You might not think of it as having much importance, but your bathroom is an essential room dedicated to hygiene which is kind of a big deal. Your high end bathroom design bathroom can also be a safe haven or an escape where you can relax and hide from the stresses of the world. You don’t need to spend your money at a spa when you have your spa like bathroom right at home. Continue reading on how to create an elegant and luxurious bathroom that will make you feel like a queen.
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If this sounds appealing to you, then having a modern elegant bathrooms arevsomething you’d love. Once you’ve have your updated bathroom, you’ll realize how everyday activities have a certain kind of beauty to them. You’ll be able to enjoy your life more than ever when you pay attention to how you design your new bathroom. When your bathroom reaches the point of being styled in a elegant, glam or luxurious fashion, prepare to have constant joy and appreciation when you’re in your bathroom.
When it comes to light, it doesn’t matter if you put up a flush mount, pendant, or a sconce. The size of your bathroom also comes into play when selecting lighting. For example, you wouldn’t want and chandelier if you have a really small bathroom. Definitely consult with a electrician on the space when installing new lighting.
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Selecting crystal lighting or a fancy chandelier for your bathroom is an easy way to instantly add elegance and also creates a desirable focal point. Clear crystal lighting uses reflections to have the light from the lightbulbs to cause an effect that makes it seem like lights from heaven beaming down into your bathroom.
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An example of how you can use crystal lighting is by having a crystal semi-flush mount that hangs over your bright and beautiful bathroom. You could have a silver studded mirror that has two wall sconces made of brass. Also, your bathroom’s vanity can have a marble top and glass apothecary jars filled with bright objects, or beauty products placed inside. You could put white flowers, brightly colored bath towels, or any bath accessories in those jars to complete the luxurious look of your bathroom.
Both modern glam and elegant homes will usually have a fair amount of metals for it’s furniture and decor, which includes gold, brass, and silver. It’s common knowledge that having these luxurious metals in any room making up the furniture will convey the aura of modern glam.
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Something you can do with your bathroom faucets to make them fit the modern glam or elegant style is to have them plated with or made of any popular metals. It would be a glamorous sight as it may fit in with other furniture and decor you have in your bathroom that might be accented with popular metals. Once you have your faucets gleaming in chrome, or gold metals, you’ll want to make everything covered in these luxurious metals. Don’t hold back on using metals since they can be what makes your bathroom truly a kuxurious space.
You can easily convert a simplistic and modest bathroom into a modern glam bathroom by upgrading your shower head to a brass or gold metal. Solid brass is a popular metal that’s used in many modern glam designs. It does however require onging maintenance though, which is why I prefer the gold.
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When you have a bathroom with a brass shower head, you’ll see that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to create a room that fits into the modern glam style. With a simple change such as this one, you can become a modern glam magician and turn your simple bathroom into a glamorous bathroom. Using even a small amount of brass in even a small room can cause the room to become a room that almost nobody wouldn’t be impressed by.
Your choice of mirror that you’ll be putting up in your bathroom is going to cause a great impact on the aesthetics of the bathroom. When most people walk into a bathroom for their first time, they’ll most likely look towards the mirror first. The reason that a mirror takes the focus of people is likely due to the reflective nature of it, which is something that adds to the elegant appeal of your bathroom.
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If your mirror is made of gold, then your bathroom will have an added touch of warmth. Most modern glam bathrooms have a bit of gold in them, so if you’re thinking of something to have made of gold, consider making it your mirror.
When you’re working towards a modern glam bathroom, you should think about making your vanity a mirrored kind of vanity. When it comes to luxurious home decor, an integral part of it is mirrored furniture.
Something you can consider when upgrading your bathroom is a double vanity that is made of wood and contains mirrored drawers that vary in their sizes. This style vanity countertop would fit well in the modern glam style if especially when constructed from white marble that shines brightly and is smooth to the touch. To complete the look of your vanity, you can add sconces on the wall above the vanity between two luxurious mirrors such as this photo below.
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Marble tile is most famously used to build numerous things even as far as hundreds of years ago. Your luxury bathroom layout is no exception to having marble. Sometimes, people have a bathtub made of marble or marble walls covering every side of the room. Any surface you have in your bathroom would look more glamorous when made of marble.
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A vital component of any modern glam bathroom is using white carrara marble. White carrara marble is a luxurious material that doesn’t ever look outdated and it works well when placed in any home. When you use a mirrored vanity in your bathroom alongside a white carrara marble countertop, the marble will look like it extends deeper into the room.
If white carrara isn’t for you or too expensive, you could also go for marble like vinyl planks or tile. I actually have porcelain tile in one of my bathrooms and waterproof vinyl wood like planks in two other bathrooms, which you’ll read more about towards the end of this post. There are so many options when it comes to flooring.
Bathing Room Furniture
One of the most glamorous pieces of furniture you can install in your bathroom is the bathtub. If you enjoy taking baths, you may already consider it a luxury. You’ll feel like royalty when you step into a bathtub filled with warm water. Once you take your time and soak in the bath, you’ll understand why a bathtub is something that fits into the ideal luxurious bathroom. No matter what kind of bathtub you use, you’ll agree that it’s vital to have a bathtub, unless you’re someone who doesn’t take baths like myself. I am a shower taker because taking baths makes me too sleepy and comfortable where I just never want to get out. Taking a bath for me is truly the sunken place! 😀
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However, bath tub lovers could upgrade their space by installing a bright white bathtub perpendicular with the wall and cover it with white carrara marble. Surround it with two vanities and two mirrors with two windows above them to create a mirrored furniture set. Put a marble table on the side and put some flowers in a vase on it so you can add a small splash of color to the bathroom.
Budget Bathroom Makeovers
Upgrading your bathroom doesn’t have to be an expensive. Once you’ve set the total amount you want to spend, it’s definitely possible and easier to shop and not exceed your budget. Shop around and consider checking out places such as Marketplace or Offer Up for some upgrades. There are many items sold new on both Marketplace and Offer Up. I’ve seen really nice vanities and and fixtures sold on these platforms.
When making over a bathroom on a budget, focus on finding accessories on sale, paint or wall paper, painting the the hardware instead of replacing it. Rustoleum metals spray paint has great reviews when painting fixtures. There are cabinet paint kits for painting the vanity instead of replacing it. Cabinet paint kits such as NuVo are great for high traffic cabinets and also a humid environment. The NuVo Cabinet Paint Kit is designed to be completed in 12 hours. It requires no sanding of cabinets and self leveling, so no brush marks. Rust-Oleum makes a Cabinet Transformation Kit also, but it’s not self-leveling.
If you prefer to use regular paint, you could save money checking the Oops clearance paints first at Home Depot and Lowes to save more money. The video below is about painting kitchen cabinets, however it’s a fabulous walk-through on what you can expect if you decided to paint your bathroom cabinets/vanity and hardware.
Creating a Luxury Bathroom With Limited Space
I’ve actually lived this out – TWICE! It can seem impossible to upgrade a tiny bathroom. Well, it may not be possible to have everything you want when you’re unable to expand it; however, you can definitely make it more elegant and inviting. Another plus with upgrading a tiny bathroom is Cost! Cost will be much lower and it will take a lot less to level up your bathroom.
I upgraded two tiny bathrooms. Not only were they tiny, but they were quite outdated. The hardware was old and crusty. The floors were outdated dingy tile. Here are Before photos of the bathrooms.
Old Bathroom to Modern Bathroom Makeover
So, the above photos are what I was working with. These were in a two family flat which I completely rehabbed and furnished in 6 weeks. It’s used as a short-term rental or Airbnb some of the year. Checkout how much I paid to furnish the entire place primarily thrifting everything here.
As for the bathrooms, I decided to paint the tub and the walls. I recommend not using the spray and using Tub and Tile refinishing kit instead such as the one I used or even Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile Kit if you can find it. It was sold out everywhere when I looked. I actually hired someone who used a tub and tile spray and it didn’t last even a few months! Or maybe he just didn’t know what he was doing. It also dripped a lot unlike the epoxy kits. I used white to re-do the tub, and it’s very white. You may have to shop around to find other shades of white epoxy kits. I’ve also used this same white Tub and Tile for just the bottom of the tub or the tub. It didn’t match exactly, but didn’t look bad at all and lasts a really long time.
I’ve included the video below to demonstrate how easy it is for you to update an old tile bathroom using a epoxy tub and tile kit such as Rust-Oleum.
Next, I had the old window replaced with glass blocks. Then the floors were replaced with interlocking vinyl planks. I only needed two boxes of planks for each bathroom which was around $127 each. I upgraded all of the bathroom hardware, vanity, mirror and lighting. This is the end results of my old tiny bathroom makeover below. I definitely feel like a queen in both bathrooms. A tiny queen with a tiny bathroom in her tiny castle 😀
I made a list of all the items I purchased along with the links below.
- Green Bathroom Vanity and Sink is from Wayfair
- Green Bathroom Rug is from Amazon
- Green Bathroom Shower Curtain is from Amazon
- Green Bathroom Wall Shelving is from Amazon
- Green Bathroom Oval Mirror Medicine Cabinet is from Amazon
- Green Bathroom Faucet Hardware
- Green Bathroom Lighting is from Amazon
- Green Bathroom Smartcore Coweta Flooring is from Lowes
Grey Bathroom Vanity, Sink and Mirror Set is from Home Depot
Grey Bathroom Shower Curtain is from Amazon
Grey Bathroom and Shelving is from Burlington
Grey Bathroom TrafficMaster Winding Brook Flooring is from Home Depot
Grey Bathroom Truitt 2 Lighting Fixture is from Home Depot (also as 3 Lights Available)
If you found this post on How To Create An Elegant And Luxurious Bathroom That Will Make You Feel Like A Queen to be helpful, then your bathroom will surely become a wonderful and luxurious bathroom. Cheers to your bathroom becoming the space that you can be proud of!
Thanks for reading and until next time!