How to Facelift Your Boudoir on a Budget: Buy a New Modern Bathtub and Use These Ideas

Promised your wife you would revamp the bathroom this winter—but worried about if you can afford it, or is your old bathtub not living up to your expanding household? Whenever we think of the words: ‘bathroom renovation’ or ‘new bathtub’, we immediately visualise a five-figure job that entails ripping out the entire bathroom. There goes’ the tiles, walls, your sanity—and your 2021/2022 year-end family holiday trip.

There is little doubt that a bathroom makeover is stressful in terms of misery, unmet timetables and cost. But what if we told you that a cosmetic makeover does not have to cost the earth and that a cheap bathroom makeover is possible? Today’s modern bathrooms use the least to achieve the most. That means it is easy to add space and ambience to any small or outdated boudoir with only a few bathroom furnishings.

Whether you want to transform your space into a tranquil spa with a new modern bathtub or bring your boudoir back to life—you can do it without breaking the bank. As one of the leading bathtub suppliers and design experts in the Southern Hemisphere, we understand times are tough and have put together some budget wow-factor ideas to get that spa-like boudoir look—including a new modern bathtub.

1. Incorporate Brass Accents

Giving the nod of approval to older styles and adding a touch of indulgence – brass is storming back into fashion. Open any décor magazine, and you will see the rich and glowing colours of brass and copper fashioned into taps, soap dispensers, storage jars, toothbrush holders, faucets, mirrors, and even towel racks.

2. Indoor Plants

Plants do so much more than look pretty. They clean the air and add a calming and tranquil touch to any indoor space. Bringing nature into the bathroom is an inexpensive way to transform, liven up and add a spa-like ambience. Indoor plants positioned on a wooden shelf or spectacularly positioned in macramé wall hanger’s takes a bathroom from cluttered to minimalism. Indoor greenery is a powerful way to transform any dull bathroom into a sanctuary.

3. Go Neutral

It is a rule of thumb to paint a small bathroom in a light colour but an enormous bathroom in a darker colour. Softer shades on walls reflect light and create the illusion of space, whereas bold hues do the opposite. Whichever you decide to choose, ensure you stick with one pallet and not necessarily one colour. If you work with silver, stick with shades that complement and do not overpower. Similarly, if your space is relatively neutral, match your bathroom accessories and hardware in a complementary hue to your towels and flooring.

4. Install a Statement Pendant or Chandelier

Good lighting is not only for main bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and hallways. Fortunately, there are plenty to create light. You can buy scented candles or display Moroccan-style lanterns around the bathtub. You can also transform your bathroom into a calming and healing space with a bamboo hanging pendant, a sculptural copper or silver lantern or a crystal chandelier. A statement light paired with statement flooring will add an edgy focal point sure to turn your boudoir into a masterpiece.

5. Install a Modern Free-standing or Corner Bathtub

Long gone are those outdated bath models that take up half the bathroom floor. Today, new modern baths are a staple for modern bathroom design and one of the hottest home installation trends. Modern bathtubs embrace contemporary geometric shapes in organic materials, polished to be sleek and innovative. Immersive and curvaceous in design, these beautifully crafted necessities lend a spa-like vibe to any space, indoors and outdoors.

It’s an Investment You Can Afford

There are many ways to facelift a bathroom. You can go big on mirrors, feature the floor or you could anchor an exquisite oval, round or square freestanding or a corner bathtub. Modern bathtubs always deliver—unless you buy a cheap one with zero guarantees, topped off by an inferior installation. Top Tip: before you buy a new modern bathtub, buy your supplier first. A hot tub is a lifelong investment, and you need a supplier who shares the same quality values as you do.

Whether you’re looking to buy a freestanding oval-shaped tub to stand in the middle of your boudoir or you need some accessories to add personality, chat with the spa bath experts at Summer Place Spas & Baths. As South Africa’s leading trendsetters, suppliers and premier manufacturers of baths and bathroom accessories, we carry all the latest bathtub models and accessories inspired by European trends. We provide installation, guarantees, after-sales services, and fantastic maintenance plans.