Shaynna Blaze shares her tips on how to create a bathroom that feels more like a five star day spa.
If there’s something we could all do with more of, it’s time. Especially ‘me’ time. While typically the bathroom is viewed as just a functional space, it’s evolving more and more into a private place to retreat to, to take time out and relax.
As a result, bathroom design has taken on many of the principles of day spa design. Here are some ideas for designing a bathroom that will give you that day spa feel at home.
Have a freestanding bathtub
Without a doubt, the one thing that screams day spa is a freestanding bath. If you have the room then definitely include one - the deeper and larger the better. Depending on the space you have, either let it take centre stage in the middle of the bathroom or place it next to a window for a bath with a view. If there is space outside the bathroom window to create a private garden area, that will provide a beautiful backdrop to the whole bathroom.
Install a rain showerhead
A rain showerhead is as close as you can get to a full body massage while standing up! It not only looks luxurious it feels great too and will help wash away the worries of the day.
Include natural elements
Draw inspiration from nature and include texture and natural elements like timber and stone for an earthy and organic feel. A whole wall out of timber or stone will create a striking backdrop. Let it be the main feature by keeping the rest of the scheme neutral.
Or just use natural materials as rustic accents in a bathroom such as timber on the vanity, a timber towel ladder and stone floors. A pile of stones in the shower might be taking it a bit too far, but you get the idea!
We’re often the most relaxed when enjoying the great outdoors so why not bring some of the outdoors in? There are lots of great ‘green wall’ systems you can buy or just use potted plants to bring some greenery and life into the bathroom. Of course, plants will work best in bathrooms with some natural light and ventilation.
If you don’t have a green thumb then you can just cheat with one of the fab vinyl wall murals available that will transport your bathroom to a more relaxing place. From the mountains, forest or to the sea, a mural is the ultimate visual escape. By having a vinyl finish you won’t have issues with moisture providing you have a fan for ventilation.