15 simple ways to make your bathroom luxurious

Published by: Kevin Sears

21st September 23

Bathroom Ideas

Reading Time: 4 mins 33 secs

Luxurious bathrooms are all about turning ordinary daily routines into experiences you can look forward to – elevating simple acts like taking a bath or brushing your teeth into moments of gratification.

Let’s look at 15 simple ways you can transform your bathroom into a luxury haven.

1) Switch to high-quality taps

Your basin and bath taps are more than just functional pieces; they're statement features that can set the tone for your bathroom's overall look.

A simple way to inject a bit of luxury into your space is by choosing high-quality taps that are both visually appealing and well made – a small change that can instantly elevate the feel of your bathroom.

Wall mounted taps

2) Spruce up with luxury accessories

Bathroom accessories might seem like a minor touch, but they play a crucial role in enhancing the overall aesthetic of your space. And this is certainly true for items like toilet roll holders, toilet brushes, robe hooks, towel rails and towel rings.


These pieces add a finished, refined look to your bathroom, turning an ordinary space into one that feels like it’s expertly crafted.

3) Upgrade your toilet seat

A new toilet seat might not be the first thing you think about when aiming to add luxury to your bathroom, but it can make a big difference if your current seat is worn out or dated.

High-quality toilet seats are more comfortable, durable and can look a whole lot nicer – enhancing the overall appearance of your toilet and the experience of your bathroom.

4) Experiment with lighting

Lighting plays a significant role in setting the atmosphere in any room – especially your bathroom. And by playing around with different lighting options, you can transform your space into a warm and welcoming one.

You may want to consider installing dimmable lights, which can create both a relaxing ambiance for a soothing bath at night, and bright illumination for when you get ready in the morning.

5) Introduce a standout mirror

A mirror is not just for checking your reflection – it’s also an important decorative tool that can enhance light, create a sense of space and add a touch of luxury.

Whether you prefer a sleek, modern design or a more ornate style, a carefully chosen mirror can change your bathroom's look. And if you want to give your multi-purpose mirror even more uses, consider opting for a modern mirror cabinet.

6) Use a plush bath mat

Your choice of bath mat has a big influence on the comfort and luxury of your bathroom: swapping out a worn or plain mat for one that's plush and comfortable underfoot can make a difference.

Whether you choose a bath mat that complements your existing decor or select a statement piece to add a pop of colour or pattern, this simple change can seriously uplift your bathroom.

7) Try a countertop basin

If you're considering a more significant change to your bathroom, why not think about installing a countertop basin? They add a stylish and modern touch to any bathroom, creating a high-end, designer look.

With a bit of planning, you can easily incorporate a countertop basin into your existing space.

8) Add art to your walls

Let’s be clear: art isn't just for living rooms and bedrooms.

Whether it's a serene landscape, an abstract print or a modern graphic piece, a carefully chosen piece of art can add plenty of personality and luxury to your bathroom.

9) Revamp with fresh paint or wallpaper

A fresh coat of paint or some stylish wallpaper can significantly improve your bathroom's appearance.

Choose a colour or pattern that matches the overall theme of your bathroom and adds a touch of sophistication. If you don’t know where to start, check out our guide to choosing the perfect bathroom colour scheme.

Whether you opt for calming neutral tones or decide to make a statement with bold colours or patterns, this simple update can transform your bathroom.

10) Introduce a statement piece

From a stylish stool to a striking indoor plant, introducing a statement piece to your bathroom can be an easy way to add a touch of luxury.

Statement pieces are all about instantly drawing the eye and giving your bathroom a focal point – but it’s not all about aesthetics! Whether it’s a mirror or a freestanding bath, the best of the lot come with plenty of functionality too.

11) Add a towel warmer

For a real touch of luxury, consider installing a towel warmer in your bathroom. This is a true simple upgrade that can make your everyday bathroom routine feel like a trip to the spa.

A heated towel rail not only provides the decadent comfort of warm towels ready for you as soon as you step out of the shower or bath, it also adds a sleek and stylish aesthetic to your space. 

12) Choose high-quality towels

From towel warmers to the towels themselves. They are of course an everyday necessity in the bathroom, but remember that not all towels are created equal.

There's nothing quite like the feel of a soft, fluffy, plush towel after a relaxing bath or shower. When colour coordinated, or even in contrasting shades, they can really set the style of your bathroom.

13) Enhance your shower with a new set

From rain shower heads to handheld sprayers, a new shower set can transform the appearance and experience of your shower.

Whether you want spa-like luxury or you want to make your shower more accessible for every person in your home, there's a variety of options available to suit your preferences.

14) Incorporate indoor plants

Adding a pop of colour and life to your space, indoor plants can bring a fresh, vibrant touch to your bathroom – with many varieties even thriving in its humidity.

Choose plants that complement your bathroom's size and style, whether it’s small potted plants on shelves, to large statement plants. Whatever your preference, you can easily use plants to make your bathroom feel more luxurious.

15) Use scented candles and diffusers

Smell plays a very important role in how we interpret any space. Whether you prefer fresh, floral or calming scents, the right scent can absolutely turn your bathroom into a personal retreat.

Scented candles and diffusers are an effective yet simple way to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere through aroma.

A luxury bathroom may sound expensive, but it really doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, all it takes is a few carefully selected upgrades.

Kevin Sears

About Kevin Sears

Kevin Sears is a bathroom and interior design blogger here at 34 St John. He creates original content utilising his extensive knowledge of the bathroom industry and latest trends.

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