Advice & Inspiration

How to create a relaxing bathroom

Your bathroom should be your sanctuary, a place where you can wash away the stress of the day or get ready for what’s to come. At Lusso, relaxing bathrooms are our speciality. Whether you want to be transported to a modern Scandinavian spa or sink into the luxury of a 5* hotel, our bathroom come with tranquillity guaranteed. Of course, a relaxing bathroom isn’t just about the type of baths and basins you put in it! Relaxation comes from achieving a zen state of mind and this means that everything from colour to accessories must be ‘just right’.

In these unprecedented times, being able to release the stress of the day is more important than ever. This is why we’ve asked our bathroom experts to give us their top tips for creating a relaxing bathroom. 

What colours are relaxing in a bathroom?

Colour is often the first thing you think about when creating a new decor scheme and it’s arguably the most important. The right shades will be essential to achieving a relaxing state, however, it’s not all magnolia and beige! Although it’s true that neutral shades work well in a bathroom, there is a whole host of modern neutrals that will give your bathroom a contemporary edge. Look for soft greys, polished whites and green hues if you want to adhere to a minimalist approach in your space. These colours can be injected through either tiles or paint, the choice is up to you!

Darker colours may not scream ‘relaxation’ but in fact, a dark hue might be exactly what you need. Taking the lead from the new crop of luxury hotels and resorts around the world, deep shades such as navy, emerald, slate and in some gothic-inspired space, black, can create a cosy, welcoming space that will have you counting down to bathtime!

How to reduce clutter in the bathroom

It seems obvious but having a cluttered bathroom will have a negative impact on your relaxation time. Sometimes it is hard to keep your bathroom looking like your favourite minimalist hotel space, but even a small bathroom can employ storage tricks to keep your essentials out of sight. A vanity unit or countertop with integrated storage is a great choice for any interior, especially if you choose one that incorporates a basin. Our collection of vanity units include an array of storage types, giving you ample room for your toiletries and bathroom cleaning products. If you’re lucky enough to have countertop space, use this wisely too! Attractive seagrass baskets are very on-trend right now and can be used to hide a multitude of bathroom storage sins…

Relaxing finishing touches

Once you have your chosen bathroom colour and your storage sorted, it’s time to start adding some finishing touches to your bathroom interior. A relaxing bathroom is not complete without some added greenery, not only will it improve the look of your space, but plants will also increase the quality of the air in your bathroom. If you read our guide to creating a bathroom that promotes wellness, you will know all about the purifying qualities of plants and why they’re an essential part of any decor scheme. Plants such as Aloe Vera are great for bathrooms as they thrive in the humid air. You can also look at other low maintenance house plants such as ‘spider plants’ and small palms to inject some natural decor into your space. 

Scented candles are another must-have for your bathroom as relaxation is as much about smell as it is sight or sound. Look for scents that promote relaxation such as lavender or ylang-ylang in a candle form or a reed diffuser. 

Relaxing small bathroom ideas

Not everyone has the space to create their own spa-like bathroom in the home, which is why creating a relaxing small bathroom takes a little more skill! At Lusso, we’ve created stone baths and basins to perfectly fit more compact spaces, giving you the foundations to start your own mini-haven. With a smaller space, we recommend sticking to a neutral colour palette with flashes of colour injected through your accessories. White tiles or paint looking incredibly striking paired with flashes of metallic such as rose gold or brushed gold, perfect for creating that 5* luxury you crave. If floor space is limited, look up to find inventive storage ideas. Plants can be hung from the ceiling and shelves can be added above doorways to keep your space fresh, clean and clutter-free. 

Take a look at our guide to small bathroom decorating ideas for more interior style tips!

To create your own luxury bathroom, why not get in touch with a member of the Lusso team today to find out how we can transform your interior? For more inspiration, take a look at our Instagram page for real-life Lusso bathrooms.

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