Luxury Bathrooms: Steal These 7 Clever (And Practical!) Ideas

More often than not, we view our bathrooms from a very practical and functional lens. But do they have to look basic and boring, when one can easily up their glam quotient? The good news is that luxury bathrooms are becoming a reality in many homes today. Many are realising that all it sometimes take to get that statement-making bathroom is changing one major element.

Yes, you read that right — you don’t have to renovate the entire space. Sometimes just changing, replacing, plumbing and adding new pieces makes all the difference! Browse through these 7 clever decorating ideas and get your bathroom to make a statement.

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1. Bling It On

Gone are yesterday’s beliefs that gold and silver finishes do not belong in bathroom spaces. In fact, metallics are all the rage today and are topping the decor charts. As long as you maintain a balance, the resulting look can be extremely elegant and — luxurious. If you’re keen but don’t know where to begin, start small. Introduce a washbasin with a dash of gold; put up a wall mirror with a gorgeous silver frame; opt for bathroom fittings in copper, rose gold or bronze; install reflective metallic wall tiles in the shower, etc.

Image Courtesy: Maison Valentina

Where to Buy:

Gold or Silver Washbasins from Grohe, Kohler, Jaguar and the like. You can also visit bathroom fittings stores in Kirti Nagar and Kotla Market in Delhi, A to Z – Bed N Bath and The Bath Shop in Mumbai.

2. Make a Statement With Wallpapers

Bathrooms no longer have to be fully tiled to withstand humid conditions. The market is loaded with wallpapers that are durable and splash-proof. Also, there’s no need to cover every wall — just go for one. Try avoiding accessories and keep the room light, airy and without clutter.

Image Courtesy: Devon & Devon

Where to Buy:

Devon & Devon is available through FCML and Keha Casa stores across India.

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3. Turn Your Wash Basin into a Centrepiece

Every room needs a hero, and your bathroom is no exception. You can upgrade its look with vanities and washbasins. Opt for interesting shape or unusual hues that provide a stark contrast in an otherwise plain bathroom. Let the drama extend to your wall mirrors and storage too.

Image Courtesy: Olympia Ceramica

Where to Buy:

Olympia Ceramica is available through Etre Luxe in India.

4. Get Floored Away

Yes, we know that bathroom flooring requires a strong foundation that is durable and water resistant. Ceramic tiles are the best choice for bathrooms and have been accepted globally too. But why only go the beige way? Choosing interesting or unexpected patterns on your bathroom flooring will create a lively, chic and polished look. Floors in granite or polished concrete are sure to create a dramatic effect.

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Image Courtesy: Seaside Luce built in day Amalfi by Teuco

Where to Buy:

Similar looking tiles can be sourced from ceramic brands like Kajaria, Somany, H&R Johnson amongst the others.

5. Create Magic with Monochrome

The versatile combination of black and white packs a punch. It also has a timeless appeal! When decorating a bathroom, the starting point is usually the white walls and floor — so you are already halfway towards creating a monochrome scheme. Now consider a striking black washbasin and black bathroom furniture to create a much-needed impact. If budget is a constraint and you don’t want to invest in bigger pieces, opt for plain white or black tiles and get these installed by local contractors.

Image Courtesy: Victoria Albert

Where to Buy:

You can easily source White or Black bath fittings. For black furniture, visit brands like Vitra, Roca or Hindware.

#6 Don’t Be Bland –- Be Bold

Coloured bathtubs and basins are making a huge comeback, but in much bolder shades than you can imagine. An ideal way to add oomph, these will give your bathroom a lot more character. Maintain a balance by choosing accessories in subtle shades.

Image Courtesy: C Tribhovandas & Co

Where to Buy:

C Tribhovandas & Co is available through leading building material stores across India.

7. Charm with Classic

Packed with character, a classic-style bathroom continues to be in vogue, and works just as well for a big or small space. Choose one statement piece, such as a striking washbasin or claw-foot bathtub, to draw all the attention, and add an all-time favourite white colour scheme for all the functional pieces. Another clever approach is choosing naturally finished wood furniture for this space that lends a down-to-earth feel.

Image Courtesy: Roca

Where to Buy:

Roca is available through stand-alone stores and leading bathroom stores across India.

Are you still planning to keep your bathroom simple?

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