No matter how much you’re fond of the busyness of daily life, there comes a time when some relaxation can do you good. Often, we seek it outside of our homes, be it in spas or fancy hotels. But taking into consideration how essential unwinding is for our well-being, it’s something we should be able to do every day.
Even if you’ve got all the money to afford frequent visits to the spas and longer stays in hotels, sometimes time doesn’t allow you to do so. So, what’s one to do to get a sense of calm on a daily basis? Seek it inside the home!
While there are various ways you can do that, like creating a reading nook, home gym, or meditative spot, truth be told, you’d reap far more benefits if you take up a bathroom makeover project. With some smart tweaks, you can turn this utilitarian room into a space that can provide you with a spa-like treatment. Wonder how you can achieve this? Why with the help of a good set of stylish and functional bathroom fixtures and fittings!
Maximize Space by Maximising Storage
One of the worst things for a bathroom, or any room for that matter, is clutter. Mess and relaxation don’t exactly go hand in hand. Many of us wish we could have more spacious bathrooms we can consider our sanctuaries. But unfortunately, we fail to see that the lack of organization and adequate storage could be the issues all along.
Thankfully, reliable homeware stores have plenty of practical and eye-catching solutions to offer. Depending on the amount of space you can work with, as well as the type of items you need to store, you can choose from various bathroom fittings that can organize your stuff. These include vanity units with plenty of drawers and countertop surfaces for things like skincare products, aromatherapy candle sets, and natural hair care formulas.
If you don’t mind having some toiletries and beauty tools insight, open and glass door cabinets and shelves are other stylish options that could give your bathroom a sense of openness. Accessories like towel rails and hooks are perfect because they make any space usable, as they could be installed on the door, right above the toilet suite, beside the mirror cabinet, or the shelves.
Those who are lucky enough to have the space needed for a bathtub should consider the luxury of a bathtub caddy. And if you have a shower, consider the range of bathroom niches that are a must-have if you want to keep your toiletries at hand when showering.
Get the Help of Detailing
You may not think much about detailing but this too is crucial in transforming your utility room into a spa-like retreat, the one you expect to find at fancy resorts and luxurious hotels. One of the easiest ways to achieve aesthetic perfection is to mind the bathroom jewelry, i.e. fancy tapware.
As it’s available in a wide range of materials and finishes, in the example of chrome, bronze, and satin finishes, all the way to painted colors, the key to getting a visually appealing outcome is to match all the taps of the sink, bathtub, and shower with the materials and finishes of the hooks and knobs on the other bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Instead of only thinking of these properties in terms of how easy it is to maintain and clean them, you must look at them from a beauty perspective. This means considering their style too as there are taps with vintage appeal thanks to being embellished, as opposed to those that are ultra-modern with clean lines.
Furthermore, don’t forget to include pieces like stylish toilet roll holders, soap holders and trays, and tissue boxes in the makeover too. Despite their main role in functionality, the stylishness of these bathroom supplies shouldn’t be overlooked either. For instance, for the oasis that’s more on the elegant style, wall-mounted toilet holders with sophisticated details such as a coat of arms are the missing pieces of the décor puzzle.
Light It Up!
Creating a relaxing ambiance is part of the décor game, and one way of doing so is by finding the perfect light shades. Don’t consider the game over after choosing the right bits and pieces of lighting, as the key to décor success lies in layering them.
Along with choosing the main fixture, like overhead lights, you should consider adding wall sconces with bright lighting for grooming and pampering tasks, and additional warm lights to set a relaxing mood. If you’re a fan of candles, they’re a welcome addition as well especially when you want to create a spa feel.
Introduce Comfort with the Right Set of Towels
Think about it, towels are always part of the unique experience at luxurious hotels so why not splurge on towel cosiness. After all, they’re the first fabrics to touch your skin after morning washes, baths, and showers, so their material matters a great deal.
When looking through the options, some of the best you’re going to come across are organic bamboo and Egyptian cotton famous for their anti-bacterial and absorbent properties which is why they’re worth investing in. For that ultimate level of coziness, consider the addition of functional bathroom fixtures and fittings like heated towel rails. Despite keeping your towels warm, and drying some of your clothes, they come in handy with general heating too.
Warm Up the Floors
Want to cut down on the heating costs? Along with the heated towel rails, you can introduce heated floors. To be honest, you don’t like to step in a freezing bathroom barefoot, right? With the warm flooring, you’d no longer have to dread getting ready for work early in the morning in the cold months of the year.
If that sounds a bit much, then at least add a bath mat made from timeless material like teak that’s known for bearing well with moist environments. This option is also great in the sense it isn’t slippery like fabric mats.
Let the Outdoors in with Greenery
What would an oasis be without some plants? There are different bathroom-friendly plants you can introduce into your relaxing space to treat your senses and purify the air. Some of the best ones you can add are aloe vera, philodendron, snake plant, and orchid. The best thing about them is they add to the room’s ambiance too as the pots and planters can be part of the decor.
Art for the Soul
You don’t have to have colorful walls, floors, and furniture to be able to bring in some restful subtle colours. The solution lies in styling up with artworks and decorative accents. No, this doesn’t mean you have to go overboard with the art to pull off an eye-catching result; how does a gallery wall with small prints or a large print for one accent wall sound?