Luxury bathroom décor is often overlooked, with bathrooms typically considered to be functional spaces while bedrooms and lounges receive lavish decorations. However, it’s in the bathroom where the best ideas often come to mind. You probably find yourself seeking solace from the ongoing chaos in this space. Therefore, it makes complete sense to invest in a luxurious bathroom décor. Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, when everyone was stranded in their houses with no vacations or spas to go to, a luxurious bathroom could be the ultimate ‘Zen den.’
If you have a flexible budget, you can also incorporate eco-friendly technology into your luxury bathroom décor, rather than just designing it as a space for self-indulgence. This may initially increase your budget, but in the long term, it will prove to be a great investment, not only in terms of the environmental benefits but also the savings on your bills. From LED lights to water-saving fixtures, every little step helps. Here are 6 DIY tips for enhancing your luxury bathroom décor.
1. Make Space
If you are short on space, a great idea is to convert your storage room into a bathroom from rough plumbing because space is synonymous with luxury. The best part about this will be that you can build a bathroom from scratch by yourself! The first step will be to clear your storage area. You can rent a storage unit to keep your valuable items. There are several options available online according to your location. For example, if you reside in Bonney Lake, you can look up options online using keywords such as storage Bonney Lake to find the best available options for you.
2. Open Floor Plan
Before you start designing the floor plan, you will have to locate and identify the rough plumbing. You will need a drain for the sink, toilet, and shower/tub. Then, you can start sketching out floor plans. Make sure to keep the plan open and spacious so that it looks grand. If the space is not big enough, you can use furniture that is lifted from the ground. Keep your beauty and hygiene products away in closed storage rather than displaying them on open shelves. Messy shelves will make the space look cluttered and closed off. Do not shy away from adding a large mirror. This will give an illusion of more open space. Use a lighter paint colour on the walls to further open up the space.
3. Breath-taking View
If you live somewhere with stunning views and you can break down a wall to add a large window, take advantage of it. This is a sure-fire way to add a luxurious experience as very few bathrooms have a large window. Other than the view, the natural light also creates a feeling that can be very soothing. You can also keep plants in the bathroom to bring nature inside.
4. Material and Finishes
Tiles, wallpaper, stone-clad showers are some options to add an ‘oomph’ to your bathroom. Textures and finishes can affect how luxurious a bathroom feels. Using natural materials like stone, pebbles, and plants will give a spa-like vibe to the bathroom. You can pair it with marble to balance out the roughness of stones.
Alternatively, you can use low-maintenance materials like tiles and wallpapers. There are several options available in both materials. For example, you can design a bathroom inspired by the royal bathrooms using tiles. On the other hand, wallpapers give a contemporary feel to the space. The benefit of using wallpapers is that you have so many options to choose from. You will be able to find a wallpaper for whatever your design inspiration maybe.
Moreover, adding a touch of bronze or copper through the fixtures and accessories can take the design of your bathroom to the next level. If you prefer a clean, minimal look, you can go for black fixtures. Make sure whatever colour you choose for the plumbing and the lighting fixtures, you continue it the bathroom accessories such as towel rod, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, etc., as well.
Lighting can make or break your space. It is a great luxury idea to have a variety of lighting; accent, functional and moody. Design your lighting to work along with your circadian rhythm. Bright light is essential to get you in work mode in the morning, while soft lighting can help you wind down after a difficult day. Usually, there are only recessed light fixtures on the ceilings. To design an extravagant bathroom, install pendant lights and wall sconces also. These light fixtures will provide a variety of lighting and double as décor items as well.
6. Statement Bathtub
A well-chosen bathtub will steal the show and can prove to be a good investment. Position the tub away from the walls so that it naturally becomes the focal point. However, make sure that it is balanced in terms of its position so that it looks elegant. A stylish bath tray is such a simple addition, yet it will add that extra glamor you want. You can decorate it with candles, flowers, and decorative soaps to create a spa-like ambiance.
7. Details and Finishing Touches
You can also make your bathroom luxurious by simply using décor elements. It is quite rare to see art pieces in the bathroom. Adding art to your bathroom walls can add a personal touch to your space. The towel rods and hangers do not have to be traditional and boring. Buy cute and stylish accessories to spice the décor up. Choose linen that goes with the color theme of your bathroom. Change your basic curtain shower to something with more character. Add a few plants or a bouquet of fresh flowers. Roll down a Persian rug to replace your old bath mat. Most importantly, make sure your bathroom smells fresh all the time. Keep it well ventilated and light your favourite scented candle to get rid of any odor.
A bathroom is a space that the whole family frequents multiple times in a day. Hence, taking out time to design and decorate this space can enhance the experience. It can also be a sure way to impress your guests while also giving you something to look forward to after a hectic day. A relaxing, self-indulging bath in your lavish spa-like bathroom would be the perfect gift for yourself.
In conclusion, when it comes to elevating your bathroom into a haven of luxury, the key lies in the details. These seven DIY tips for luxury bathroom décor, including making the most of your space, adopting an open floor plan, capturing breath-taking views, selecting the right materials and finishes, optimizing your lighting, choosing a statement bathtub, and adding those finishing touches, are your recipe for creating a bathroom retreat that combines style and functionality. By implementing these ideas, you can transform your bathroom into a space that not only reflects your personal taste but also offers a daily escape into opulence and relaxation. Your dream luxury bathroom is just a few DIY projects away!
Warton Woodworks specialises in bathroom installations throughout Essex, UK. If you live in this area, we can help make your dream bathroom a stunning reality.