If you dream of a luxury bathroom that’s indulgent and relaxing, where you can unwind after a long day, find inspiration and ideas in our pick of the most luxurious bathrooms out there.
1. Consider a classic chrome finish
For a luxury bathroom with a timeless feel, think about opting for chrome fixtures and fittings. A great accompaniment to a marble scheme, chrome makes an understated addition to a bathroom that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time.
We love this Double Crake Vanity Basin Suite from Drummonds and can’t imagine not feeling (at least a little bit) glam getting ready in front of it every morning.
2. Opt for a minimalistic luxury bathroom
If you like the idea of a luxury bathroom without the extravagant opulence, it’s possible to get a more minimalist version.
Simple silhouettes and well chosen materials – think hardwoods and concrete finishes – can create a soothing and luxurious feel when combined. Complete the look with industrial-style light fittings and a statement freestanding bath.
Find a similar light at Original BTC.
3. Choose marble for a space that oozes opulence
Marble is the go-to material if you’re looking to design a bathroom that says sophistication, opulence and luxury. A light coloured finish will make a bathroom seem large and light, particularly in a space with high ceilings and large windows. Team with white sanitaryware for a classic feel.
4. Embrace pattern for a unique finish
Combining stylish patterned floor tiles with classically luxe features – like the mirrored wall and freestanding bath here – is a great way to create a bathroom that is unique and full of character, yet luxurious.
5. Embrace colour in a luxury bathroom too
Luxury bathrooms don't have to be all about the monochrome – the right colours can give just as much of a luxury vibe. Obviously, we love pink. The right pink, that is. Pick something that's slightly more grown-up, a blush pink rather than a saccharine bright pink. Then combine it with natural materials like wood and marble to stop your bathroom looking too Barbie's Malibu Dream House.
6. Design a space with a stylish double sink
Practical and luxurious, double sinks are reminiscent of high-end hotel suites and are a worthy addition to a bathroom shared by busy couples.
We love the way dark fixtures complement the marble and wood to create a more industrial feel in this bathroom. Find out more about choosing a bathroom sink in our guide.
7. Add a statement double shower
Another example of bathroom indulgence, a double shower makes for a truly luxe addition. By keeping the shower fittings relatively simple, there’s ample opportunity to make a statement with the tiling.
We love this use of white hexagonal tiles and the addition of a recessed shelf unit. Re-create the look with Merlyn Showering.
If you want any more advice on how to choose the best shower, just check out our guide.
8. Create the illusion of space (and add a touch more luxury) with a scaled-up mirror
In addition to creating the illusion of a larger space and making the room lighter, a super-sized mirror enhances the luxurious feel of a bathroom. This is particularly effective if it’s positioned so that statement lighting or a freestanding bath are reflected.
9. Emphasise original features in a luxury bathroom
If your bathroom is blessed with original features, it’s worth ensuring you’re making the most of them, adding to the five-star feel of your space. Simply positioning a statement, freestanding bath in front of a beautiful original window will draw attention to it, creating a focal point.
10. Opt for elegance in a country bathroom
A classic pale neutral scheme is an elegant option for a country bathroom. Treasure original features and ensure that new additions are in keeping with the traditional style for a luxurious look that suits a period property. A reclaimed fireplace and timeless freestanding bath make luxurious additions to this country cottage.
If you love this bathroom, you are definitely going to want to check out more of our traditional bathroom ideas.
11. Design a stand-out hand basin
If you want to create a luxury feel in your bathroom but are limited by budget, investing in one statement piece can be an effective solution. We’d recommend tackling the area around the hand basin, which can function as a focal point and make a dramatic difference to the feel of a space.
We love the striking combination of this nickel finish, freestanding Hebdern Vanity Basin (available at Drummonds) with a stylish mirror and industrial-style wall lights. Add in delicate house plants and good quality hand soap to enhance the luxurious feel.
12. Invest in luxury window treatments
For ultimate privacy – and to make a design statement – invest in luxurious window treatments. Nothing wrong with blinds, of course, but shutters, in our opinion, add elegance to any bathroom.
Want more options before you decide? Browse through our bathroom window treatment ideas.
13. Create a formal, elegant look with fitted storage
House your towels and toiletries in finely crafted fitted cabinets for ultimate elegance. This monochrome bathroom with fitted furniture is by Scavolini.
14. Make your bathroom look like a French boudoir
To make your bathroom feel like a space you want to spend time in, add in upholstered seating and decorate as you would a bedroom. Think boho painted furniture and wall art. Explore more brilliantly boho ideas to get inspired.
This country farmhouse bathroom in Devon is by Drummonds.
15. Make the most of a loft conversion bathroom
A loft conversion can provide an excellent space for a luxury bathroom. Not only does a loft offer extra privacy, but also plenty of opportunities for a clever, bespoke layout. We like the way in this loft bathroom, the corner is utilised for a shower, while the bathtub rightly occupies the sunny spot by the window where headroom is less generous.
Find more about the practicalities in our beginner's guide to loft conversions.
16. Create luxurious textures with an all-tiled bathroom
There’s nothing like beautiful tiles for adding texture and visual interest to a luxury bathroom. Use both floor tiles and wall tiles for a really stunning effect, picking glossy finishes for the walls to reflect light and a slip-proof matt finish for the floor for contrast.
Find our how to choose bathroom tiles in our guide.
17. Create understated chic with a grey scheme
To create a serene, elegant space, choose bathroom paint colours carefully. If your bathroom is on the small side, pick a deep, mid-tone colour that won’t make it feel too small, and ensure your bathroom lighting is well-planned so that the space is bright in the evenings and on dark mornings.
This dove grey bathroom looks calm and inviting, and features shutters by Apollo Blinds.
We have more bathroom paint ideas for you to explore.
18. Add a mural for a bespoke look
Introduce a playful element with a wall mural. To keep the design scheme smart, try matching the colours of the mural to the colour scheme of the bathroom furniture.
This bathroom with a mountain mural is by Delightfull.
Find more mural design inspiration in our guide.
19. Make the bathtub the star of a luxury bathroom
If you already have a beautiful space that doesn’t require too much design-wise, you can concentrate on investing in the perfect tub. You could do worse than a shiny metallic number, made from tin, nickel, or copper.
20. Be Scandi-inspired for a simple and serene design
For some of us, the height of luxury is simplicity. If your dream bathroom is unfussy and serene, look to Scandinavia for inspiration. Think blond wood flooring, and a cosy accessory such as a sheepskin.
This Scandi-inspired bathroom is by Catchpole & Rye.
21. Go contemporary with a cement wet room
If contemporary minimalism is your definition of luxury, consider adding a wet room, which is as streamlined and fuss-free a bathroom option as they come. You can also experiment with more contemporary materials; this wet room, for example, has been fitted with micro-cement walls and floors.
22. Create the ultimate luxury bathroom with a monochrome scheme
It doesn’t get more sophisticated than an all black and white scheme in a bathroom. Re-create this look by picking out striking black tiles (we love these honeycomb ones from Tiles Direct ) and black bathroom storage. Add some personality with monochrome prints and bathroom accessories.
Can we also just take a moment to appreciate that polished concrete-effect floor? It adds a fashion-forward edge of industrial style to a luxury bathroom.