Looking to relax at home after a stressful week of juggling work with family life? Tired of having very little time to yourself? Why not transform your bathroom into a home spa? This project is easy to complete over a weekend and can then be enjoyed every evening. Sit back, unwind and enjoy a few spa luxuries from the comfort of your own home!
Here’s what needs to go on your shopping list:
If your bathroom needs a lick of paint, choose a soothing neutral palette that’s easy on the eyes.
Images: Benjamin Moore; Benjamin Moore; COAT; GoodHome Paint at B&Q.
Well-stocked bath board
A perfectly-styled bath board will look tremendous placed across your tub! Keep yours stocked with snacks, lotions, potions and a drink—maybe a cup of tea or a glass of cucumber water? Or perhaps something stronger…!
Images: Southbourne Bath Bridge in Beech by Garden Trading; Bath Rack in White by Dunelm; Colley Luxury Bridge Bath Rack in Light Brown by Symple Stuff available at Wayfair.
Has your current bath mat seen better days? It might be time to upgrade to something more spa-worthy. A squishy, fluffy bath mat will feel lovely underfoot and will keep your toes cosy after a long soak. Or, choose a wooden ‘duckboard’ for that authentic spa feel.
Images: Organic Cotton Towel and Bath Mat Set by The Fine Cotton Company; Southbourne Duck Board Beech from Garden Trading.
Arranging your favourite self-care products on a fancy display unit to give your bathroom that luxe look. Perfect for perusing before a serious pampering session.
Images: Steel Black Bathroom Basket from The Find Store; Mirrored Square Wall Shelf by MY Furniture; Cane Storage from Dunelm’s Equatorial collection.
Banish clutter to baskets
A selection of beautiful baskets will elevate your bathroom from bog-standard to brilliant. For a spa-inspired look, use a small basket to display a hand wash and hand cream duo above the sink. A couple of lidded baskets will hide dirty laundry out of sight. Clean towels will look terrific rolled up and presented in a handled basket, ready to grab and go after a hot shower.
Images: Key Largo Rattan Handwash Cream Display Holder from the Maine Furniture Co; Kubu Lidded Basket by Heavenly Homes and Gardens; Basket from Dunelm’s Mindful Home Bathroom collection.
Out of sight equals out of mind. Hide those boring bathroom bits with clever cabinetry. For an aesthetically-pleasing display, decant frequently used items like cotton wool and bath salts into glass jars.
Images: Storage Cabinet in White from Sue Ryder; Southbourne Floor Standing Tall Cabinet in Beech from Garden Trading
Trendy towel ladders
A towel ladder is a practical piece of furniture that is bang on-trend. Accessorise yours with a hanging planter. Drying towels has never looked so stylish!
Images: A towel ladder displaying a waffle blanket from The Fine Cotton Company; Robin Wood Towel Storage Ladder in Natural Wood from MADE.com.
Don’t forget those final touches…
Transform your boring bath time routine into a luxury home spa experience with a few finishing touches: a soft organic cotton towelling robe, a gentle soap to pamper your skin, a detoxing salt body scrub, a set of plush towels, a bamboo shower mitt and a dozen glowing candles.
Verona Organic Cotton Towelling Monogrammed Dressing Gown from The Fine Cotton Company; Meraki Hand Soap in Mangostone from my little wish; Sea Salt Body Scrub Detox from Wearth London; Set Of Organic Cotton Towels in White from GoScandi; Reusable Bamboo Shower Mitt from Helen Round; Commercial Realistic LED TruGlow Candles from Lights4fun.