There’s no other room in the home that can relax you in quite the same way as your bathroom. Coming home out of the cold and harsh Winter winds, the bathroom offers a sanctuary where you can warm yourself in hot water and feel completely at peace. But, it takes time and effort to create space you truly feel at home in, and it can be expensive. So, when you want to create a bathroom that your own personal haven but you don’t want to spend a fortune, take a look at these tips.
When you think about it, every luxury bathroom in a high-end home has some form of seating. Whether it’s a luxury chair to go with your luxury vanity table or just a simple wooden stool that complements your rustic style, having somewhere to sit down in your bathroom, other than the toilet seat, will make the room look and feel more expensive than it is. Try visiting some charity shops and you may just find an old wooden chair that you can style yourself. It won’t take long to sand down the wood and re-paint it, then you’re free to drape stylish fabrics across it or choose a fitting cushion to match.
Everything must have its place
The one thing that can ruin the look of a luxury bathroom is the chaos and displacement of bathroom toiletries. When creating your space, you must keep in mind that storage will become very useful. Of course, you won’t be able to store everything away, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be without a home. For instance, the toilet roll should never be left loose, perched on the back of the toilet. Instead, take a look at these toilet roll holders. Similarly, the soap should be left in a soap dish and toothbrushes and toothpaste should have their own tumbler.
Keep things shining
Of course, if you have chrome fixtures, the marks will be easy to see and easy to clean. But, there are often items in the bathroom that we tend to forget about. For instance, the shower curtain. The shower curtain tends to become part of the furniture and it can be easy to forget to keep it clean. The same goes for bathroom rugs and mats. Because they often become wet after we use our showers or baths, they’re often more susceptible to picking up dirt. Remember to wash or replace these items every few months to ensure your bathroom stays looking as luxurious as possible.
It’s all about the mirror
Every bathroom needs a mirror. After all, it’s usually where we do the majority of our pruning and grooming. But, why should bathroom mirrors have to be so boring? In many bathrooms, the mirror can be the statement piece of the room, so don’t be afraid to have some fun with it. Remember, you don’t have to visit a bathroom store to pick your mirror. The whole world of mirrors is your oyster, so go for something that will really stand out, as well as be practical.
Create a monogram
If you really want your bathroom to stand out from the rest, a monogram is exactly what you need. Luxury and high-end bathrooms in homes, hotels and businesses make their mark by stamping the bathroom with their monograms. Monograms are usually the initials of the family or business, and they can be printed on towels, tissue boxes, furniture and even luxury robes. Having a monogram gives a sense of grandeur and transports you into a different world, where you can relax and soothe yourself.
They’re such a small detail in a bathroom, and yet so important. You may walk into a luxurious bathroom, but when you’re done, there may be clothes on the floor, nowhere to put your robe and a pile of wet towels that slowly builds up over the week. Having a hanger on the door will ensure there’s always somewhere to hang your robe, and having multiple hangers in the room for towels will ensure you don’t have to put them on the floor. If you want to add some expense to your creation, you could invest in a towel radiator that doubles as somewhere to put your towels and you’ll exit your shower with a warm towel waiting every time.
Other tips include swapping chrome fixtures for brass and having a wallpapered feature wall to add some colour and pattern to the room. You don’t have to break the bank to create a unique and inspiring room in your home.
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