Designing a Downstairs Toilet
Having a downstairs toilet is a fantastic feature to have within your home, but can often remain neglected or an afterthought when it comes to interior design. Despite often being the smallest room in your home, your downstairs toilet can be one of the most used rooms, especially for guests that pay a visit.
Therefore, to help you design a lavish lavatory, read our tips for creating a dazzling downstairs toilet.
Create a theme
Whether you want to opt for a neutral and more minimalistic look for your room, or go bold and add over the top patterns, you need to decide on a theme so that everything can match and work together cohesively. Once you’ve decided, you can then start planning all the little details that will fit within your theme.
Your colour scheme will really pull everything together and you can either keep this similar to the rest of your home, or completely contrast to inject a bit of fun into the room. Whatever you decide, you will have to bear in mind that it will need to match or complement your hallway, as when the door remains open, a big colour clash could be a disaster.
A lot of our customers have chosen to incorporate a feature wall into their downstairs toilet to really make the space reflect their personality. This could either be bold tiling or patterned wallpaper and having this feature can really create a ‘wow’ moment for your family and friends.
You can also add panelling to your downstairs toilet which is really on trend at the moment, and there are lots of easy DIY options to create all sorts of panelling styles.
A fun alternative to a feature wall is to make a strong statement through your flooring. You can experiment with different themes and patterns, and it will keep the wall space free to make your room look more spacious.
If you’re indecisive and can’t commit to a flooring design, or just don’t have the time to revamp your downstairs toilet flooring, there are many self-adhesive tiling and wallpaper options available, such as these fun and stylish designs at Dunelm.
There are so many accessories out there that it can be overwhelming, but when you’ve found your theme and have decorated the rest of the room, you’ll know exactly what will work and what won’t. It’s always good to include plants and you can find a host of small potted and hanging plants that will brighten up the small space at stores such as Ikea and Primark.
Find a way to accessorise the standard toilet features such as toilet roll holders or the toilet brush, so that they blend seamlessly with the rest of your bathroom and fit with your theme.
You should also make sure that your towels match your colour scheme and accessories, which will really marry the whole design together to create a cohesive space.
If you don’t quite fancy creating an entire patterned wall in your room and want a more subtle approach, you can find printed blinds or wall prints that suit your style and will add a splash of personality into your toilet.
With such a small space you can really go all out on the small details; the extra special finishing touches will be especially noticed within a downstairs toilet.
If you’ve transformed your downstairs toilet, we would love to see what you’ve created. Share your photos with us by tagging @KeepmoatHomes in your pictures along with the hashtag #KeepmoatHomes, and you could feature in our next blog or on our social media channels.