Want to know how to make your bathroom look like a million dollars without having to renovate? Here are all the luxury bathroom ideas you need. They won’t cost you a fortune and you can bring the whole look together in one weekend. You’ll feel like you’re staying in a luxury resort once your bathroom is done. You’ll love these tips.
Feel free to use one or more of these tips. They won’t all apply to all bathrooms. And if it feels too overwhelming, just try one tip on the weekend and see what a difference it makes. You can always tackle the next bathroom idea the following weekend.
Let’s start with the floor…
If the tiles on your bathroom floor are still new, you’re lucky. Most bathroom floors look tired and dirty. It doesn’t matter how many times you clean the floor, it won’t get any prettier because the grout is stained with dirt. I’ve even had a bathroom floor professionally cleaned and it didn’t make any difference – it’s the grout.
#1. Luxury Bathroom Ideas – Renew the Grout
These days you don’t need to replace the tiles. You don’t even need to scrape out the grout, remove or replace it. That’s a big job. Instead, try renewing your grout with a product that really works.
Polyblend Grout Renew (click here to see the price) is a grout refresher that you can paint onto your grout to make it look like new. In fact, your whole floor will look like new with this product. It’s amazing.
Not only does it look good but it stays on really well too. This grout renew product paints on and dries very quickly. It is a painstaking job because you have to be careful not to get it on the tiles at all. If you do, wipe it off immediately. Once the product dries it will stay there for years (which is actually an advantage).
To renew the floor grout in your bathroom, you’ll need to set aside half a day but it’s worth it.
There are lots of colors to choose from (take a look at the selection here). If your tiles are a dark color like a dark gray, most people choose a grout lighter than the tile color.
If you have white tiles, then choose a white grout that matches the tiles.
How to apply it
You’ll need a small paint brush to apply it. Some people use an old toothbrush but I’ve found it’s too big and not easy to use on that angle. Get yourself a few small paint brushes before you start. The size will depend on the width of the grout between your floor tiles.
Out of all the luxury bathroom ideas you’ll see here, this is probably the most time consuming job. But you’ll love the result. Choose a grout color and start painting it on this weekend. Just remember not to walk on it overnight, to let it fully dry.
Even though it will take a lot of effort, the result will last for years. Try and keep that in mind when you’re half way through!
#2. Luxury Bathroom Idea for the Bath – Buy a Bathtub Tray
Nothing screams luxury more than a bath tray. Do you know the ones I mean? You see them in luxury spa bathrooms. They’re usually wooden or bamboo and they are placed across the bath.
With one of these bath trays you can relax in the bath with a glass of wine and your favorite movie on your iPad.
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Even when you’re not using the bath tray it can sit in your bathroom giving it that luxury touch. You can place a beautiful bottle of bath salts on it or a candle. Whatever bathroom accessories you place on your bathtub tray should be color-coordinated with the other features in your bathroom.
At the least, keep the accessories and towels in the same color tone. This adds to your luxury look.
The advantage of a bathtub tray is that it doesn’t cost very much but you get that wow factor for your bathroom. And you get the added bonus of being able to relax in a long hot bath at the end of a busy day (possibly after you’ve grouted the bathroom floor!)
Here are some examples of bathtub trays to consider. Choose a color that goes well in your bathroom…
#3. Luxury Bathroom Accessories Set
If you want to avoid renovating, but you still want to get that luxury look, it’s time to buy a new accessories set for your bathroom.
To get a luxury look you’ll want to coordinate the set with the rest of your color scheme. If your tiles are a shade of pink then you’ll need to work with that. If the tiles are white, beige or gray then you have more scope to choose your own color.
Of course, you’re not limited to one color. Two or three colors that work together look great. Take, for example, black white and gray with a silver accent color – that can look very luxurious.
Just don’t go overboard on bright colors, unless they go together.
What about choosing a texture?
And you’re not limited to a color scheme. Maybe you prefer to pick a texture. Choose bamboo as your texture feature in your bathroom. You could get a bamboo bathtub tray and match it with a bamboo accessories set. Add a bamboo mat on the floor and a green plant in the corner and you’ve got a beautiful, and relaxing, luxurious bathroom.
Maybe you want to choose marble as your texture feature. So, select a marble bathroom accessories set and match it with a marble-look candle on your bath tray. Marble always looks luxurious in a bathroom so you’re on the right track there.
Another luxury set is one made from mother of pearl. These are beautiful and high quality. Take a look here:
Choosing a metallic accessories set, like silver or gold, will go well with lots of different color schemes. Silver goes well with a strong blue. Gold looks stunning with pink, orange or pastel colors. A silver or gold set will always set the scene for luxury. If you really can’t decide on the set, try getting a metallic set and then you can choose your towels later.
Similar to metallic, a mirrored accessories set is also effective at creating that luxury look in a bathroom. The middle set below is a mirrored set with white trim (you can click on the images below to see more details on each).
#4. Luxury Hotel and Spa Bath Towels
It sounds obvious but one of the best luxury bathroom ideas is to get new towels. You can choose them by color to match your accessories or you can choose white towels that are thick and luxurious like hotel and spa bath-towels.
Either way, get more than you need and fold the extra ones into a pile and place them on the vanity or on a shelf in your bathroom. Lots of clean and plush towels always help to give your bathroom a better look. You can even place them on your bathtub tray across your bath when it’s not in use.
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#5. Introduce a Plant into Your Bathroom
Placing a plant in a stylish container on the floor of your bathroom can serve many purposes. If you have some ugly pipework near the toilet that detracts from the appearance of your bathroom decor then you can strategically place a green plant in front of the pipework. This is one of those luxury bathroom ideas that is also practical.
A tall green plant in a corner of the bathroom always looks good.
If you don’t have much space you could use a smaller leafy plant or even a very small succulent in a pretty container on a shelf or on the vanity to add a look of luxury to your bathroom.
If your bathroom is a low light environment you’ll need to choose your plants carefully. Devil’s Ivy is a trailing plant that loves low light. It is hardy and looks lovely as it hangs down from a shelf.
If you don’t want a trailing plant, what about a Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica). The Rubber Plant is coming back into fashion in a big way at the moment and it will tolerate low light conditions. It is also very easy to look after indoors.
#6. Buy the Largest Mirror That Will Fit in Your Bathroom
Is your bathroom small? Is it dark? If you’re facing either of these problems, try and buy the biggest mirror you can fit in your bathroom. The more mirror you have, the more luxurious it will look.
You can choose a frameless mirror for your bathroom and it will usually be cheaper. Alternatively you can choose a mirror with a luxurious frame to complement the decor you’ve chosen.
The classic rectangle frameless mirror is still in fashion and can really add to your bathroom decor. The mirror shown below comes in 7 different sizes so there’s sure to be one that will fit in your bathroom.
Oval mirrors are very much on trend at the moment. You can get a simple oval or a fancy oval shape. Each of the mirrors shown below comes in multiple sizes. Click the image to see what size suits your bathroom wall.
Mirrors add luxury to almost any room they’re added to. You can use them in living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, entryways and anywhere else you want to look more luxurious. But the most important reason to have large mirrors in the bathroom is because they’re useful as well as looking good.
The illusion of a mirror
Whether you’re brushing your teeth or trying to apply eye liner, a good large mirror is always appreciated. It makes the room brighter by reflecting more light and gives the illusion of a small bathroom looking larger because of the reflection.
If you have space on the wall directly in front of you as you walk into your bathroom, try and place a large mirror in that location. People love to see themselves as they walk into the room and it gives the impression of the room being larger.
If you decide to get a framed bathroom mirror, consider getting one with a shelf built-in. This gives you extra room in your bathroom to place a bottle of perfume or a pretty accessories set which can add that luxury look to your bathroom.
it’s not difficult to use luxury bathroom ideas to get the appearance you want in your bathroom. Start small and build up as you feel more confident. Start with a color scheme and stick to it with your towels, accessories and mirrors.
It doesn’t take much effort but it makes such a big difference. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, try one idea this weekend – just one.
You’ll be so impressed it will inspire you to do more (maybe the next weekend). You don’t need to do everything at once. Sometimes it is more fun just to keep the project going a little bit longer to have fun and see what great products you can find for your bathroom.
But if you have a bath, you really should buy a bathtub tray now. Don’t delay on that one because you get the advantage of a relaxing bath with everything you want right there with you, as well as using one of the best luxury bathroom ideas to improve the appearance of the room.
Enjoy your new luxury resort bathroom!
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