10 Bathroom Design Tips
Whether you dream of making your small bathroom feel more luxurious or you want to create a spa-like shower room, now is the time to transform your dated bathroom into a dream-worthy space. Your bathroom is one of the most personal and private spaces within your home and it is where most of your self-care routines - from face masks to hot soaks - takes place. That's why it's especially important to make it a space you actually enjoy spending time in.
You may think upgrading your bathroom is a costly undertaking, but with a little know-how, you can create a serene space without breaking the bank. From those fluffy towels you've been eyeing up, to some simple bathroom design tricks, get ready to update your bathroom with ease.
Take a look at these stylish bathroom suggestions to help you upgrade your home..
1. Upgrade Your Towels
A key component to any bathroom is a perfect set of fluffy bath towels. Not only are they the ultimate luxury after a long soak in the bath, they can be beautifully displayed to look effortlessly stylish. Once you have purchased new bath towels, you should display them so they are easily accessible, whilst also elevating your bathroom's style. With plenty of creative ways to display your towels, from towel origami and intricately folded towels to layers of different coloured towels and glamorous display stands, you can fold your bath towels to perfection and bring a real boutique hotel feel to the space.
Adding luxury cotton towels and bath mats will refresh your bathroom style too, creating a tranquil, spa-like feel. Choose a sophisticated bath mat colour like white or grey or go bold with olive green or charcoal so you can step onto super soft bath mats in style.
Coming in a selection of sizes, including small face cloths to large bath sheets and full towel sets, in a range of beautifully selected colours, no matter which towel selection you choose, a luxury set will effortlessly transform your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.
2. Multiply Your Mirrors
Adding a mirror to your bathroom will instantly make the space feel bigger and brighter. If you position the mirror opposite a window, it will bounce natural light around your room, highlighting your favourite bathroom features whilst making it appear more spacious.
Opting for a full length mirror that hangs from the back of your bathroom door is an excellent way of utilising space in a smaller bathroom. You could also try covering a full width of a wall with mirrored panelling or by hanging a mirror landscape, really creating that beautiful, bright and airy illusion.
Finally, light up mirrors are also available in a whole host of styles to help transform your bathroom. From trendy circular designs to vanity cabinets and full length mirrors, there are plenty of designs for those looking for a chic storage solution or for those looking to draw in light within their small space.
3. Pick Pretty Plants
Colourful flowers and touches of greenery are a great way to not only add personality and sophistication to your space but also to help bring a fresh feel to your bathroom.
If you have lots of natural light coming through the windows in your bathroom you can opt for fresh, real flowers. However, if you don't have much natural light, you can select beautiful flowers that require minimum light and care or even choose faux plants as they can be just as beautiful.
Decorate the room with floor plants next to your bath, or install shelving to display a large range of gorgeous greenery. Macrame plant hangers are a stylish alternative if you lack floor and shelf space - your options are endless.
4. Update Your Storage
Storage solutions are a simple and easy bathroom update that can make you feel like you have a whole new bathroom. Swapping out your hooks for towel rails will allow you to display supremely soft cotton towels, or include floating shelves to show off your favourite soaps, candles and beauty products. Storage solutions will elevate your bathroom to create a serene space instantly.
If you are looking for a more stylish storage solution, opt for trendy storage ladders. Their slim design makes these ladders the ideal storage solution for smaller bathrooms and simply drape your fluffy towels over each step or hang baskets filled with your bathroom essentials.
5. Add Artwork
Wall art is a great solution if your bathroom walls are feeling a little bare. Choosing artwork that matches with the colour scheme of your towels and bathroom accessories will help to create a sophisticated, colour-coordinated room packed full of personality.
Because bathrooms are a particularly damp environment and moisture can be detrimental for special art pieces, it's a good idea to preserve your artwork using a waterproof sealant tape. This simple solution will ensure your art is airtight to prevent it being damaged by damp. Alternatively, choose trendy industrial-style metal artwork, as this won't become damaged in a bathroom environment.
6. Diffuse Seasonal Scents
Bring the scents of spring or summer into your bathroom, from salty sea air to fragrant florals. Keep your bathroom scents seasonal with diffusers, candles and air fresheners. They not only smell great, but they also add chic style to your bathroom space.
To keep your bathroom feeling fresh, use daily shower cleaners and antibacterial cleaners. Created with season-inspired scents, they're guaranteed to leave your bathroom sparkling clean and smelling great.
7. Layer Up Your Lighting
Opt for an array of different lighting, which can be operated separately instead of using one main central bathroom light fitting. From wall lights and light-up mirrors to under-cabinet LEDs and recessed spots, different light fittings can work beautifully together when lit separately.
There are many options when it comes to light fittings, including basic ceiling lights which are a great choice for your bathroom's main lighting.
You can have a little more fun choosing lighting for your sink and mirror areas. Add ambiance with additional lighting where the room has insufficient natural light. Touches of accent lighting can also be used for highlighting decorations or any chosen areas within your bathroom.
8. Be Bold With Accessories
Simple accessories such as a bath tray can transform a plain bath into a stylish feature in the room. Use the tray to display your favourite candles and magazines, it even makes the perfect spot to place a glass of wine while you're relaxing in the bath. Choose classic style with chic marble designs, add a touch of luxury with copper or gold, or introduce a pop of colour for extra character.
9. Have Fun With Tiles
Tiling can be a beautiful choice for elevating your bathroom. Whether it's a choice of style or practicality, tiles can add texture, pops of colour and more to your bathroom. Often tiling is used for flooring or as part of a fitted shower area, but a fully-tiled bathroom is also becoming more popular as an alternative to wallpaper or paint often used in other rooms of the house.
We know that retiling is time consuming, can be extremely expensive and requires a lot of DIY know-how. Therefore, one of our top bathroom design tips is to choose water resistant tile stickers instead. Whether you place your tiles behind the bath, inside the shower or above the sink, they're a simple and cost effective way to transform your whole bathroom.
With many stylish mosaic patterns as well as block colours available, you really can get the look of a newly renovated bathroom for a fraction of the price. What's more, because there's no tools required for this budget-friendly upgrade, stickers are perfect even for DIY novices; simply peel and stick onto any clean, smooth surface for a full refresh.
10. Replace Your Shower Curtains
Replacing your shower curtain can have an immediate impact on your bathroom's overall look and feel. To get the most out of your shower curtain, we suggest hanging it higher to make your room look larger and taller, creating a sense of grandeur.
For a more luxurious look, choose a cotton shower curtain; it will last longer and is much easier to wash. Alternatively, you could install a glass shower screen to create a more modern and sleek environment, whilst making sure to have your bathroom looking and feeling its best.