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What Makes a Bathroom Luxurious?

Written By: Bayliss Bathrooms
Published: 19 September 2023
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What makes a luxury bathroom? It’s a question we get asked a lot, but really the answer is down to the individual.

On many levels, “luxury” is subjective, with people defining various things as luxury based on their own perception. A luxury bath, watch, or car is different for different people, but it’s our job to ensure that anyone who uses your bathroom is wowed on entry!

So, what essential features go into crafting a luxury bathroom design, and what do you need to think about when redesigning your bathroom? Read on to find out!

How to Create a Luxury Bathroom

A luxury bathroom needs three major things:

  • A striking overall style
  • Functional and thematic fittings
  • An eye-catching centrepiece

We believe these to be the most important aspects of any luxury bathroom, while the rest is all up to your own personal preference.

Firstly, your style and theme can only be decided by you and your tastes. The types of tiles, fittings, and more will be somewhat determined by your favoured style or colour scheme, and your luxury bathroom accessories will also play into that.

Secondly, you may want to match your fittings in terms of design or finish, tying each useable aspect of your bathroom, such as taps, showerheads, towel radiators and more, together.

Lastly, what is a luxury bathroom without its stunning centrepiece? A raised bath on a marble platform, a marble double shower unit, or a stunning in-built hot tub for the perfect home spa experience.

The choice of centrepiece is ultimately yours and should depend on what you use your bathroom for most and want your bathroom to be to your guests.

Consider the Overall Design of Your Luxury Bathroom

One of the most important considerations when wondering how to make a bathroom feel luxurious is to consider and stick to a general theme. This will bring your whole bathroom together, rather than making it feel like several separate styles and fixtures all mashed together.

Your bathroom’s theme will dictate the fittings, fixtures, and furniture you choose to implement, and will probably also determine any tiles, flooring, or even carpet you choose to use.

A style could be anything from ‘art deco’ with a specific set of rules and ideas to follow, or as simple as “neutral” or “contrasts” to help guide colouring and materials choices.

Work with an expert bathroom designer to figure out what you need!

Do Your Luxury Bathroom Features Work Together?

Similar to your style, you need to consider whether all your features and fittings work together. Is your shower unit in the same or similar style to your bath? Are all your fixtures, including taps, shower heads, and towel radiators, the same colour? Do you have exposed or hidden pipework?

Consistency is a key aspect of luxury, and matching your choice of fittings will tie the room together in ways you may not have expected. It may even lead you to making matching design choices in the future or influence the style of mirror or accessories you chose to add.

Small Bathroom Additions that Make a Big Difference

Small luxury bath products, like storage solutions, decorative items, and luxury bathmats, help to tie the final bathroom together more than you might imagine. Even some top-end shower gels and shampoos could help you show off a little more!

The true luxury of a room is reflected in the detail, and small changes can make a big difference to your guests. When using the room multiple times a day, you may forget to notice the smallest details, but your guests absolutely will.

Succulents on the windowsill, waterproof artwork covering the walls, and even hanging lights can all work together to create a warm and welcoming space, and your guests could be just as interested in the detail and decoration you’ve made as the main fittings themselves!

These kinds of details are even more important if you are wondering how to make a small bathroom look luxurious, as attention to detail in a limited space can be even more crucial.

How Bayliss Bathrooms Can Help

Bayliss bathrooms are expert luxury bathroom designers based in Birmingham and the West Midlands. With more than 100 years of experience in luxury bathroom design and installation, you can trust us to design, deliver, and install your dream bathroom exactly how you envision it.

Get in touch today to start your journey towards a better bathroom and speak with an expert at our showroom in Sutton Coldfield today. Alternatively, call the office on 0121 362 1800 or email from the comfort of your home!

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