Quirky downstairs loo ideas we spotted on Instagram

Do you have those slightly mad design ideas for your home? We all have a favourite wallpaper that is a little bit extra or a super-bold colour combo. Well, a tiny space gives you the freedom to go all out.

Quirky downstairs loos are ideal spaces to take risks – compared to the main bathroom or kitchen, which are larger projects. Our advice: go wild.

Maximalist wallpaper with large or busy prints is often a go-to choice for downstairs toilets. The bolder, the better! However, you can also use coloured panelling to balance out the quirky patterns of the wallcoverings.

Green quirky downstairs loo with vanity and gold mirror
Fizz Supreme Malachite wallpaper, from £125, The Curious Department.

Colourful sanitaryware is a fun option that can a put a twist on the overall look of your downstairs loo. You can go for a blue or green basin, and then use the same colour palette to decorate the rest of the room – not to mention it will certainly boost your mood whenever you walk in.

Compact vanities, taps and tiles are other great tools for injecting a dash of fun into your scheme.

Concerned these daring choices might make the space look small? Well, guess what? A cloakroom is supposed to be small! It’s a room where you don’t have to consider design tricks to make it look bigger.

So, throw out the rule book and let your creativity flow. And if you are worried about your design looking dated in a year’s time, then stick to timeless sanitaryware and let the walls and décor be the focal point.

Quirky downstairs loo with blue basin and patterned wallpaper
Bespoke Edwardian 51cm cloakroom basin in Enchanted Blue, from £954, Burlington.

Once you’ve got the tiles, furniture, sanitaryware, and brassware sorted, you have a lot of scope for the accessories.

If you’re simply painting the walls in an eye-catching colour, then decorate with geometric mirrors, wall art or hanging plant pots. The key to success is hidden in the tiny details – opt for ornate lamp shades and vibrant towels to complete the look.

To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite quirky downstairs loos – here are 15 designs from daring homeowners on Instagram…

Blooming florals

Geometric shapes

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