When it comes to interior design, the costs can easily mount up in the bathroom. Given the amount of plumbing, fixtures, baths and showers that need attending to, it’s easy to neglect the more aesthetic side of your bathroom. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort, it’s easy to get a load of style and luxury without breaking the bank. In this post, we’re going to look at some of the best ways to make your bathroom look classy on a limited budget.
Colour Schemes Can Change the Mood
It’s worth putting some thought into what colour scheme you’re going to use for your bathroom. This is a great way to get a level of luxury without spending more than you’d like, as you have to paint it some kind of colour no matter what happens. A white or off white choice is good for a simple level of sophistication and class! Similarly, a grey colour scheme can add a touch of modernity to your bathroom, without getting into unnecessarily faddy levels of colour. Monochromatic colour schemes are also a fantastic way to give your bathroom a classy atmosphere.
Improve Your Furniture for a Personal Touch
You can do a lot with the furniture in your bathroom to create an atmosphere of luxury. For instance, if your current fixtures such as the handles on cabinets look a bit the worse for wear, you can cheaply replace them with better versions. This way, you can easily upgrade a current piece of furniture without having to spend more than you’d like. Similarly, a lick of paint on furniture to match it to the walls and decor is a great way of getting more out of your bathroom. A coherent colour scheme is an especially good way of bringing a room together and providing it with an extra touch of class.
Use Plants to Bring Nature into Your Home
Many bathrooms can easily feel like sterile places, due to the nature of the fittings. A great way of remedying this is by putting a number of plants in your bathroom. It’s easy to find houseplants that are simple to care for, but capable of providing impressive flowers. The great thing about plants in a bathroom is that it takes seconds to water them. But if you really struggle to take care of plants, succulents are a great option. These strange looking desert plants are able to put up with low amounts of water for an extended period of time, and also provide beautiful if surreal flowers. And you can always simply opt for drawings or paintings of plants to provide a similar atmosphere.
Customised Lighting Can Define a Room
Upgraded lighting can go a long way towards improving the luxury of your bathroom. If you’ve got the funds for it, you can always upgrade your entire light for something that looks a bit classier. A good choice is brass. It comfortably adds a touch of class, and there’s a huge range of different fittings you can make use of to get the most out of your lighting. Spotlights can add even more to a luxury atmosphere. If you put in some time and thought, you can tailor your own lighting scheme to your own tastes to design a lighting solution that gets the most out of what you’ve got.
Smart Containers Add a Dose of Luxury
One of the best ways you can change the mood of your bathroom is by decanting your cosmetics into better looking containers. The average cosmetic comes packaged tasteless plastic, and adds nothing to the atmosphere in your bathroom. However, by decanting into glass containers, you can immediately add a touch of class, while also potentially tidying and rearranging your cosmetics and toiletries. Tidiness is an essential part of any luxury bathroom. No matter how good your aesthetics, it’ll all be lost if you let your bathroom get into a mess.
These are just a few ways that you can make the most of what you’ve got and add a real sense of luxury to your home. Just about any bathroom can benefit from some of the tips above, and they are easy to implement and relatively inexpensive. Try them out, and find out some of the differences that you can make in your home.
By: Anabel Cooper
Anabel Cooper is a web blogger and writer, also trying herself as a web-designer on this site. Always with a passion for interior design, you can now read her articles on YCB Magazine to learn more about how to upgrade your space whilst being on a budget.