Bathroom elegance and the design of bathrooms for modern life are popular topics here on Don’t Call Me Penny. Everyone is keen to add value to their home by renovating a bathroom or ensuite.

So when the time comes to renovate your old bathroom, you will probably be incredibly excited. If you’ve spent years looking at the same four bathroom walls, the chance to design a whole new space or revamp the existing space will be great fun.

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If you’re going to spend a lot of money updating your bathroom, naturally you want to ensure that you create a space that is practical and timelessly elegant. Bathroom renovations can be expensive. Did you know it’s the one room in the house that requires the MOST professionals? Think about it – designer, builder, sometimes a brick layer, plumber, electrician, tiler, joiner, inspector – So when you plan for bathroom elegance you may also be planning for some expense. You’ll want it to stand the test of time.

To create a bathroom that’s beautifully elegant, stylish, and will stand the test of time, here’s what you need to know.

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There’s no shame in seeking help

Despite the fact that you pin plenty of bathroom elegance pictures on Pinterest, when it comes to interior design you’re probably not an expert. So, there’s no shame in seeking some help – after all, you want to create a space in which you want to spend time and which will serve the purposes of your household.

With the help of specialists like Smart Style Bathrooms, you can ensure that your bathroom is beautifully decorated, perfectly designed and is wonderfully stylish and elegant. Often, having an expert opinion can make all the difference when it comes to interior design.

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The colour scheme needs to be perfect

When it comes to selecting a colour scheme, your bathroom will look modern for longer when you are selective. In addition, take into account the ‘vibe’ you want to create and the type of bathroom that will cater to the needs of those using it. Is it an ensuite? Is it a children’s bathroom? Is it for the whole family? Neutral shades tend to work best when it comes to creating an elegant

Neutral shades tend to work best for creating an elegant space because they never go out of style. It’s also easier to style your bathroom with luxurious accessories or easily change the colours of the towels.

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Make marble, slate, and tile your go-to surfaces

In terms of your surfaces and flooring for an elegant bathroom, marble, slate, and tile should be your go-to materials. Yes, these types of materials are pretty pricey but they are worth the investment. They are timeless and favoured by many home buyers. Even if you’re not thinking of selling, the investment in your bathroom elegance will pay dividends when you do wish to sell.

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Pick features that are timeless

For your bathroom features themselves – bathtub, shower, vanity, basin, tapware – pick designs that are classical. Yes, ultra modern bathrooms can look beautiful but within a few short years they may become outdated. A bathroom that remains elegant and stylish for years often has classic features that don’t date easily. That’s why they’re timeless.

For a bathtub, you can’t go wrong with a traditional claw foot tub – these have remained popular for decades so show no signs of going out of fashion any time soon. For the basin, pick a design that matches the bathtub and has a timeless appeal – the same goes for the shower.

Whilst the colour scheme is vital, ensure the classic features you wish to remain are co-ordinated. You can always re-paint and change out the towels easily.

With these timeless tips for bathroom elegance, yours should stand the test of time for many years.

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Header image from Caroma. Bathroom images courtesy of Walls and Floors UKTwo Hawks Design and Development, Denise Morrison Interiors, Oliver Burns, James Cross, and Fine Edge Designs. Please click image to go to the designer’s website.