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Now this may seem a little bit random seeing as we have now moved house, and no longer live in the house I’m writing about! Haha. But this post has been sat in my drafts for a while now and it seemed a waste to delete it, so here are! And after all everyone loves a little before and after, don’t they?

Hopefully, in a few months time I will be writing about our brand new downstairs toilet in this house. Fingers crossed…

As you can see from the photo below, when we first moved into the house the downstairs toilet was completely white, with no character at all. It just felt very cold. At first I thought I would keep it white and just add some accessories and a print on the wall. But no matter what I did, it just didn’t seem to make a difference.

So I decided I had to get the paint out!

I knew that I wanted a dark colour and luckily we had some Farrow & Ball paint left over from our old bedroom. The colour is called Hague Blue and it’s such a beautiful dark blue shade, almost green in certain light. It’s definitely a colour I would consider using again in our new house.

We had enough paint to cover the back wall, and luckily that seemed to be all the room needed with it being such a small space.

I then added a few accessories including bargain rattan mirror from George at Asda, and beautiful hanging plant from IKEA. I also bought some amber glass soap dispensers, which you can find really easily online. I used one in the other bathroom, en suite and in the kitchen too. I think they look great. I then used our Dymo label maker to label them.

Rattan mirror – £8, Pot hanger – £4.50

Soap dispenser – £3.99

Framed print – £14.95

I’m really impressed with the difference a lick of paint and a few new accessories made to this small space. All in all I reckon I spent no more than £30 on this makeover. My top tips for decorating your downstairs toilet would be…

  • Be bold with colour
  • Don’t be afraid of patterns
  • Add plants, the more the merrier!
  • Make the most of mirrors and prints on walls
  • Accessorize!

What do you think to this little downstairs toilet glow up? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading.


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