Ah, the bathroom. Easily one of the most private and relaxing rooms in the home. There’s nothing more blissful than soaking in a bubbly tub or trying to win a staring contest with yourself in the mirror. But even though your bathroom feels luxurious, it may not look luxurious.

What if we told you that you could change that, even if you don’t have much renovation cash to spare? To make your bathroom look as posh as it feels, here are our tips for designing a luxurious bathroom on a budget.

Paint It Neutral

Paint is cheap and usually doesn’t take more than a few hours to put up. But you’d be surprised by how much of a difference a quick paint job can make! When you think of luxury, your mind likely jumps to neutral colors like white, gray, or earthy brown. Use one of these colors as your new base color. If you prefer more vibrant shades, use something bold for an accent wall or the cabinets for a striking juxtaposition.

Painting is something you can do on your own, but for truly professional-looking results, you may want to hire a painting contractor.

New Hardware

Swapping out the hardware on your cabinets, the bath/shower, and the sink is an affordable yet potent tweak you can make. For a touch of luxury, we recommend crystal knobs, metal pulls, and faucets in gold or sleek silver.

That Spa Touch

Sometimes, a few accessories are all you need. Create a spa vibe inside your bathroom by decorating it with a new rug, an embroidered towel set, and lush plants. Add in candles or incense, a caddy tray, apothecary jars, or a small stool or ottoman to complete the aesthetic.

An Elegant Vanity

That’s a pretty big piece—won’t it be costly? Under normal circumstances, a new vanity would cost you an arm and a leg. But if you buy it thrifted or surplus, you can get a beautiful new vanity for a steal of a deal. When you’re looking for new furniture for your bathroom, never be afraid to buy overproduced stock on sale or shop secondhand. You can get real gems this way.

Those are our tips for designing a luxurious bathroom on a budget. Quick and cost-friendly, these small tweaks can visually transform your bathroom into an oasis.

 

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