The bathroom is the one place where you can truly let your hair down and relax, so why not make the most of it by transforming your bathroom into a glamorous girly space that you can truly enjoy?
There are many things you can do to upgrade your bathroom from a mostly functional space into a luxurious space that celebrates all that is feminine, but if you need some help getting started, why not browse some of the suggestions below, to ensure that you get off to the right foot in the glamor stakes.
Choose a theme
The foundation of creating a girly bathroom starts with your choice of theme. Choose will, and your bathroom will look effortlessly chic. There are a few themes that the average bathroom can carry off well while still looking glamorous, including the Monochrome look, Chanel inspired simplicity and Victorian Opulence, but if you have a particular style that you love, whether that be glitter, pink or anything else, you can usually find a way to make it look classy.
Choose a Color
Once you know what kind of theme you will be aiming for, it should be much easier to choose the right colors. For example, if you’re going for the Chanel look, you will want lots of blacks and whites, perhaps with some hints of silver to set it all off. If you want to create a shabby chic hotel bathroom in Paris look, however, you will probably want to go or pastel colors, and if you’re going for a Hollywood look, you can dare to go bold.
Of course, there are no hard and fast rules for bathroom color – you should follow your heart and create something unique to you.
Install a freestanding bathtub
There is nothing that screams glamor and opulence more than a freestanding bathtub one of the ones with cast iron feet that you would expect to see in a period drama like Downton Abbey.
The best thing about freestanding bathtubs is that, although they are typically Victorian in style, they can work well in almost any bathroom. So, even if you’ve gone for a Hollywood glamor theme with lots of expensive marble and lots of lighted mirrors, you will be able to install a freestanding claw foot bath and have it look like it has always been there.
Storage might be one of the most boring aspects of home interior design, but it is vital if you want to create a glamorous bathroom, which is functional while not been overly cluttered.
The first thing you will want to purchase is a decent vanity that not only looks good and fits with your theme but which also features hidden shelving. If you buy a vanity that is of a decent size, you will be able to store all of your soaps, shampoos and beauty products out of sight, but in easy reach, for a tidy bathroom look, and you may not need to install any additional shelving or medicine cabinets, depending on the size of your vanity and how much stuff you have.
If you do need to put up extra shelving in the bathroom, don’t just buy the cheapest available at your local DIY shop, instead shop around until you find something beautiful. Mirrored glass shelving would be a particularly good option as not only does it look glamorous, but it also reflects the light in pretty ways, creating a great atmosphere when you have a candlelight bath in the evening.
Lighting is particularly important if you plan to spend your time taking leisurely baths. Harsh light is not conducive to relaxation, so whatever light fitting you choose, you should ensure that you either install a dimmer or use bulbs of a low wattage to set the right tone.
When you think of lighting in relation to glamour, you almost certainly think of opulent crystal chandeliers, and these are certainly a good option for a girly bathroom, but there are other options, such as Chinese lanterns and a simple white shade, depending on the look you are going for.
When purchasing bathroom lighting solutions, you will also need to think about lights for your mirrors. You can buy Hollywood style lighted-mirrors in most home interior stores, but if they’re not your thing, you could simply wrap fairy light around a beautiful bathroom mirror, like the ones at http://www.uniquevanities.com for a more whimsical look.
There is nothing like doing way with the electric lights altogether and taking a bath in candlelight. When choosing candles for the bathroom, you should go for clean burning soy wax candles, which are not toxic like many other forms of candle. You should also choose scented candles, which will aid in your relaxation, and where possible pick colours that compliment your bathroom’s décor.
When it comes to displaying candles, you can’t go wrong with a large iron candelabra, but if that’s a bit too much for you, glass hurricane lamps or mirrored glass candle holders are also good options.
Tiled or stone floors are by far the most hygienic options for the bathroom, which is fine because they are also the most expensive and glamorous looking. These days, it is possible to buy stone and marble floors in a range of colours, but classic white or black always looks best, and you can easily add a splash of colour or two with your choice of bath mat.
Ditch the boring bathroom blinds and purchase a pair of dramatic curtains instead. Floaty flowing curtains are much more feminine than blinds, and they tend to offer more style options too. If you’re going for a minimal look overall, but you want to add some points of interest, a nice pair of floral curtains would look good, but plain curtains in a favorite colour are a good option for any theme.
Obviously, this post has just covered the essentials of creating a glamourous girly bathroom space – there are many more little touches, such as trinkets and towels, that you can add to your bathroom to ensure that it is your favourite place to be. So, don’t be afraid to experiment and explore with your style.