Before & After: Debra's New Blue Loo

Before & After: Debra's New Blue Loo

Janel Laban
Jan 13, 2011

An Apartment Therapy reader from the UK, Debra, sent us in a very colorful makeover of the bathroom in her rental. She writes: When we moved into our new rental, I decided that the bathroom needed a big makeover! Our landlord is a comedian and the bathroom was bright yellow and filled with odd bric-a-brac which was hard to keep clean and repulsed our guests!

The inspiration for the bathroom came from a white and blue Chinese bowl I found in a charity shop. I searched high and low and eventually found a blue bathroom paint that matched the blue of the bowl (spookily named China Blue!) and we painted over the yellow walls, keeping one half of the room white. We already owned 2 red rugs from our previous rental so we used them in the bathroom as money is tight and we couldn't afford new rugs, but they somehow work!

I'm so happy with how this room turned out and now our guests comment that the room feels 'classier' and that they didn't notice how big it was before!

Just goes to show the huge impact that color can make on how a space is perceived. Reducing the amount of items in the bathroom also went a long way toward this successful new streamlined space. It looks great - thanks, Debra!

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