Who said a bathroom can’t be luxurious? First of all: think spa. Begin with the ideals: Relaxation and rejuvenation; a place to comfort your body and soul.
Aromatherapy is a key aspect of spas and easy to integrate into your bathroom. The method uses scents to stimulate your mood and certain aromas are known for their calming properties. For the bathroom, choose scents that evoke mental and physical restoration: Lavender, for example, induces calm and relaxation. Jasmine improves your mood and sense of wellbeing, not to mention the romantic atmosphere it generates, and marjoram can relieve muscle aches and cramps.
Although scented candles and essential oils are great for filling a room, why not indulge in something a bit more luxurious? ThermaSol®provides a steam bath infused with the holistic powers of aromatherapy. Take advantage of the health benefits provided by steam and aromatherapy in order to rid yourself of the stress and toxins of your day.
Black, chrome, red, silver, white, gold, blue... let’s not forget the impact of colour. We know how colour can help unite a space or diffuse a vision, which makes it an important feature of a bathroom.
White is reminiscent of pure, clean and modern. If you decide on white for the walls and floors, inject personality with coloured fixtures. Red and orange provide a burst of energy that can really help on those early mornings.
Black is pure elegance with an insinuation of strength. Layer the black walls and tiles with a myriad of colours and chromes (just not all at once). For a sleek and chic look, why not experiment with black furniture and fixtures instead?
Depending on the shade, blues and greens look marvellous against white and black while bringing elements of water and nature indoors. Nature inspired textures are also incorporated with stone sinks and rich wood cabinetry.
To further embrace the natural elements, explore your options for lighting. Skylights allow for sunlight to fill a room but also provide the opportunity to stare up at the star-lit sky during a late night soak in the tub (for an added touch of luxury, forget a traditional tub and try one with Jacuzzi jets or a Whirltub).
Are you longing for a gentle waterfall to cascade over your body? Or are you tempted to feel the exhilaration of dancing in the rain? Some of the most popular showerheads now attempt to mimic the experience of bathing outdoors, whether under a waterfall or in the midst of a downpour. Dornbracht has designed a series of shower fixtures that allow you to control and reinvent your experience with water.
To create the bathroom as a space of personal luxury, focus on the details. The comfort added by a heated floor is impeccable as you step out of the warm bath, onto a stone tiled floor that meets your foot with gentle warmth. A heated towel rack is a nice addition too. Newer mounted towel racks have built-in wall features that hide the technical elements and don’t compromise the aesthetic value. And a simple way to avoid waiting for the mirror to clear is by investing in fog free mirrors.
For an extra touch of personality and technology, consider adding a toilet that plays your music off an SD card and self flushes.
Designers and manufacturers provide
limitless options to help you create the ideal bathroom environment. So, for your next renovation project,
don’t skimp on the relaxation a bit of lavishness can bring to a bathroom.