Who says a bathroom needs to be a boring place that only serves the functional purpose of cleaning your body? Turn the space into a place where you can unwind.
You achieve this by bringing in an element of sophistication and style with some simple ideas.
And you know the best part? You don’t have to spend tons of cash to achieve some of them.
Read on to find out things you can do.
- Splurge on a Free-Standing Bathtub
If there is a bathroom accessory that screams luxury and relaxation, it is a free-standing tub. You must be thinking what? Isn't that one expensive item? Well, the answer is no, not all of them at least. You see, you have so many options available.
There are different types, sizes, and materials that will fit any budget. Yes, materials like cast iron and copper may be a bit pricey. So go for fiberglass, porcelain, or ceramic.
Having a clawfoot tub adds extra sophistication to the already stylish free-standing tub. The foot design brings in a traditional feel but will look great in a modern bathroom.
Fancy a shower once in a while? Don't worry about installing a shower cubicle. You will find some fantastic clawfoot tubs with showers.
And please do not forget to stock up on the right accessories for unwinding. Such include essential oils, potpourri, candles, and scented salts or diffusers. Take it a notch higher by rigging in some sound into the bathroom.
Customization options include adding bubbles, whirlpools, or jet streams. Put on your favorite music, pour a glass of your preferred beverage, and soak the stress away in your free-standing tub.
- Invest in a Good Showerhead
You don't always have time to soak in the bathtub. But, you can still achieve ultimate relaxation by taking a hot, or cold if you prefer, shower. The trick is to find the right showerhead.
Rainfall showerheads, for instance, are luxurious. You will feel like you are showering outdoors during rainfall.
Blasts of water from body jets are also very relaxing. Some brands offer massage and wide coverage spray settings.
Hand showers allow you to direct the water right where you want it to hit. It is a fantastic way to soothe sore muscles after a long day at work or after the gym.
- Bring in Some Nature
Do you know plants are a fantastic bathroom accessory? Forget looking at tiles and concrete walls, a few potted plants will do several wondrous things for you.
If you remember basic botany, plants breathe in carbon dioxide. So having plants in your bathroom is like having a natural air purifier that will keep working as long as you manage to keep it alive.
And, who doesn't love a pop of color in an otherwise bland space? Wondering which plants to go for? You have a wide list of options including Birds Nest fern, Pothos, Air Plant, Aloe Vera, and Bamboo. Do you know that aloe Vera is fantastic for soothing the skin?
- Lighting Plays a Big Role
What better way to create ambiance and mood than with the right lighting. Enjoying a romantic soak in your freestanding bathtub? Take it a notch higher by changing the color or intensity of the lights.
All you need are those with dimmable settings. Mood lights are popular because you will feel like you are in a spa.
Go all out with a stylish chandelier. It will look great in a high ceiling bathroom. Every time you step into the room, you will think of sophistication and luxury.
Sconce lights on either side of your vanity mirror will look great. Illuminated mirrors and glass cabinets for the ambiance add a calming effect. Make it even more interesting by fitting lights onto the floor around your vanity and free-standing tub.
The latter will look especially great because you have walkable space around the basin. Ideally, you should leave about a foot between the tub and walls.
- Bathroom Furniture
Do you have a large bathroom space? If yes, how about bringing in some stylish furniture? Go crazy if you wish. It is your space after all.
A stool, ottoman, or day bed will look great. It gives you a place to sit, as you moisturize or apply make-up.
You could also keep your partner or kids company as they soak in the tub. Create a unified look with the other furniture including vanities, cabinets, and other storage.
Bespoke pieces allow you to utilize the space available.
- Go Fluffy
Isn’t it fantastic to sink your feet into a super fluffy, plush bathroom mat? Think Persian or Turkish rugs.
Once you shower, you wrap your relaxed body in a luxurious, soft towel. It would be such an anticlimax to use an old towel that has lost any softness it once had. Organic Egyptian cotton towels are a fantastic option.
And please, do go for the bigger size. You will feel like you are in a spa or some luxury hotel. Here is an idea. Do you like to use warm towels? If yes, invest in a heated towel rack.
Don’t forget the shower gown as well. You want to retain the heat and scents that engulfed you in the shower or bathtub.
Your bathroom can be that sanctuary that you relax in at the end of a long day. Pay as much attention to the space as you would to your bedroom or living room. Make the space inviting with some of the ideas we have shared.
The best investment is a free-standing tub. It is stylish, elegant, and a fantastic place to unwind and pamper yourself.
You also have the option of the tub and shower combo. It provides multiple functions for the days when you don’t have time to soak in the tub. Shop around for showerheads that provide the ultimate experience. See how the freestanding tub becomes the focal point in the space.
Don’t forget the lighting. Those with adjustable color and intensity settings are great. Bring in the outdoors with some plants. Accessories like essential oils and candles will bring in the spa feel.
And, don’t scrimp on the towels and bathmats. The fluffier, the better. It’s hard to remain stressed when you’re wrapped up in a soft, cuddly, fluffy, huge towel or gown.