How to turn your Bathroom into an in House Spa

If you have been reading my blog, you will have seen that last week I did a collaboration piece with Rogers of York around my inspiration for a living room. Needless to say I have been inspired to write about some more rooms in my dream house; starting with the bathroom and how to make it feel more like a home-spa. I was reading an article from the Better Decorating Bible which inspired me to write my own cheap and chic version of how to make your bathroom more like a spa.

I don’t know about you but while I have been viewing houses etc, every bathroom I have walked into has felt the same, and just like the last bathroom I viewed. This has been because a few of them have been new builds and every bathroom looks identical anyway but normally they are just functional and not homely like the rest of your domain. I think a few touches in a bathroom would make it feel like a plush home spa and somewhere you would love to go and relax to pamper yourself.

First up I would furnish a bathroom with a cabinet of some fashion but I’m not a huge fan of those cabinets that fix onto the wall. My choice would be this John Lewis Jakarta Bathroom Caddy at £75.00. It’s not the cheapest you can find on the John Lewis website and they have a vast range but it is my favourite and looks amazingly chic just like a proper spa.

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When it comes to accessories I have narrowed it down to 2 different styles which obviously would depend on the style you are going for in your bathroom. The first is a George at Asda Natural Sandstone set with items starting from as little as £4.00 and the second is a George at Asda Quilted effect accessories kit starting as little as £3.00. Both sets would look awesome in a bathroom and give it more of a luxurious feel.

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Now I will admit to being a bit of a fusspot and mirrors are no exception. I hate mirrors with stuff all over them or sparkly bits etc, and when I get my own house, my bathroom will have a simple mirror but that would look good in a spa. My favourite is the Bloomingville square copper mirror from Next but its more on the expensive side again at £69. I have found a slightly different copper mirror from Oliver Bonas which is the round hanging mirror costing £35.00.

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There are plenty more things you could add to your bathroom to make it more like a home spa however I am wary having walked into some house viewings and the bathroom is over filled with stuff, that too many accessories could make it look busy. I like a bathroom to look clean but also somewhere where I could relax when I need to.

I hope you liked my bathroom post and I will be doing some more rooms in the house in the next month so keep your eyes peeled. Don’t forget to check out the Better Decorating Bible page for inspiration and the UK Bathrooms website for furniture and other bathroom items.

Laura x

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