Following up from our recent article discussing Bathroom Design Trends, we thought we’d delve a little deeper into one huge trend in bathroom design that is set to take over: the spa inspired bathroom!
Achieving a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom is quite simple and will help make your bathroom a more stylish and most importantly, a more relaxing space that is perfect for winding down after a long, hard day.
Nothing beats the natural colour and texture of timber. If you are in the process of building a new bathroom, add a touch of natural elegance to your design by incorporating timber features such as a timber vanity unit, timber wall or ceiling panels or even timber-look porcelain tiles.
For decorating an existing bathroom, select a few timber accessories to scatter around the room: Timber storage boxes, trays and canisters, a timber bathroom stool, timber picture frames, timber toilet products, etc.
2. Neutral Colour Tones
Keep the colour scheme in your Bathroom neutral: think whites, beige, soft greys, and charcoals. These colours are all soothing and peaceful, without being too harsh on the eye. Each of these colours work extremely well together without any competing for attention but rather forming a unified and harmonious palette. Carry this scheme into your accessories selection with matching towels, bath mats and tumblers/soap dishes, etc.
3. Adding Greenery
Include a touch of greenery in the space to further enhance the feeling of tranquility and zen in your bathroom. Use plants that do well in darker, steamy indoor environments and are low maintenance. Succulents are usually best indoors as they provide a low maintenance solution. Faux flowers and plants are always good too!
4. Natural & Artificial Light
If you’re in the design stage of your renovation, do consider the amount of natural light in the space. Consider the room’s orientation and plan any new windows or skylights accordingly, ensuring you have adequate lighting and ventilation in the space. Consider the type of glass or glass treatments you will be using on your windows: frosted glass can provide a more diffused light in the space, making it ideal for a spa inspired bathroom.
For sprucing up an existing bathroom, your local hardware store usually sells frosted glass laminate or sprays that can easily convert a clear glass window to a frosted one.
Artificial lighting in a bathroom is also a necessity. Use a light that can be dimmed, allowing you to easily set the mood for relaxation in your bathroom.
What do all spas have in common? They all focus on their client’s comfort, so why should your own bathroom be any different? Introduce items that are designed to promote comfort in the bathroom – these can range from bath pillows (like this amazing bath pillow that includes suction cups!) and bath trays designed to make bath time more pleasant, or even a set of plush towels, bath mats and robes to give you the full spa experience! Our friends at Marks & Spencer deliver a huge range of luxurious bathroom accessories that will suit an elegant, spa-like bathroom scheme. Click here to visit their website.
6. Focus on the Senses
Create a sensory experience in your bathroom that will truly relax you. An Aromatherapy Diffuser is perfect in a bathroom and will truly awaken the senses while you lay back and relax. Use scented candles and quality bath crystals, salts and creams for the complete spa treatment! Add some of your favourite music and you’re all set!
7. A Freestanding Bathtub
If you have the option, do consider including a freestanding bathtub in your bathroom. A relaxing bath is not only great for reducing stress levels but also assists in muscle relaxation. Including a bathtub in your bathroom will also assist with re-sale appeal should you wish to sell your home in the future.
8. Keep your Bathroom Minimal in Style
Avoid cluttering up your bathroom with bottles and accessories: decorate the space in a minimal style and focus on hidden storage. Ensure your bathroom allows for plenty of storage during the planning stage: include a spacious vanity unit with drawers, wall/medicine cabinets, taller standalone cabinetry, shelving, etc.