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How to create a luxury bathroom without blowing your budget

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 3 months ago 3 min read

With so many of us now working from home, our bathrooms have become a place to which we can escape for an hour or 2 after a long day. So, how do you create a space worth spending time in without splashing out? We asked our friends at Ideal Standard, the UK’s No 1 bathroom brand, for their advice.

There’s no denying that sometimes we need nothing more than a soak in the bath or a long hot shower to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. However, when it comes to designing the perfect space, do you really need to compromise on luxury for the sake of practicality and budget?

Good news, the answer is no! You can easily create a luxurious, practical and affordable space regardless of how big or small your bathroom is. That’s why our team has compiled some handy tips to help you get started.


Less is more

When you’ve been looking forward to sinking into a warm bubble bath, there’s nothing worse than coming home at the end of the day to a cluttered bathroom. It’s not relaxing and it just looks messy. There’s no escaping the fact that we need a home for our toiletries, towels and laundry, but there are clever ways to make sure they’re not making your space feel cramped and untidy.

Clever and innovative storage solutions, such as a wall cabinet that doubles up as a mirror, mean you can store away your essential items and create the feeling of space. Alternatively, you could opt for a wall hung vanity unit which gives you plenty of room for toiletries or cleaning products without taking up floor space. Choosing fixtures that are wall hung, including storage solutions, basins and toilets such as those in our Concept Air collection (pictured below) also give the added benefit of making the room easier to clear. The entire range is available in high quality, contemporary finishes, so you’ll end up with a bathroom that not only offers exceptional practicality, but looks the part too.

Ideal Standard Concept Air wood light grey 1200 combination unit with toilet and soft close seat


A splash of colour

Experimenting with colour is another great way to spruce up your bathroom, and can really alter the mood of the room.

From accessories and ornaments, to a lick of paint on the walls or a coloured backsplash, there are clever tweaks you can make in the bathroom to change the way you feel every time you enter the room.

A nice way to add a luxury touch is to take inspiration from the ocean and the lighter tones of the evening sky, as the colour blue is used by designers to create feelings of calm, balance and stability. Indeed, blue features heavily as one of the colours of the year for 2021. By introducing blue accessories coupled with crisp white fixtures, like wash basins and a bath, you get a perfect combination of cleanliness and luxury—and you won’t break the bank doing it!


Spa-like spaces

We all long for a spa day every once in a while, but why wait until an offer becomes available to treat yourself? Why not bring the spa to your home?

The Concept Air collection features products like freestanding baths with slim edges and soft tapered sides (see below). By teaming these with neutral tones on the walls and accessories, and some clever downlighting, you’ll have created a luxurious, spa-like feeling in your own bathroom! With some adjustment and thought into the lighting, you can also choose which areas of the bathroom are more illuminated and help to give the space more depth, making it feel like you’re actually at the spa.

Ideal Standard Concept Air freestanding bath 1700 x 790

When it comes to design, it’s important to achieve the perfect balance between luxury, practicality and affordability. Take a look at our ranges to see how you can create the ultimate relaxing space using our elegant, sleek bathroom products.


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Author, Nicky Kingston

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 3 months ago

Nicky is our resident Stylist and loves bringing new and exciting bathroom trends to life. Nicky’s passion for design led to a 1st class degree in Surface Design & Textiles, before earning a reputation as a home stylist in London.

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