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Downstairs Cloakroom Budget Makeover: Monday Moodboard

The downstairs cloakroom; the smallest room in the house; the powder room. Whatever you choose to call it, I always think it’s one of the rooms that tends to get the least attention decor wise and yet it’s one of the rooms in your home that many visitors see.

One of my house goals for the first part of the year is to give our downstairs cloakroom a spruce up. We don’t have a massive budget for this, so it’s not a major renovation, more of a refresh. The toilet and sink are plain white and there are a few plain white tiles as a splashback above the sink. The tap has been recently replaced, so these things will be staying.


Paint Colour

Emerald Glade by Dulux

The downstairs cloakroom at the moment is pale yellow and quite tired and dirty looking. To make a bit more of a statement in the room, I have decided to go for a dark green on a couple of the walls. The colour I have chosen is Emerld Glade by Dulux. However I am also painting a couple of the walls in White Cotton by Dulux. To paint the whole room in the green would be too overwhelming in the space and make it feel really dark. I am using Dulux Easycare paint that hopefully will withstand lots of splashes from the sink etc.


At the moment the floor is tired lino and looks permanently dirty. I have decided to replace this with peel and stick vinyl tiles. These are quick and simple to lay and don’t require the toilet and sink pedestal to be removed as the tiles can be easily trimmed around them. Hopefully they will brighten the place up and provide a good solution until we are ready to fully renovate the space. The tiles I have gone for are these from Amazon:

Statement Mirror

I want to use a sunburst mirror as an eye catching feature in the room. The one in the moodboard above is from The Range. I am using one that I already have:

Sunburst mirror as a statement piece in the downstairs cloakroom


Being a bit of a Magpie, I love a nice bright shiny light. I really like this one from B&Q for the space and at £20 it is a bargain too!:

B&Q Mantus Light

Art Work

It’s always nice to have something pretty to look at – whichever room you are in! I really like these 2 matching prints from JustinasWordArt on Etsy:

Peaceful botanical artwork for a downstairs cloakroom

And that’s about all I have planned! I am hoping we’ll be able to give our downstairs cloakroom a new look for a couple of years for just a couple of hundred pounds. I’ll keep you posted with how I get on!

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