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Tips and tricks for a successful luxury bathroom decor

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Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

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Have you ever wished for a luxury bathroom straight out of a magazine? Do you enjoy a spa, a balneo bath and a good sauna session? From the furniture to the sanitary installations, the decor and the tap: it's time to finally realize your bathroom project, and we're here with practical advice on how best to build your luxury bathroom!  

Important features

  • Taps
  • Furniture
  • Coating
  • Decor
  • Equipment

Start with high-end taps

The bathroom tap plays an important role in the aesthetic quality of any luxurious bathroom, like the ones you might find in prestigious hotels. It will set the tone with the stylish combination of its curves, angles, materials. When it comes to high-end taps, the quality is in the perfect finish, which for some models, may even include a hand-forged gold inlay. 

In terms of materials, choosing high-end metal such as stainless steel or brass (chrome or gold) ensures a consistent quality over time, provided that the elements are properly maintained. Some bathroom taps may also feature crystal or stone inlays.

For a modern shower with all the comforts, don't be afraid to try a shower head that is equipped with an integrated light or ultrasound. The goal of any luxury bathroom, after all, is to combine refinement with optimized comfort.

High quality materials for the floor and furniture

For the perfect floor, luxury bathrooms generally favor the use high-end materials. This approach not only results in a beautiful finish, but is also long lasting. What will you choose for your luxurious bathroom floor?

In terms of bathroom furniture, there is no limit to what your creativity can achieve. For a natural, zen look, teak fits perfectly, but for a more modern design, you might go with thick composite materials or glass

No matter is the bathroom is set in a classical or more contemporary decor
, the most basic measure of success is the quality of the finish, the material's qualities, in term of visual rendering and density, and of course, the comfort that the ensembles procures for the user.

A bathroom with all the features and all of the comforts

A luxurious bathroom may not may not include a shower with jets or a whirlpool tub. If space allows it, a hot tub or sauna can also become the crown jewel of any bathroom. Since the price tage on these models is not a given, it can't hurt to be sure that the equipment includes features like:  

  • Light therapy, or in other words, therapy through colors;

When it comes to the toilets, the airy and slim look of wall hung models is ideal and you can always accentuate its feature by adding an infra-red automatic flush or a dedicated handwashing sink.

Radiators: keeping the bathroom heated in designer fashion

With both a practical and decorative role, designer radiators are conceived to provide the obligatory heating element in your bathroom, all the while supplementing your decor. With infinite possibilities in terms of shapes and colors, designer radiators assure that your bathroom remained heated in a refined way, becoming itself part of the decor. 

You might also consider a dual-feature electric towel warmer. This type of equipment not only warms the bathroom, it also dries towels. Just like when you go to a real spa, users can enjoy hot towels upon exiting the shower or bath

No matter what aspect of the luxurious bathroom you take a closer look at, it always boils down to comfort and aesthetic qualities.

Luxurious bathroom: refining your decor

Anytime the phrase luxury bathroom is invoked, it almost always implies the use of a sober yet elegant decor. To get it right, just focus on simplicity. To this point, the walls can be made more graceful by adding a discreet mosaic frieze, and the addition of spotlights in a false ceiling or LEDs integrated in the floor or around the furniture can illuminate and bring new life to your bathroom.

Proper lighting will only add to the bathroom's style, even if it is indirect
. Once the bathroom set up is complete, fill it with a pure, high quality cotton linen, which will add a touch of color here and there. Small details can make or break luxury. These can include tiny details like:

  • Gold colored threaded linens;
  • Embroidered linens;
  • A motif which multiple accessories bear.

You can also add a glass or wooden shelf to display a candle holder, vase (featuring with a natural flower) or even some unknown artist's first painting! It's now up to you to do how you see fit!

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Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

I'm a dog trainer by profession, but every weekend I put the whistle down and pick up a tool. The trainer mindset is not so easy to set aside - whether with four-legged or two-legged friends, I love giving advice!

I've been a huge DIY enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house where the whir of the sander was the soundtrack to my weekends - not very relaxing, but always satisfying! DIY challenges our brains as well as our brawn. I've worked hard to teach myself the basics of DIY, decorating and customising furniture. That said, I love what I do. DIY is a way of life, and the tools you learn aren't just the ones you can hold in your hands.

I'm as passionate about animals as I am about DIY, and it's my goal to pass that passion on to others. I know that for some, understanding animal behaviour is as much of a puzzle as figuring out which tool is best for the job. That's why I offer guidance to pet owners specifically - because home is where the heart is for humans and animals alike!

So now that I've introduced myself, it's time to do some DIY - dog or cat sidekick optional!

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