If you know the secrets, it’s easy to make your bathroom look luxurious. Plus, you can do it all without blowing your decorating budget. We show you how to use clever colour tricks and beautiful accessories to add a luxe feel to your bathroom.
1. Use White
White cabinets and countertops are the easiest decor tweaks for a simple and elegant bathroom. So, if you’d like to achieve that high-end hotel bathroom look, use a light neutral paint colour on any walls or doors and invest in a few white, fluffy towels. If you splurge a little on high-quality towels, your bathroom will instantly look more lavish, plus they will last you for a few years.
The lighting in your bathroom makes a massive impact on its overall look and feel. Ever stayed in a hotel with a dark, dingy-looking bathroom? It’s certainly not the ideal place for a relaxing bath. One of the easiest ways to transform a plain space into a high-end showpiece is to adjust the lighting. Instead of the traditional florescent bar above the mirror, try out pretty sconces on either side. If you have space, a large, oversized pendant is a trendy look, especially if its a glorious chandelier. Have some extra funds? Invest in a stunning mirror with backlighting – ideal for putting your make-up on in the morning.
3. Bring the Outdoors In
Look for ways to bring nature into your bathroom. If there are curtains that block a lot of light, consider removing them or pulling them back to let more light in. Then, add botanicals and artworks depicting them. This is a great way to create that necessary sense of calm and serenity. Plus, plants actually draw the eye, making the area seem bigger than it is. Choose plants that thrive in the bathroom, such as orchids and anthuriums, or opt for a convincing fake.
4. Shades of Grey
Although it’s been around for a while now, grey is still one of the most versatile neutrals when it comes to interior decorating. It’s the perfect go-to bathroom and kitchen shade because it pairs so easily with other colours. Aside from being a soothing tone, grey prevents your bathroom from looking too cold and is a great alternative if you’re afraid of committing to an all-white scheme. It complements wood, black fixtures, metallic accessories, and plays nicely with green botanicals, making it the perfect colour to create that high-end, luxurious bathroom look.
5. Add a Pop of Colour
A quick makeover of your white bathroom doesn’t need a lot of colour. In fact, the trick is to choose one colour and repeat it as an accent throughout the space. To keep it affordable, stick to a rug, artwork, or mirror frame in your chosen shade.
6. Swap To Classy Containers
Bottles and bottles of different brands, shapes, and colours don’t do your bathroom any favours. Decant all your toiletries into beautiful glass bottles and dispensers (preferably matching) to make your bathroom look and feel luxe.
Tip: The darker the bottle, the more uniform the look.
7. Introduce Metallic Accents
Make your bathroom look warm and elegant by adding touches of gold, brass, or copper accessories. This works particularly well if your bathroom is white or grey. Ensure that you use the right shade, though – brushed gold – or your decor could look garish instead of sophisticated. Soap dishes, plant pots, and vanity items are an easy way to introduce the trend.
8. Add The Finishing Touches
Lastly, adding a diffuser and a few scented pillar candles will make your bathroom look and smell like a luxurious spa.
Compiled by Food and Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst