Building & Renovating

Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Bathrooms with Unexpected Touches

Let these one-of-a-kind spaces inspire you to improve the look of your home

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions and Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

There's a lot that you can do to liven up a plain and dull space. You may choose to update the accessories, paint one side of the wall, or add a few decorative touches.

If you are looking for ideas that you can do at home, we've rounded up five unexpected and unique details found in different bathrooms. Check them and see which design suits your home's overall look:

In this bathroom found in modern tropical house in Antique, former Real Living creative director lined the walls with araal stones for a tropical resort feel.

What you can do: If you would also like to achieve a resort-feel in your own bathroom, you can start by adding wooden pieces and warm lighting.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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How can you add a dramatic touch to a bathroom? Interior designer Nina Santamaria and her team chose to work with patterned, crazy-cut marble on the walls.

What you can do: For a luxurious feel in your bathroom, choose a couple of dainty accessories and fixtures.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

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A chandelier in the bathroom? Yes! A pair of crystal chandeliers helped complete the look of this bathroom with a luxurious feel. Both fixtures illuminate the space dominated by black brocade-patterned tiles.

What you can do: If you would like a similar feel in your bathroom, you can also add one mini chandelier then complete the lok with an area rug.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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Who would miss this door that looks like a concrete wall? It worked well with the bare look that the owner wanted for his bathroom.

What you can do: Keep things simple with an accent wall. You may choose to have a minimalist bathroom accentuated by a gallery of mirrors or a bold hue.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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Instead of the traditional door, a wooden barn-like sliding door reveals the bath's interiors. 

What you can do: Fond of secret passages? You can also do this in your own space to conceal the bathroom and style your space.

Photos by Dairy Darilag.

Click here to see more photos and view the complete home tour.

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