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How to give your bathroom the ‘wow’ factor

While the family bathroom is often seen as an essential, black-and-white space, you can give it a new lease of life. Adding the ‘wow’ factor to your bathroom takes time and careful thought, but you could transform it into a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or just making a few changes, we’ve outlined some of the best ways to make your bathroom the focal point of your home in this guide.


Elevate your bathroom with our 5 top tips

  1. Add statement pieces

From fixtures and fittings to mirrors and furniture, it’s important to choose integral components carefully and ensure that they enhance your bathroom. Don’t forget to fill your shelves with luxury bubble bath for relaxing evenings at home.

High-quality taps, shower heads, and other hardware in an unusual finish could highlight your eye for detail. Brushed nickel, matte black or polished chrome give a cool, contemporary look that suits industrial styles too. If you’re renovating or replacing your old bathroom completely, a walk-in shower could add effortless sophistication.


  1. Play with lighting

If you’re lucky enough to have big windows in the bathroom, make sure to let plenty of sunlight filter into the space. French blinds make a sensible choice for bathrooms, helping to protect your privacy while allowing light in throughout the day.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to bounce the light around too. If you’re struggling for sunlight, illuminated mirrors maximise space in any bathroom and make a striking focal point too. Mirrors serve a practical, functional and aesthetic purpose, so it’s important not to overlook where you hang yours in the bathroom.


  1. Incorporate texture

Luxury materials effortlessly elevate your bathroom’s appeal.

From marble, granite and quartz to stainless steel with rose gold finish, the materials you choose add elegance and exude durability. On the floor, you could add porcelain or ceramic tiles and strike a contrast with the colour of the basin or bathtub.

It’s not just the fittings and fixtures that help your bathroom look sophisticated, though. Whether that’s an organic cotton bathmat or a wicker storage basket for those bathroom essentials, different surfaces give your bathroom a warm, welcoming ambience.


  1. Leave hints of nature

Bring the outdoors into your bathroom by incorporating natural elements into its décor and design. Flowers and fauna are naturally calming, making your bathroom feel even more spa-like.

You could introduce floral arrangements, potted plants, or even add a small indoor herb garden on the windowsill or shelves. Some of the best plants for a bathroom are boast thick, glossy foliage, perfect for giving the space a bit of extra cheer.


  1. Add personalised finishing touches

Lastly, whether it’s a gallery wall with framed prints or a collection of charming vintage mirrors, it’s worth adding something to your bathroom that makes the space resonate with you. Even hanging your favourite bathrobe is a way to make the bathroom look and feel like yours.

From eye-catching sculptures to street photography, injecting your style and personality into your bathroom is simple – and there are so many ways to do it.


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