One of the best things about staying in a plush 5-star hotel, apart from the deep sunken mattress and Egyptian cotton sheets, has to be the bathroom. Whether it features his and hers sinks, fluffy towel robes, or the array of beauty products on offer, I like nothing better when I travel than to sink into a bubble bath and forget the woes of the days.
With self-care being high on my priority list right now, I thought I’d put together four tips on how you can create the feel of a luxury boutique hotel bathroom and spa experience at home, starting with…
I feel like there are some must-have essentials for creating a spa-like luxury experience in your own home. One being a gorgeous smelling candle, two being a great book to read, and three being the beauty products you insist on saving “for best”.
Does anyone else have a bath bomb they’re saving for a treat that never seems to come around? Life is too short to not use your fancy beauty products all year round so make the most of having a quiet Sunday evening pamper session to get you ready for the new week ahead.
The beauty of a hotel bathroom is that you can’t see the bottle of Cif hiding in the corner or the mountains of toilet rolls you usually have on stand at home. With that in mind, storage is key so invest in either an under-sink cabinet if space allows, or add wall shelving with baskets so you can hide away all the products that aren’t beautiful. You could even build shelving under your bath if you’re handy with DIY.
This year I made a promise to myself to start booking more mini breaks away and in between looking at Chester spa hotels and boutique aparthotels in Edinburgh, I’ve realised plain bathroom walls are a thing of the past. It seems now like it’s all about the statement tile, eye catching wallpaper or bold paint choice. Check out my post here on 10 statement wall ideas to make you swoon.
Add artwork to your bathroom wall or consider an amazing tile design like the bathroom above. It’s about creating a stylish sanctuary which has the same love and attention paid to it as you do every other room in your house. You could even hang art work or framed pictures, as long as the bathroom is properly ventilated and they’re obviously not right next to the shower.
Putting together pretty vignettes in the bathroom can make the room feel much more loved. I have to be honest and say my bathroom is the least decorated space in the whole apartment but that’s about to change. Display your most beautiful bath products, perfumes and skin care must-haves and style them on trays around your bathroom.
Why not consider monogrammed towels (Christy’s England are a big recommendation from me when it comes to towels) and cosy flannel robes hanging on the back of the door. I also like to add plants around the room but make sure you check the type of plants that need low light requirements such as aloe vera, bamboo, peace lily and ferns. Finally, chose the most stylish soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and bath rack you can find. There’s no point having a beautiful bathroom with your toothbrush stored in your old university mug.
Would you consider any of these point for your own bathroom to create a spa experience at home? I love the idea of a statement wall of some kind. Let me know your thoughts.