Luxury bathrooms, traditionally and certainly in the minds of many, seem to come with a price tag that, while possibly still affordable, is simply unjustifiable, especially due to the current state of the general public’s finances.
There are, however, a number of ways that you can recreate the spa-like, relaxing feel of a luxury and even an ostentatious bathroom without having to remortgage your home. With this in mind, here are some key ideas and inspiration for creating a luxurious feel in your own bathroom.
Treat Yourself to Posh Towels
Everyone knows the frustration of having to dry yourself after a shower with stiff, carboard-feeling towels that have been washed one too many times, and you’ll know that this isn’t a pleasant experience, especially on a freezing cold morning.
If you think about one of the benefits of visiting a spa or sauna, part and parcel of the ambience and overall experience is the feeling of being ensconced in warmth and luxury. To recreate this feeling in your own home, ditch your old towels and treat yourself to thicker, bigger, and softer upgrades.
Now, it would be entirely understandable if your bathroom currently not only holds a plethora of empty bottles of shampoo and conditioner, has one or more rusty razors creating those unsightly brown lines in the corners of the bath, and generally resembles a public bathroom, rather than a private one.
In your pursuit for a relaxing and indulgent bathroom experience, the time has come to get rid of absolutely everything, including ornaments and bric-a-brac on the windowsill, that doesn’t need to be there. The cleaner and less cluttered your bathroom is, the more luxurious it will automatically feel.
Ornate Fixtures & Fittings
Take the time, either together with the rest of your family or else on a solo mission, to visit prominent and leading bathroom design showrooms to familiarize yourself with the fashionable, stylish, and indeed, entirely functional details that you could consider bringing into your own bathroom space, regardless of the size of the room.
Even a simple change from bright metal faucets and handles to a deeper, more rustic-looking and generally more ostentatious feel can make a huge difference to how your newly upgraded bathroom both looks and feels.
Experiment with Lighting
Aside from a window, typically, the only source of light in the bathroom is a central ceiling light, activated by either a switch outside the room or else a pull cord within it.
However, to create a spa-like ambience in the space, it’s time to upgrade and elevate your lighting by utilizing a variety of different fixtures, namely a vanity cabinet and mirror combo with LED lights around the edges and a dimmer switch outside the room.
Finally, as an indulgent treat for your senses and a way to help reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety, add some white or cream pillar candles around the outside of the bathtub (just make sure your hair is well away from the naked flame).