Your bathroom should feel like a sanctuary away from the rest of the world. It can often be the only place that you can get some time on your own to unwind, so why not make it look and feel amazing?
We spoke to bathroom design expert at Victorian Plumbing (opens in new tab), George Holland to find out how to make your bathroom feel more expensive.
If installing a freestanding bath or floor-to-ceiling marble tiles isn’t on the cards right now, George explains that there are still plenty of budget-friendly ways you can make your bathroom feel expensive without breaking the bank.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM LOOK EXPENSIVE
It's easy to make your bathroom look expensive - no matter what the shape or size of the space. Just follow these simple tips...
1. UPGRADE SMALL FEATURES
By swapping out small details such as storage, lighting, mirrors or even bath mats, you can take your bathroom from functional to fabulous without having to renovate.
2. INCLUDE A ELEMENT OF LUXE
A nice hand wash, some fluffy towels and a soft bathrobe can make all of the difference. Try decanting your usual hand wash into a dark glass pump dispenser for a touch of sustainable luxury.
3. CHOOSE METALLIC DETAILS
Try swapping your white plastic shower curtain rings for brass, or swap the wooden knobs on your bathroom cabinet for metal, you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this can make.
4. ADD FRAMED ART
A framed print can really add an extra dimension to your bathroom and add interest to a blank wall. Choose something abstract and full of colour for an instant upgrade.
5. DECANT INTO PRETTY JARS
Forget packets of cotton wool balls and tissues cluttering up your sink. Invest in some lidded glass jars and decant your essentials into them. Add a marble tray and make a feature out of your simple storage solution.
How can I make my bathroom better?
There are a plethora of ways to make a bathroom better, with just a few simple updates.
You could add some interesting artwork, plants, a different mirror, swap your shower curtains and switch up your towels - all these things will add interest and make the room feel a little more new.
What colors make a bathroom look bigger?
If you want to know what colors make a bathroom look bigger you only really need to remember one... white.
White finishes can make any space look bigger and they're especially effective in a bathroom because it's a room that already has a lot of white fixtures (e.g. bath, toilet and sink).
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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