Relax and unwind in these beautiful luxury bathrooms

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A luxury bathroom offers the ultimate antidote to fast-paced modern life; we daydream about a long soak in bubble-bath-filled free-standing bathtub when we get home from a busy day at work. Pictures of luxury hotel bathrooms make us lust after a similar spa-like retreat in our own en-suites! Just imagine designing a space to set the tone for indulgent bathing – we’re thinking bold feature walls, opulent marble surfaces and glamorous furniture and bathroom accessories.

If you are updating your home and giving every room a modern makeover, what better place to start than in the bathroom? That way you’ve got a place to escape to when the rest of the house is being decorated! Start planning your luxury bathroom suite, whether it features real-stone floors and a claw-foot bath, floor-to-ceiling marble or a fully-tiled wet room – and remember it is possible to achieve designer bathroom style for less.

Instinctively modern luxury bathroom ideas draw on timelessly traditional design concepts, mostly circling around freestanding bathroom furniture, opulent materials and deep, dark colour schemes. Offsetting rich, sumptuous colours with a plush copper bath and deep wood flooring, creates a moody vibe that never goes out of style. Alternatively, you could go completely the other way and opt for brilliant white and silver with a feature wall or mural to create a light and airy bathroom that looks fresh and spacious.

An alternative approach to luxury bathroom design is to choose vintage and period-style features that instantly add character and make a room look more glamorous. Be bold and go all-out with patterned wallpaper, flocked curtains and a roll top or free-standing bath. You can even add in painted screens, shabby chic or French châteaux cabinets and elegant dressing tables to give your room a more luxurious look and feel. Feeling brave? Complete the space with a classic bust for a really extravagant look.

Fitted bathrooms can also add a touch of luxury given they have a sleek and chic look.

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