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    32 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive

    "I'm so fancy. You already knoow." —Your bathroom now

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    1. Replace your old generic showerhead and opt for a more luxurious rainfall showerhead because after a long day of work, don't you deserve to feel like you stepped into a fancy spa when you open your bathroom door? The answer is yes. Yes you do.,

    Promising review: "I was able to install this item rather easily, my old head was harder to get off than this head was to install. The wrench that is provided is adequate along with the use of your hands; no other wrench is needed. I would just make sure you do not tighten very much. No pipe tape was needed with my installation; there was none included with my purchase. I love the adjustable arm, the flow of the water, and how relaxing it feels after a rough day to stand underneath and enjoy the water flow over your body." —Ozatlarge

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    2. Or! If you already have a decent showerhead you don't want to replace, simply let vinegar + baking soda + a plastic bag take your showerhead from dingy to practically brand new.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    How it's done: Fill a zip-top bag with vinegar, sprinkle in some baking soda, then secure that over your shower head or kitchen faucet with a rubber band, wait one to two hours, and remove for an unclogged, clean showerhead. Reveal your new, transformed showerhead!

    Read more: I Tested 9 Popular Pinterest Cleaning Hacks And Here's What Actually Worked

    3. Add a simple eucalyptus bundle to make your entire bathroom smell *so* heavenly every time you shower.

    The eucalyptus bundle under a shower head in a bathroom
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Using eucalyptus can help reduce congestion, open your sinuses, relieve anxiety, and even soothe your cold!

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a small business based in Charlotte, North Caroline, that not only sells eucalyptus bundles but also lavender! 

    Promising review: "It took a while to ship, but it was worth the wait. It looks fantastic in my shower and smells great, too. It makes an everyday part of my routine feel luxurious! PS: I saw this item posted on BuzzFeed, which is what inspired me to buy. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the shop received a ridiculous influx or orders from being featured on such a large site, which may explain why it took a little while for mine to be shipped. 10/10 would recommend!" —Breanna D.

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $16.80+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A messy bathroom is a no-no, so get a makeup organizer with nifty hidden storage behind the mirror to hold your large beauty products, as well as a few drawers below. Bonus: It lights up!,

    Promising review: "It is exactly how it looks like in the picture/video. The drawers are also very spacious, length wise. It comes with a long-enough charger cord and the light around the mirror is so nice! Love it!" —Sky

    Get it from Amazon for $50.99.

    5. Switching from your basic sink to a vessel sink that sits on *top* of the counter is almost guaranteed to look sophisticated.

    The white vessel sink with a brushed nickel faucet sitting on top of the wood countertop
    Home Depot

    This sink is 18 in. L x 13.75 in. W x 4.625 in. H; and has a 1.75 in. drain opening. The nonporous composite makes it easy to clean and less likely to stain. This set includes the vessel bathroom sink, vessel faucet, and pop-up drain.

    Promising review: "I bought two for my bathroom remodel. We love them! They look amazing and are easy to clean." —Klmn

    Get it from Home Depot for $359.90 (available in two faucet finishes).

    6. Using a towel warmer to make, well, your towels warm is a great way to make the space feel so expensive. Bonus: Your guests will be ridiculously impressed! Once you dry yourself after a shower with a warm towel, you can *never* go back.

    Reviewer photo of the towel warmer with a towel hanging out of it

    It heats up in just one minute and reaches the highest temperature in just six minutes. It *also* has up to 60 minutes of heating time.

    Promising review: "Ever since we vacationed in Europe and our hotel had a heated towel rack, I have been wanting to get one because having a nice and toasty towel after a shower is so cozy and luxurious. However, I didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of installing one, so when I found this towel warmer, I was super excited! Not only does this towel warmer work magically, but the white color with light wood base and wood lid handle matches perfectly with our bathroom decor since we have light wood cabinets and white vanity countertop. It looks chic and decorative. This towel warmer is very easy to use. You simply plug into an electrical outlet and press the single button to turn on and warm your towels. This holds a large capacity and we’ve been able to place two (2) large bath towels along with two (2) robes. I like to add my robe inside so that I’ll have something nice and warm to wear after my shower." —Merry Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $135.99+ (available in seven colors).

    7. If you have some less-than-pretty countertops, try covering them up with a roll of easy-to-apply marble-print contact paper., Amazon

    One roll is 2 ft X 6.56 ft and has a high-gloss finish.

    Promising review: "You need precision to get it on or you will have bubbles. However, it gives a great updated look for a super-small cost." —Jenny from the block

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    8. Instead of having all of your toiletries splayed out on the counter, use a woven tray to display your sprays, toothbrush holder, and soap dispenser with utter *style*.

    The round woven tray

    Promising review: "This oval basket can be used for anything! I use it in my bathroom for soap & towels. It has the perfect depth to keep items from falling out and plenty of room for multiple items. I really like the natural bamboo look plus it gives some texture next to my bathroom sink." —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $20.

    9. Keeping your space clutter free with a storage organizer ensures your bathroom constantly looks neat, tidy, and ~oh so welcoming~.

    Promising review: "I did a lot of shopping around in stores and online to find my ideal cabinet for our small bathroom this is the best deal that I could find. This product works great in my bathroom. It has enough space for my towels, washcloths, and hand towels and also has space for extra toiletries. Assembly was very easy and took little time to build. The instructions were amazingly easy. They have also have wonderful customer service. I recommend this product to everyone. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Make sure you have cordless screwdriver!" —Ismael

    Get it from Amazon for $112.99+ (available in three colors).

    10. Adding some motion-activated LED light strips will not only provide some lovely ambience, but also provide ample lighting for those (very dark) late-night bathroom breaks.

    You can use the regular charger and connect this to an outlet or four AA batteries for a cable-free installation!

    Promising review: "These are great; I absolutely love them. I placed then on my steps and they are just a showstopper; everyone had to ask about them. I especially love that you can use them connected to an outlet or without by simply placing batteries in the battery compartment. Best thing ever!!!" —Jesse

    Get six meters from Amazon for $24.98 (available in four lengths and in cool or warm white).

    11. Display some unique bath bombs for you and your guests to use. It'll immediately make it feel like you've stepped into a 5-star hotel's bathroom.

    A set of 12 bath bombs in different colors
    Laura Botanicals / Etsy

    Laura Botanicals is a small business based in Thousand Oaks, California, that specializes in handcrafted artisanal bath products such as bath bombs, steamers, mists, and melts.

    Promising review: "My first order was given to me, by my daughter, as a birthday gift. I loved them so much, I ordered them again for myself! These bath bombs are beautiful to look at and even more beautiful to soak in. Your skin feels magical at the end if your bath." —Lisa H.

    Get it from Laura Botanicals on Etsy for $21 (available in 13 scents).

    12. Or get some bath soaks if you're not into the whole bath bomb trend but still know you deserve a luxurious bath experience.

    Bath soak in a jar
    Rose Cottage Store / Etsy

    Rose Cottage Store is a small business that sells handmade soaps, soaks, and scrubs!

    Promising review: "My bath soak was very relaxing and calming. Just what I need after a long stressful day at work." —Morganstroup

    Get it from Rose Cottage Store on Etsy for $9+ (available in muslin bags or 4-ounce and 8-ounce jars and you can include scoops with them).

    13. A simple cleaning of your tub can make it go from yuck to "is that a fancy new spa tub?!" Banish the mildew buildup in your bathtub's caulk using cotton coil and bleach.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    How it's done: Wearing rubber gloves, soak the cotton coil in bleach, then run it along the mildew. Let sit overnight (or just for a few hours), running the fan and opening any windows to ventilate. Remove and toss the coil, then rinse! Get the full how-to here.

    From: 10 Life-Changing Things To Try In June

    14. Speaking of toiletries, use some bathroom accessories to keep the counters clean and organized — these are so chic *and* even come with little labels!

    Reviewer photo of the major jar set with gold lids

    It comes with two small 8-ounce jars you can use for cotton balls or Q-tips, one 16-ounce toothbrush holder jar, and the rust-proof soap dispenser!

    Promising review: "These are simple, cute and VERY helpful. I have loved SO much having these for my bathroom! I have my Q-tips, cotton balls, hand soap, and toothbrushes/paste all organized neatly and easy to get to! I'm a stickler for organization, but I also like being creative with it! They came with a bunch of neat labels with different fonts to choose from and little ropes I used to tie around the necks of the jars for decoration. The only thing with the largest jar I'm using for my hand soap is that I've found it best to take the entire lid off, rather than just removing the pump — there is another piece that the pump screws on to that falls into the jar when the pump is removed." —Luckymarch89

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. Or opt for a marble set if you prefer a more minimal style that still exudes the entire essence of luxury.

    A marble set of bathroom accessories like a soap dish, soap dispenser, and toothbrush holder

    Comes with a soap dispenser, a tooth brush holder, a bathroom tumbler cup, and a soap dish.

    Promising review: "I have SCOURED Amazon trying to find the perfect product like this. This set is sturdy and feels heavy like ceramic; it’s not some cheap plastic. The soap dispenser works well and hasn’t had any issues and the marbling looks realistic too. I’m honestly shocked how great this set is for the price! 10/10 would recommend to everyone!" —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. Changing your bathroom sink faucet can almost instantly give your bathroom the look of having *way* more style and value than it does. This one has a unique spout so you can feel like you're washing your hands straight from a fancy fountain in Italy.

    A brushed nickel faucet with a spout on a bathroom stick

    Promising review: "This faucet was a beautiful addition to our new bathroom cabinet. No spots brushed nickel finish is just awesome. I plan to add the same one to our master bath as well. I could not be happier with this well-made, quality product. Quality instructions and was easy to install!" —Scott

    Get it from Lowe's for $109.

    17. Or! Or! If you already have a nice faucet, a simple refresh can make it look like you *just* bought it, giving the illusion of an upgrade to your bathroom. All you need is water + vinegar + vodka.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    How it's done: Mix equal parts alcohol, water, and vinegar in a spray bottle, then use that as a spot- and streak-free cleaner on glass and other shiny surfaces.

    Read more: I Tested 9 Popular Pinterest Cleaning Hacks And Here's What Actually Worked

    18. Instead of hanging up those cheesy "scrub-a-dub-dub" prints on your walls, these wall art prints add a touch of serenity that is always welcome when you're spending so much time on your self-care routine.

    Reviewer photo of four botanical prints in frames on a wall

    Don't forget to get some cute frames for these prints!

    Promising review: "These are exactly what I was looking for! Just paired the prints with some frames I also found on here. Totally worth it!" —Meryll Mae Arcalas

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    19. If you have a bathroom with natural lighting, get a chic plant rack to add some foliage in the bathroom. Adding plants will immediately make your space go from a basic bathroom to an elegant spa. I don't make the rules.

    The plant rack mounted to a ceiling with various plants hanging from it
    Farmhouse Basics / Etsy

    Farmhouse Basics is a small business based in Frisco, Texas, that sells, you guessed it, farmhouse-style home decor pieces.

    Promising review: "This turned out EXACTLY as I had hoped, mounting kit was very much worth purchasing and made things much easier to hang. We remarked how much easier it was than we thought it would be to get it hung and working. Super pleased with it! May get another!" —Plbannister

    Get it from Farmhouse Basics on Etsy for $145+ (available in three sizes and with or without a hanging kit).

    20. Add a touch of greenery to the room without the responsibility of actually taking care of something with some artificial plants. Plus, it works great for bathrooms with *no* lighting for live plants!

    Reviewer photo of the two plants on floating shelves in a bathroom

    Promising review: "This plant is a great quality decoration piece. It fits about the size of my palm but it is also very light. It gives the room a great ambiance feel to it." —TheAmazonQueen

    Get a two-piece from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. Using flameless LED candles can keep the ambience that candles provide without worrying about starting any fires!

    Reviewer photo of the three candles turned on while placed on a tray

    It comes with a 10-key remote that allows you to control the brightness, flicker, *and* choose between a two-, four-, six-, or eight-hour timer. PS, get some batteries!

    Promising review: "Love these! I don't like to burn real candles because I can't handle scents but I like the look of candles as part of decor and candlelight. I hate those cheap faux-wax-looking ones. These are much more sleek and fashionable. You can't immediately tell they aren't real. It's not glass but a very sturdy, hard plastic, which I prefer with a toddler running around. My only small complaint is the remote sensor can be weird. The candles can be right next to each other and sometimes not all three will turn on so i have to hit the button three to four times. There's also a flicker light option, which helps make them more realistic. Buying more!" —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two colors).

    22. An LED vanity mirror will give the illusion that you've been transported to a hotel bathroom, which is the perfect style for the elegant and luxurious feel.

    Reviewer photo of the mirror installed in their bathroom and lit up, showcasing the LED lights surrounding the frame

    OK so this mirror is actually wicked cool: It has Touch Button control. This means that you can turn on/off the light and the mirror defogger with the touch of a button. If you hold the button down, you can change the light color from cool white to warm yellow! 

    Promising review: "The mirror was very easy to install. i installed this in a bathroom myself and only took me 20 minutes to install. The quality is good. The light is bright enough for the bathroom. It’s a great product and my wife love it! Definitely would recommend this to anyone looking for a LED light mirror." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    23. Instead of opting for a funky pattern, hanging a simple fabric shower curtain will prevent your bathroom from looking cluttered and busy.

    Southern Ticking Co / Etsy

    Southern Ticking Co is a small business based in Tryon, North Carolina, that sells stylish duvet covers, shower curtains, bed skirts, and so much more!

    Promising review: "Heavy, luxurious ticking fabric in a beautiful, neutral stripe. Arrived SUPER fast. Extremely happy with this purchase! Can't wait to hang this beauty in my bathroom." —Aspiring Venus

    Get it from Southern Ticking Co on Etsy for $58+ (available in three sizes).

    24. Even when not in use, leaving a bathtub tray on your tub will make the entire bathroom feel like a spa, especially if you leave cute candles and face towels on it as well.

    Reviewer photo of the bamboo bathtub tray over a white bathtub with a book and wine on top

    Psst! The sides extend! This means it can definitely fit your bathtub!

    Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great but I just love the different trays that are removable, as well as the ability to put my phone and a Kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remote should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in seven colors).

    25. If you can do some extra drilling, install a wall sconce on each side of your vanity for a more modern look.

    The round wall sconce in a brushed gold finish
    The Novogratz

    The shade pivots, making it perfect to direct the light. You can either connect your light by plugging it in for an easily moveable item or hardwire it in place for a long-lasting design. Requires a E26/medium base 60W bulb.

    Get it from The Novogratz for $60.

    26. One of the easiest ways to make your bathroom look pricier is a simple change of the cabinet handles. It makes a huge difference!

    Reviewer photo of the handles installed on a bathroom vanity

    Promising review: "I bought these brushed nickel pulls for cabinets and drawers in both of my newly remodeled bathrooms and new cabinets in my laundry room. At 10" they are very stylish and modern. I love them and you can't beat the price! They do show some fingerprints but wipe off with a dry towel. Highly recommended." —Sharon

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $18.48+ (available in 12 quantities and 13 sizes).

    27. Install a bidet attachment to your toilet so you can emulate the luxury from European bathrooms for way less money. I bought this bidet a year ago and I will never go back to just toilet paper again!


    I was a little bit intimidated by the pieces it comes with, but I (a person who has absolutely zero skill in plumbing or house projects) put it together myself with no issues! You can choose the strength of the flow when cleaning and it even allows you to aim the hose to the perfect spot! 

    Promising review: "It makes little sense to use dry paper to clean your bum. Tushy is an easy to install, affordable way to improve your hygiene. No need to get the one with heated water, we have both models and room temp is perfectly comfortable. We love the Tushy and definitely recommend it!" —Constance F.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (originally $129, available in eight colors)

    28. Stop the pile of hand towels on the corner of the sink and get a towel ring with a unique design.

    A gold hand towel ring with a towel hanging off of it
    Urban Outfitters

    BTW, all hardware is included!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in two colors).

    29. Adding a reed diffuser to your bathroom can trigger another sense other than visually, which just adds another layer of sophistication without having to deal with lighting a candle every day (or worrying about said candle when you're not near it).

    Reviewer photo of the reed diffuser on a table

    Don't forget to get refills of the scent *and* of the sticks, just in case!

    Promising review: "I recently bought two of these diffusers from Nest for two of our bathrooms. Within days of placing these diffusers my entire family loved them so much that they were telling me to never remove these Nest diffusers from our bathrooms. We even had our guests making comments like 'what’s that great scent in your bathroom?' I love these diffusers as they are elegant looking, and they are so easy to set up. Yes, they are a little pricey, but the scent does fill the entire bathroom and more for a full 90 days plus in our home. I just found out that Nest now offers diffuser scent refills for close to half price which is so much more tolerable after your initial purchase. Anyways, I can promise you after adding one of these Nest diffusers to your bathroom you will no longer need to buy cheap-smelling spays from the grocery store to cover smells which is another plus. I highly recommend this product and I hope you are as happy as we are if you decide to give Nest diffusers a try." —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $47.59 (available in 19 scents).

    30. Place a tissue box cover over your usual box for a simple fix that'll make your space look more elevated and ~chic~.

    The white tissue box cover with blue flowers and vines painted throughout
    Tissue Poppers / Etsy

    Tissue Poppers is a small business based in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

    Promising review: "Perfect match to new decor pattern in bathroom. I love it. Thanks!" —Kathy

    Get it from Tissue Poppers on Etsy for $23.

    31. This may seem random, but hanging luxurious bathrobes in the bathroom will make the space feel purposeful and expensive, and you didn't even have to do any handywork.

    Model is wearing a white plush robe

    Promising review: "I’ve purchased terry and chenille cozy robes that cost 10x the price and this one beats all of them in every way. It’s more lightweight which I like and you’re not breaking the bank buying it or if you need to replace it. The shedding goes away after the first wash and I would recommend washing it alone at least the first time, possibly the second, if necessary. GREAT PURCHASE!" —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $37.99 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors) or for $27.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and three colors).

    32. And finally, replacing your entire vanity is sometimes the best thing to completely revamp your space, making it look *so* expensive. It's an investment, but so worth it.

    A white vanity with a marble counter top and nine drawers and two cabinets in the middle

    It comes fully assembled and the drawers are soft close. Does *not* include faucet or drain assembly!

    Promising review: "We love this vanity! It came well-packaged and with zero damage. The drawers open and close smoothly. The vanity is the perfect fit for our remodel of our 1960s-era guest bathroom." —Paul

    Get it from Wayfair for $1,052 (originally $2,055, available in five colors).

    You, explaining your new bathroom updates to your friends.


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