How to make a small bathroom look luxurious – 11 ideas to try

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How to make a small bathroom look luxurious

We don’t all have the luxury of a huge bathroom or even a full sized one for that matter. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be the beautiful and relaxing haven you desire.

Making your bathroom look more luxurious doesn’t have to be a huge project, either. And if you don’t have the money or time for a full bathroom renovation, there are simple, decorative changes that can inject spa-like elegance into your space.

Want to know more? Take a look at these 11 ideas and find out how to make a small bathroom look luxurious…


1. Say no to clutter

Everyday clutter immediately shatters the illusion of luxury and a messy bathroom is not a relaxing place to unwind. Luckily, there are easy ways to get around this. Place toiletries and other essentials out of sight in tasteful storage boxes, like wicker baskets.

It’s also a good idea to make sure your bathroom has proper storage. If your surfaces are clear of clutter, it will also instantly lift the room, like in this project. Storage will make your bathroom more practical to use, as well as helping it look more luxurious.


2. Set the tone with stylish dispensers

If you’re trying to work with a serene colour palette to make a room feel more relaxing, lots of bright and mismatched plastic bottles aren’t going to cut it. Instead, invest in a set of matching dispensers for your washing products. These will look elegant and help you set a clear theme for the room.


3. Create a natural haven

What’s more luxurious than beautiful flowers and luscious foliage?

Adding plants or cut flowers into a room makes it feel instantly more luxurious, which can be particularly useful in a small bathroom. Many plants have de-humidifying and air-purifying qualities, helping to reduce stream and replenish the air quality. Whether you create an urban jungle or add in a lone statement orchid, the effects will be felt throughout the room.

4. Spa-feel wooden mats

Luxury spas are characterised by sleek natural stone and wooden surfaces. A marble floor might not be within your budget, but you can weave in elements of wood or bamboo instead. Wooden bathmats are great as they are kind to your feet, reduce slippage and don’t get too cold in winter.


5. Fill your room with glorious scents

Perhaps the simplest trick in the book, but one of the most effective, candles immediately set the mood. Even when unlit, candles make a bathroom look more luxurious. And to keep lovely scents circulating all the time, opt for a diffuser rather than cheap air fresheners.


6. Patterned floor vinyl

Flooring can be the giveaway of an old or tired looking bathroom. And while it’s not always practical to lay a new hard floor, floor vinyl can be used to lift a bathroom in-between renovations. Floor vinyl has had a real resurgence in recent years and you can get all sorts of beautiful styles reminiscent of tiles, stone or wood.

7. Mood lighting

Dimmer switches, spotlights and statement light fittings are small changes that can make all the difference. As well as decorating the space and making your bathroom look more luxurious, improved lighting can help you unwind and relax.


8. Luxurious towels

With any luxury scheme, the devil is in the detail. Finishing touches like towels, bathmats and shower curtains are so important. They are also a great place to start when you’re trying to refresh an existing bathroom on a budget. Pick co-ordinating colours to tie the room together.


9. Upgrade your shower head

Having a powerful, hot shower with adjustable settings is one of the most desired features in a modern bathroom. It enhances your experience using your bathroom every single day. Whether you’re making practical or aesthetic improvements to your bathroom, installing a powerful shower head is an excellent place to start.


10. Vanity station

Dressing tables and vanity stations are the ultimate luxury bathroom feature, bringing hotel glamour into the home. This isn’t practical for most homes, but you can turn your sink into a practical and elegant vanity area. A wall-mounted unit with a sunken sink and hanging mirror doesn’t take up any more room than a regular sink, but looks infinitely more stylish.


11. Bathtub caddy and other accessories

For bathrooms of every size, luxury items can be weaved into the design through accessorising. Bath caddies are great where space is at a minimum, but shelving is also great if you have room. Here you can display ornaments, candles, plants, products and all the other little bits that make your bathroom your own.

We hope this has given you some good ideas about how to make a small bathroom look luxurious. Why not browse our gallery for more ideas?

If you’d like to discuss a bathroom renovation with us, get in touch with our team on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing

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