After a long day of working nonstop, chauffeuring the kids, and checking off that mile-long list of chores, you deserve a little pampering. Taking time to rejuvenate should be a top priority, and you shouldn’t have to schedule a special getaway to do it.
In Part I of our Perfect In-Home Spa series, we shared some quick ideas for bathroom essentials to get you started on making your bathroom into a luxurious retreat–towel warmers with aromatherapy, mirrors with their own lights, and even steam showers that play your choice of music. In this post, we’ll take a more in-depth look at how to bring spa style into your home, inspired by this inviting bathroom design by Marta Esteve for a summer home in Costa Brava, seen on Fresh Home.
The goal is to create a peaceful, engaging space where you can easily unwind. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have bathrooms as big as our bedrooms–some of us don’t have room for a tub at all! But with a few clever tricks, even the smallest bathroom can feel open and calm.
Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Start with a design that is streamlined and minimalistic. Clear the clutter first by choosing a vanity with lots of storage; a wall-mounted design that floats over the floor is especially good at adding a feeling of airiness. And with everything hidden in the drawers, you can forgo a medicine cabinet in favor of an extra large mirror, which will make any space feel roomier. Keep the color palette simple and light, with a few warm wood accents, like the mirror below with a frame of reclaimed wood, and porcelain tile in white oak. Using the same tile for the walls and floor also adds continuity and can make the space appear bigger than it is.
Turn up the heat with a thermostatic shower system, and for an extra soothing experience add a rain-style shower head. For the ultimate in streamlined design, try a shower drain that can be tiled to match the shower floor, essentially making it disappear!
Whether you are looking to do a complete bathroom remodel, replace a vanity or even just add a coat of paint, remember to keep the space bright, open, and clutter-free, and you’ll always have a place to relax, even if it is only for fifteen minutes.
1. Dornbracht MEM Single-Lever Lavatory Faucet 2. Porcelain Stoneware with White Oak Look 3. Hansgrohe Axor Starck Square Rain Head 4. Hansgrohe Axor Urquiola Chrome Toilet Paper Holder 5. Madeli Venasca Glossy White Wall-Mounted Vanity 6. Angora Reclaimed Wood Mirror 7. Smedbo Outline Lighted Magnifying Mirror 8. Duravit Darling New Wall-Mounted Toilet and Bidet 9. Glass Apothecary Jar 10. Riobel KS Thermostatic Shower System with Handshower