by these beautiful designs. Plus, K&H Design studio gives its top maximalist bathroom design tips.

Maximalist Bathrooms: Inspiration

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Bathroom in House of Hackney

House of Hackney

‘Tiles are beautiful pieces of art on their own and have the power to utterly transform a room. If you’re looking to experiment with bold colours and decors and inspired layouts and patterns, the bathroom is the perfect space to make a distinctive design statement that is uniquely individual. Bringing texture up onto the walls through tiles adds tactility and allows light to beautifully reflect off the glazes, bringing vitality to a space. Whether you’re looking to go bright and bold or simple and classic, our tile offering comes in a whole range of elegant designs to suit all types of homes.’ Diane Hyde, Marketing Manager at Craven Dunnill Jackfield.

House of Hackney x Craven Dunnill Jackfield, www.houseofhackney.com

CP Hart maximalist bathrooms

CP Hart

Reflective surfaces, clashing tiles and asymmetric lighting creates a contemporary twist on Hollywood glamour in this space by CP Hart. cphart.co.uk

Kaldewei bathroom


The under counter washbasin is designed to sit flush with the surface, and blending seamlessly with the top for maximised utility space. A variety of shapes contrast to create a maximalist feel. kaldewei.com

VSP Interiors

VSP Interiors

Mahogany and Chinoiserie wallpaper bring a smart military feel to this gabled cloakroom. vspinteriors.com

David Collins Studio bathroom

David Collins Studio

David Collins Studio designed this high-glamour bathroom for the Ritz Carlton residences in Bangkok – with a vast circular tub, leather seating and wall-to-wall marble. davidcollins.studio

West One Bathrooms

West One Bathrooms

Monochrome meets maximalism: an elaborate illustrated mural tiled shower by West One Bathrooms. westonebathrooms.com

K&H Design

K&H Design

‘This downstairs loo was intended to reflect the traditional Georgian country house and give all visitors an interesting vista,’ say K&H Design. ‘What better way to create this narrative of times gone by than to use Marthe Armitage’s Manor House wallpaper?’. kandhdesign.co.uk



If you have a big enough space, there’s no reason not to incorporate furniture into your bathroom. A few antiques, clawfoot bath and green marble sinks make this Drummonds bathroom sing. drummonds-uk.com

West One Bathrooms

Think pink; West One Bathrooms proves blush tiles have never been so stylish in this contemporary wet room. westonebathrooms.com

K&H graphic bathroom

K&H Design

Indulge your inner teenager: for something a little different – we love this statement-making graffiti bathroom. kandhdesign.co.uk


Design Tips for Maximalist Bathrooms

Katie Glaister and Henry Miller-Robinson of Fulham-based K&H Design give their expert tips on achieving maximalism in the bathroom

K&H Design

Get Creative

Quite often bathrooms are seen as functional, minimal spaces which are a quick in and out. But at K&H Design we often think bathrooms are the perfect opportunity to be creative and to create an immersive maximalist experience and a room to be enjoyed. Wallpaper is also always a good idea. We love to use bold and busy wallpaper!

Layering and creating texture

Don’t be afraid to layer artwork on wallpaper. You can also layer the room by using a variety of hard finishes, timbers, metals, and stones. Curtains can be helpful to create an additional layer to the room.

Nor should you forget the ceiling when you are designing an extravagant bathroom. We’ve previously used gold leaf to cover a powder room ceiling, and cornicing in a Victorian townhouse.

K&H graphic bathroom

Use reflections

Subtle reflection can be used to enhance the atmosphere or mood of the room. A high gloss ceiling with a single spotlight above the bath will reflect ripples of the water on the ceiling. Or, you could invest in an ethereal eglomise art piece that gently bounces light around the room.

Have fun with furniture

If all you want to do in the bath is relax with wine and a good book you wouldn’t be blamed – but if space allows why not create opportunities for conversation with the addition of an armchair or even a pair of baths?

We’re also pushing boundaries at the moment by experimenting with timber floors in non-wet areas, and there’s been a return to British tradition recently with increasing popularity for carpets in a bathroom. For more controversial taste elements, position a bookcase by the loo.

Interiors Inspiration: Beautiful Blue Bathrooms

CP Hart Artlinea

Accents and key features

Combine mirrored walls with other mirrors to create an immersive space. To create impact, an amazing freestanding gilt mirror is an excellent investment. You should also work and enhance bold original features like fireplaces.

Finally, whilst we embrace maximalism we don’t want everything in the bathroom to be on view! It’s always a good idea to make room for hidden storage for all those beauty potions and grooming products.