March 03, 2017
Renovating your bathroom is not a cheap thing to do, it can cost more than remodeling your whole living room. That's why we will present you a few tricks on how to make your bathroom look more expensive so you will create your own spa oasis without spending a fortune.
Beautiful mirrors, decorative ladders, storage boxes and other accessories can level-up your bathroom or the contrary. By choosing a mirror with a little more personality, and getting clever with storage rather than resorting to the standard medicine cabinet, you’ll elevate your space to something far from basic. If you’re on a budget, browse flea markets or try DIY-ing one.
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You know how the towels and other textiles in spa look like? And can you recall that cozy and fluffy feeling on your skin? Update your towels and add a fluffy bathroom rug. They have to look soft, cozy, fluffy and neutral-colored.
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Another great feature for your spa-inspired bathrooms are wooden shower floors. You don't need to demolish anything, just add some wooden slats/boards on top of your shower flooring. They will create a cozy ski-lodge vibe in winter and a sunny deck-like experience in summer, making it a win-win for anyone looking to spiff up a bathroom design. They also warm the space up and create calm feeling because water trickles through the slats into a large shower pan, a wood floor conceals unsightly drains, making way for a fluid, minimalist statement.
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The one feature which you will find in all spa and wellness centres are rainfall-style showerheads. They're softer and less grating, making each shower feel like a special occasion. Add them to your home shower cabin and you will instantly upgrade it to a next level of pampering experience.
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If you don't have a shower cabin and you prefer bathtubs, then a simple wooden or metal bathtub tray is a solution for you. It looks luxorious, it's got space for your book, your loofah and a glass of wine — everything you need for the relaxing home-spa day of your dreams.
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Chage your bathroom lighting with the one you can dim. It's a perfect solution for everyone who needs a lot of light trough the day and on the other hand wants cozy, romantic and sexy-mood lighting in the evening for a relaxing bath. If you're in a rental and can't install dimmers, add in a selection of alternate lighting like small lamps, sconces, and candles galore.
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Speaking of candles: they will simply engage all of your senses. Place ones with a relaxing scent you love all around the room, ready to be lit when you're itching for a bubble bath. If candles aren't your thing, consider potpourri or scented diffusers.
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If you have enough space in your bathroom then a simple wooden stool or fabric ottoman is a must. This extra seating will make your bathroom look elegant and upscale. Now you can sit like a queen while you moisturize your body after the bath or doing a make-up.
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People often forget about bathroom while decorating their homes. Don't overlook it! It's a room like all the others, just think carefully how much time do you spend in it through a normal day... So, add some art to your bathroom walls or some beautiful figuring on a shelf.
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Consider your counter: Are your beauty and hygiene supplies just strewn about randomly? If so, adding a few small trays can mean the difference between a mess and an artful arrangement. Pour your shower gels, body milk, hair shampoo etc. into uniform bottles and cotton pads in a beautiful jar for ultimate zen.
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No metter how big your bathroom is, you will definitely need one cabinet where you will store all the non-attractive stuff like a hair dryer, hair curler, cleaners etc. You can transform an old sidebar from your gradmother's bedroom into a bathroom cabinet and the result will be amazing: an old vintage luxury.
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We often forget about greenery in our bathrooms but it should not be a plant-free zone. Not only do they help clear the air, but they're an easy way to add color, personality and even some drama to your bathroom. Thanks to the higher level of humidity, the plants are much easier to keep alive, just be careful to pick the ones which will grow even in darker places if your bathroom doesn't have the windows or much natural light.
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