The Budget Styling Hacks to Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive

Lauren Powell

Does your bathroom need a renovation, but your bank account isn’t co-operating? We know the feeling, which is why we’ve created a solution. Rather than taking out a personal loan to transform your bathroom from simple to sophisticated, a few simple styling hacks will do the job almost as well until that next pay rise rolls in. Scroll down and attempt our favourite bathroom hacks to make yours look luxe (for much less).  

Marble wallpaper

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Elle Decor

Nothing says luxury more than a marble bathroom. The best part? You can achieve it on a budget (yes, really!)—thanks to modern-day wallpaper. Cover the walls, or a bench surface in a marble print wallpaper to take your bathroom from regular to regal.

Ferm Living Marble Wallpaper ($109)

Add furnishings

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Elle Decor

Add the items you’d normally decorate your bedroom or living room with—think rugs and occasional chairs—to the bathroom. It will instantly appear more luxurious thanks to their prominent presence and their ability to frame a room.

Install a pendant lamp

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Elle Decor

Ditch the downlights for a striking pendant lamp to make the room feel more considered and engaging. We suggest opting for a traditional or contemporary-style chandelier to create true opulence, no matter the surrounds.  

Update the mirror

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Elle Decor

An elegant, head-turning mirror can literally take a basic bathroom to another level. Play with scale to create a focal point and depth in the room. The bonus? A vast mirror will also create the illusion that the room is bigger—win, win! If you’re looking for a quick, but effective bathroom update—look no further.

Introduce brass shelving

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Elle Decor

Adding a luxury metal into any room will make a space look more expensive. For the bathroom, we suggest introducing a free-standing table or shelfing unit—no complex installations, fitting, or expert required!

West Elm Terrace Tower ($799)

How do you make your bathroom look more expensive? Share your tips with us below!

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