Small Bathroom Tour: DIY Blind, Matching Wallpaper and Souvenirs

Today I’ll be showing you round my downstairs closet bathroom.

I worked really hard on redecorating this room, which originally was a dark blue… Yup, I had to paint three layers of white until the colour finally stopped coming through.

My Bathroom DIYs

One of my favourite brands is Bluebellgray so I made this DIY blind using their fabric and matched my Graham & Brown wallpaper to it too. I cut out leaf shapes and glued them onto the wallpaper. It’s an idea I got after going on Living Etc House Tours with, where there was a hand embroidered wallpaper that I was told cost around £12k!

The blind doesn’t move to be honest but I loved how it turned out. It’s steady, pretty and does exactly what it needs to and that’s covering a part of the frosted window. It actually took little time to make to, unlike the wallpaper that took me months to add the fabric to – well worth it though because I’m really happy how it turned out.

Ornaments & Souvenirs:

I love adding a personal touch by adding meaningful ornaments and cute additions that we picked up on holiday. In case you didn’t notice, I actually have a massive love for tortoises, closely followed by turtles, both of which I have an abundance of souvenirs. What you see on the window sill is actually a mini collection of gifts and souvenirs.

Have you noticed the blue plank on the wall yet? That’s from Mexico, which we picked up on our honeymoon and it has all been airbrushed. We saw the men at work in front of us and I think they did a marvelous job because I fell in love with their work instantly. Artistic, tropical and fun. It stands out in this bathroom which I didn’t think was possible with all the colourful accessories that it has already.

Towel – Missoni, Amara | Wicker Mirror – Notonthehighstreet | Soap – Cath Kidston & souvenir

Plans for My Small Bathroom:

We actually have some broken tiles in this bathroom but I’m planning to create a mosaic to replace those. I’m hoping I can do it with different coloured, tiny tiles to match the colourful bathroom accessories I’ve molded together. If you have a suggestion on how best to do this please please please comment below because I’ve NO IDEA where to start haha.

Also, I’d like to add lots of wall hangings on the other wall, which currently feels really bare. They’ll have to be wall pictures or framed photos as the space is small, so unfortunately I can’t add a macrame pot hanger like I originally wanted to. I’ll be sure to share how I go about adding to the wall so keep a look out in a future post 😉

What do you love most about your bathroom?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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