Five Ways in Creating a Pleasant Bathroom Setting

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Serene essentials like clawfoot tubs and plush towels help set the tone for an environment in which you can relax and unwind. But those aren’t the only ways to create a comfortable and spa-like ambiance. Here are a few tips to help you achieve a beautiful bathroom interior:

Skylights
Skylights are perfect for the bathroom not only because they let natural light stream into your space, but because they put an emphasis on privacy as well. If you can, place your skylight right above your clawfoot tub to create a beautiful focal point and warm up the tub for a comfortable bathing experience. Open up other windows during the day to fill your bathroom with light. Make sure to install curtains or shades that offer you ample privacy when you need it.

A fireplace
Imagine relaxing in the bathtub with a roaring fire nearby. The bathroom may not be a traditional location for a fireplace, but that doesn’t mean that the space can’t benefit from this luxurious amenity. If space allows, place it nearby your tub or shower to provide an even more relaxing and intimate setting. Having a fireplace in your bathroom can also help to increase the value of your home if you’re planning on putting it on the market anytime soon. There are small gas fireplaces available especially for the bathroom that don’t require a chimney or a stovepipe.

Elements of nature
What’s more relaxing and serene than nature? Fill your bathroom with flowers and greenery to add a pop of color to the space. Don’t be afraid to use other natural materials as well, and use them to create bathroom pieces like a reclaimed wood vanity, pebble flooring or a slate accent wall in your shower.

Replace your shower head
Hopping into the shower should help you to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. But if the water pressure coming from your shower head is less than impressive, you can enhance your bathing experience by replacing the fixture altogether. Opt for a shower head that has various settings to fit your mood. For example, some fixtures allow you to adjust the water flow so it feels like a gentle rain falling on you.

Pay attention to lighting
When nightfall comes, your bathroom should have enough light so all its best features are highlighted. Accent lighting nearby your clawfoot tub can wrap you in a warm glow of light as you relax.

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