Make the most of the bathroom with these six ideas on how to create luxury for less
Close the door, run the bath, light the candles and pop the cork.
There’s no need to pay for a fancy day spa because luxury can be as close as your own bathroom.
Once a functional, practical room used purely for washing and grooming, today’s bathroom is the ultimate place to soak, meditate and recharge in private.
Interior designer and stylist Kat Collins of Sydney company Urban Splash says there are six easy, inexpensive ways to make your bathroom the best space in the house.
It’s easy to make a small bathroom appear larger by maximising light. Install a large window, and retile or paint the walls white or a lightly tinted colour.
To reflect more light, hang big, strategically placed mirrors. ‘Mirrors can create the illusion of space through reflection,’ says Kat.
A large mirror placed opposite a window with an open outlook works twice as well and produces an instant indoor-outdoor effect while making the most of the view.
TIP: If the vista is less than desirable, manufacture a view by adding bamboo screening, outdoor artworks, bright perennials or pot plants.