How to Design a Hotel-Style Bathroom

Are you looking to design a hotel style bathroom? With various travel restrictions these past two years, many of us have spent our holidays at home. This should not mean we need to be denied a luxurious holiday atmosphere. One of the first things that we associate with holidays and luxury is a five-star holiday experience. 

While the suite itself can be quite extravagant, with its decadent furniture and feather-light pillows, the bathroom is the star of the show. Top hotel bathrooms have it all — fluffy towels, perfect water pressure, verbena and lavender-scented toiletries, and most importantly, timeless design.

Thanks to the experts in our Tile Showroom in London, you can recreate a hotel look without any difficulties. With the correct guidance, and access to some of the best porcelain tiles in London, your dream bathroom can be designed with ease. We have prepared an in-depth guide on ways to incorporate some of that hotel glamour into your space. Continue reading to learn how to design and transform your plain bathroom into a high-end haven. 

Focus on High-Quality Materials

Materials play a significant role in glam hotel bathrooms. They have the power to uplift a space and make it look upscale. If replicating that look is your idea of a perfect bathroom, we suggest introducing marble. This material comes with a long history way back in Roman and Greek times. Marble’s popularity stems from its durability and understated yet extravagant appearance. 

Naturally, this does not mean you ought to invest all of your funds into real marble. There are plenty of marble-look tiles that look like the real thing but whose price is much more reasonable. If, however, you are adamant about getting real marble without breaking the bank, you can always incorporate several accessories instead. 

Other materials you can include are wood and glass. Both options look sleek and expensive if used well. Glass makes your room appear more polished, and it will visually enlarge the space, thanks to its ability to reflect light. Wood, on the other hand, is more substantial. Incorporating wood into your bathroom will bring some nature into the mix and help break the monotony. 

Install a Luxury Bath or Shower

Nothing resembles a luxury bathroom more than having a lavish bath. Freestanding baths are the ultimate proof of extravagance. There are very few things more opulent than soaking in a roomy bath, using your favourite scented oils to help you wash away your daily worries. 

If you are more of a shower person, we recommend eye-catching walk-in showers. If you cannot afford a new, spacious shower enclosure, replace your current shower head to give it a unique appeal. Hotel showers are well-known for good and continuous water pressure, and this tiny upgrade will bring you closer to that experience. If you want to feel spoiled, opt for a rainfall showerhead, which will make every shower an enjoyable experience. 

Purchase Appropriate Lighting

It is hard to imagine a five-star hotel bathroom without sub-par lighting. To fully enjoy all of the benefits of a luxurious hotel-like bathroom, lights are key. Most hotel bathrooms do not have any natural light sources, so they rely on artificial lighting to create the desired effect.

Carefully planned light placement will compensate for the lack of natural light, so select places that need more light. We suggest placing them near the bath and the sink. This will facilitate your morning and evening routines, allowing you to get ready in a more efficient manner. 

Replace Your Taps

Taps are not on our list of priorities during renovations, as we tend to find seemingly more urgent and important items. Still, these little touches matter. Try swapping your plain old chrome-finish taps for something a bit more risque, like brass or copper. 

Not only will these make your bathroom appear less sterile, but the correct basin taps will also make it seem more bougie with minimum effort. Luxury taps are what sets apart first-class hotels from second-rate ones. We propose you go the extra mile because these additions will upgrade the appearance of your bathroom in an instant. 

Add Some Elegance 

Luxury hotel bathrooms ooze elegance wherever you turn. Fortunately, in this day and age, recreating that look has never been simpler. First, pay attention to the colour palette since it plays a very important role. The right shades will help set the mood without overwhelming the space.

Make sure you choose one main colour and several complementary ones to create a harmonious space. Keep in mind that your vanity units should match the general aesthetics of your space, and that applies to the colour palette as well. 

Another affordable way to glam up your bathroom is by hanging some art. Choose your favourite art pieces, frame them, and you’re good to go. Alternatively, you could include mini sculptures if you’re afraid paintings or prints will get damaged from the excess humidity. 

Upgrade Your Mirrors

Have you ever wondered why everyone looks better in a hotel mirror? It is not magic, as it all comes down to lighting and mirror size. Apparently, the secret lies in the so-called LED mirrors. They can elevate the appearance of your bathroom and give you that coveted hotel mirror look at the same time.

In case you want to save some money, you could always purchase a regular mirror. Just make sure it is large enough. Then you can place the LED light on each side of the mirror and get the same effect without additional costs. 

Finish With Little Details

Now that we have covered all of the basics, it is time to accessorize. Almost every hotel’s signature items are those fluffy towels we all want to take home. This simple yet effective addition is the ultimate pampering item for you and your family. 

Most hotels stick to white towels due to easy maintenance. You, however, do not have to follow that unspoken rule. As long as the towels are of the finest quality, their colour does not really matter. 


Other simple accessories like towel rails, soap and toothbrush holders can be a great addition to your bathroom as long as they look elegant and expensive. Another item that you can easily replace is the bath mat. Although we normally do not pay much attention to them, having a soft bath mat is unspeakably better than wiping your feet on a regular one.