Who wouldn't want to come home at the end of a long workday to a calming, soothing and welcoming space like this? Thankfully you don't have to spend a fortune to create a master bath retreat of your very own. With a few simple tips and tricks, which we've handily gathered here, you'll have your own private oasis in no time!
The first thing you need to do in order to see a space's true potential is rid it of all the clutter. Bathrooms are notoriously tricky, because we store (and use!) so many different items and products in them, but if these are left out in plain sight that feeling of calm and serenity is lost. Start by clearing all the surfaces, doing a good, thorough cleaning, and then tuck away as much as you can. We're not suggesting a stark, empty room, just one where your belongings are thoughtfully organized and kept in check. Group often-used toiletries together on a pretty tray, display some fresh-cut flowers, and fold your towels neatly. Keep the overall visual effect in mind and before you know it, you've created a master bath retreat!
When creating a master bath retreat it's all about the details! Replacing and updating your textiles goes a long way toward creating a feeling of sumptuousness in the space. You can have fun too and introduce some colour and pattern to switch up the mood of the room. There's no need to replace your entire collection of towels either, just buy a few new pieces, as thick and luxurious as you like, and arrange them strategically for both impact and comfort. When it comes to floor coverings, designers prefer using area rugs in the master bath over typical spongy bath mats. These are the kinds of improvements that not only look stunning but are things you will touch, feel and enjoy every single day!
If you can't decide, use both curtains and blinds! For the most versatility, try Venetian blinds and curtains, which allows for the most control over light in your room. Or incorporate several of our window treatment trends into one look by using sheer curtains over cellular shades! Feel free to get creative with prints, but stick to one pattern and one solid to keep your window treatment harmonized.
A master bathroom is a great place to introduce lighting you might not consider traditionally typical for the space. Just one standout fixture goes a long way to creating a really stylized master bath retreat. Another thing to think about is layering your lighting; while most of us have pot lights or some version of wall sconces, it's nice to have more than one source and it's even better if your lighting is dimmable! We use the space differently at different times of the day and it's lovely at night, for example, to be able to dim the lights and have a softer, more relaxed mood.
The right scent can lift your spirits immediately and even provide a sense of calmness and relaxation. Even the subtlest bit of fragrance, light and fresh, can awaken a room and make it much more inviting. In addition to opening your windows regularly, which you should do year-round even just for minutes at a time, find a scent you like and incorporate it when you create your master bath retreat. So many options exist, including delicate room sprays, reed diffusers, candles and gently perfumed soaps. Look for organic, chemical-free products based on essential oils to keep the air clean and healthy. Discover a scent you love and bring it home!
Just a few small changes can result in a huge transformation in how you use and enjoy your master bathroom daily. Why not make the most of the space? Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow the Marina Homes blog for more great home decorating tips!