11 Indulgent Bathrooms to Inspire Your Own Space
When the going gets tough, where can you go to relax? More often than not, reaching post-workday bliss involves a nice, hot bubble bath (or a hot shower if life is coming at you really fast). If your bathroom isn’t quite peaceful enough to help you breathe out the worry of the daily grind, these 11 indulgent rooms will leave you feeling inspired and ready to make some well-deserved upgrades and tweaks to your own space.
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Hit the Deck
Nautical themes will leave you feeling like you're sitting on a dock enjoying the sun hit your skin and the salty breeze ripple through your hair. Don’t be afraid to add some navy blues, gleaming golds and bright surfaces to your washroom if you want to sail away from the stress of your day.
Get Glitz and Glam
Treat yourself! You deserve a little luxury, so adding shiny crystal textures or metallic tones will make you feel as though you’re stepping into your very own grotto. It may not be the mansion of your dreams, but it’s one step closer.
Look for the Light
Bathroom lighting isn’t exactly well-known for being flattering, let alone tranquil. Fill up your space with some lighting that mimics soft, natural light, casting a bright, cheery glow over your room. Bonus: this will step up your selfie game in no time!
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
If you’re not one of those people who thrives in quiet, muted places, there’s no shortage of fun to be had when it comes to prints and patterns. Turn your space into an at-home safari with an exotic wallpaper. If you’re nervous, try a simple backsplash or a single wall.
Shine With Simplicity
Remove the clutter and give both yourself and your bathroom the chance to breathe. Your wallet will thank you for reeling it in when it comes to skipping the trendy, seasonal sets and immature dorm-style duds.
Keep the Mood Muted
If you’re really hoping for your own spa-like space, give your bathroom an understated overhaul. You don’t need that musty shower curtain anymore and you haven’t used those Halloween-themed soaps and towels since you bought them on sale. It turns out less really is more.
Embrace Your True Colors
Everyone has that go-to color they always use to enhance their decor and their mood, so why not do both at the same time? If you’re afraid of bringing too much color into this smaller space, use restraint and add pops of color with a throw rug or some fun towels to add a little whimsy.
Mix and Match
Switch up the direction of your marble tiles and play with textures to give your artsy side a little bit of a challenge. Not everything needs to be perfectly matchy, and if you feel a bit more at home with a little creativity, this is the perfect place to try it.
Fill the Space
No matter how your day/week/month is going, having a space to retreat to is always appreciated. This includes your bathroom. Though remodels can be expensive, simply filling your extra space with memorable accessories — think: cool chandeliers, fresh flowers and oversized baskets — will immediately give the room life.
Enjoy the View
Ok, so you might not have a tropical view or even a window to begin with, but it doesn’t mean you’re at a total loss. Faking a view can be as easy as bringing in a serene addition or two. You might just need some artwork, accents or even the help of a good book to kick back and chill, no computer or phone required.
Add an Outdoor Element
Plants and greenery can add a new dimension to an otherwise average room. If you’ve got a green thumb, bringing in plants is a great way to practice self-care as well as add a zen, restful aesthetic to your bathroom.