Winter approaches, which means it’ll be unbearably cold outside, but that doesn’t mean your indoor experience has to be just as miserable. Here are some ways you can stay warm and comfortable indoors. Keep them in mind, and we guarantee an idyllic winter experience.
- Replace your built-in tub with a freestanding bath
Many homeowners are adding a modern touch to their bathrooms simply by switching to a freestanding bath. As the name implies, unlike a built-in one that’s caulked against the wall or corner, freestanding baths have more freedom in terms of where it’s placed, which allows for more bathroom layout options. Freestanding baths also come in various materials, shapes, finishes, and colours, so you’re spoiled for choice when picking out the perfect one for you. The perfect freestanding bath can command attention and act as the centrepiece of your bathroom.
- Use hardware and fixtures to add glamour
Chandeliers and wall sconces are great for adding an atmosphere of luxury and emphasising your personal style. Customised hardware like taps, curtain rods, or towel hooks can also tie the room together. When installing such accessories, it’s better to practice restraint. Excessive decorations can make a room look tacky instead of luxurious.
- Don’t be afraid of colours
Gone are the days when bathrooms were kept a sterile white or safe beige. Nowadays, homeowners extend their creativity to the bathroom, utilising murals and brightly coloured tiles on the floors or walls to make a statement. Use colours to draw the eye towards pieces you want to emphasise like a freestanding bath or a painting on the wall. Add accent pieces like curtains, or chairs in a complementary or neutral colour.
- Choose discrete storage instead of shelving units
Carving out niches in the wall instead of installing shelves is an elegant way to save space. Additional shelving units can look clunky and disruptive and be a place where scum and grime can accumulate. Hollowed out shelving in the walls is easier to clean and are much more pleasant to look at. You can even customise the dimensions to fit whatever you plan to store inside, be it towels, toiletries, or decorative pieces.
- Finish up with scents
Luxury is a multisensory experience, so on top of having a bathroom that looks stunning; it also has to smell great. Install a scent diffuser or light some candles to keep the space smelling fresh. The scent is entirely up to your preferences, but it’s better to stick to calming florals to put you in the mood for a relaxing bath after a long day at work.
Remember that renovating and decorating your home is a wholly personal and subjective experience, so you choose whatever feels right to you. There are no hard and fast rules in fashion. Instead of following trends, go with what you prefer. Trends come and go, but if you’re sure about your personal style and aesthetic, you’ll love your bathroom for years to come.