How to get Designer Bathroom Style for Less

With some clever thinking and a little inspiration adding designer style to your bathroom is easier than you may think. Here we share some useful ideas, tips and advice on how to get designer bathroom style without splashing the cash.

Double up on basins

countertop basin

Installing two basins next to each other creates a hotel-spa look and feel, but this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune – two simple basins can easily be brought to life with stylish taps.

Make use of reflective surfaces

white gloss vanity unit

Reflective surfaces such as metallic, mirror and iridescent finishes create opulence in the bathroom and bounce the light around to enhance a sense of space. Think about grouping a collection of small, different mirrors together, rather than fitting a large, expensive one.

Vanity units with glossy finishes are also ideal, plus you’ll have somewhere to keep toiletries neatly hidden away too.

Install statement flooring

Statement flooring provides a good way to achieve maximum impact on a limited budget, as it covers a smaller surface area compared to the walls. Vinyl flooring is available in an array of eye-catching patterns so you can easily recreate a designer look. Geometric tiles are another good option and make a great investment.

Create a minimal look with glass

Making use of coloured glass is becoming an increasingly popular choice for the bathroom and provides a sleeker alternative to tiles. Quick to install, coloured glass can be expensive, but fitting just one panel can provide a designer statement.

Opt for slate

If you love natural stone but don’t have the budget for limestone or marble, consider opting for slate instead. Slate offers a more affordable alternative but still creates a designer look.

Tongue-and-groove panels

bathroom suite

Tongue-and-groove panels offer an ideal way to conceal less-than-perfect walls and look great in any bathroom design. The panels can be painted to any colour you like and can be fitted vertically or horizontally.

Stylish textiles

John Lewis bathroom towels

Your choice of textiles can make all the difference to the bathroom and provide a great way to bring the space to life. You could opt for a bright shower curtain, colourful bath mat and towels and you could even introduce an elegant panel of fabric to the window.

Statement tiles

bathroom tiles

If you’ve seen some gorgeous tiles that might just be out of your price range, you can still get the look without blowing your budget by using them on a single wall, as a splashback or bath panel.

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About Liz

Hi, I blog about bathrooms, where I hope to help and inspire anyone who is planning and designing a new bathroom. My bathroom blogs cover an array of topics, ranging from helpful tips and advice to ideas and inspiration.
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