Why wait for a trip abroad or to a five-star hotel to soak up the goodness of a luxurious bathroom? Make your washroom a swish affair and get a taste of the fine life every day. It’s all in your hands. Dress up your bathroom in a style that spells smart and swanky. Create your personal pamper zone; rev up the gloss and glam. Our experts tell us how it is done.

1. Clad up right
Stylish cladding is a great way to amp up the bathroom decor. Our experts suggest opting for colours like ivory, cream, light brown, mauve, powder blue or black. Next, sprinkle glamour through textures. Marble is the easiest way to get a sumptuous look. You can choose Italian marble for a touch of instant opulence, much like Turkish marble and martini flooring that ritz up the flooring, as well. “Use white Statuario [marble] and black Marquina [granite], or if you want to really splurge, then go for golden Portoro marble. For a sleek avant-garde look, Bisazza tiles are a great option. You can even use these in combination with marble. For understated luxury, wooden tiles on the floor with Bisazza on the walls work beautifully,” Shezaan Bhojwani says.

Tip: Remember, the more grooves you can see, the lower the glam factor. Oversized high-gloss tiles in a marble finish of your choice are a slightly cheaper option than marble. Available in myriad finishes, large tiles in 1 x 1 metre size minimise joints and need no polishing, unlike marble. “Anti-skid tiles fall flat in a luxurious setting,” says Bhojwani. “Just for the wet area, you can inlay steel or brass into marble. Go for really rough-textured tiles in the wet area for a stark contrast to the shiny tiles.”

Shilpi Madan for Houzz.in

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