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Bath panel ideas

Browse our bath panel tile ideas to inspire your next renovation. With DIY options, as well as side, curved and bath panel shelving design ideas.

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Transformative bath panel ideas for your next renovation

If you’re looking for bath panel ideas, we’ve put together some beautiful designs to inspire your next renovation.

Despite a tub usually being the feature of a bathroom, it’s often overlooked when it comes to design ideas. Integrating a well-placed bath panel is transformative, which we’re about to evidence in our below ideas and suggestions.

Read on for the latest bath panel trends, tips and tricks!

Tiled bath panel ideas

This modern bathroom makes the most of mosaic bath tiles by integrating the same pattern of the feature wall onto the bath. Grey and white stone tiles add interest and texture, while the clean lines and dark wood creates a spa vibe. We love the inset shelves with humidity-loving ferns too!

Grey bathroom panel inspiration

This contemporary design makes the most of clashing textures perfectly. From the hexagonal floor tiles to the grey wall and bath panels, it’s clean, stylish and tranquil. The floating shelf ‘warms’ the space, while the back-lit mirror complements the overall aesthetic. This is a great design for smaller bathrooms in need of extra space!

Bath side panel ideas

This wooden bath panel is modern and easy to install if you’re going down a DIY route. Minimal, clean, and warm, it adds colour and interest to this otherwise stark bathroom. The trick with wooden bath panels is to ensure it’s sealed and waterproofed to avoid warping. We like the matching runner and mirror too!

Corner bath panel ideas

When it comes to corner bath panel ideas, a neat design trick is to seamlessly integrate the floor tiles and bath tiles. This design leads the eye nicely by creating a path to the corner bath. It also opens up the space a little more by creating the illusion of depth.

Curved bath panel ideas

This traditional meets modern bathroom design is an excellent example of how integrated patterns and textures add style, class, depth and interest. We love the vertical bath panels, which match the central floor design and ‘cascading’ wall tiles. Vertical shapes give the illusion of height and floating shelves create floorspace.

Bath panel shelving design ideas

This year is all about multi-use furniture designs. So, why not stay ahead of the curve by combining style and practicality? Turn your bath panels into a storage solution and never forget your towels again! We love the aesthetic of this bathroom, from the integrated bath and shelves to the mosaic tiles and wooden feature panels.

Wooden panel shelving unit

Wood might not be your first choice of material when it comes to bathroom designs. However, technology offers us the same aesthetic wrapped up in a waterproof outer layer. This gorgeous design is a tranquil and rustic retreat. It’s an aesthetic that keeps you warm even in the winter months.

Neutral bath panel designs

These stone-effect contemporary and neutral bath panels are peaceful and stylish. We love how they match the floor and help create depth, while the clever ladder shelving unit and fake flowers add extra interest into this otherwise small space. The elevated towel rack and grey shutter blinds are also great space saving tricks.

Colourful bath panel ideas

Blend your bathtub blend into its surroundings by integrating it with the rest of your decor. These turquoise tiles remind us of the ocean. We love how they feature heavily in this bathroom design to create a striking aesthetic that makes us want to go surfing. Check out that surface shimmer!

Single bath panel idea

This elegant and simple inset bath panel is perfect for smaller tubs that take up one wall. Its classic design lets the rest of your bathroom take centre stage, whether it’s a cobalt feature wall, a marble unit or some brushed grey and white wall tiles. Everything in this room works beautifully.

Grey minimalist bath panel design

It’s all about texture when it comes to adding interest in small bathrooms. These vertical bath panels are slightly larger than the floor panels, while the mosaic wall tiles and floating cabinet and sink both complement each other and create clear space distinctions. It’s an effective design trick worth incorporating in smaller rooms.

Affordable bath panel ideas

DIY bath panel ideas

Transforming your bath panel is the quickest and easiest way to make your bathroom look new without ripping it all out or moving house.

Whether you’re looking for cheap bath panel ideas for a DIY project or planning to get in a tradesperson for the job, we can help. Read on for inspiration.

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Bath panel storage ideas

Wooden bath panel with shelves

If you have a small bathroom, storage space is at a premium.

That’s why it makes sense to fit some in wherever possible. So, why not transform your bath panel into a little storage unit to get some extra towel room?

All you need is some material and a bit of waterproofing. You’ll get a gorgeous, and cheap, wooden bath panel with storage space.

Find a reliable carpenter near you to build a bespoke bath panel.

Wooden bath panel ideas

Cheap plywood bath panels

If you are a fan of a clean wooden look, plywood can be a good choice for a cheap wooden bath panel. It’s much more inexpensive than wood and is easy to protect from water damage.

If you’re feeling handy, you can measure out the plywood and fit it yourself. Just be sure to make sure you have waterproofed it in order to protect it.

If you don’t feel confident taking it on yourself, you may want to call in an expert.

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Wooden planks for your bath panel

Sauna with wooden plank benches

If you’re looking for bath panel ideas for DIY, wooden planks can be something you can try your hand at.

The image here isn’t quite a bath panel, but the wooden sauna look might be the new look for your bathroom. And, it doesn’t have to be expensive either.

Pallets are both inexpensive and easy to find and using them to create a cheap wooden bath panel is a great way of recycling. You can then finish them off with a lick of paint. Or, give them a good waterproof finish and enjoy the rustic wood look.

Of course, if you aren’t confident you’d be able to do justice to this project, find someone in your area who can!

Tiled bath panel ideas

Tiled bath panels

A tiled bath panel can look classically attractive, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either.

If you’re planning to retile your floor or walls, you could easily plan in extra tiles. This also gives the bathroom a planned, cohesive look.

Looking for a tiler to renovate your bathroom? Find someone near you!

Fit a cheap white bath panel

Painted uPVC bath panels

A cheap white bath panel made of uPVC is a good go-to option, but who says it has to remain white? You could give your bath a pop of colour depending on the look you’re going for.

For the price of some paint and a paintbrush, you can transform your bath panel into something completely different.

If you’re creative, you can paint textures, murals, or patterns for a DIY bath panel that’s unique.

Alternatively, you can find a painter near you to help.

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Inexpensive tongue and groove bath panel

Tongue and groove bath panels

Tongue and groove bath panels can instantly give a brand new look to your bathroom, especially if your current panel is plain.

These panels are easily available at most hardware and DIY stores.

Plus, they are made of wood so you can give them a coat of (waterproof) paint in the colour you want!

Make your own bath panel

Vinyl stickers on existing bath panels

One way to create your own bath panel is by using vinyl stickers. Simply get hold of a plain bath panel and fit the vinyl stickers over the top. Voila, a cheap and easy makeover!

The bonus is that you can get them in so many colours and patterns, so you can select pretty much any look you want.

You can also get vinyl stickers to imitate tiles, stone, or wood. What’s more is that they’re easy to apply and also easy to maintain too, winner winner!

We hope you found these bath panel ideas as inspiring as we did!

For pricing information, check out our bathroom fitting cost guide and our ensuite ideas.

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