Get the Luxury Hotel Bathroom Look for Less
Is your bathroom just “blah” and giving you the blues? Have you ever dreamed of having a bathroom that feels more relaxing and spa-like? Here are some fun and inexpensive bathroom ideas to help you create that luxe feel in your bathroom.
Bathroom counters can become a resting place for makeup, hair styling tools, and personal care products. Organizing toiletries and hairdryers into cabinets and drawers will free up counter space creating a streamlined look.
An inexpensive wicker basket with a lid can serve as an attractive hamper to keep dirty clothes off the floor. Extra towel hooks on doors or walls will make sure wet towels and bathrobes have a place to hang.
Think Soft and Fluffy
Make getting out of the bath or shower as comforting as getting in. Nothing will give you a resort feel in your bathroom more than stepping on a soft, cushy bathmat and wrapping yourself in a fluffy towel.
Many discount retail stores have a wonderful selection of luxe towels and bathmats at very affordable prices. Choose colors that are soft and neutral, or go for solid white to get a true hotel feel. A matching shower curtain in a rich-looking fabric can finish off the look.
A simple but coordinated look will help you achieve a relaxing feel in your bathroom. Use matching containers with neutral ceramic or glass canisters for holding necessities like cotton balls and Q-tips. A small decorative tray or bowl can be used to keep a collection of bath bombs, soaps, or oils in easy reach.
Place a few decorative touches around that express your personal style, such as a frame with a sentimental photo or a vase with flowers. Greenery or a plant can also be very soothing.
Bright lights are great for putting makeup on, but nothing says relaxation like soft lighting. Place a dimmer switch on bathroom lights and you can opt for mood lighting for that soak in the tub.
If you can’t install a dimmer, candles can be a great substitute. If you have the counter space, a small decorative lamp with a pretty shade provides an option for subtle lighting.
A large piece of art can be a great way to tie the room together. It can even be repurposed from another room in the house.
Another way to add a personal touch is to do a collage of smaller pieces. For example, if the bathroom has a beach theme, you could make an inexpensive collage of starfish and sand dollars purchased from a local craft store.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can invest in a curved shower rod that gives even a modest sized bathtub the feeling of extra room. A small stool or vanity bench can be added to provide a seated area while dressing or putting on makeup.