The bathroom, whether shared by the family or an ensuite haven, is often the most overlooked room in the house, but in the midst of winter – when indulgent pampering sessions and long, luxurious baths are a top priority – it pays to make the space that much more attractive.
If you don’t have the time, budget or patience for a major overhaul, look to these eight easy ways to transform a tired room into a much more elegant space. From statement mirrors to subtle scented candles, these ideas from top interior designers are guaranteed to give you a five-star bathroom.
MAKE IT SMELL LIKE A SPA
“Imagine the best hotel room you’ve ever stayed in; what made the bathroom space so appealing? Often it’s the clean, uncluttered space and small luxurious touches. Candles are a great way to achieve this – they play to your sense of smell and immediately create a sense of atmosphere. — Jamie Horton, Managing Director at Harlequin London
“Scented candles create a serene spa-like retreat. Our favourite are the ultra-luxurious (and beautiful to look at) Cire Trudon.” — Charlotte Wood, Founder & Floral Designer at Wild Wood London
MAKE A FEATURE OF PRODUCT
“Put your products in simple white or beautiful glass containers and place these on lacquer trays. It’s a straightforward change, but so effective.” — Robert Angell, Interior Designer, Robert Angell Design International
ADD ART TO YOUR WALLS
“Don’t forget to accessorise – a couple of framed pictures can really lift the space, and art is a great way to tie in your design scheme.” — Alice Dunbar, Interiors Expert at Harvey Maria
WORK STATEMENT WALLPAPER
Combine pattern and colour to create a design-led look in your bathroom. Wallpaper is great for this, just be sure to choose colours that harmonise – a fun animal or abstract print, for example, works well with a simple white or cream colour palette with finishing touches that pick up one or two colours in the wallpaper.” — Alice Dunbar