With the world around us feeling like it is accelerating daily, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the twenty four hour news cycle. With beeping phones, busy traffic on the information superhighway, or real-world bottlenecks, many people are seeking to transform their bathrooms into sanctuaries where they can restore their equilibrium.
One of the key trends for bathrooms this year has been to recreate the tranquility of a Day Spa. There are some great ways you can do this for minimal cost:
Add Lashings of Flowers and Candles
Flowers don’t need to be reserved for the rest of the house. Add big bunches of fragrant roses or freesias to admire while you relax in a scented bath.
Indulgent candles are a shortcut to relaxation. Jo Malone candles have exquisite fragrances, such as Pomegranate Noir or English Pear & Freesia. They also have a range of incredible bath products.
Dry off with Luxurious, Fluffy Towels
Climbing out of a bath into the arms of a fluffy towel made from Egyptian cotton will make you feel pampered. Sheridan Australia has a diverse range of luxury towels which will make you feel like you’re on holiday every day.
Create a Light, Pristine Space
Lighten up – pristine white benches and surfaces will increase the tranquil vibes. Granite Transformations’ cleverly engineered surfaces work well in bathrooms as they have an outstanding resistance to stains and scratches.
There’s been a solid trend towards the artisanal of late. UK Trend Forecasters Scarlet Opus describes this as the analogue workshop trend – ‘a trend filled with a handcrafted aesthetic and utilitarian approach’. It celebrates a lovingly crafted aesthetic, such as products that were lovingly made in a small workshop.
It’s a trend which counteracts the digital world by stripping design back to earthy essentials.
Give your bathroom a craft-like feel with wooden or weaved touches, such as this ‘Found Wood Ladder’ from Pottery Barn. Prop it against the wall and use it as a drying rack for your fluffy towels.
Store magazines next to the bath or spare towels in a beautiful woven basket, such as these Walton baskets from Freedom. They’re hand-woven from on-trend seagrass in Vietnam, creating an artisanal look.
Use Earthy Contrasts on Surfaces
Be creative with your surfaces. Contrasting earthen and natural shades with the usual white for bathrooms will add a rustic atmosphere without compromising on quality.
Granite Transformations’ engineered surfaces come in a range of beautiful colours which work well alone or interplayed against each other to great effect.
Renovating with Granite Transformations is made easy by the fact that their surfaces can be laid over existing tiles. The durable stone is engineered to a thickness of 6.5mm and can be placed with minimal joins, meaning that your bathroom will be a dream to clean.