Are you stuck for downstairs toilet ideas? If so, then I sure we can help. The downstairs toilet is a room often overlooked. You may even be wondering why bother at all? However, it is actually one of the spaces in your home that guests are most likely to use.
Downstairs toilets are usually small. But this can be to your advantage, as a small budget will go a long way. Once you get the basics right, such as the use of clever space saving design and storage, you can then bring this space to life with some unique decorating ideas.
1. Feature Wall
A downstairs toilet does not need to be boring. It is a fantastic space to express your fun side. Instead of boring wallpaper, why not try to create a natural look with printed PVC cladding. PVC wall panels not only look great, but they are also water resistant and very easy to clean. They come in a variety of high resolution decorative prints. Some of the printed designs include slate, wood, brick and marble effects. Below is an example of a feature wall that uses PVC wall panels. The one below has a photorealistic slate pattern images in high resolution (360 dpi). You can buy printed 3D cladding like the feature below from the Amazon store. Get more inspiration by checking out our Top 5 Feature Wall Ideas post.
2. Go Clutter Free
Usually downstairs toilets are small, meaning storage can be very limited. Clever storage ideas can help you achieve a minimalist look, helping to reduce clutter.
3. Create an Illusion of more Space
Large items of furniture can make a tiny downstairs toilet look even smaller. Always buy sinks and toilets that suit the scale of your space. If you are designing a new downstairs toilet from scratch, there are a few high street stores that can do this for you. They will draw your downstairs toilet design to scale, making it easy to see what looks right.
Another useful tip is to use neutral colours such as white. Such colours can help make a small room look a lot bigger.
4. Use Interesting Furniture
There are many simple touches you can do to make a downstairs toilet design more interesting. Instead of a normal tail rail, you could buy something more interesting to hand your tails on.
5. Think about the Lighting
Lighting is an important element of home decor, and is considered one of the most important downstairs toilet ideas. Clever lighting design can help make a small WC appear more spacious. Any lights that do not protrude that much from the ceiling is ideal, such as down lights. Below is an example of a bathroom we install that uses down lights with a PIR motion sensor. Guests are always impressed by the automatic lighting when entering this downstairs toilet. PIR sensors replace your downstairs toilet pull cord switch. Removing pull corded switches are a good idea as cord become dirty over time, and look untidy.
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