Affordable ways to give your bathroom a lush makeover

5 years ago
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Envious of your friend’s classical and elegantly-styled bathroom? Want to create the look in your own home but can’t afford it? Here are some cheap ways you can make your bathroom look sophisticated and expensive.

Add seating

One of the easiest ways to transform your bathroom is by adding seating, so you can sit down while you’re brushing your teeth at night. Even if you don’t use it, it adds a layer of luxuriousness and emulates the sophisticated style found in fancy high-end hotels. We love this wicker chair from Ikea (you can drape light scarves of different patterns over it for a luxurious Bohemian look) and this white and timber bar stool for a more classically elegant style.


Matching containers

Do you have mismatched storage containers? Wooden boxes for toothbrush holders and grey stone soap dishes but metallic gold jars for your other accessories? Unless you’ve actively planned to have an overarching theme linking these items together, then this doesn’t help you achieve the luscious look. Head to Target and buy this glass tumbler, a jar and dispenser for instant style.


Update bathroom linen

Is your bath mat getting shabby and old? Think about replacing it with this classic style bath rug for an instant upgrade. Alternately, play around with shapes and textures — these round bath mats are elegant and versatile. If you’ve had your towels for years now and they’re starting to look worn and feel rough to the touch, head out and buy yourself a new set. We love Canningvale’s Egyptian cotton bath towels and Supima cotton yarn collection.


Towel holders

Messiness is the antithesis of elegance, and nothing makes your bathroom look messier than towels hanging over the side of the shower screen or bathtub, or worse — lying on the floor. We love this matte black freestanding towel rail from Bunnings, and it comes with three tiers so you’ll have plenty of hanging space. 



If you want to go that extra level to really transform your bathroom into a luscious retreat, buy a basket to store your towels in. Roll them up and stand them vertically (a la Marie Kondo) and you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a spa-like retreat.


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