Luxurious Bathrooms All Have This in Common—Does Yours?

Updated 06/11/18
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No matter the budget, if you look at a beautiful bathroom, they all have one thing in common. It's not the luxurious marble or the freestanding tubs, nor is it the dual vanities and expansive views (although these don't hurt, either!). No, when it comes to luxurious bathrooms, it only takes one thing: layering. Despite the highest-quality quartz countertops, antique brass faucets, and mosaic floors, a bathroom can still feel a little clinical. After all, it's a utilitarian space.

But what interior designers have understood better than anyone, it's that a little layering goes a long way: a vintage stool here, an antique rug there. Yes, sometimes, all it takes is an ornate cabinet, a thoughtfully placed Fouta towel, or a dramatic flower arrangement to make a bathroom feel elegant and refined. Want to try it for yourself? To start, try to add three of the following accents: a small stool, a vintage rug, a potted plant, and a Turkish towel. Ahead we laid out the groundwork for your very own luxurious bathroom.

Rugged and Refined

Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Amber Interiors

This spacious bathroom by Amber Interiors has beautiful bones, but the vintage runner, tall branches, and coordinated canisters make all the difference. Just imagine what these same accessories could do to your space.

Chairish Vintage Distressed Oushak Runner $2660
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Dramatic and Layered

Modern Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Alexander DB

It's hard to compete with this majestic view of the Malibu coastline, but notice the small vintage bench paired with a potted plant and the Turkish towel over the bath. The Apparatus sconces flanking the vanity mirrors don't hurt either.

Apparatus Vanity Sconce $1700
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Cool and Collected

Layered Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Amber Interiors

This bathroom has it all: the vintage rug, the stool, the leafy arrangement, and even the towel draped over the bath. It even has a small beaded chandelier hanging over the tub just to add to the charm.

Charlotte Perriand Stool $9500
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Timeless and Memorable

Best Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Studio DB

Can't find the vanity you want? Make one with an antique chest of drawers, a marble top, and some classic fixtures. And if you can't update the vanity, try a few black marble accessories, tall eucalyptus branches, and a gilded mirror.

Black Marble Toothbrush Holder
CB2 Black Marble Toothbrush Holder $11
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Simple and Elegant

Small Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Amber Interiors

This simple but luxe bathroom is already pretty great with its spacious freestanding tub and zellige-tiled wall. But add a vintage Turkish rug and a small stool and it's suddenly so chic.

Clé Tile Weathered White Zellige Tile $23
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Ornate and Sleek

Traditional Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Studio DB

Anyone would dream of starting their day in this spacious shower. But this bathroom is so much more. The walls are covered in an ornate toile wallpaper, and the room is accented with gilded accents on multiple mirrors, brass pendants, and even a small étagère to serve as towel storage.

Walnut Wallpaper Dia de Dumbo Wallpaper $150
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Majestic and Clean

Zen Luxurious Bathrooms
Courtesy of Studio DB

If this isn't the picture-perfect long spa bath situation, we don't know what is. But take note of accessories like magnolia branches, a small wooden stool, a Fouta towel, and a natural sponge. Now that's achievable.

Umbria Beach Towel
Serena & Lily Umbria Beach Towel $68
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