These days, so many celebrities have become regular users of social media. As a result, we are regularly given the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of fame and fortune and witness the little details of their domestic lives.
This even includes the décor of their bathrooms, such as the glittering chandeliers that illuminate Victoria Beckham’s, or Jennifer Aniston’s gleaming marble tub.
If you have been finding yourself marvelling over the bathroom décor of some of your favourite celebs, and wishing that you could create a similarly opulent haven in your own home, the good news is – you can. And you don’t necessarily need to have their millions to do it with, either.
In fact, there are a number of clever design hacks that you can use to transform your bathroom into a sparkling celebrity-inspired sanctuary while sticking to a budget.
Read on to find out more.
Use Wallpaper For A Low-Cost Upgrade
Celebrity fashionistas have worked wonders in their bathrooms with the help of some carefully chosen wallpaper – and you can easily do the same. Covering your bathroom walls with gorgeous, patterned wallpaper is a cheap and effective way to upgrade your bathroom in no time, giving it that eye-catching celebrity look, without having to spend thousands.
If you are keen to have a pretty pink floral-patterned paper for your bathroom, look for feminine hues and flowery designs; on the other hand, if you’re not such a fan of pastels, you could opt for a simple but effortlessly chic monochrome pattern.
Update Your Tub Or Toilet
If you are yearning for an A-list bathroom, but your budget won’t stretch to the full renovation you have been dreaming of, why not focus your funds on updating one of your main bathroom fixtures?
By swapping out your old toilet or tub for a shiny and stylish new model, you will instantly uplift the room. When it comes to the tub, you may want to emulate icons such as Jennifer Aniston, Jon Bon Joi, Eva Longoria, and Serena Williams, who all enjoy the perks of a stand-alone bathtub.
There are a number of benefits to investing in a freestanding bathtub, besides the obvious opulence; these standalone tubs provide you with extra flexibility when it comes to the placement of your bath. They also come in a wide range of colours, styles and designs, so it won’t be hard to find one that matches your tastes.
Of course, you do have to make sure that your bathroom can accommodate a freestanding tub, as they tend to be heavier and also hold more water, so bear this in mind before you start poring over different models.
Alternatively, you may want to keep your current tub and invest in a gleaming new toilet instead. There are plenty of luxurious toilets available which won’t break the bank but will instantaneously upgrade the look and feel of your bathroom.
Embrace A Stylish Colour Scheme
If you’re on a restricted budget, but you still long to give your bathroom an A-list update, there is an easy way to accomplish this; use colour to transform your space.
If you’re a keen DIYer, you may be able to repaint and tile your bathroom yourselves. If not, it’s best to call in a skilled professional to help you with your bathroom update. Not sure where you can find an experienced ‘handyman near me’? MyBuilder can connect you with highly rated local handymen in your area and provide you with free quotes, so you can choose the right person for the job. With their help, you can quickly transform your bathroom, using a stylish colour palette to create your celebrity-inspired aesthetic.
For example, you may want to hop on the black-and-white bandwagon that has been championed by everyone from Victoria Beckham to Serena Williams. The way you do this is entirely up to you. You may want to paint your bathroom walls a snowy white, and paint the sink and tub a glossy black, or vice versa. You can also add some extra monochrome style with black and white tilework on the floor or in the shower cubicle.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to make such a bold statement with your choice of shades, you can opt for the same soft cream hues that Angelina Jolie has used to great effect in one of her home’s ten (yes, ten) elegant bathrooms. Everything, including the walls, tub, and vanity unit, is cream-coloured, creating a sense of timeless luxury and comfort.
Add Some Luxurious Low-Cost Features
While you may not have an A-list budget, you can still make your bathroom look and feel like a celebrity’s, simply by adding some cleverly selected special features. After all, luxurious extras don’t have to come with luxury price tags.
For example, you can make like Helen Skelton from Countryfile and Khloe Kardashian, and create a cosy but stylish feel in your bathroom with the help of vases filled with artful foliage and blooms, some luxury soap and candles. Khloe revealed some truly whopping hurricane candles on one of her social media snaps; you may not be able to afford a toddler-sized candle, but there are plenty of more affordable options in a wide range of luxurious scents.
Another particularly helpful hack for adding some effortless glam to your bathroom is to have some new taps fitted – perhaps in a gleaming shade of gold, such as Jennifer Aniston’s brass bath taps, revealed in a social media post. As you can see, there are so many ways to add some effortless celebrity style to your bathroom – you can even incorporate your towels into your décor by putting them on display, particularly if they are richly coloured or feature statement patterns, or if they are just luxuriously fluffy.
Use Lighting To Your Advantage
If you like the sound of Victoria Beckham’s bathroom chandeliers, why not steal the idea for your bathroom?
You may not have the space for several elaborate light fixtures – or her adjoining dressing room, sadly – but you can certainly have at least one chandelier hanging over your tub for a glamorous and romantically illuminated soak.
Alternatively, if you find chandeliers a little too ostentatious, there are other ways to create a subtly elegant feel in your bathroom with some artful lighting. From strategic spotlights to illuminated vanities and flattering LED lighting, there are so many ways to upgrade your bathroom with the help of a little light.
Go Green – And Not With Envy
Finally, there is another simple but effective way in which you can bring some celebrity style into your bathroom – by introducing some stunning houseplants. A-list stars such as Emma Roberts, Meghan Markle, and Reese Witherspoon reportedly adore their plant babies.
Having some carefully chosen houseplants in your home is also a good way to cleanse the air in your bathroom, as well as introduce colour, life, and natural beauty.
There are a number of houseplants that fare particularly well in bathroom environments too, so you may want to make your plant baby selections from among their number to ensure your new housemates acclimate well to their new surroundings. Who knew that emulating your favourite celebrities’ bathroom style could be so simple and so budget-friendly?