If you have one (and we didn’t in our old house), the downstairs wash-room is an opportunity for folly.
It’s generally the smallest space in the house, but still one of the most useful which means there are absolutely TONS of ways of making it cool, quirky, stylish and fun.
None of these words apply to my current downstairs toilet which – and I won’t mince words here – I absolutely detest.
Along with the rest of the house, it has just been painted white and left.
Perhaps that works for some people, but I need an inspiring space – even in the downstairs loo!
My husband keeps telling me that not everyone is as obsessed by home decor as I am. He says plenty of people are happy with a plain space and actually, they probably have a lot more money because of it!
People: He knew what he was getting into when he married me!
Brace yourselves. This is how we currently look.
So. What to do?
Well, the hall, landing and stairs are about to be started, which means work on the toilet will start too. You can read about my plans for the hall here.
After a lot of debate, I’ve decided on the amazing Loredo tiles from Bert & May. I won’t try and play this down, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THEM. It means they will run into the wash room as well, so that will instantly add a bit of personality.
I’m ditching a lot of the stainless steel fixtures around the house for brass or antique gold, so am trying to track down taps that won’t break the bank. Any suggestions would be VERY welcome.
Perhaps I am being swayed by the fact there is absolutely no discernible personality in there currently – but I love the idea of upcycling an old cabinet as the sink. Like these:
And I definitely want a bold wallpaper as I’m going for paint pretty much everywhere else, so this is my one opportunity to go for it with some of the amazing designs available out there.
I’ve always loved these two, both Cole & Son:
What do you think? Has anyone spotted any amazing sinks or taps that I need to know about? Leave your thoughts and comments here (so I can steal all the ideas before we start!)…