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Despite being the smallest room in the house, the bathroom can be one of the trickiest to keep warm. Tiled surfaces and solid fittings mean that there are usually no softer surfaces that can hold onto the heat.

If this sounds familiar, then you have come to the right place.

This guide is full of great ideas to keep your bathroom looking and feeling warmer. From underfloor heating that makes a tiled floor a pleasure to step out of the bath onto to contemporary and classic heating solutions, you will find some practical and clever ideas that turn a shivery bath night into a luxurious and warming experience.

1.    Colour Scheme

Changing the colour scheme might not add any extra heat, but it will make your bathroom feel and look warmer. White bathroom suites, cool tiles, and wipe clean surfaces and chrome fittings can all make a bathroom look somewhat polar in appearance.

Being creative with your colour scheme and décor can help give your bathroom a warm feel. Some great ideas on how to achieve this are listed below:

Natural Brick – If you have a wall that can be exposed to a natural brick finish, then this can be a great way to add a warm look and, thanks to bricks heat retention properties, a warmer room. If this isn’t an option, then you could consider brick slips as a wall finish.

Wood – Try to include some wood in the bathroom. Wood panelling (properly treated against water infusion) works really well. But if this is not possible, even wooden picture and mirror frames can help give the bathroom a warmer feel.

Sandy Colours – Instead of opting for white or other bright tiles, opt for a sandy shade instead. This is a warm colour that balances the tricky act of keeping your bathroom warm and bright, but not icy bright.

Fittings – Instead of the usual chrome fixtures and fittings, go for brass or copper fittings that can add a touch of panache and warmth to any bathroom.

2.    Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a fantastic option for bathrooms. The very nature of the system means that it heats the bathroom from the floor up, meaning it is a real boon when stepping out of a warm bath in the middle of winter.

There are lots of options available for underfloor heating systems, including electric and radiant systems. Whilst it isn’t the cheapest option, it is also worth remembering that it will add value to your home.

3.    Heated Towel Rails

This is a practical and space-saving option, particularly where space is an issue. They also add a little touch of luxury by letting you indulge in the pleasure of a warm towel when you step out of the shower or bath.

Heated towel rails are available in a wide range of styles to suit any existing bathroom décor.

4.    Designer Radiators

Radiators have moved on since they were just practical items that took up valuable wall space. Now there is a huge selection of designed radiators to choose from that aren’t just functional but are stylish enough to act as the focal point in your bathroom.

Sleek, modern, or retro, there is a radiator design to suit all tastes and existing décor.

5.    Natural Light

Making the most of the natural light that reaches your bathroom is a great way of making your bathroom feel and look warmer. It is also practical, as natural light provides other benefits, including:

  • Providing Vitamin D
  • Brightens and cheers the room up
  • Adds warmth
  • Reduces the production of bacteria and mould

While the amount of natural light in your bathroom is restricted by the size of your window, you can still enhance the amount of light by using strategically placed mirrors and using bright materials in the window surround.


There are plenty of solutions to help make sure that your bathroom is a shower room and not a shiver room! At Odyssey Bathrooms, we have years of experience in turning cold and functional bathrooms into rooms that make bathing the luxurious pleasure you deserve.

Why not contact us today and find out more about our range of bathroom warming solutions.

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