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8 Minor Tweaks That Can Turn Your Bathroom Into A Luxe Retreat

May 28, 2020
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Your bathroom is one of the most personal and private areas of your home. It's where most of your self-care routine takes place. That's why it's especially important to make it a space that you actually enjoy spending time in.

Rouge In Wood The Light Collection 3, Gelugor by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd

The good news is that you don’t need a big budget to create a spa-like atmosphere in your own bathroom! When planning what kind of work you want done to improve your bathroom space, consider some of these improvements to create a peaceful retreat where you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home.

1. Invest in a high-quality showerhead

A builder - grade showerhead that comes with your newly purchased home is usually the standard model that is cheaper to buy and install. To give your bathroom a visual facelift and for added practicality, consider updating your bathroom showerhead with a higher quality model that comes with multiple configurations that can help you to conserve water and to pamper yourself during each grooming session. This upgrade may not be the most cost-effective, but your investment will probably pay off down the road!

Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd

2. Add indoor plants to enliven the space

Most spa-like or hotel bathrooms usually incorporate the outdoors as a design element. In fact, some plants like Aloe Vera, Boston ferns and Orchids can actually thrive in a humid environment, as long as there’s natural sunlight entering the space. Besides adding a pop of colour and keeping things feeling nice and Zen, decorating your bathroom with plants is a good way to eliminate harmful toxins and freshen up the air.

KLGCC Resort, Bukit Kiara by Viinc Studio Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Viinc Studio Sdn. Bhd.

3. Swap in eye-catching hardware

Adding a dash of chrome, matte black, brass, gold or stainless steel can make your bathroom look fresh and more polished. Replace your bathroom hardware such as drawer pulls, faucets, towel bars, toilet paper holders with any of these accents as it pulls out the classiness of the space and it makes your bathroom look and feels like a high-end spa.

The E-House, Tanjung Tokong Penang by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

4. Install a statement mirror

To instantly elevate your bathroom into something far from basic, consider displaying a statement mirror to make your spa-like bathroom look perfectly blended between elegant and practical. Plus, it adds a little more personality to your space. If you have a small bathroom, you can also consider installing a large mirror to add visual spaciousness and brighten up the room.

Dumalis, Sierra 16 by Klaasmen Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Klaasmen Sdn. Bhd.

5. Change your bathroom lighting

A proper bathroom lighting is very important for grooming and sets a relaxing atmosphere without spending big on your renovation budget. For a spa-like ambience in your bathroom, consider replacing standard overhead lighting bulbs with LEDs. Look for a lower-wattage, full-spectrum daylight bulb. It'll be bright but not glaring - ideal for grooming or applying makeup in the bathroom.

Villa Bovelin, Kuala Lumpur by Ee Design Studio

Interior Firm: Ee Design Studio

For optimal lighting, consider installing pretty sconces on either side of your mirror at eye level. This height ensures that you’ll see yourself in the best possible light while primping.

6. Remember to include plenty of storage

Bathroom storage is one of the features you may not think about initially but can make huge improvements in your lifestyle and practicality when using the bathroom. Extra cabinets, built-in shelving and organizers make the difference between a cluttered cave and a serene retreat.

Andes Condo 2, Puchong Kinrara by Archmosphere-ds

Interior Firm: Archmosphere-ds

You can also consider introducing extra storage space for your towels in style by leaning a wooden ladder against the wall. It brings in more dimension than a traditional wall shelf and looks more unique.

Rouge In Wood The Light Collection 3, Gelugor by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd

7. Dress up your walls

Adorning your bathroom wall with tiles can be transformative to bring colour and turn a standard room into a spa-like sanctuary. Although tiles can be costly, the payoff is definitely worth it. Match your backsplash wall tiles with your tiled floors for a similarly high-impact and cohesive aesthetic.

Setia Damai by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation

8. Replace your towels and bath mats

A casual bathroom can look more elevated if you splurge on quality white towels instead of mismatched colourful ones. Pair your white linens with a matching shower curtain (if required) or bath mats to tie everything together. You can even consider swapping out plastic or acrylic shower curtain rings for polished metal to create a spa-like feel in your bathroom.

Setia Mayuri by Sachi Interiors

Interior Firm: Sachi Interiors

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