Having a small bathroom should not discourage you from going the extra mile. Your space can be as extravagant as you want, so long as you keep the layout of the room in mind. This may sound tricky, but with some effort and planning, you can certainly find a way to make your small bathroom look for luxurious. Here are some tips that you can try out:

Invest in a large bathtub

Working with a small space (or small budget) doesn’t mean that you can’t have a large bathtub. A large bathtub will instantly become the main focus of the room. Opt for stylish tubs that match the interior of your bathroom. Just make sure it’s not too big to make the space look cramped. To be on the safe side, measure how much room you can work so that size does not turn out to be a problem.

Change your fixtures

Sometimes even the smallest additions can completely transform your space. Consider changing the fixtures. Play around with materials such as brass and copper since that’s what’s trending most these days. We don’t advise you to straight up change all your hardware but making small changes such as adding a new soap dish or adding a small mirror can help.


We love mirrors! They not only add a bit of personality to the room but also adds an illusion of depth, making spaces look much larger than they really are. You can hunt for some mirrors in elegant styles or take a trip to the flea market if you’re in search of something that’s more vintage. Adding mirrors is an excellent way to spruce up your bathroom.

Alternatively, you can also DIY and jazz up an old mirror by spraying on some silver paint.

Say no to clutter

Your space can easily look crammed if you don’t get rid of the clutter. Be clever with storage and make sure everything looks in place. Hang your robes or towels and keep linens inside the cabinet. A messy bathroom does not have a comfortable, never mind luxurious vibe to it. If you don’t have a designated spot for towels, you can install a hook to keep things organized. While these minor additions may seem unnoticeable at first, it’ll play an integral role in maintaining the bathroom nice and neat.

Don’t forget lighting

If space is a problem, be smart with lighting. You will find a ton of handsome options to choose from and you might not even have to pay an extravagant price. Also, adding some mirrors will also help accentuate natural light and a well-lit bathroom certainly looks luxurious.

Keep it consistent 

Your bathroom will likely look much more extravagant if you follow a theme and stick to it. For instances, make sure all your fixtures match. Brass and nickel are all materials that are now being commonly used in bathrooms. And don’t just stop at fixtures, make sure the shower head and towel hooks also match. Changing the toilet paper holder isn’t a bad idea either.

Thorough clean up

This is pretty basic but definitely worth mentioning. Invest in odour absorbing products that can be placed near the trash cans. Thoroughly clean the bathroom every once in a while to eliminate the chance of mould and mildew. Aside from paying attention to hygiene, you can also purchase scented products and keep the place nicely ventilated.

Using a diffuser with fragrant essential oils can also contribute to more luxurious setting. Throw in some scented candles to the mix and you’ll be surprised by how spa-like your bathroom will start to look and feel. Plus, you’ll love how pleasant the bathroom will smell afterwards.

Use wallpaper

Sure, paint is good but a lovely wallpaper is even better. While selecting and installing wallpaper might require more time and effort, it’ll definitely be worth it in the long run. Opt for a wallpaper that complements the interiors of your bathroom space, the end result will certainly be worth the trouble. We recommend you stick too neutral colours and don’t go too bold.

Sometimes less is more and you should definitely follow this rule when it comes to wallpaper.

Go all white

What’s most elegant colour out there that looks great with brass fixtures? Well, of course, it’s the ethereal white. Sticking to a colour theme is one of the easiest ways to make a small bathroom look luxurious. Warm tones of lime, greys, and maroons also work well. The key here to remain consistent with your desired colour scheme hence using matching towels and linens isn’t a bad idea either.

If you do opt for white, your bathroom will instantly look more luxurious, especially when the morning sunlight shines through the window.

Go green

Your bathroom doesn’t have to be a plant-free zone. Granted that you don’t have a lot of space to worth with, opt for small potted plants. You can also opt for artificial greens if maintenance is a problem. Either way, adding a bit of greenery will liven up your bathroom and give it a more luxurious feel.

Adding some plants by the window sill is also a great option.

Let in some natural light

Nothing is worse than a bathroom that’s all dark and gloomy, let some natural light shine in. Nothing beats walking inside a space that’s’ lit up by glorious sunshine. (As an added benefit, this will help while you’re getting ready in the morning too!).

So get rid of the binders and shutters. You can change to a different kind of glass for your windows if privacy is a concern but don’t block out natural light.

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So there you have it. You don’t necessarily have to spend extravagantly to make your bathroom look luxurious. A little bit of effort and some nice wallpaper will do the trick quite nicely. And if you’re ready to go the extra mile, feel free to reach out to us at High Spec Bathrooms. We’ll be happy to work with you to create a space that suits your personal preferences.