You could blame the unstoppable rise of the bathroom mirror selfie. Or it could be that ‘self care’ and ‘me time’ are buzz phrases in today’s hectic, pressured society where we are all looking for a little escape. Either way, having a beautiful, luxurious bathroom fit for an A-Lister is now an ambition many of us have. We want top-class surroundings while we pamper, apply our lotions and potions and carry out all of our beauty rituals, from waxing to microneedling. But is it really necessary to spend a fortune in order to create a relaxing sanctuary? The answer is no! With a few easy ticks and trips, you can turn the space into something worthy of an Insta snap or two.
Hang a statement mirror
What better item to capture those #OOTD shots than a glamorous large mirror? One of the easiest ways to update a bathroom without buying a whole new suite, your mirror is both functional and decorative. It can help to define the style of the room as well. Want a romantic, vintage feel? Go for a mirror with a carved, baroque frame to make a statement. Prefer sleek and modern? Make yourself feel famous with a sleek, illuminated wall mirror – and as bonus the light is perfect for selfies. Mirrors also transform the look of your bathroom by bouncing light around, making the room look brighter, airier and bigger.
Add Some Killer Accessories
Just like when you build a great outfit, adding some great accessories can lift a whole look. Here’s your chance to create a picture-perfect finish. Hit the shops and hunt out items such as mirrored or marbled trinket trays, lidded glass jars for storing cotton pads or face wipes, beautiful scented candles and glass scent bottles. TK Maxx and Oliver Bonas are two great hunting grounds for these kind of pieces.
Jazz Up Your Shower Curtain
For a low-cost quick fix, switching up your boring plain old shower curtain can have a massive impact. You can now get hold of shower curtains in all kinds of bright colours and patterns, which instantly add a dose of personality to a plain white suite or drab tiles. In fact, you can even order a shower curtain custom printed with an image that makes you smile! Alternatively, if you’re short on storage, a shower curtain with pockets will allow you to display pretty toiletries and keep them close to hand as well.
Devil In The Detail
The key to creating a luxurious bathroom lies in the small details and finishing touches rather than the size of the room itself. If your walls aren’t fully tiled, how about adding some pretty prints for an artistic touch? You can also freshen interiors with house plants – the damp, warm environment in a bathroom is perfect for plants such as ferns or beautiful orchids. Search out items such as a soft close toilet seat, a beautiful light fitting, a glass bell jar or pretty basket to hold rolled towels, and cute storage caddies to hold shampoo and face masks, and you’ll create a beautiful look without breaking the bank.