HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

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, the fluffy towel robes, or the array of beauty products on offer, I lik nothing better when I travel than to sink into a bubble bath and forget the woes of the days. With the colder nights setting in, meaning the appeal of a hot soak is greater than ever, I thought I’d put together four tips on how you can create the feel of a luxury boutique hotel bathroom in your own home, starting with…

HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

Lighting

One big light in the middle of the room is hardly relaxing right? Whether you’re remodelling your bathroom or looking to change the feel of the room slightly, I’d definitely say consider spotlights with a dimmer switch. Another thing I’d consider is mirror lighting – I especially love Hollywood lighting like this wall mounted LED mirror from IlluminatedMirrors for that ultimate boudoir feel when carrying out your skin care routine before bed, and with a dimmer switch included in this, you can keep the atmosphere as relaxing as you need.

HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

Storage

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 the sink cabinet if space allows, or add shelving to your boiler cupboard so you can hide away all the products that aren’t beautiful. I’ve even seen a great idea recently where tiled shelving is built into the bottom of the bath – definitely a good space saver.

HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

Statement Walls

In boutique hotels especially, plain white walls are a thing of the past. It’s all about the statement tile, eye catching wallpaper or paint choice. Add art work to your bathroom wall, or consider an amazing tile design like the bathroom above. It’s about creatin 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
had art work or framed pictures, as long as the bathroom is properly ventilated and they’re obviously not right next to the shower.

HOW TO CREATE A FIVE STAR HOTEL BATHROOM IN YOUR OWN HOME

Styling

Putting together pretty vignettes in the bathroom can create such a stylish space. I love to display my most beautiful bath products, perfumes and skin care must-haves and style them on trays around my bathroom. Why not consider monogrammed towels I also like to add plants around the room but make sure you check first plants that need low light requirements such as aloe vera, bamboo, peace lily and ferns. Finally, chose the most stylish soap dispenser, tooth brush holder and bath rack you can find. There’s no point having a beautiful bathroom with your tooth brush stored in a grimy old glass.

Would you consider any of these point for your own bathroom? I love to idea of a statement wall of some kind. Let me know your thoughts.

About the author

Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she’s not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she’s out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

3 Comments

  1. As someone about half way through turning my bathroom from grim to 5* swanky, I totally love this post – though it is making me REALLY desperate for a long hot bath! Cannot wait until I have a functioning shower even, never mind bath! But it will be worth it when it's done, I'm certain! x

  2. Nice article ! According to me the main purpose of interior design in a hotel is to create a “home away from home” for guests, although ideally the environment is more stimulating than the one where they live!

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