Use colour to create an open-plan ensuite

Use colour to create an open-plan ensuite that offers a seamless flow between the bedroom and the bathroom.

Go with the flow

An open-plan ensuite offers a seamless flow between the bedroom and the bathroom, giving you a wonderful sense of freedom and space. Whether you already have an open-plan ensuite or you're planning to create one, it's important to think about how you'll define the two key areas –the bedroom and the bathroom.

Divide and conquer

A clever way of ensuring light can sweep through the room is by using partial or partition walls, which also help to create definitive 'zones'. Colour is also key to defining different areas within an open-plan space.

Painting your partition a colour that standouts from the rest of the space will not only transform it into an instant focal point, it will also help to give each area a clear sense of identity without disrupting the overall look.

The colour scheme and overall style should sit happily side by side without looking too matchy-matchy, so choose elements that look equally good in the bedroom and bathroom, such as wooden flooring and built-in cabinetry.