Over the years, we’ve noticed that hundreds of people around the UK are choosing to decorate their downstairs toilet in more and more crazy ways, and that sounds like a great idea to us! From bathrooms wallpapered in movie posters to shelves full of trophies and awards, the smallest room in the house is the ideal place to express your personality and really let your imagination run wild. Your cloakroom can be eccentrically decorated, packed full of your secret collections or can even be the world’s smallest library so here are some reasons why you might want to personalize your loo and make it a talking point in your home:
Reasons to Personalize your Cloakroom Suites:
1. Size doesn’t matter
It may be a small cloakroom suite or simply a downstairs loo tucked away under your stairs but even the smallest of conveniences can play host to a BIG personality. Bright paint colours, crazy accessories or unusual wall-coverings can all be combined to create the bathroom suite of your dreams without costing a fortune. We've recently come across a cloakroom toilet that was themed around the owner’s love of musicals, complete with signed show programmes on the walls and even ‘comedy and tragedy’ carpet tiles rescued from a nearby theatre that was being renovated – amazing stuff!
2. It’s a secret
The good thing about expressing your eccentricities in this room is that you can close it away and don’t need to look at it all the time. Unlike the walls of your living room, which are always on display, these tiny toilets are almost secret spaces where you can express yourself without it overpowering your daily life. If you love bright pink and sunshine yellow, why not paint your cloakroom walls with clashing stripes? If it will make you smile every time you use the bathroom, it will be worth it!
3. It’s a talking point
Do you have scary gothic accessories, photos of you meeting your idols or stacks of sheet music that you don’t know what to do with? Put them up in the cloakroom and wait for visitors! When guests come round they will have no idea what’s in store for them in your bathroom and you can point them in the direction of the loo with a smile on your face. Watch as friends spend more and more time in your cloakroom after you’ve pasted newspaper cuttings of your family’s achievements to the walls and enjoy the praise you’ll receive when they return from the littlest room impressed by your wacky design skills.
Do get in touch if these suggestions have inspired you to personalise your own downstairs cloakroom with a crazy theme. We want to hear all about your clashing colours, framed football memorabilia or barbed-wire loo seat so send us your photos on twitter to @BellaBathrooms.