Bring Your Holiday Home
Bedroom and Bathroom Ideas to replicate Hotel Spa Style
What is impossible to bring back and retain is the sense of inner calm having just enjoyed the serenity of a luxury holiday. What is possible is to re-create the ambience and style of the accommodation that contributed to the enjoyment of the holiday. Notably with hotel accommodation it is the beautiful bathroom adjoining the equally breathtaking bedroom that contributes to the tranquility and comfort of your stress-busting break away. Create a spa style bathroom and luxury bedroom to keep the stress at bay.
A Place to Relax and Rejuvinate
For many, the onset of stress creeps in before the cases are unpacked as the sound of children bicker in the background. Architects and developers are not always sympathetic to the requirement of a 'Zen Den', therefore it is all the more important to create your own havens away from the 'communal' areas of your home. Read on for bedroom and bathroom ideas which are the most effective rooms to create such an environment.
Quality time, spent in quality surroundings
Bathrooms should always be sanctuaries that ooze quiet sophistication, but must also have the functionality to be able to offer state of the art comfort at the flick of a switch. What we all want are the clean lines, the spaciousness, the opulance of a huge bathtub, a shower that makes you feel like you are in a warm rainstorm, perfect lighting, mirrors that make one look flawless, music to reflect your mood.... All this, amidst the highest quality fittings. This is what you enjoyed in your luxury spa hotel and there is no reason why it can't be recreated in your home. No matter the size of your bathroom, there is a solution to fit, but pre-planning is imperative.
Bathroom Ideas - Simplicity is Key
Wall hung toilets won't disturb the fluidity of the flooring and will contribute to the clean lines required for your 'spa' effect bathroom, contemporary glass table top sinks sitting on minimal, linear plinths will work towards creating a feeling of order and space. Careful placement of mirrors will contribute to the aesthetics of the bathroom, but more importantly will fulfill their practical role. Shower areas can be more complex, however, most importantly the water pressure in your home must be acknowledged and shower fittings chosen to accommodate the pressure. Showers are likely to be used on a daily basis so practicalities must be considered, whereas baths may be used less often. Lighting plays the single most important part of the overall scheme. The placement and strength of the lighting will dictate the feel of your space. There is a plethora of choice when it comes to bathroom flooring ideas and bathroom tiling ideas - choose wisely - dark and moody or bright and airy? Most importantly be sure to build in as much storage space as possible and declutter as much as you can.
Awaken Your Senses
Finally, add the finishing touches to your spa bathroom - candles, aromatherapy oils, sweet smelling soaps and diffusers. With forethought about your lifestyle, your priorities, the necessities and the support of a good designer, you can easily create a spa style bathroom to and call your own.
Bedroom Design Ideas - Soft, Comfortable, Luxury
Bedrooms also play an important role in our quest for peace and quiet. Often the smallest areas in our home which must accommodate the largest pieces of furniture! Whereas bathrooms will benefit from a range of 'hard' materials, bedrooms should follow an altogether different approach with an emphasis on 'soft'. The trick is to allude to more space than you have.
A Timless, Elegant Result
Creating 'hotel chic' requires an indepth knowledge of colours and textiles. Most luxury hotels have benefitted from the expertise of a professional interior designer to ensure a seamless and continuous finish. Calm sophistication does not mean dull and boring, however, it is prudent to acknowledge that fashionable colours will date in time.
Colour selection is an important consideration, however, the scheme of your bedroom should be looked at in its entirety. Creating a mood board will quickly indicate any obvious mistakes.
Look at the natural light and enhance what you have. This will dictate the overall colour palette. For example: north facing smaller areas will need more careful attention to colour choices best relying on lighter or pastel shades, whereas larger and brighter bedrooms offer more scope.
Colour Reflects your Mood
Red is associated with energising, blues and greens with soothing and relaxing and yellow with optimism. A colour wheel can help with decision making - complimentary colours are located opposite each other on the wheel, whereas harmonising colours are side by side.
With this in mind, your route when selecting fabrics for the soft furnishings should be clearer. The colour on the walls is often the smallest element in bedrooms, with the fabrics making the biggest impact. To create the relaxing and opulant retreat we are searching for, fabrics should be of a superior quality to ensure their shape remains. Simple, elegant fabrics should be used for the larger areas (e.g curtains) , with impact being created in the form of cushions and throws. Overall, to create a scrumptious and luxurious feel, more fabric than less is key.
Make a Statement ...
Ensure the largest piece of furniture makes a statement - your bed. Upholstered headboards, beautiful fresh linen and cushions of varying sizes create a waterfall of sumptiousness at the head of the bed, which tumble down towards the textured, rich throw at the foot of the bed. By layering textures and fabrics in this manner it is simple to create a feel of luxury. A deep velvet pile carpet will further add to the comfort of your bedroom.
... and Create the Character
The design of the 'boutique' bedroom should now shift its focus to the equally important matter of lighting. Where lamps are placed, the quality of the fittings, the design of the fittings and strength of the light will all have a make or break effect on the scheme. Whereas fabrics and soft furnishings provide the soul of a bedroom, it is the lighting that creates the character.
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