Beach House Bathroom Retreat
The bathroom is increasingly becoming the most important room in our homes – second only to the kitchen. Bathrooms that are merely functional are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Today’s bathrooms are larger and more luxurious. It’s not enough to have a simple basin tub, regular shower head, ordinary fixtures or a common sink basin. What we want in our bathrooms today are the luxuries one would find at the world’s best hotels. We want to escape to our special spa retreats – our personal home spa retreats.
Today we will discuss some easy decorating and design tips you can use to create a soothing beach house bathroom retreat. The ideas presented require little expense and a bit of your time.
Color Palette: First we start with soothing colors to set the mood and to serve as a foundation for the rest of your design. These are colors that can be used for paint, decorative accessories and linens.
Rainshower Showerheads: One of my favorite things while traveling is staying at hotels that have rainshower showerheads. The soothing gentle spray created by the rainshower shower head is enough to make whatever stress I am feeling melt away. If you are able to incorporate one into your bathroom retreat design then by all means do so.
Curved Shower Rod: Enjoy up to six inches of additional shower space by using a curved shower rod. Having that extra room will open up your showering environment and make you feel less confined and will make you feel much more relaxed as you shower. Moen’s Inspirations collection offers several curved rods in finishes ranging from Old World Bronze to Chrome and Brushed Nickel. I like the Chrome or Brushed Nickel for use in a beach house bath retreat. What’s really great about the curved shower rod is that you can use your existing hooks and curtains (if you choose to) – so the only financial outlay will be for the rod.
Soft, Fluffy Towels, Robes and Bath Mats: Nothing says beach retreat more than unbelievably, soft, fluffy, comforting towels. Egyptian cotton is the best and I highly recommend spending the extra money here. The towels and other bath linens you purchase will last and last, wash after wash. Frayed edges and dangling terry cloth threads don’t convey the image of a soothing retreat nor do cheap cotton towels that abrade your skin as you dry. For a beach themed decor I prefer to select linens and fabric bath accessories (bath mat or rug) that match or coordinate with the color palette illustrated above.
Elegant Bath Accessories: Add a touch of elegance and timeless style to your beach house retreat by decorating with bath accessories that coordinate with the color palette you’ve selected.
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