Welcome back to the Drench blog, where this week we’re revealing 5 powerful areas for making your bathroom décor more luxurious and providing the best possible experience for family and friends.
And the best thing? While there are a lot of expensive bathroom decorating ideas, there’s also a host of ways to spice things up without blowing the bathroom budget.
That’s why, before we dip into some of the fantastic units across the Drench online store, we’re going to kick things off with a collection of ways you can up the luxury for less.
Tip 1 - Luxury for Less
“How do I make my bathroom look better for less?” is one of the questions that we hear the most.
And it’s a great question to ask, because bathroom decorating ideas needn’t cost the earth.
Here’s some of the cost-effective ways we’ve encountered in our decades spent in the industry, so you can totally revamp your bathroom décor without breaking the bank. They require a little creativity and thinking outside of the box so tread carefully - they can be very addictive!
Less bathrooms than you think feature specialised seating but it’s incredibly useful with bigger families. Imagine – no more perching on the side of the bath and those awkward sibling dances around the sink when it comes to toothbrush time.
Whether it’s a classy stool that you and your partner can use to perch upon, up-cycled kitchen stools or garden chairs, get innovative with your bathroom seating.
Add some stylish glass jars to your bathroom to provide cheap and easy extra storage.
These can also be filled with Potpourri or some other pleasant smelling stuff to effortlessly create an air of rustic luxury.
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Replace your old and boring bathmats with some Persian rugs, custom linoleum patchwork mats or other inventive carpeting.
It saves the need to replace your flooring by spicing up your old tiles with dashes of colour and character, as well as stops the floor getting dangerously slippery when everyone’s jumping in and out of the shower.
Tip 2 - Even More Custom Touches
There really is no limit to how specific you can get when creating bathroom luxury for less, and even the smallest personal touch can usher heaps of fresh character into your bathroom.
Try bordering your mirror with some rope to help achieve the sought-after nautical bathroom décor or enlist the kids to create a colourful tile border.
Another great idea is custom hooks that can be brought across from any room in the house, and why not try a vintage coat stand for a funky way to hang your towels?
If you’re still not hooked, try some cheap stencils to add colour and character to the walls without shelling out on repainting, as well as classic wallpapers. Either approach will add to the usual white, grey or monochrome schemes with bold colour palettes for a vivid and luxurious change.
And what better way to admire your new work than with some innovative upcycled lighting, whether it be with a sweet old wooden lamp or bulbs across a metal frame for a retro Hollywood dressing room feel?
We hope these ideas provide a starting point from which to launch your budget-conscious bathroom decorating mission – they certainly have helped along our own projects! Though if you require some bathroom luxury tips that are a little more substantial, read on…
“How else can I make my bathroom look more luxurious?”
If you’re looking to really pimp up your bathroom, Drench are delighted to bring to you the very best in decorating ideas from our vast online store.
Here you’ll find everything you need to sharpen your bathroom décor, from top-performance budget options to offerings from the most expensive bathroom brands.
Tip 3 - Luxury Lighting
You can’t conduct your bathroom routine if you can’t see, so lighting is key.
Whether your current lighting is getting dingy and you wish to inject some clarity, or you suffer from overly strong lighting and would like a more seductive air, redoing your lighting is a swift way to totally change your bathroom’s aura.
First, check out this Arcade Oval Base Light with Chiffon Silver Shade and bring a classic elegance to your bathroom for just £146.26. This splash-proof offering has a nickel-plated finish, a 10 year manufacturer guarantee and embodies traditional luxury with its sophisticated silver chiffon pleated light shade.
Next up, try out the Arcade Oval Base light with Clear Vase Glass Shade, which for the same affordable price offers a classy clear glass tubular shade to provide your bathroom with the perfect gentle glow and add some rousing atmosphere.
Tip 4 - Ornate Mirrors
Once you’ve got the right light, the right mirror is more important than ever. If you don’t want to create your own radical up-cycled mirrors, consider these favourites from the Drench warehouse.
If you’re going for traditional bathroom décor then consider this Burlington Aluminium Frame Mirror, just £230.30 for a quality aluminium frame in 3 delectable finishes including brushed aluminium, black and white. It’s a great focal point to then inspire the rest of your décor, and at 553 x 750mm you get a lot of real estate for your money.
If it’s a statement mirror you require to up your luxury factor, think about the Crosswater Waldorf Mirror, which for just £234.98 provides a unique Art Deco styled feature with remarkable engineering including 5mm mirrored and bevelled glass, a concealed hanging system, and Gunther Seal-Kwik seals to ward off the blackening edging that plagues cheap mirrors.
Tip 5 - Luxury Shower Heads
When it comes to shower heads, you may not think there’s much choice. If it stays at the correct angle and the pressure is good then that’s all there is, right?
Check out our selection of Luxury Rain Shower Heads and see just how luxurious your showering can really become.
For £1,687.50 you can pick up the Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select 460, a 3-jet fixed system with 3 shower modes, Quick Clean technology and an EcoSmart system with water and money-saving settings.
And if you want every shower to be really special, amp up your luxury bathroom ambience with the Crosswater Rio Spectrum Fixed Shower Head with Lights, an incredible LED-lit shower head with easy clean nozzles and a full 96 LED light spectrum.
It comes with a programmable 13-setting keypad to enhance your high-pressure shower systems and the kids will love it, though at £3,009.00 your bank card may not so much.
Tip 6 - Colours and Styles
Just as interior decorators and stylists provide clients with look-books and style guides, we put a lot of time into organising the thousands of items available on Drench for your convenience.
We offer expansive product collections to inspire and further the theme of your new bathroom décor and you can find these here in our Ideas section.
No more leafing through hundreds of pages to find the perfect item – whatever the scope of your redesign, it’s never been easier than with our Drench Ideas Collections.
Black and White Hype
Provide your bathroom décor with a classic and always striking noir palette by drawing on our extensive Black and White Ideas Collection that accounts for all budgets and styles.
Then you have remarkable centrepieces like this Charlotte Edwards Mayfair Black Freestanding Bath with its contemporary curvature, enhanced heat retention, integrated slotted waste and 20 year manufacturer guarantee, all for just £949.99.
Next up, we present our Marble Bathrooms Ideas Collection.
Marble is synonymous with bathroom luxury – from tiles to worktops and everything between, this mesmerising material is one sure-fire way to amp up your bathroom décor.
Pick the Arcade 900mm Basin with Overflow and Ceramic Console Legs for a fantastic traditional basin constructed of ceramic marble with a choice between 1, 2 or 3 pre-drilled tap holes and a ridiculous quarter-century manufacturer guarantee for £576.02.
If you’re looking for the best shower doors to display your marble shower enclosure then the Simpsons Elite Sliding Shower Door and Optional Side Panel is all you need. For just £629.30, choose between 6 different sizes and enjoy the Elite’s frameless sliding enclosure, chrome profile, ClearShield stain and chemical protection, and 8mm safety toughened glass.
A silky smooth Burlington Minerva Worktop in Carrara White will top your units with some seriously smooth, stain-resistant marble for just £230.30, and once you’ve selected your new worktop, why not pick up a Burlington Minerva Joint Kit in Carrara White to join your components in the most luxurious possible manner?
Timeless & Traditional
In the same way you can achieve an air of traditional character using the cost-effective hacks we revealed earlier, you can also draw on the luxurious additions from our Timeless & Traditional Collection.
For starters, you could literally up-cycle your bathroom with this rather cool Arcade Bicycle with 600mm 3 Tap Hole Basin and Tap, which mounts a genuine Pashley town bike with a ceramic basin and accompanying wicker handlebar basket storage piece for £1,581.78.
Then we have this remarkable Arcade Royal Freestanding Roll Top Bath with Shower Temple and Complete Shower Kit, which features an opulent free-standing unit with 8m thick screen enclosure for £4,664.26.
The Life of Luxury
As we’ve shown you there are many ways to boost your bathroom’s luxury factor.
Whether you take the frugal approach and channel luxury for less or kit out your bathroom décor with the most stunning units this earth has seen, stick with Drench and make your luxury bathroom statement the right way!
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