Even with the recent economic downturn, there are a wide range of TV shows on celebrity lifestyles and home improvements. People have maintained their taste for luxury even though budgets are a little tighter than they once were. There’s always a little wiggle room for a touch of luxury – and particularly in the bathroom where we ultimately decompress and attempt to escape the stresses and strains of the everyday world. If we can’t pamper ourselves in the bathroom with soft towels and luxurious linens then where can we? You don’t need to be rich and famous add a true touch of glamour to your bathroom and add some of that hotel luxury. Luxurious bathrooms these days can be spacious or quaint. With some quick and easy upgrades why not add some of that hotel luxury to one of the most used rooms in your house. 1. Mirrors. Replace your old standard mirror or medicine cabinet with a new wall- mounted or recessed model. Depending on the style of your existing bath, choose from traditionally framed units, wall mounted flexible chrome mirrors or simply install a full sized mirror from the top of your backsplash to the ceiling to brighten up your space. 2. Shower Door or Curtain. Change out your old grungy shower curtain and replace it with a more sophisticated style – or a glass door. If your shower door is outdated, consider introducing a cleaner less chunky version with a frameless glass enclosure. 3. Heated Towel Racks. Pamper yourself by wrapping yourself in a warm and cozy towel as you step out of the bath or shower. One of the most desirable bathroom accessories on the market today is the heated towel rack. These electric and hydronic radiator towel heaters improve the air quality and your health by maintaining a consistent temperature throughout your bathroom and minimize the moisture content – thereby keeping all dust mites and allergens at bay. 4. Luxurious Towels and Linens. Luxurious towels are the ultimate indulgence that makes your bathroom an oasis. Get the feeling and look of richness by cocooning in some Egyptian cotton towels. Remember when choosing from the plethora of linens out there – the longer the loop the softer and more absorbent the towel. Display them if possible stacked neatly in an open shelf or on top of the bathtub decking. 5. Lighting and Accessories. Add some instant elegance and ambience to your bath by installing a pair of wall sconces flanking the mirrors over your vanity. If you have a central or recessed fixture directly over the mirror, you’ll notice shadows will cast down on your face. Installing these additional wall sconces will cast an even light over the entire space – and your face. I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2010 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.