Though a bathroom’s not a bathroom without it, most of us don’t want the toilet to be the focal point of the room. In the not-so-distant past, one solution was to fit the tank and lid with horrible shaggy covers to match the around-the-toilet rug (yuck!). Luckily, most designers today are adept at effectively hiding the toilet from view so your bathroom doesn’t center around it. Even small bathrooms can camouflage the main event when planned properly.
Use one (or all!) of these six tips to make your toilet practically disappear.
Define a space for the toilet. Put up a partition between the toilet and the rest of the bathroom; try a low or angled wall, full wall, or screen:
If you have space to spare, close off the toilet in a separate WC or niche:
Situate the toilet behind a door so it’s not the first thing you see or lay out your bathroom in a T shape to keep the toilet out of the line of sight of one standing at the vanity:
integrate the toilet into your decor scheme to camouflage it. Match it to the room’s colors so it blends in. Conversely, you can use an unusually-shaped toilet as a design element (it may look like seating) or a typical toilet as part of the overall decor (with the toilet complementing or completing a design element):
Create a focal point – a feature wall, interesting floor, statement-making vanity or bathtub – to direct attention away from the toilet. Also effective: tuck the toilet between vanity and tub to make it even less obtrusive:
Build in the toilet for maximum concealment. This one is made by Duravit: