From clever fixtures to finishing touches, we round up practical bathroom hacks to help you create that at-home spa feel without breaking the bank
7 ways to make your bathroom feel luxurious without breaking the bank
You don’t need to totally revamp your bathroom to achieve luxurious style. These seven small changes will make a big difference to your space. Number three is a game changer.
1. Clean up your grouting
It’s impossible for your bathroom to look fresh and feel luxurious when you have chipped and stained grouting. Start by giving your bathroom a deep clean to remove any built up grime and assess the situation. If your bathroom is beyond a bit of elbow grease, head to your local hardware store and look for commercial grade cleaners and grout repair kits.
Tip: Protect your freshly cleaned grout by applying a grout sealant, which is also available from most hardware stores.
2. Hang some art
Nothing says luxury quite like a piece of art. A framed print or perfectly positioned artwork is the ultimate way to make your bathroom feel considered and classy. Thanks to homeware stores and online boutiques producing affordable pieces, buying art for your home has never been easier. Dreamy photographs of nature – think misty mountains and oversized florals, are currently on trend and make it easy to bring the outdoors in.
Tip: Match your towels to a colour tone in your chosen piece of art for a cohesive look.
3. Keep it organised
A bathroom overflowing with products screams stress and won’t help you live that luxurious life. Start by decluttering and getting rid of any old, broken and unused items. Create zones to keep your products organised and figure out what you want to display and stow away. Woven baskets are a handy (and stylish) solution to keep similar products together and drawer organisers will encourage you to keep surfaces clear. Floating shelves are our pick for an inexpensive storage solution – plus they don’t take up any floor space!
Tip: If you need extra space for towels a stylish ladder with a lightweight frame is a creative solution
4. Upgrade your shower
There’s nothing quite like a good shower to help you feel relaxed and pampered. Luckily, you don’t have to replace your entire shower to recreate that 5-star hotel feel. Our secret hack to achieving spa-like quality without breaking the bank is the EasySET shower. This stylish system is not your average shower; EasySET is designed to give you complete control over your shower’s temperature and pressure with the simple push of a button. Our favourite bit is how its innovative technology allows you to preset and save your shower preferences – so it’s perfect from the moment you step in. This means you never have to wait for the water to heat up, tinker with knobs and levers or worry that the temperature will change when another tap is turned on.
Tip: You can customise your shower fixtures to include vertical body shower and overhead rain showerheads for an ultra-luxe shower experience. Dreamy!
5. Add plants
Living luxuriously is all about feeling good, and with plants scientifically proven to brighten our moods, adding greenery to your bathroom is a no-brainer. Try grouping plants that vary in height, texture and size together to create depth and interest. Houseplants with cascading stems look great on top of cabinets and shelves, while flowering plants like Orchids and Peace Lilies bring a touch of elegance to any space. Don’t worry if you’re not much of a green thumb, there are plenty of easy-care species that thrive in moisture-rich, humid environments. Many of these plants even purify the air – bonus!
Our favourite plants for the bathroom:
+ Boston Fern
+ English Ivy
+ Golden Pothos
+ Heart-leaf Philodendron
+ Moth Orchid
+ Peace Lily
+ Mother-in-law’s Tongue
+ Spider Plant
6. Statement mirror
Hanging a framed mirror is an effortless way to make a statement and create a focal point in your bathroom. For an opulent feel, choose a Venetian glass mirror or (for a less decorative look) try one with a simple, bevelled edge. Round, oversized mirrors are one of our favourite trends right now – pair with a small cosmetic mirror in a similar frame to complete the look. If your vanity, shower and cabinets are all square, a round mirror is a simple way to soften the sharp edges. For a more resort style feel, opt for a mirror with a heavy, rustic wooden frame. Just add neutral tones, lush plants and a sea shell or two. You can also easily update an old mirror with a splash of paint.
DIY Tip: Try adding an ornate picture frame around a plain mirror to up the luxury-factor.
7. Add the finishing touches
It’s the little things that make a big difference and pull a room together. Just swap that plastic soap dispenser for a ceramic one, replace that toilet brush holder, get a lidded bin, add a fluffy new hand towel and – voila! – you’ve got instant spa style. If you have the space, take inspiration from luxury hotels by rolling your towels and putting them on display in neat little piles. Glass jars are a clever way to display everyday toiletries like cotton wool and cotton buds stylishly. Don’t forget to replace that shabby towel with a super-soft microfiber mat or try wooden slatted bathmat for a little bit of zen.
Tip: Choose a calming scent in a pretty glass diffuser for a real spa feel.
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