The bathrooms of five-star hotels are defined by their style, luxury, and quiet elegance. Fluffy towels, plush bathrobes and heavenly-smelling shower gels in tiny bottles – there’s something about pampering yourself in a fancy hotel bathroom that feels extravagant.
So, why not recreate that ambience and feel in the comfort of your own home? Your bathroom should be the ultimate retreat when it all gets a bit too much. Here’s some help on how to achieve vacation-level relaxation and make your downtime a bit more indulgent.
Electric towel rails for bathrooms are the ultimate touch of luxury. They are sophisticated and convenient solutions which come in a variety of models and designs. From simple ones meant for one towel only, to more complex ones with a couple of racks, and rails with a modern twist, such as heated towel rails resembling branches.
The bonus of buying such functional and stylish pieces? They double as bathroom heaters, so you won’t have to spend extra money on other heating devices, especially if your bathroom is rather small. Not to mention, this is a great option if you want to reduce your carbon footprint.
If you’re wondering how do you fit a heated towel rail, you’ll be happy to learn there are tons of videos online on the topic. Find ones that show the installation process step by step and the tools you’d need. However, if you’re not very skilled in this field, your best bet is hiring the help of a licenced electrician who has a lot of experience on the matter.
Speaking of heated bath towel rails, we can’t forget to mention all the fluffy towels you should get. It’s no news that many hotel visitors end up stealing their bath towels because they’re oh-so-lovely. No wonder, hotels pay a lot of attention to their choice of towels, which means they’re chic and of great quality.
When it comes to choosing fabrics that give off a luxuriously soft feel, organic bamboo is one of the best choices. Other than utmost softness, it’s also moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, and durable. Egyptian cotton is another magnificent option which is considered to be softer and more durable than regular cotton.
Once you’ve chosen your favourite material, consider how many towels you need and their sizes. For starters, you should buy some bath towels, bath sheets (which are basically oversized bath towels), hand towels (which can double up as decorative accessories showcased on the heated towel rails), hair towels and washcloths (for your body).
Furthermore, don’t overlook the colours and designs of the towels. Get ones in soothing colours and designs and stick with primarily monochromatic hues if you’re up for a more minimalist approach. In case you want to add a splash of colour, choose a contrasting colour from the dominating hue in the bathroom’s design. A piece of advice if you want to preserve their great look longer is to buy towels in brighter colours as they don’t show the fading as much. To make them more personalised, you can have them monogrammed with the initials of each family member.
Seating is a great way to make your bathroom more functional and luxurious. Plus, it gives off a vibe of relaxation – you can do your makeup and hair while sitting, or even shave. It helps turn this oasis into a more practical space that you’re sure to love spending time in.
One way of pulling this off is by adding any chair you think fits in the décor. For example, it could be a cross-back chair for a dose of vintage flair or one wrapped up in soft textiles to match the softness of the towels. In case there’s not enough space available, you can just add an ottoman or a small stool beside the countertop, or right by the bathtub.
To truly turn your bathroom into your private fancy oasis designed for relaxation and chill vibes, count on the help of essential oils. Go for ones that can awaken your senses, like lavender, rosemary, chamomile, frankincense, or one of the citrus scents known for being great in boosting your energy. Also, you might want to use this chance to give up conventional beauty products and look for ones based on natural ingredients. Your skin will thank you!
Painting the walls in bright colours is one way of making the room livelier. Another way is using plants as decorative pieces and counting on their natural textures to transform the area. A tropical plant, like the philodendron, is a nice option for anyone who loves lush greenery that is also low-maintenance. Win-win!