Our environments affect our experience of life. Although each space in the home is important, from the foyer to the kitchen, many of our most personal practices happen in the bathroom. It’s where we wash and assemble ourselves to present to the outside world, and it’s where we should feel the most relaxed, and most comfortable in our skin. Here, we offer the best tips for transforming your luxury bathroom to help you recover from the stressors of modern life.
PUT FUNCTION FIRST
The importance of function comes as no surprise to experienced designers. well-planned, efficient designs are also key to transforming a luxury bathroom. Morning routines become infinitely easier with segregated spaces for the various rituals of getting ready. At night, if you love to soak in the tub, a large bathtub should serve as the centrepiece of the design, and if you prefer long, hot showers, the shower should include many showerheads that can vary the water output.
MAKE THE MOST OF MATERIALS
In a luxury bathroom, large, uninterrupted walls of stone, plaster, or concrete can offer a sense of permanence. Slabs are often characteristic of minimalism, too, which tends toward uncluttered spaces, with each object of the design carefully selected for beauty and function.
FIND INSPIRATION IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Context is rarely overlooked in the best interior designs, and master bathrooms are no exception. Whenever space achieves cohesion between its design and surrounding environment, it becomes a little more relaxing.
DECIDE ON A HARDWARE STYLE
Hardware offers an opportunity to enhance the experiences of the design, offering contrast against softer stones or other materials. The golds and deep browns/blacks of the metal and stone reinforce each other, while the gentle, flowing lines of the stone contrast with the hard lines of the metal.
KEEP IT CURVED
Curved architectural details communicate relaxation. In a room, a curved wall can provide unexpected softness, bringing a new layer of tranquillity to the ambience. A curved space for the tub can also enhance privacy and connection.
OPT FOR A PARED-DOWN COLOR PALETTE
If a bold bathroom is your goal, by all means, select colourful wallcoverings and ornate, over-the-top accessories. There’s a time, place, and client for every style. But if you prefer calm above all else, a monochromatic environment can help create a peaceful environment in a luxury bathroom. A relaxing space is earthly yet heavenly, gesturing toward the idea that a tranquil bathroom should keep you grounded in your body, and capable of sensuality, while also inspiring daydreams.
CONSIDER CREATIVE LIGHTING
Lighting is key in bathroom design. In the tub area, chandeliers are a classic choice, and recessed lighting, as shown above, offers another way to bring light to space. In terms of natural light, windows help merge interior and exterior environments; innovative shades or artistic curtains can block out the outside world when necessary. A skylight provides another alternative source of light, and it also maintains privacy in a peaceful bath, especially when paired with stark, artful architecture.
TRY A FREESTANDING TUB
A freestanding tub provides a visual focal point for bathroom design, and it offers a perfectly relaxing space to unwind. A freestanding tub can also incorporate unusual materials.
FINISH WITH NATURAL AND SOULFUL TOUCHES
Carefully placed finishing touches usher in an aura of calm. Beautiful accessories also impart a bit of luxury design. Every detail matters — from the design and materials to the craftsmanship.
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