Who doesn’t love the idea of your own personal spa? Most of us don’t have the budget – or the time – for weekly spa visits. But it’s never been easier to create a spa bathroom in your own home. A spa/hotel bathroom is usually everything we’d like our own to be: spacious, stylish, indulgent and luxurious. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to recreate that vibe in the comfort of your own home. If you have cash to splash, think statement pieces, fine fittings and quality tiles. If you’re counting the pennies, don’t despair. Our Director Kelly, shows you how to get creative with colour, accessories and toiletries to evoke a spa-style bathroom that won’t break the bank.
Our cast iron, double ended bateau bath is the ideal statement centrepiece for any spa-style bathroom
A deep, statement, freestanding bath is the ideal centrepiece for any would-be spa bathroom. There’s nothing quite like sinking into a deep, cocooning tub to relax and recharge after a busy day. When choosing a bath for a spa-style bathroom, I suggest you invest in the best you can afford. Properties such as a smooth finish and solid casting are worth every penny. And if you have the space to accommodate one, a bateau or slipper bath always catches the eye – especially when centrally sited. A double-ended bath allows you to bathe à deux. Or you could make the most of your bigger bath to enjoy a languorous, spa-style soak. Just don’t forget the (well-stocked) bath tray!
Tap into the trend for spa bathrooms – literally – with our Arcade single level floor mounted filler, in a classy chrome finish
Adding the right accessories
I believe luxury fittings are another way to tap into the spa bathrooms trend. For a timeless feel, choose chrome. Chrome fittings are classy, yet understated, and complement both traditional and contemporary design schemes. We think a floor-mounted filler tap is the perfect complement to any statement spa-style bath.
Introduce some old-school glamour to your spa bathroom with our retro Burlington Classic Washstand with polished aluminium stand
Go bold with your basin
If you’re aiming to create a spa bathroom, your sink needs to be a bit special. Your hand basin is likely to be a ‘high-traffic’ area, but there’s no reason why it can’t be both functional and fabulous. I think there are many ways to go bold with your basin. Choose an opulent material, such as marble. Adorn your wash area with high-end soap, a floral arrangement, and a seriously stylish mirror. Alternatively, channel the yesteryear mansion of your dreams, and choose a washstand straight out of an old-school, old-money spa.
We can design and create a satin black toilet, bath and matching basin
to suit a spa-style bathroom
There’s no doubt that the spa look is all about creating an inviting room with more neutral tones. Think stone textures from pebbles underfoot to large format tiles in limestone. You can then add more dramatic impact to a wet-room style bathroom with a matt black basin or toilet. Of course, this kind of design is ultra-modern. However, it will still help to create a sense of peace and luxury, which will make your bathroom feel more heavenly in an instant.
The addition of plants in your bathroom will add an organic touch.
I must admit I love botanicals in the bathroom. Adding plants will instantly create more colour in a neutral bathroom. After all, you just can’t beat an element of greenery in this room. Hanging planters can help to set the scene and will free up more floor space in a smaller bathroom. This look is not only on-trend but plants will help to bring more oxygen into the room, too. You’ll also feel that this room looks more lived-in for cosy appeal.
Pristine white bath sheets make a fabulous addition to a spa-style bathroom
Make sure you’ve got some soft towels to hand – in fact, the fluffier these are, the better. I suggest white towels in the first instance too just as you’d find in a luxury spa. Bath sheets make a great investment especially as the weather’s turning cooler so you can literally wrap one around you fully as step out of the bath.
Indulge in some scented candles to make the ambience complete
Setting the scene
Having a dimmer switch in your bathroom will instantly help you to lower the brightness in this room when you want to relax and unwind in the bath. However, scented candles can help to take your relaxation one stage further. I tend to light more than one candle in the same scent to create a truly relaxing space to unwind in. However, don’t ever leave a candle alight if you plan on leaving the room while the bath is filling up with water.
WIN! A Liberty London Diptyque scented candle worth £47
We’re offering you the chance to win a Vanille scented candle from Liberty. The arrival of autumn is the perfect time to treat yourself (or your bathroom!) to some spa-like pampering. Dyptique is well known for its fine fragrances, but it also offers a comprehensive collection of face and body care. Why not experiment with a new seasonal scent? Or indulge in one of the brand’s sublime scented candles – the perfect fast-track to a spa-like ambience?
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