For most people their bathroom is far more than just somewhere to wash. Often, it is the one room in the house, where they can go to get away from everyone else, somewhere that they can truly relax, and spend an hour of ‘me time’.
Increasingly, homeowners are opting to invest in their bathrooms and turn them into a space that is akin to a home spa. If you would like to do that, this post will help you to do so, even if you are on a relatively tight budget.
Add a chair
If you have the space to do so, consider adding a chair to your bathroom. It is surprising what a difference this simple addition makes to the way the room looks. Having a comfortable chair or chaise lounge in your bathroom is practical too. It gives you somewhere to sit while you dry yourself off, so that you the option of getting out of your relaxing bath, into the chair, so that you can continue to enjoy reading your book and drinking your wine, in peace.
Simple touches like buying, high-quality towels, and adding a fluffy bathmat make a huge difference to the overall look, and feel of the room. It is nice to get out of the shower and stand on a luxurious mat, while you dry yourself with a thick, soft, hotel-quality towel.
Buy the best bathroom accessories you can afford
Buying cheap bathroom accessories is rarely a good investment. Even if they look good, they will not stay looking that way for long. Towel and toilet roll holders that are not coated with a good quality finish will not stay shiny for long. The humidity levels of a bathroom mean that they will soon start to blister, and rust, or go mouldy. It is far better to save up, or buy items piece by piece, than it is to penny pinch when buying bathroom accessories.
Get the lighting right
It is hard to create a spa like ambience in a brightly lit bathroom. Of course, you need a good level of light to make sure that you do not cut yourself shaving, and that you can apply your makeup.
However, you need to be able to dim the lights. Otherwise, it is difficult to lay back and relax when you are in the bath. If you are unable to install a dimmer switch, make sure that you leave enough space around the bath to allow you to place some candles. There really is nothing more relaxing than candlelight, especially if you choose scented candles.
Add some art
Another way to add a touch of luxury to a bathroom is to put up a painting or two. The way that most modern bathrooms are decorated means that they look a bit stark. You can greatly improve the ambience by adding some art to your bathroom walls. If you need some inspiration, just click this link to see hundreds of examples of artworks that are suitable for a bathroom setting.