Spa bathrooms are all set to be a big trend in 2018, with many of us keen to create a relax and comfort haven in our own homes. If you want to transform your bathroom into more than just a place to perform your daily ablutions, check out these ideas for making this otherwise practical space feel cozy, tranquil and indulgent. Treat yourself with a spa bathroom, and don’t be afraid to home high with the interior decoration.
Trade up your towels
For a luxurious feeling when you emerge from the bath or shower, it’s a good idea to have some soft towels to hand. The choice of colors will be determinant to create the spa vibe. Forget about bright colors: red, green or yellow towels are too easy-going for your high end bathroom. Instead, remain in the pastel color palette: cream and white are the preferable tints, but you can dare using pale rose or beige too. Black could be a good option too: it will add mystery to the atmosphere of your home spa. Don’t forget to include a bath sheet that’s large enough to wrap around you fully.
Stock up on handy essentials
You will also need some luxurious toiletries, sweet-smelling fragrances and ambient candles. A few of these supplies will help to achieve the feeling of a luxurious spa, so hunt around for fragrances and toiletries you love. If you don’t want to waste your favorite products on everyday washing, you can save them for occasional use, but make sure they’re easy to grab when you want them. The most sensual of your scented candles must be saved for special occasion, so make sure you have got an appropriate place to store them.
Pop in a chair
Having a chair in your bathroom might seem an unusual choice to you, but you have got aim high if you want to complete your spa bathroom. A chair next to the bath or shower is useful for drying your toes, applying body lotion or simply relaxing before or after bathing. It doesn’t have to be a big armchair, as long as you choose a design that is suitable for the rest of the décor and that meets your taste. If you’re going for a cushion and/or seat pad for added comfort, make sure the room is well ventilated or go for a fabric that’s water-resistant to avoid damp patches.
Surround yourself with plants
There is nothing that will make your bathroom feel like a true spa more than plants. Flowers and plants create a welcoming feel, provide something lovely to look at, and have the added bonus of bringing oxygen into a room. If you want to be original, opt for some unusual shape plant, that will complement the design of the vase they are in, and create dynamism with the style of the furniture. If you want to make your small bathroom look like a spa, but don’t have enough floor space around your tub to recreate this look, consider hanging planters over the bath from either the wall or ceiling.
Use soft woods
For a soft, natural feel, make sure you bring in plenty of wooden surfaces. The gentle grains in timber look great against smooth white sanitary ware and help to make a stark bathroom feel more snug. Here in the picture, you can see a vintage-style vanity unit and ladder shelf: the perfect way to add character to the washroom and turn it into somewhere it’d be nice to linger. Especially if you are into a slightly classic style, this is the way to go.
Choose tactile surfaces
Along with wood, consider introducing additional textures to soften the space and make it feel more luxurious. For instance, you could cover the inside of your shower with tactile pebbles, while the walls and ceiling could have a smoother texture. If you really want to aim high at real luxury, choose marble. This sophisticated material will give your bathroom a dreamy atmosphere, ready to welcome you for your relax moments.
Add a perch
If you’re designing a new shower enclosure, consider providing a spot where you can sit down – it could be handy if you need to reach your lower legs or feet. This wet-room-style shower includes a low-level niche where the owners can either take a pew or keep a towel to hand. It’s also a great place to get dry while still benefiting from the steam created by a hot shower.
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