Spruce Up Your Loo // The Downstairs Toilet Makeover

There’s less than four weeks until Christmas.

The perfect time then to take on a home renovation project. No, we’re serious.

Okay, so we might not be talking about the biggest makeover but it’s one that will reap maximum reward for minimum effort.

The downstairs toilet, or, depending on where you’re from you might call it the cloakroom, the washroom or even the loo!

But it is amazing how you can completely transform this most bijou of spaces with very little effort.

Source Pinterest // Wallpaper Monstera in Green/Blush

One of the most impressive makeovers we are seeing at the moment is the installation of a wall mural into the downstairs toliet – taking over three walls in such a small space creates a real visual feast.

You can also get fantastic results using just a single roll of wallpaper.

Real Room Credit // @mrkrhndrsn

Wall Mural // Garden of Eden

Nina Marika Tarnowski is founder and chief designer here at Woodchip & Magnolia.

She said: “Style-wise, the downstairs toilet can be overlooked. It’s often a small, functional room tucked below the stairs and out of sight. And for me, that makes it the ideal room in which to be brave and a little bit wild.

Real Room Credit // @homemade_hannah

Wallpaper // Monstera Green/Blush 

“Interiors are getting bolder with darker colours, bigger patterns and outrageous prints becoming increasingly popular. But introducing these schemes in the home can be daunting at first – which makes the downstairs toilet the perfect playing ground in which to experiment.”

Pricewise, this is a project that is not going to break the bank. Just a single roll will be enough to inject some real personality into your WC.


Real Room Credit // @theinteriorfox

Wall Mural // Zephyr


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