5 Inspiring Bathroom Accessories (That Won’t Break the Bank)

We all want to dazzle guests with our bathrooms; unfortunately, ‘dazzling’ often equates to forking out a few months wages for a single set of fittings.

Fortunately, there is a range of cheaper bathroom accessories that, while having a few less zeros on the price tag, are just as easy on the eye and equally impressive.

So, here are five affordable yet suitably grand design ideas for your bathroom!

Waterfall shower

Ah, the waterfall shower – possibly the ultimate bathroom design debate-instigator, with some arguing it an essential part of 21st century design while others argue it an unnecessary expense.

Either way, it’s hard not to be impressed with a good waterfall shower even if it isn’t the most practical of bathroom accessories (or the most eco-friendly). Anyone who’s ever had the joys of washing themselves in the cascading waters of a waterfall shower will tell you that this is an investment worth making!

Custom mosaic tiles

It could be argued that mosaic tiling is an opulent enough purchase on its own, but you can’t really get much grander than your own custom mosaic tile design!

Various retailers offer a custom mosaic service, although don’t expect to be able to get a mosaic likeness of your family – most are simply a combination of colours in a mosaic layout of your choice. Still, they’re mighty impressive.

As custom mosaic layouts will require a special cutting of tiles to fit your bathroom, expect to pay more for the tiles than you would for regular tiling. If you’ve got the budget though, it’s worth it for the look on the faces of your guests as they view your bathroom for the first time.

Gold bathroom taps

Gold fittings have long divided the general public and there is a fine line between your bathroom looking like it belongs to a billionaire and looking like it belongs to Del Boy Trotter.

Done right, however, gold bathroom taps provide an extravagant and classy focal point for your bathroom. Use flashes of gold rather than decking out your whole bathroom in it and you should be fine.

The price of gold bathroom taps can vary wildly, although you can pick up gold (okay, so they’re gold ‘look’) taps for as little as £30.

Round Bathtub

For round bathtub, read impracticality; having a round bath requires a large bathroom and for everything else to be designed around it. Like a petulant and needy child, a round bath has to be the focal point of your bathroom or it just won’t work.

If you’ve got the space, the time to redesign your bathroom and the budget to both redesign and pay for the tub itself (and they don’t come cheap) however, then a round bathtub is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Plus, there’s nothing quite like curling up in a deep bath after a hard day’s work!

Infinity mirrors

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You knew this was coming, didn’t you? While we’d argue that all of our products are eye-pleasing and attention-grabbing, for sheer audacity and grandeur you can’t really beat our Infinity mirror.

The concept is simple; a mirror that seems to go on forever. It’s a practical focal point that’ll perplex your guests and that’ll never fail to look great.

How does it work? Well, that’s for you to find out…

So those are some of our ideas for inspiring bathroom accessories. Let us know what you think, and ask us any other questions, on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jamie Bell is the managing director of Illuminated Mirrors. You can find Jamie on Google+; he also occasionally updates the Illuminated Mirrors Facebook page.

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