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Behind the Design

Decorate a Luxurious Bathroom With These Pro Tips

JULY 25, 2022 - Written by Kevin O'Gara

If you've ever stayed at a hotel with a bathroom that's so opulent it makes you feel like royalty, then you know how luxurious bathrooms can make any day feel like a vacation. Even if your bathroom isn't quite as large as the one in your favorite hotel, there are ways to give it an elegant and luxurious feel as well. Here are some tips from the pros on how to transform your ordinary bathroom into a place of luxury:

Go for Neutral Colors
Many people prefer to use neutral colors in the bathroom because they are easier to decorate with and clean. Neutral colors are also versatile, more forgiving, classic and modern, sophisticated, and give the feeling of space. They can be used as an accent color or throughout your entire bathroom depending on your personal style.

Keep it Clean
A clean bathroom is a sign of luxury. It shows that you, as the homeowner and host, care about all aspects of your home and your guests' experience. Cleanliness is not only an indicator of how much time you spend on maintenance and upkeep but also mirrors how much effort you put into the rest of your life. This might mean putting clutter away, ensuring that it smells nice, and that you can clean towels out instead of your dirty ones.

Make it Sparkly
Use glass tiles and glass sinks. Glass is a great way to add sparkle to a bathroom, so consider opting for more of it if you can. Glass showers, partitions and screens help make your space feel bright and open even though it's small. You can also try painted metal accessories instead of actual metal ones. Metal accessories tend to look cheap when they're not done right, but painted metal items like towel racks and toilet paper holders give off an expensive vibe without breaking the bank.
Add Some Warmth
Let’s face it, no one wants to step on a cold floor in the bathroom. Add a rug, a bath mat, and a towel to add texture and a cozy feel. Adding a nice rug will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world when you walk into your bathroom, especially if it has a warm color palette or texture to it.

Make it Smell Nice
Using a candle, incense, or even cologne can give your bathroom a high-end vibe. If you’re looking for where to spray cologne, keep it in your bathroom, spray it in the air, and step into it. This makes you smell great and leaves enough of the aroma behind to ensure your bathroom smells like a luxurious spa. Add some candles or incense. Candles can be scented to add to the luxurious feel as well, or they can simply be there to create ambiance.

Invest in High-Quality Materials
A luxurious bathroom should not be filled with cheap linoleum and particle board counters. Invest in tiles, solid countertops like granite or quartz, and even flourishes around the mirrors that give your bathroom that luxury hotel feeling. These materials can not only be easier to clean, but they will outlast your home.

Pick and Choose Your Tech Features
High-tech bathrooms are all the rage. From built-in Bluetooth speakers in the shower to lights that dim or brighten on command to heated flooring, it’s important to choose features that turn your bathroom into a retreat. A smart toilet will play music or give you news updates while you do your business. A smart sink can be used to control the shower, tub, and more via voice activation. A smart mirror has an interactive screen that lets you customize lighting and temperature settings while also displaying things like weather forecasts, news headlines, and more while you are getting ready.

Focus on the Details
The details are what make a room feel luxurious. A few extra touches can help you create a spa-like experience in your own home, and they don't have to be overly expensive. Finding luxurious decorations, storage solutions, and adding fresh coats of paint can create the feeling you want. Create a custom look with refurbished furniture pieces that you can turn into seating or a sink pedestal. Spruce up a mirror with a coat of paint, and more. These details can turn your bathroom from drab into a luxurious space. 

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