We all love a spa day...the jacuzzi soaks, dimmed lights, steamy saunas, impossibly soft towels. But you don’t have to go as far afield as Finland or jet off to Japan if you have your very own spa at home. After all, we all deserve that five star feeling. As part of our Home Truths series, here are some ideas on how to go about making your bathroom into a calming sanctuary.
ONE | Lighting
You want your lights to be dimmable to allow the candles to do their thing (we like Plum & Fig's natural scented candles). You should ideally also be able to control the lights from at least two different circuits: one for downlights and the other for wall lights so you can dictate the mood.
TWO | Storage
Try and keep the surfaces as uncluttered as possible. Go fully Marie Kondo in the spaces under the sink, and for things that you do need out, put them in neat little baskets, like our super sleek Savoy Rattan Baskets
or Inya Ratttan Bowls
. If you've got a teeny tiny bathroom, our interiors gurus
have got some great advice on how to save space in the chicest way possible.
THREE | Mirrors
Go as big as you can fit/afford. It will make your bathroom feel bigger and brighter. Also, for the extra swank factor, get one with a heated panel in the middle so it doesn’t fog up. Or for something a little more unique, consider some mottled, vintage glass for a warmer reflection. That candlelight will bounce off it beautifully..
FOUR | Walls
Go for tongue and groove panelling with wallpaper above the dado rail. Bathrooms are great places to have a fun wallpaper as you won’t need too much. Pick a colour from the wallpaper for the panelling below. You can also add more colour with your favourite prints and paintings, or even some patterned tiles. Edward Bulmer
has got some fun ideas on how to bring colour into your bathroom sanctuary.
FIVE | Accessories
Keeping them natural is the way to go: choose handwoven rattan and recycled glass for soothing character. Now we’re not saying we have all the answers, but we definitely have some of them in our new collection, including our Zomi toothbrush glass and the world's smartest loo bin...
SIX | Towels
Finally, you need huge white fluffy towels. Biggest is best so you can wrap yourself up completely. Only the softest will do. The White Company do one called Super Jumbo size… that’s what we’re talking about!
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