To be deeply relaxing requires a slightly different approach and a focus on the senses. A relaxation space is all about the atmosphere: creating a calm, serene place where you can pamper yourself and take some time out (we also find it helps to have a lock on the door!).
The colours of the bathroom will affect its mood - dark walls will create a cocooning atmosphere, while warm whites will feel gently refreshing. Just avoid bright whites; combined with the white porcelain of bath ware, they can leave the room feeling cold and clinical.
Plants add life and good energy to a bathroom. They love the warm, humid air and ferns thrive particularly well in low-light level bathrooms. Pothos plants absorb water well so are good if you are worried about too much moisture.
Bring in natural textures and colours to add visual interest to what is often and wipe-clean-and-go space. A simple wooden footstool or upholstered seating like our Madeleine chair, if you have the space, will create an inviting perch for a loved one to join you for a restorative chat at the end of the day. Or how about a thick, washable sheepskin rug to warm up bare feet.
Finally, don’t forget the effects of scent to take your bathroom from ordinary to extra-ordinary. Nothing says total relaxation like a a candle lit bath at the end of the day but our Rosemary & Thyme scented candle, with its herbal notes of rosemary, basil and geranium and refreshing hits of bergamot and green mandarin, will enhance a hard-working bathroom at any time of night or day.