High-end luxury can be added to any room in your home if you know what constitutes a luxe vibe. It all comes down to fake ’til you make it.
For example, the bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in the house; however, it can often be a very basic environment. So, wouldn’t it be lovely to feel like you’re showering, washing your hair, or brushing your teeth in high-end luxury?
If you’re feeling the urge to give your bathing space a touch of decadence and character then add high-end luxury with our interior design secrets.
High-End Luxury For The Walls And Floor
If you want to create a crisp, clean, and modern feel to your bathroom; you can’t go wrong with a good-quality white or monochrome tiles.
Plain coloured tiles will allow you to be more adventurous with accessory and towel choices (but, more on that later). However, you’ll need to be prepared to clean tiles regularly, as a white tile is pretty unforgiving when it comes to showing up any dirt.
Whilst white tiles can be supremely luxurious, add texture to a white bathroom in the form of fluffy towels, a cut-pile bath mat, crystal or cut glass perfume bottles, a polished metal bin, or white wooden plantation shutters on the windows. An all-white bathroom will look cold and clinical without textures to break up the space.
Marble tiles are much more forgiving and can be carried from the floor, up the walls, and to the countertops, for a luxurious hotel-style look. This effect can be done on a budget;
- buy marble tiles on sale or use faux-marble tiles (available from Beaumont Tiles)
- install wood veneer not solid wood vanities (for rare woods 100% wood veneer, please talk to us here at Don’t Call Me Penny)
- similar circular mirrors available from IKEA
- keep an eye on auction sites for savings on new toilets and basins
- choose cheaper polished chrome tapware from a trusted supplier such as Reece
- keep shower screen clear and accessories simple
- install un-fussy LED downlights for flush lighting. Try Go Lights for discounted LED lighting
Patterned tiles are the perfect choice for those who love a little colour as they shower; try to think how many you should incorporate to your bathroom space, as you don’t want it to be overwhelming or claustrophobic.
However, choosing tiles with a colourful hue, beautiful pattern, or an unusual shape, are sure-fire ways to create a considered look to your bathroom, and add plenty of personality.
For example, deep green Morrocan tiles on the wall with a copper vanity basin, brushed copper cupboard doors, and then mixed with black and grey on the floor will create a dynamic and moody bathroom. Ensure you have suitable lighting if you apply makeup in a bathroom like this.
High-End Luxury For The Bath And Shower
The space you have in your bathroom should determine whether or not you should try to squeeze in a bathtub. Whilst very popular, free-standing baths should only be used in large spaces. This makes the bath the ‘Hero Piece’ of the room, which is more luxurious. And free-standing baths can be hard to clean in small spaces.
Generally, a walk-in shower area will feel much more decadent; and, as long as you’ve brushed up on how to clean shower glass, your bathroom will look sleek and ooze contemporary opulence.
Consider concealing any shower pipes behind a tiled wall, so the showerhead is the star of the show, as it comes out of the wall above your head. Matching the showerhead with any taps, handles, and plugholes, are the details that will give your bathroom a design-led edge. And now you can choose chrome, matte, black, white, gold, rose gold, copper, and more.
If you do have space for a bathtub; consider investing in something indulgent, where you can spend quality time soaking up the suds. Copper, roll-top, and footed bathtubs are all luxury options, that will ensure your bathroom will be a pleasure to be in, every time you wash.
High-End Luxury For The Mirrors And Basin
Mirrors are the perfect way to open up a space and make it feel larger than it already is. Consider the period and style of your bathroom before choosing a suitable mirror to adorn the wall.
Single mirrors above each basin or a large ornate mirror that spans the vanity give a more high-end luxury result than a frameless expanse of mirror across the entire wall.
Ensure there is plenty of quality lighting surrounding your reflective surface so that you can wake up as you brush your teeth in the morning, and contour your cheekbones in exactly the right shade. For more bathroom mirror ideas, take a look here.
Your basin area can become just as much of a feature as your bathtub; think about brushed metal or matte black taps. Any storage that surrounds the basin can add personality as well with a variety of beautiful finishes using paint, wood, and metal.
Surface and counters surrounding your sink are a great place to display vintage perfume bottles, plants, and any opulent accessories that will ensure that your guests feel like they’re washing their hands in an expensive hotel’s bathroom.
Investing in all areas of your bathroom environment will ensure that you’ll have a chic interior that will exude high-class charm.
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For help with your next bathroom renovation, please talk to us as we can provide expert advice, design ideas, and access to builders and suppliers.