This bathroom makeover proves the power of a painted ceiling – the result is lush!

Inspired by greenery this bathroom ceiling gets a splash of uplifting colour

A boldly painted ceiling is THE decorating trend of 2020, but are you brave enough?

One interiors fan who is is Daniela Nesca, who shared her bold bathroom makeover with us courtesy of the Ideal Home Room Clinic.

Changing the colour scheme from a bold blue to an invigorating green, Daniela has taken the painting one step further by painting the ceiling too – and we highly approve.

See for yourself: John Lewis & Partners predict the big trends for 2020 – including wallpapered ceilings

She has also put in a new vinyl flooring and fetching green accessories – to match her plants nonetheless.

Daniela's bathroom before

bathroom with wooden flooring and tub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Daniela Nesca)

The bathroom beforehand had a marine/coastal vibe with sea creatures and hues of blue.

Explaining the change of shade Daniela tells us, ‘I repainted the walls and the ceiling, a beautiful green. Before choosing the colour I first chose my new towels (Ikea) which are green and matched all the plants – I already had in the bathroom. The choice of colour came from this, I wanted a colour that went well with these two elements.'

A great way to determine a new colour scheme – think about the room as a whole and how all your furnishings will fit with the new shade.

Ingeniously Daniela actually matched the paint to said towels, 'I had the paint mixed in the paint shop for roughly £25, using one of the towels and choosing a shade very similar and slightly lighter.'

Daniela's bathroom after – with painted ceiling

Bathroom with green wall and ceiling and copper lampshade

(Image credit: Future PLC/Daniela Nesca)

What a transformation. The newly painted ceiling, lush tropical shower curtain and bamboo light fitting makes this bathroom space a sanctuary of serene green, inspired by nature.

We love how the colour on the ceiling helps to create an encompassing feeling. Thanks to the all-white sanitaryware and tiles the green doesn't feel overwhelming.

bathroom with shower curtain

(Image credit: Future PLC/Daniela Nesca)

Daniela's post has generated a lot of love – with many loving the new tropical shower curtain in particular.

With supportive members saying, ‘Fantastic styling, so beautiful👏❤️’ and ‘I love the wall colour in both pics!!! You have a great eye! The new shower curtain is heaven! X’.

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bathroom with white tiles and white tub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Daniela Nesca)

'I bought the floor online of the brand Gerflor, for less then £169, but from Bricoflor. They have a better price. In the stores they wanted twice as much for the same product. I did my research of almost a year before deciding on this.'

Going on to say, 'I was afraid to buy the floor online. But I did and I don't regret it. It's excellent quality, ideal for the bathroom. It is very resistant and a little thicker than what you can buy in a DIY store.'

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'For this reason it was even more complicated to install it. But with a little help and the right knife can be easier.'

Daniela shows us that DIY can be done to perfection, if you do your homework.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.