How to Make A Small Bathroom Look Luxurious

Thinking of ways to make a small bathroom look luxurious can be overwhelming. While there are vast ideas in online home improvement magazines and social media content, choosing the right design not only poses a serious challenge but is still a complex process.

Here are easy and simple ways to transform a small bathroom into a luxurious one.

  1. Opt for Quality Materials

Appreciate the significance of selecting quality materials – their impact is immeasurable. Never compromise on quality; its consequences can be very expensive. The list below includes examples of materials that can make small bathrooms look expensive.

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Wall Panelling
  • Natural Stone Tiles
  • High-End Fixtures

The recommended materials are often used in areas that radiate luxurious vibes such as five-star hotels. However, home improvement designers also recommend these materials even in areas with limited space due to their efficiency and power to convey elegance.

While it’s true that luxury is not about the price, spending on high-quality materials is still a good and logical decision. These materials can be durable and resistant to wear and tear. It means the bathroom can look luxurious for a long time. This implies that is also cost-effective.


  1. Choose Neutral Colors

In light of the idea that luxury doesn’t have to correlate to high prices, there is a less expensive way of bringing opulence to a small restroom. Choosing neutral colours is at the top of the list. These colours include;

  • White
  • Cream
  • Beige
  • Light gray
  • Taupe

Combining these colours can make the bathroom look and feel larger and fresher. It will not only evolve into a luxurious oasis, but it will become a comfortable and safe place, exuding grandeur and royalty.

  1. Minimalist Decor

Minimalism is a trend in today’s modern architecture as it has a larger purpose. Minimalist decors can boost the efficiency of the space. Tips to incorporate minimalism into designing a small bathroom are listed below.

  • Include fewer objects or elegant ornaments
  • Avoid cluttering with too many fixtures


Spending on elegant decors can be expensive, but the good thing about minimalism is the use of fewer objects. One or two statement pieces such as artwork can improve the appearance of the bathroom. Fewer decors can also maximize the use of space and make bathroom improvement economical.

  1. Keeping it Clean

Maintaining a clean bathroom is also a must! These two simple steps can make a huge difference.

  • Removing unused products
  • Install glass jars to hold hygienic products


Avoid clutter by removing items such as bottles of lotions and perfumes that are not being used. Do not display too many products in the bathroom as it can look cluttered and disorganized. Then, store the regularly used items in glass jars to avoid clutter all over the basin. These simple methods can make a small bathroom a calming space and a luxurious haven without spending heavily on improvements.

  1. Pick a Large Mirror

Mirrors are a staple in bathroom design, but for small bathrooms, one large mirror is enough. A big elegant mirror can be the statement piece itself while serving its purpose. One can never go wrong in spending in a large elegant mirror as it makes the space look bigger. It creates the illusion of a spacious bathroom that can elevate the ambience of the space. At the same time, it can improve the mood of people using the bathroom.


To make the mirror the statement piece, choose a framed mirror. An elegant and unique frame can make the mirror highly ornamental. It can be the centre of attention. This decorative mirror alone can elevate the overall look and feel of a small bathroom.


  1. Install Glass Partitions

Glass partitions can also create an illusion of a larger space and make the area wider and brighter. It also enhances the overall look of the space by making it more elegant-looking.

The most common uses of glass partitions include creating a shower cubicle. It separates the shower room with a solid glass wall to keep the rest of the area dry. It prevents water from spilling all over the bathroom which can maintain the cleanliness of the space. Remember to always keep the bathroom clean and dry and make it look wider and brighter to maintain its luxurious vibe.


  1. Use of Ambient Lighting


Appropriate use of lighting can boost the elegance of a small bathroom. The three types of lighting that are essential in any space include ambient, task, and accent lighting. Considering the small space, focusing on ambient lighting is reasonable and economical.


Ambient lighting illuminates the entire space, which can ensure a well-lit bathroom. Its illumination allows people to comfortably perform activities. As such, ambient light is highly recommended to enhance the vibe and efficiency of a small bathroom. Below are the recommendations to enhance ambient lighting in a small space.

Recessed Lighting

These are ceiling-mounted fixtures that give a neat and less obtrusive source of illumination. It does not overpower the other elements and decors of the bathroom. Instead, it provides a narrow band of illumination in a particular direction. With this feature, it enhances both the ambient and task lighting.


Led Downlights


Mounting LED lights in the ceiling can create spots to lure attention to the perimeter of the bathroom. This functionality enhances the sense of space while improving task lighting.

LED lights are also adjustable. It is dimmable to allow a comfortable and relaxing bathroom experience. For example, dimming the lights creates a calming atmosphere for a more relaxed bath. Increasing its brightness, on the other hand, provides a brighter room for other hygienic and grooming activities.


Aside from dimming, one can choose the colour temperatures of LED lights. It is available in warm and cool lights, allowing customisation of the ambient lighting. Make sure to choose the colour lights that suit the design and the desired lavatory ambience.


Wall-Mounted Lights


Mounting lights on the sides of the wall mirror illuminates the face, which can enhance the grooming experience. A brighter mirror not only provides a roomy feel but can also enhance the luxurious ambience of the bathroom.


  1. Touch of Green


Adding a green accent to the bathroom is common, but often underestimated. Live flowers and plants enhance the luxurious feel of the bathroom. They add a touch of freshness and make the space more lively. It exudes positivity, making the bathroom look and feel cosy, warm, and pleasant. It enhances comfort and overall bathroom experience.


Taking into account the tight space, choose indoor plants that are manageable. Just select the size that does not consume too much space, yet enhances the appearance of the bathroom. The plant size must align with the bathroom size.


  1. Consider Customized Cabinets


Last but not least, choose customized cabinets. Take advantage of the talents of your local home improvement contractors. They can design elegant cabinets that match your preferences and the aura of the bathroom. The cabinets will perfectly fit the space allowing storage maximization. Customized cabinets can add a touch of elegance and keep the bathroom tidy. Thus, it can maintain the luxurious atmosphere of the small bathroom.

The key to transforming a small bathroom into an elegant space is to carefully develop design ideas and incorporate high-quality materials, decors, and lighting that make the space wider, brighter, and more breathable. Although it can be challenging, creating a luxurious and elegant compact bathroom can be rewarding. Small bathroom transformations can have long-term benefits, including enhanced aesthetics and functionality.



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