No longer is the bathroom just a wash room with a cold atmosphere and a single purpose. In new and renovated homes, the bathroom is increasingly becoming a zone of luxury and relaxation – a soothing sanctuary in which to escape the stresses of a long day.
Try these 5 simple steps to create an indulgent sanctuary you’ll never want to leave
Bring nature inside
Plants and flowers are the simplest and most obvious way to bring nature into the bathroom. Succulents and potted plants are easy to care for and make any room feel more vibrant and fresher. While plants are a great way to improve the aesthetics of the home and create a unique space, they are also great for improving the air quality, releasing oxygen and reducing the amount of dust in the air.
Use natural materials
Natural stone such as slate, marble, granite and travertine add texture and substance to the space and will complement timber accents beautifully in a nature-inspired bathroom. To save on costs, consider using a smaller quantity of natural stone as a feature, such as the vanity benchtop, an organically shaped natural stone basin, or a stone tile feature wall. Timber finishes are also a great way to transform the atmosphere into a tranquil space as wood is the warmest natural element you can bring into the space. Try adding some rich wooden textures, such as a vanity top or simple décor for a simple transition of the environment into your home.
Lighten it up
Ensuring an abundance of natural light in the room is a fantastic way to connect your bathroom with the outdoors. Utilise mirrors, reflective surfaces, a large window and perhaps even a skylight to let the light in and help make your bathroom feel more spacious.
Add some indulgence
Focus on the tranquil element of water by incorporating indulgent pieces such as a freestanding bath and luxurious rain shower to wash away your cares at the end of a hard day. Complement these indulgences with some elegant tapware and scented candles and fluffy towels.
Use soft materials
Subtle touches of luscious greenery and some plush towels in warm natural tones will also help to soften the hard surfaces and complete the look of your nature-inspired bathroom.