When designing a new bathroom, you’ll of course want it to look amazing and luxurious too. It’s easier and more affordable than you may think to add luxury touches to your bathroom, and if you’re stuck for ideas, there’s plenty of inspiration on the web and in home magazines.
A luxury bathroom can give your home a stunning focal point, and if you ever want to move in the future, it can help to sell your property too. The bathroom experts, BigBathroomShop.co.uk, share their tips and advice on how to add a luxury touch to your bathroom.
Double up on basins
One basin teamed with one mirror may sound nice, but two basins or a double vanity unit is sure to add luxury to your bathroom. Doubling up on basins doesn’t just create a luxury look, it’s actually really practical too, as it puts an end to jostling over the basin on busy weekday mornings.
Fit an ornate mirror
Fitting a large ornate mirror with an attractive frame instead of a square or rectangular one, can instantly upgrade your bathroom. Team with a stylish vanity unit and wall lights for an attractive focal point. A large mirror can also help to make a small bathroom appear more spacious by bouncing the light around.
Illuminated mirrors are perfect for adding a luxury touch too. They provide bright enough illumination for applying make-up and the morning shave, but are also dim enough so that you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the evening.
Install a luxurious chandelier
Nothing will add luxury to your bathroom like a stunning chandelier. A fabulous way to bring glamour to one of the most used rooms in your home, a large chandelier will have the most impact on the space. When choosing a chandelier, you need to ensure it complies with the recommended electrical zone regulations, and get a qualified electrician to install it for you.
If you’d prefer a sleeker lighting scheme, it’s a good idea to incorporate hidden lights. Recessed shelving is a great place to fit an LED strip light, which will create subtle yet stylish illumination. Recessed spotlights are also ideal for creating a neat, streamlined finish and for highlighting certain features in your bathroom. Don’t forget to add essential task lighting around the mirror too.
Choose a statement bath
If you’re lucky enough to have the space, a freestanding bath positioned in the middle of the room will create a luxurious focal point. From the contemporary to the traditional, freestanding baths are available in a wide range of styles and sizes to suit any bathroom. Roll top baths are perfect for traditional bathrooms, while baths with square or curved lines will enhance a contemporary theme. Plus, nothing is more relaxing than enjoying an indulgent soak in a gorgeous bath at the end of a long day. Set the scene with candles and luxurious toiletries.
Create a timeless look
Sleek, contemporary style isn’t the only way to work the luxury look, you could instead go the opposite and create a timeless, classic scheme instead. Period features add a unique touch to your bathroom and understated elegance. Opt for a traditional basin and a high level toilet, as well as a roll top or slipper bath for a beautiful feature. Complete the look with cross-head taps and Victorian style tiles.
Clear away clutter
Nothing kills a luxury look like clutter, so incorporate some stylish storage into your bathroom for a space that’s organised and tidy. Vanity units provide a stylish and practical storage solution for keeping beauty products and toiletries hidden away yet easily accessible. For a luxury look, opt for a vanity unit in a dark wood effect finish.
Finally, don’t forget to enhance your luxury bathroom with some equally luxurious accessories. Display candles, perfume and flowers on a wooden or metallic tray for a boutique hotel touch, and fit a matching accessory set for a coordinated look.