Anyone would agree that most of us lead busy, stress-filled lives, and we could all use some relaxation and self-pampering. Unfortunately, the reality is that it’s not always possible to squeeze a getaway into our hectic schedules.
So if you’ve decided against the expensive vacation, why not bring that signature resort feel to your own home instead? One of the most crucial accommodation factors that can set the mood is the room’s elegance, and especially how luxurious the bathroom is. In fact, the bathroom is easily taken for granted as a purely utilitarian place. But if done right, it can also be an oasis of relaxation and romance.
Here are a few touches to add for your bathroom design to put you in the mood for romance.
1) Surround yourself with romantic tones
To play ambient music in your bathroom to set the mood, you might think it’s unnecessary to spend a fortune on smart speakers and install them into ceilings to avoid water splash. But in actual fact, a high-definition waterproof Bluetooth speaker can easily be purchased without burning a hole in your pocket.
2) Must-have His-and-Hers vanity
Did you love that stylish vanity area at the last holiday accommodation you have visited? Why not replicate it right at home, and avoid the squabble over who’s hogging the mirror, with a His-and-Hers vanity?
Aside from not having to share a mirror, it’s also an investment in storage space, as you would usually accompany the addition of dual hand wash basins with two vanity cabinets for storing bathroom accessories and towels. Maximize comfort and create that perfect dream bathroom environment to indulge together with your loved one.
3) Invest in a rain shower for two
Tired of the forceful stream of water from your regular shower head whenever you take a shower? The last thing you’d want after a long day at work is probably a struggle in the bathroom. So instead, perhaps try a calming rain shower, where water is evenly spread over a large area to create that luxurious rain-like experience.
4) Romance with scents
Everyone knows aromatherapy can do wonders when it comes to stress relief and setting the stage for romance. Simply invest in a diffuser and some of your favourite essential oils to set the mood of choice, and help mask lingering bathroom odours in the process. Alternatively, go a little more old-school and burn a scented candle to create the idyllic atmosphere for an idyllic experience.
Even if candles and diffusers aren’t quite your cup of tea, shampoo or body wash infused with aromatherapy scents can have the same effect of leaving your bathroom smelling like heaven after a shower.
For a refreshing and clean aroma, try something with citrus – like lemon, orange, or even kumquat – or an ocean scent. If you prefer something soothing, lavender is always a safe choice.
5) Get a tub for lounging
If your bathroom can afford the space, a standalone bathtub can provide a much-needed respite at the end of a long, busy day. Not only do you not have to stand while washing off the day’s dirt and grime, the occasional relaxing soak with your other half, coupled with nice smelling bath salts, can be great for soothing both the tired muscles and mind.
Whether you are drawn to the beauty, form and function of a classic claw-foot tub, or the versatility that comes with a sleek, modern design, any free-standing tub could also easily double-up as the showpiece of the entire bathroom for both you and your partner to enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Transform your bathroom, and your home just might become end up becoming your daily favourite holiday getaway with your loved one.