8 ideas for making your bathroom a cosy haven
Make simple swaps and add soft accessories to your bathroom for a scheme that will have you soaking up restful results.
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With the start to 2021 proving to be a little more rocky than we had hoped, why not create an oasis of calm within the confines of your bathroom? From natural wooden accessories, to gentle lighting options, we’ve got everything you need to make your bathroom a cosy and inviting space.
A comfortable bath
Image: Napoli bath, £3,000, V&A Baths
To evoke the relaxing essence of a spa, consider upgrading from a simple fitted tub, to an elegant free-standing bath. Made from a unique Quarrycast material which is crafted from finely ground Volcanic Limestone mixed with resin, the Napoli from Victoria + Albert Baths boasts a unique and modern tear-drop shape – perfect for adding some soft lines and curves to a room that’s typically quite formulaic and rigid.
Quarrycast has an added benefit that it’s warm too the touch thanks to its high insulation properties.
Light a candle
A truly soothing scent to enjoy from the tub at the end of a long day, the Von Norten Vanilla candle comprises a unique mix of delicious notes of vanilla, softened by soft and woody accents. Made with wholly plant-based and ethically-sourced ingredients, it’s a totally natural hint of bliss.
Buy a bath bridge
Image: Bamboo bath bridge, £36.80, The Hut
But where are you going to put your candle? Look no further than this traditional bath rack from Wireworks, made from sustainable bamboo. Finished with a water-resistant lacquer, this sleek and natural bridge is a homey addition to any bath.
Clear away clutter
A stylish solution for storing towels, this rattan laundry basket from IKEA is made of hand-woven rattan – an ideal material for those keen to draw on natural colours and textures as a way to make their bathroom more restful.
Image: Comfytex Deluxe Collection in Brighton, from £22 per sq. m, Leoline
Swap traditionally cold tiles for comfort and warmth underfoot with the Comfytex Deluxe Collection of vinyl flooring from Leoline. Taking inspiration from natural materials like timbers, ceramics and woods, the collection is available in a range of light and dark styles. Opt for something rich like Brighton to add some depth and warmth to the space.
Get the lighting right
Image: Hex Pendant in Weathered Brass, £525, Davey Lighting
Offering a unique twist on the traditional box lantern, this Hex Pendant from Davey Lighting is a much more gentle and warm choice than the typically utilitarian bathroom ceiling light choices that we’re used to. Boasting a weathered brass finish, the unique Hex Pendant is sure to add intimacy to the ambience of your bathroom.
Pick cosy towels
Image: Monaco bath sheet, £16, Dusk
Nothing oozes cosiness quite like having luxuriously soft towels to wrap yourself up in after your soak or shower. These large Monaco Bath Sheets from Dusk are made from soft, superior 100% cotton, and look snuggly but stylish in this sophisticated charcoal colourway.
…and keep them close at hand
Image: Umbra Hub Ladder, £90, The Hut
With an adjustable width that expands from 16 to 24 inches, this decorative ladder is sure to look the part in any bathroom, whatever the size. Natural and rugged in both design and colour, it works as a stylish and modern hanging rack for displaying your towels and face cloths, or even just as a decorative feature, with battery-powered fairy lights twisted around the rungs.
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