Your home may not be a contestant to win for Most Beautiful House of the year, or be in the same class as those luxury homes in magazines, but what really sends the lux factor over the edge is an amazing bathroom. Even if you have a simple bathroom, there are tips you can follow to create a transformation. You can turn this practical room in the house into a posh living space with a spark of creativity.
Fluff it Up
One of the simplest ways to add a touch of class to your bathroom is by giving your bath mat and towels a little attention. Pick up a bathroom rug, bath towels, and hand towels that complement each other with an assortment of neutral colors.
Choose thick, fluffy items that will make you feel like you have stepped into a spa. It might be worth the extra cost of these items since they’ll usually last longer. Enhance the whole picture by updating your paint scheme to match your accessories.
Pick up a Towel Warmer
You don’t have to spend a fortune to feel like you’ve fallen into the lap of luxury. Spend $100 or less and you can add the welcome feature of a towel warmer to your bathroom. Imagine how good it will feel to step out of the shower in the morning and have a toasty towel waiting for you. When you have guests, they will feel like they are at a resort.
Think about the bathrooms you see when you watch movies or home improvement programs. There are no glaring lights. Think small with wall sconces or small lamps, rather than a large, bright light that is hanging over your head. Over the mirror you can go brighter for makeup application. Focus on where your lighting is located and where you’ll need it most.
Bring in Seating
If you have the space, seating arrangements can truly transform your bathroom. Whether you can bring in a chair or a bench, choose something that will complement your décor. You can also add a cover that blends well with your paint scheme and accessories.
Offset your chair with a vanity and shelves that have carefully selected accents. A jar of sand, seashells, and pale blue colors can make you feel like you’ve escaped to the beach each time you step into your bathroom.
Choose Tile or a Tub Surround
Wall tile around the bathtub or a tub surround can enhance the design of your bathroom and help you when you have to scrub it clean each week. Make it look clean, elegant, and pure by choosing one color or make a splash with bold colors that captivate the senses.
Think About Your Showerhead
There are plenty of options available when it comes to a showerhead. A hand-held model is a plus when you want to get to those hard-to-reach places or use it while you are taking a bath. Go with a double-head model for greater flow.
A luxury homes designer can help you pick a model that includes a filter when you want to get rid of calcium or are worried about minerals. A rainfall showerhead is a favorite that will make you feel like a million dollars after your morning shower.
With creativity and a little imagination, you can have the bathroom of your dreams. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a few modifications that will feel luxurious. Feel like a celebrity each time that you step into one of the most functional rooms of the house.
This guest post was written by Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.