Decorating our house has been a slow process, but I’m quite enjoying it that way. I’ve given myself time to think about what I’d really like and what I will enjoy living in. I recently painted our bedroom in a light grey-blue tone called Dove Grey from Dulux. When deciding what colour to choose for our downstairs loo, I wanted something a bit more adventurous but not too dark for such a small space. I had my mind set on a mint green colour, but then I had to think about the re-sell appeal for the future so eventually I decided to go for Spring Sage from Homebase.
Spring Sage is available in matt and silk, so we went for silk as I thought that would be better for such a small room and also for cleaning purposes. I didn’t realise how well it would work together with the laminate floor, it really compliments it. If I had known that I might have picket it for the hallway instead…
Before my makeover, the room was a very uninspiring magnolia/off-white colour. In fact, that was the colour our entire house was painted in when we moved in. I really cannot stand it and am very glad we’re almost rid of it! It’s just the hallway and one of the bedrooms that are still to be de-magnoliafied.
I already had a lot of details I knew I wanted to add to the room. One of them being this gorgeous little candle from Erin Tynan Creative called It’s Pina Pleasure – it smells like you’ve gone to heaven and are drinking the best pina colada you’ve ever had! I can highly recommend these candles as they actually hold their scent and they all have names that are cute puns of what they smell of. Perfect gift idea really.
I bought a couple of new bits as well: a small white storage unit from Homebase to store small bits in, and a white and turquoise chevron patterned storage basket for loo rolls from Wilko. I also added a little plant to the windowsill and a little storage basket in pink and blue that I’ve had for years. That little basket was actually a bit of an inspiration for the room overall as I love subtle kitsch things.
What do you think of my downstairs loo makeover?