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Ability Bathe | March 11, 2024

Luxury Bathroom Ideas: Tips For A Luxury Modern Bathroom

Luxury Bathroom Ideas: Tips For A Luxury Modern Bathroom

In this guide we’ll share some of our favourite luxury bathroom ideas – perfect for turning this space into a relaxing, welcoming part of your home.

Whether you just want to make a few subtle additions to your current bathroom or give it a complete overhaul, there are lots of ways to embrace luxury bathroom design.

It doesn’t need to cost a fortune either. By picking and choosing the right elements carefully, you can create a premium-looking bathroom using value-for-money fittings and accessories.

And according to Schofields Insurance, bathroom renovations are one of the home improvements you can make that offer the best value for money. One of the least expensive remodelling ideas on their list, you can add approximately 4% value to your home – but the return on your investment is +67% on average!

Here are seven ideas to help you create luxury bathrooms at home.

#1 Ambient lighting

By default, many people tend to choose bright bulbs, but it’s hard to relax when stark overhead lights are glaring down at you. While it’s practical for shaving, it’s not soothing or ideal for creating a calming atmosphere.

Ambient lighting is the more relaxing choice in terms of luxurious bathroom ideas. Options include:

  • Recessed lighting
  • Wall sconces
  • Strip lighting
  • Dimmer switches

To start making preparations, here is our guide on how to change bathroom lights.

#2 Marble or wood

The right materials make a bathroom feel luxurious. Using materials like marble and wood are great ways to make your bathroom feel higher quality.

For a lower cost option, consider marble or wood-effect tiles or surfaces. Recently we wrote a step-by-step guide around how to tile a bathroom.

Wood cabinets look great and will also encourage you to tidy away any clutter – clear surfaces help to convey the look of a premium bathroom.

#3 Focal points

If your budget allows, try aiming for at least one eye-catching feature in the bathroom. It could be an impressive freestanding bathtub or a large walk-in shower.

A walk-in shower has several advantages over traditional ones. There’s no shower curtain – something that not only attracts mould but also looks out of place in a luxury bathroom – and it’s also more accessible, for disability-friendly bathrooms.

How about a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head? Here’s one in action, in a relaxing hotel-style bathroom complete with dual sinks, plants and wall sconces for softer lighting.

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Or what about a deep walk-in bathtub that always has salts on the side, ready to use – with a rack for your book, cup of tea or perhaps a glass of wine?

Find out how affordable the cost of a walk-in shower and the cost of a walk-in bathtub are in these guides.

#4 Gold accessories

There’s no need to go overboard, but a touch of gold here and there can go a long way in a luxury modern bathroom.

In particular, a little gold in a predominantly white bathroom will usually stand out and look stunning.

Start small – think toothbrush holders, mirror edges or bathroom taps with gold edges, for example.

And here’s our guide focusing on how to replace a bathroom tap, whether for a gold one or any other colour!

#5 Other decorations

Artwork and plants are becoming increasingly popular in luxury modern bathroom design. In fact, bathrooms that feature some living room-style decoration is one of the very latest bathroom trends.

Start by looking for the right pictures to hang on the wall – behind glass is a good way to prevent water damage. Here are some other bathroom wall ideas.

Plants are also a very inexpensive but creative way to liven up your bathroom – and if you choose the right type, there’s an extra benefit. As we explore in our article on how to get rid of bathroom mould, some bathroom plants absorb moisture from the air, decreasing the dampness and humidity.

For example, some plants such as English ivy can reportedly remove as much as 78% of airborne mould.

#6 Spa-style designs

To create a spa-style bathroom at home, you could aim for a minimalist aesthetic with modern colours.

Alternatively, choose a more exotic theme! How about a Scandinavian, Moroccan or Japanese spa-style bathroom?

Take a look at the picture below for some inspiration – it also features gold elements, marble surfaces and ambient lighting, as covered above.

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Think about what a luxury environment means to you, then design your spa-style bathroom to replicate this.

Enjoy the convenience of a luxurious wellness retreat at home. A spa-style bathroom can provide a relaxing escape from the stresses of modern life.

#7 Underfloor heating

On a cold winter’s day in particular, there’s nothing like bathroom underfloor heating to help keep you warm.

But that’s not all:

  • Saving space: You may struggle to make room for a walk-in shower, toilet, sink and so on in a small bathroom layout – with an underfloor heating system, you don’t need to add bulky radiators to the list.
  • Distributing heat evenly: Its output is consistent across the floor and heat rises, so therefore, it’s a more efficient way to warm up a room than a heated towel rail and makes cold spots less likely.

In terms of luxury or posh bathroom ideas, underfloor heating is right up there, but there are several practical benefits too.

Final thoughts: Luxurious bathroom ideas

We hope this guide has given you plenty to think about in terms of luxury bathroom ideas for your home.

For more guides, check out our blog. Recently we’ve covered the latest bathroom trends to watch out for, plus tips and ideas around how to design a family bathroom.

Want to bring some of these luxury bathroom ideas into your home? We are Ability Bathe, experienced bathroom fitters for Devon, Cornwall, Bristol and many other locations.

Our team of experts has more than 35 years of experience and all our bathrooms come with a 10-year guarantee. To find out more about what we can do for you, please get in touch.

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