The bathroom has the potential to be one of the cosiest rooms of the house. Many bathrooms are left to be utilitarian, used only for a quick shower and never a lingering soak. Now that the weather is getting colder, a wonderful way to relax and warm up is to have a long bath complete with bubbles and a glass of wine. However, bathrooms can only be peaceful havens of relaxation if the décor and accessories are right. Here are some ideas for sprucing up the bathroom and making it inviting for winter.
One of the first things that can be done to improve the bathroom atmosphere is to invest in some quality lighting. This means not only the useful spotlights near the mirror but also some lower level lights for a softer glow. When using the bathroom in the middle of the night, it is much more pleasant to have a soft light rather than a harsh bulb that makes you squint.
The second item to think about is towels. After a bath, there is something luxurious about wrapping yourself in a thick, heavy pile towel. Egyptian cotton gives a satisfying thickness while drying the skin effortlessly. A towel warmer adds the perfect touch to a bathroom to give it a feeling of luxury while also being practical, heating a towel so it’s ready for use and drying a used towel quickly.
Luxury Towel Warmers
There are many different towel warmers on the market, from large full wall displays to smaller portable units. The best choice of towel unit depends on the size and shape of your bathroom. There are horizontal units for longer bathrooms with lower ceilings and vertical units for shorter bathrooms with high ceilings. Think about where your bath or showers is situated so you can fix your towel warmer in the right position and location for convenient use.
Furniture and Accessories
In addition to good lighting, quality towels and a luxury towel warmer, spare a thought for useful furniture. Even the smallest bathroom can have space for storage if you use the right furniture pieces. For example, a tall slim cupboard works well for towel storage. Remember to use the corners of the room for useful shelves, which can be ideal for everything from toothbrush holders and flannels to soap and shampoo bottles.