Get the Luxury Bathroom Look on a Budget
We all love a touch of luxury and glamour, and it’s the same for your bathroom; but how do you get the luxury look without splashing out?
To get the luxury bathroom you’ve always wanted, you don’t need a huge decorating budget. As long as you know the right colours, finishes and the ideal luxury bathroom accessories, your bathroom can rival any five-star hotel or celebrity’s wash space for looks without breaking the bank.
So, how do you do it and where do you start? Even if you aren’t going for a full bathroom suite, you can make your luxury bathroom ideas a reality piece by piece. Plumbworld has made this handy design inspiration guide to help, including everything from baths and taps to walls and floors.
Read on to find out more about luxury bathroom ideas before starting your dream design project…
Walls are an excellent way of starting your bathroom renovation and making it more luxurious, from plain colours to striking marble.
Marble is considered luxurious for a reason, it looks incredible. You can achieve a stunning luxury feel with either bathroom wall tiles or wall panels, what's more, they can create a perfect contrast with your bathroom suite. Ideal with traditional or modern luxury designs, marble walls go with everything.
Read more: How to Fit Bathroom Wall Panels
Choosing the right colours can define luxury. White, grey, and black are the stand-out colours that can contrast with your bathroom suite, such as sinks, in a dash of colour or monochrome. Paired with chrome or black taps, this is a simple but effective means of getting the luxury look.
Flooding your bathroom with natural light not only helps you complete day-to-day tasks but also gives your bathroom a sense of space and luxury! A beautiful mirror can enhance this even further, increasing light by bouncing it around the whole bathroom.
Besides creating an illusion of more space and increasing the light in the room, a large mirror enhances the sense of luxury. This is particularly true if the mirror is positioned so your freestanding bath or statement lighting is reflected in it.
Read more: How to Make your Small Bathroom Look Larger
Mirrored cabinets are another luxury touch that helps boost the light by reflecting it and enhance the sense of space. Available in various sizes and even illuminated mirror cabinets are a popular and opulent choice for any bathroom that is heading up-market in style.
For a luxury bathroom basin, there are a number of ways to achieve the five-star feel without breaking the bank to get it.
Double basins or his and hers basins are often reserved for high-end hotel suites but they’re a worthy addition to a bathroom for busy couples. Whether you have an under-counter or countertop basin, fixed with modern taps or even wall-mounted taps, these are stunningly stylish.
Countertop basins are incredibly stylish and at the height of bathroom luxury. Teaming the minimalist approach with style, these basins are lavish in appearance and can almost be called a piece of art. Ideal for vanity units, and affordable for any space.
When it comes to showers and luxury bathrooms, there's the shower itself, but also how it's displayed and fitted. The go-to choice for shower positioning is generally a shower bath or basic shower enclosure but why not branch out and go for luxury.
Walk-in shower enclosures are the most luxurious design option - no sliding doors or quadrant enclosures, these are a centrepiece. Elegant and minimalistic, walk-in showers may look simple thanks to their doorless construction, but with their striking design, they have become extremely popular.
Read more: Shower Enclosures Buying Guide
For the shower itself, nothing is more popular or luxurious than a concealed shower with a waterfall shower head. A concealed shower frees up more space in your bathroom, giving it a minimalist and clutter-free feel, whilst a waterfall shower head can provide a truly relaxing flow of water. All helping you to de-stress after a long day, in the shower of your dreams.
There are few things as luxurious as a freestanding bath, especially one in a clean and contemporary style. With their smooth clean lines, a modern freestanding bath would be an elegant addition to any bathroom.
Japanese deep soak baths are the perfect space-saving way of creating a luxurious place for a long hot soak. With wonderful deep sides, similar to that of a hot tub, you can submerge more of your body in water than in a standard or freestanding bath.
If you want to go all out then why not consider a whirlpool bath for a truly indulgent soak. Whirlpool baths are definitely something of a luxury, providing the feel of relaxing in a hot tub, but in the comfort of your own beautiful bathroom.
For a bath or bath shower, do away with the curtain and invest in a bath screen for an air of privacy and sophistication. Whether it’s a clear screen or with smoky glass, a bath screen not only adds luxury but a sense of modernity and a spa-like look.
Taps are the finishing touch to any bathroom no matter the size or design. If you're going for a luxury look in your bathroom, that doesn't mean you should compromise on quality, you can have both.
If you want to add a contemporary feel to your bathroom then why not choose matt black taps as they can create a stunning luxurious feature without costing the earth.
For a more classic approach to luxury, chrome basin mixer taps are a stunning addition to every bathroom, do the job of two separate bathroom taps effortlessly, and look great while doing it. Why not go all out and choose a waterfall tap to add a wonderful relaxed and natural feeling to your luxurious bathroom.
Claire has a Journalism degree and loves writing about all things relating to bathroom and kitchen design. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and following the latest home styling trends on social media.
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