Downstairs Loo – The Reveal

Just over a month ago we began decorating our downstairs WC, we wanted it to compliment the master bathroom which we revamped last year. The moodboard for the room, incase you didn’t catch the previous blog post was neutral with some copper, industrial touches.

The first thing we did was paint the previously dark walls in Dry Barley by Paint by Conran (the same colour as the family bathroom upstairs) and to paint the skirting boards a clean, fresh white. Once that was done we could get the room styled. I chose to buy the same mirror as the one in the master bathroom, mainly to add to the feeling of cohesion around the house but also as it is such a bargain!


To add a little more interest to the wall where the washbasin is I added a little hanging reclaimed wood shelf. The shelf is made by WhippetUp Design on Etsy & can be personalised with anything you can think up, I went for the feel good factor for both me and any guests that use the loo.

Upon the shelf sits this very cool upcycled Hendricks bottle soap dispenser by House of Funky Junk on Etsy and a little recycled wine bottle bud vase. I felt a little colour injection was needed in the space & this deep blue works perfectly with the copper and grey.


The copper pipe towel rail and toilet roll holder add a clean, industrial vibe to the room…I didn’t think I could love a loo roll holder more than my vintage, musical one but the talented people at QuirkHub have won me over completely. And it’s not just because they’re a Yorkshire based business…honest!

To finish the rail off I added a white hammam style hand towel from La Redoute.


The final touches to the room as some decoration on the walls. I added this grey Arne Jacobsen chair print as a playful addition above the loo & because the grey perfectly harmonised with the grey walls, framed in copper to match the other accessories. Finally I added a cheeky little copper cinema board that I picked up in Home Bargains to complete the room.

I’m really happy with the end result, it’s a much calmer space that fits in with the decor around the rest of the house perfectly. What do you think of the room? Prefer the dark before or light after?


I was kindly gifted some of the items used in this post & the companies who gifted them have offered readers some discounts codes to use across their stores

QuirkHub are giving LMH readers 15% discount when you follow the link here.

Whippet Up are offering 10% discount with code LMH10 until the end of July.

House of Funky Junk are offering free delivery storewide with code LITTLEMILLHOUSE.



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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.