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10 ideas to get your downstairs loo guest-ready

WordsMegan Lambert

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Usually the smallest room in the house, there’s no reason that the bijou size of the downstairs loo should dictate its style. Often reserved for guests or the occasional, ahem, quick dash, the downstairs loo gets less footfall and wear and tear than the rest of the home. These things considered, you can afford to be a little more avant-garde with your decor down here. So, if you’re planning on hosting a drinks or dinner party in the near future, take a look at these 10 ideas to get your downstairs loo guest-ready. 

Downstairs loo idea: a fresh lick of paint

If even in the downstairs loo wallpaper’s not your thing then you can always transform yours with a fresh lick of paint. Again, you don’t need to consider light and room orientation in the way that you usually would: you can assume it will be small with little natural light. This almost gives you carte blanche when it comes to choosing yourbathroom paint colour. Join the black bathroom decor trend to lean into the small, dark cosiness of the downstairs loo or take a look at these modern small bathroom paint ideas for some up to date inspiration.

Downstairs loo idea: upcycle bathroom cabinets

If you don’t want to think about wallpapering or repainting the whole room, simply upcycling bathroom cabinets or shelving using leftover paint is not only an excellent and budget-friendly way to get your guest loo guest-ready, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover paint and create a cohesive colour scheme throughout your home.

Downstairs loo idea: wallpaper 

Wallpaper is a really popular option in the downstairs loo. Unlike other rooms, you won’t be spending too much time in here, so you don’t need to think about the colour psychology behind your colour choices too much. Just go bold! Take a look at our range of bathroom wallpaper for some inspiration or to make your life even easier, our range of self-adhesive wallpaper. In fact, you’ll probably only need one roll to get the job done making wallpapering your downstairs loo a cost-effective option that makes a huge impact.

Downstairs loo idea: matching towels

Matching, colourful or towels in keeping with your decor can work wonders in place of paint to tie together a look in your downstairs loo. It doesn’t feel very welcoming to dry your hands on mix-and-match towels that look as though they’ve seen better days. If those sound like yours, treat yourself and your guests to a brand new pair.

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