How to Make Your Bathroom the Ultimate Relaxing Getaway
By Megan Johansson, Contributor for Mary Rossi Designs
Is there anything more relaxing than a bathroom escape? It’s the ultimate symbol of luxury, and it’s no wonder why. A well-designed bathroom can instantly make you feel at peace and pampered. But why should that feeling exist only when you splurge on a spa visit? Transform your home bathroom into a calming getaway, and once you step foot inside, you may never want to leave.
Wondering how to make it all happen? Here are our top tips for turning your bathroom into your favorite space at home:
An evening soak in a bath with a glass of wine, some soothing music, and a few candles is the perfect antidote to a stressful day. And what better way to do that than with a timeless clawfoot tub or a large soaking tub? While having a separate walk-in shower is a must for daily needs, adding a bathtub to your space allows you the chance to kick back and truly relax.
Design by Caroline Kilmartin / Design by Mary Rossi Designs / Design by Mary Rossi Designs
Your vanity might seem unimportant, but it’s truly the anchor to your bathroom. Be sure to choose one that gives you plenty of counter space and ample room for storage. It’s especially ideal if you can mix and match drawers, baskets, and open shelves, which allow for both function and visual simplicity (drawers and baskets provide storage for your everyday items, while open shelving gives you the chance to showcase beautiful folded towels and decor).
Design by Mary Rossi Designs / Design by Simo Design / Design by Trio Design Inc.
Tiles that are crisp in texture, shape, and color have a major impact on a bathroom and make a room feel calm and collected. We’re loving whites and greys right now, and we recommend opting for symmetrical tile shapes like hexagon or subway styles. By keeping your floor and wall tiles bright and sophisticated, it serves as the ideal neutral base for adding in warmer contrasting elements or a subtle color pop.
Design by Mary Rossi Designs / Design by Magnolia / Design by Crate and Barrel
To balance out the sleek coastal vibes of white tiles, we love adding wood elements into the mix. Whether you’re incorporating a barn-door entrance, adding reclaimed wood to the ceiling, or choosing a rustic-inspired vanity base, wood is the perfect way to add texture and intrigue to your bathroom. It calls to mind scenes from nature, which help you to relax and tune out the busyness of everyday life.
Design by Palmetto Cabinet Studio / Design by Pure Design Interiors / Design by Blackband Design
Faucets, Lighting, and Hardware
The perfect complements to wood tones are faucets, lighting, and hardware in darker finishes. They’re what we like to call the “jewelry” of the bathroom, bringing a certain elegance to the room and truly completing the overall look. Whether you’re a fan of brushed brass, bronze, or black finishes, you simply can’t go wrong with these beautiful accents juxtaposed against the bright whites and grays of tubs or sinks.
Design by Studio McGee / Design by Mary Rossi Designs / Design by Studio McGee
A truly spa-like bathroom isn’t complete without a few décor staples. Top off your styled room with extra plush towels, plants, and deluxe hand soaps and candles for a soothing and tension-relieving space. You’ll have tranquility and leisure in no time.
Design by Aero Studios / Design by Mary Rossi Designs / Design by Burnham Designs
Ready to transform your bathroom into a rustic chic getaway? Dying to incorporate coastal cool elements into your space? Whatever your style, these luxurious bathroom amenities will make your space feel effortless and relaxing, which is certainly our idea of the perfect paradise.