Who doesn’t love a luxe bathroom…
The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate. But you don’t need a gut renovation to make your space feel luxe. If installing marble tile, acquiring a lust-worthy claw-foot tub, and splurging on a rain shower aren’t in the cards, there are still numerous ways you can give your bathroom an expensive look without breaking the bank.
1. Replace your bath mat
A dirty or tired bath mat is an easy way to make your bathroom look unkempt. If you have one, there’s no question that it should be swiftly replaced. But the fanciest bathrooms have taken this a step further by replacing terry cloth mats with Turkish and Persian rugs. The tufted wool rugs are both soft and the perfect substitute for a bath mat. Better yet, with beautiful patterns and colours that only get better as they fade, they can add so much personality and sophistication to your bathroom.
2. Hang a mirror with personality
It’s sad how many of us settle for contractor-grade mirrors from the bathroom aisle at the local hardware store. By choosing a mirror with a little more personality and getting clever with storage rather than resorting to the standard medicine cabinet, you’ll elevate your space to something far from basic.
3. Add a touch of brass
We’ve been seeing brass and copper everywhere lately, especially in the most luxurious of bathrooms. The fact that it’s not chrome (the most basic of finishes) instantly gives it a leg up on the average look. You don’t need to replace all of your faucets, but a new soap dish, magnifying mirror, or a little jar might just do the trick.
4. Dress your walls up
The easiest way to make your bathroom look luxurious is by investing in beautiful wallpaper. If your space just needs a quick refresh or if it’ll be a while before you tackle a full renovation, a roll or two of wallpaper can be transformative.
5. Don’t settle for basic lighting
Overhead lighting is so often overlooked but it can make the biggest difference on how any room looks. There are some beautiful lighting options available that will give your bathroom that “wow” factor!