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28/02/2014 at 06:11
If there is anyone still lurking here. I want to update our downstairs loo, on a tight budget so flooring and fixtures would be staying, so more the decorating side of things. At the moment the walls are white, it feels cold as it's on the north side of the house, doesn't get a lot of light either, so don't want it dark. So does anyone have any ideas of what colours would go well. Thank you. (sorry if the photo is massive)
28/02/2014 at 09:17
pale yellow? lilac?
you could get laminate/vinyl quite cheap for that floor as its aonly a small space, the floor would make it so much lighter and warmer
28/02/2014 at 11:27
Depends on budget.
Our downstairs bathroom is tiny but we have laminate flooring and pale yellow on the walls with bright green accessories. Clear any clutter and pain the window sill white, maybe even the unit on the wall?
28/02/2014 at 11:41
I'd go for a pale yellow for some of the walls and then use a white with a hint of yellow for the rest (otherwise it might end up too dark). Or a pale orange colour if you don't fancy yellow. Anything from the warm end of the spectrum - the yellows, oranges, even a very pale red could work.
As 1st Baby says if you paint the wall unit a paler colour that would also lighten the room.
Can't see the window properly but a coloured blind could lift the room too.
28/02/2014 at 16:40
Depends totally on the colours you like. Try Pinterest, they have some fab colour swatches on there www.pinterest.com/.../pins
The best loo I've been in had a feature wall which was papered with crown print wallpaper - think it was this one www.pinterest.com/.../265079128037183788 - with jewels (the kind you get in kids craft sets) stuck on the crowns, it was awesome!
28/02/2014 at 16:47
i know you said the flooring had to stay but I think changing the flooring would lift the room and make it look more contemporary. some wooden effect vinyl etc would be cheap and easy laid on top of the tiles. then you could move away from the terracotta colours and add new accent colours .
28/02/2014 at 18:03
Could you paint the tiles? Maybe white?
I think its the flooring that makes it darker :)
And then a nice yellow orange to warm it up.
28/02/2014 at 18:19
Thanks for all the replies, trouble with the floor is it leads in to the hallway and into the kitchen all the same tiles, will have a think about how it could be done. I really don't like the tiles, but they hide a lot of the mess the kids. I was thinking yellow walls, but not sure, yes going to look for a funky blind as we don't have anything in front of the window.
03/03/2014 at 12:54
How about a bright/warm coloured rug in front of the sink?
03/03/2014 at 13:35
I like the idea of a coloured rug, possible the same colours as a new blind - great idea. I've taken down the wall cabinet today and it feels so much bigger, it was holding mostly rubbish so it's good to get shot. I have a full length mirror upstairs, so going to try and put that on the wall, I've been using finishing plaster on the walls today as there are a real mess, so hopefully will give it a nice finish. I have thought maybe some floating shelves on the wall to put bits on to brighten it all up and to keep out of reach of the little ones. Lots of ideas now, and going to look at some vinyl to go down on top of the tiles.
Also found this wall sticker www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=s9_simh_gw_p201_d0_i1 would love to use it but think the room maybe too small, and did think about putting a few glow in the dark stars around the top.
03/03/2014 at 13:42
Love that wall sticker, you may have just insoired me to ut one in my downstairs loo, although I'm tempted to go for this one instead www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_3 :)
03/03/2014 at 13:45
That wall sticker is great - I was tempted with it, maybe in the kitchen.
03/03/2014 at 13:50
Oh no, this one for the kitchen surely ;) www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=pd_sim_kh_1
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