There are few buildings which exude elegance – but hotels are certainly one of them. Often achieving 5 star ratings, these fantastic structures are the epitome of luxury and indulgence with their bathrooms a particular area of focus.

If you want to give your own bathroom a taste of five-star glamour then there are plenty of ways to do it. Taking inspiration from Channel 4’s 28 Hotel Style Bathroom Design Ideas, we look at some of the ways in which you can kit your bathroom out like a hotel.

Give focus with a feature

Ottowa Freestanding Bath The gorgeous Ottowa Freestanding Bath will certainly give your bathroom some 5 star appeal.

Channel 4’s article recommends adding a feature wall to draw the focus in your hotel-inspired bathroom but you can also turn your bathtub into the primary feature. This is simple enough to do – simply position it in an area where it’ll stand out and consider your use of colour very carefully.

White is the classic option but if you place it on contrasting feet or against a brightly coloured wall then you’ll make sure all eyes fall here. Take a look at our selection of freestanding baths for an idea of what we mean.

Think outside the box (or tub)

Not all ideas have to follow conventional routes and one idea we really liked from Channel 4’s suggestions was sinking your bath. You’ll need to look at double ended baths for this and consider how much building work will be required, but the end result is something truly spectacular. If dropping your bath is too much work, why not raise it up instead?

Buy in pairs

For a really elegant look, why not buy furniture or bathroom units in pairs? Giving your bathroom a real “his and hers” feel. This not only adds plenty of style points to the room but also ensures arguments over whose turn it is to use the bathroom are a thing of the past.

Wash basins are the main areas to look at here but you may also want to consider investing in your own individual cabinets to keep toiletries separate. Our Drift Vanity Units are ideal choices (available in a range of finishes) with more conventional counter top basins also working well.

Drift Walnut 2 Door Floor Mounted Unit and Basin The beautiful Drift Unit and Basin is available in a range of finishes, plus there is the option of a wall hung model.

Pay attention to detail

Aside from these larger considerations, the smaller details also need to be given plenty of thought. This means placing lighting strategically around the room, evaluating your choice of materials carefully and selecting appropriate furnishings and fitting such as taps.

Wood is always a popular material, especially if combined with modern, sleek designs. Wenge wood is a particularly great choice as the darker colour adds an extra level of elegance but lighter options can work better where space is at a premium.

With lighting, remember that mood and visibility are equally important so use spotlights and under-cabinet lighting to help create a sensuous and relaxing atmosphere that is as practical as it is beautiful.

Of course, these are just a few ways in which you can bring hotel glamour into your bathroom and whether you add vanity mirrors, patterned decorations or symmetrical layouts you’ll soon find yourself whisked away into five-star paradise with these ideas.