How to Create a Hotel-Style Bathroom at Home
9th Mar 2023
Hotel-inspired bathrooms are a big trend at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why. Once upon a time, bathrooms were seen as purely functional. But now, in an age of self-care, we’re all looking to add a touch of luxury to our homes and create relaxing spaces where we can indulge ourselves. And what better way to create a luxe bathroom at home than to take some inspiration from luxury hotels.
So, without further ado, here’s a few ways to create a hotel-inspired bathroom at home.
Bathe in style
Something that luxury hotels usually have in their bathrooms is a stylish bath. Luxurious baths are a big thing in hotel bathrooms, often found situated dead centre in the middle of the room, and/or facing a large window with a staggering ocean view. Now, most of us aren’t blessed with an ocean view, nor do we have bathrooms large enough to place baths in the centre of the room (without having to climb over it just to get to the toilet). But the bath itself? The bath is something most of us can do.
Freestanding baths are a big trend in hotel bathrooms, and nowadays are actually more affordable than you might think. If you’ve got the space for one, these are a great option that will create a stunning statement in your bathroom. If you’re lacking in space, that’s okay! Whatever type of bath you go for, the primary thing it should be is spacious. If you don’t have the room for a larger bath, you could also choose a slim edge bath in a standard size; you can get the luxurious feeling of a spacious bath, without taking up too much room.
If you’re not so keen on baths, you can still create a luxurious bathing space. Walk-in showers are commonplace in luxury hotels; the spaciousness of a walk-in shower adds to the lavish feel that’s characteristic of hotel bathrooms.
Opt for a waterfall-effect shower head to achieve an elegant look and luxe feel. If you really want to amp up the relaxation factor, you could choose a stylish shower panel, which comes complete with a waterfall-effect shower head and luxurious body jets, for the ultimate relaxing experience.
Wooden furniture is a popular choice in hotel bathroom design, as it adds to the calming, relaxing vibe that hotel bathrooms are known for. Units in a dark wood finish are a great option for creating a luxurious, opulent appearance.
For example, our Nuie Athena Hacienda Black 1200mm Wall Hung 2 Drawer Vanity Unit with Twin Polymarble Basin comes in a striking black finish, offering practical storage as well as an elegant design. By opting for a double basin vanity unit, you not only get ample storage space for a clutter-free environment but also eliminate any potential bathroom-sharing issues during busy morning routines.
An even more practical option for smaller bathrooms would be our fitted furniture ranges Venice and Hudson Reed which offer customisable storage solutions to fit your space effortlessly.
Think about lighting
Feature lighting is an effortless way to bring a luxurious hotel-style to your bathroom. It serves as a focal point of focus that ties your design together. A focal point can be anything that designers use to draw attention to a specific area in the room.
Most high-end hotel bathrooms have a focal point that you can draw inspiration from. You could opt for a large chandelier such as ourForum Spa Belle Polished Chrome 450mm Crystal Bars Chandelierif your bathroom hashigh ceilings. It will undoubtedly add a wow-factor to your bathroom.
Also, forget about the standard light bar above the mirror and instead consider using sconce lights on either side of the mirror for a more interesting look. If you have ample space, trendy pendant lights are a great option for bathrooms too. Complete the look by pairing your new lighting with a stylish vanity mirror.
Adding in a large wall mirror is a great way to create a hotel-inspired look in your bathroom. You can opt for something simple for a minimalist look, or choose a more detailed and ornate design for a touch of luxury. Either way, a large mirror is great for creating the illusion of space and adding a luxe look. Another great option is to choose an illuminated mirror for an extra glamorous feel.
Tiles all over
Hotel bathrooms tend to opt for tiles to create a luxurious look, that’s also cost-efficient and easy to clean. A popular look is matching floor and wall tiles, which maximises the appearance of space and creates a cohesive look. Opt for a neutral tile to keep a relaxing feel, or amp up the luxury and go for marble tiles.
Alternatively, you could also choose marble effect wall panels to create an elegant look without the eye-watering cost or high maintenance that comes with real marble.
The Multipanel Linda Barker Calacatta Marble 2400mm x 1200mm Hydro-Lock Tongue & Groove Bathroom Wall Panel, for instance, boasts clean yet impressive aesthetics, ideal for injecting a little hotel glamour and a high-end feel to your bathroom. This hydro-lock connection makes it possible to join two bathroom wall panels discreetly together without a mid-joint for a stunning finish.
Be bold with accessories
Incorporating refined finishes, sophisticated fixtures, and timeless accessories into your bathroom design will allow you to enjoy the same luxurious experience as a hotel bathroom from the comfort of your own home.
Opt for sleek and simple fixture designs in metallic or matt finishes to complement the overall design of your bathroom. One very popular trend in fixtures just now is gold taps, handles, and accents in a range of textures (from shiny to matt).
And to take your bathroom to the next level, make it smell rich and crisp with luxury fragrance, candles, or even diffusers.
For one last finishing touch, upgrade your old, mismatched towels for a brand-new, matching set of luxurious, high quality towels. White towels are a staple in hotel bathrooms and are a great option for creating that luxe, hotel-inspired look. You could even go all out and treat yourself to a white towelling dressing gown. Alternatively, if you’re doubtful that you can keep those white towels looking bright, you could opt for towels in navy or grey. These still create a luxurious look, but without the maintenance of white towels.
So, there we have it. Our top tips for creating a hotel-inspired bathroom at home. Would you go for a hotel-style bathroom?
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