Wintertime Indulgence

20th Nov 2015

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We’re all guilty of wanting more time for rest and relaxation, and with the stressful period of Christmas fast approaching, there really is no better time to indulge yourself and create a truly personal bathroom retreat the whole family can enjoy this winter season.

I think it’s fair to say we all want that bit of extra luxury at home, and taking personal experiences from your favourite holiday resort or spa is a great way to create a personal sanctuary in the comfort of your own home. You may be surprised to know that creating a spa-like bathroom does not begin and end with the bath: it can be as simple as a new set of luxury brassware or as extravagant as a multi-sensory shower.

Dynamo Showerhead by Crosswater

If you‘re more of a shower person, then there is great scope to create a bath-come-wetroom that will deliver wintertime indulgence with a modern twist. Opt for a large rainbar or rose shower head to create the illusion of a luscious waterfall, as this will drench your entire body for a truly satisfying start (or end) to your day! The beautifully rounded and elegantly illuminated Dynamo showerhead by Crosswater depicts the ultimate in luxury showering. Ambient light rays beam from the oversized lustrous dome to create a peaceful environment for you to revitalise and rejuvenate in for the entire duration of your shower. Extraordinarily, Dynamo’s LED lighting function is powered by the water that flows through it and therefore does not consume any electricity, as there’s no need for it to be connected to the mains: a great example of how advanced technology really can change your shower experience for the better.

For me, it is all about the bath this season: a great way to relieve some Christmas stress by creating a lavish environment to while away the hours. I advise choosing a freestanding bath for the height of indulgence. Not only extremely on-trend, this style of bath tub will also help create a focal point in the room which emanates a luxury anyone would be proud of. You can choose from many different freestanding models such as a roll-top ceramic bath that will hold focus in a traditional setting, a contemporary slipper bath for the height of modern appeal or for all out glamour, a tub designed with ornate claw feet. You can also mirror the style of tub throughout the rest of the room, opting for similar shaped furniture and brassware. In terms of finish, pure white sanitaryware is a safe bet, with ceramic being the material of choice when trying to achieve a durable timeless look with mass appeal. I think you’ll agree when I say this classic London Round soaking tub with painted shaker-style bath panel by Burlington demonstrates exactly what a free-standing bath tub can bring to a room … drama!

London round soaking tub & Bath panel by Burlington availabe from The Bathroom Shop

Wall-hung furniture will win back any floor space you might lose from the placement of the bath and if you err towards a similar style, you will guarantee a cohesive look throughout. That being said, it is sometimes effective when you incorporate a mix of different materials throughout the room as this will ensure your bathroom interior remains an engaging space. Wooden furniture is ideal for creating contrast, adding a sense of depth and character, as well as be used to soften stark white sanitaryware which can sometimes be rather cold and clinical. The pictured Calidris Tabletop 200 in a light oak finish is just one example of how you can mix different styles and textures to create an eclectic, yet balanced bathroom scheme. Creating a slim and linear look, the Calidris furniture range by Dansani presents a long tabletop and two deck-mounted washbasins to offer a beautiful symmetry and freedom to express your personality.

Calidris Light Oak Tabletop 200 by Dansani available from The Bathroom Shop

Do you feel inspired?

If you want to create your very own spa bathroom and wish to speak to an expert then we offer a personal service which will help you create the most individual bathroom.

I am always happy to discuss ideas so come and visit the showroom today or give me a call on 01228 512428.

Season’s greetings

Andrew