These days, a bathroom isn’t just a place where you shower and clean. Instead it’s being transformed into an intimate and romance-inspired oasis, integrated with the master bedroom to truly create your own pampering retreat.
As a homeowner, no doubt you’re aiming above and beyond just a regular bathroom and opting for something that’s a little more spectacular and a little more romantic. In order for that to be achieved you’ll need extreme comfort and a relaxing ambience. From deep soaking tubs, candles and wine, spa features and luxurious elements turn your ensuite into your very own escape. Here are six super romantic bathroom ideas to get you started!
1. Paint it Red
When envisioning your romantic bathroom design scheme, start with the colours you want to incorporate. The colour red is the most characteristic associated with romance so be sure to add a few touches of its magic. If red is not your favourite shade, you can accessorise simple hints through the bathroom décor or scattered red rose petals around the bathtub.
In general, romantic bathroom designs should feature softer and lighter colours to create the atmosphere and promote relaxation. The use of colour should indulge your senses so seek different tones from the same colour family to create a soothing effect. If you’re after something a little more dramatic, pairing complementary colours (located across from each other on the colour wheel) will add this vivid spark. Pale blues, light shades of pinks and reds or even soft yellows can work wonders in creating an atmosphere that is soothing and sexy.
2. Illuminate the Mood
The right lighting is absolutely essential in creating a bathroom that oozes romance and seduction. It’s the primary factor that influences how we feel and perceive a space because when you control the lighting, you control the mood. Opt for a well-balanced mix of soft, flattering lights combined with overheads and other fixtures. Adjustable underwater lights in different colours can be ideal for the bathtub and create a desirable mood change. Whatever the lighting designs, make sure it can be easily controlled and adjusted for various dispositions.
Scented candles can also be added to the lighting mix to further provide that romantic feeling and indulge all senses. Have a few lined around the spa-like tub in the bathroom to give you full control over the illumination and mood – this will also provide an intimate feeling in the room.
3. Keep it Heated
There’s nothing like laying back in a spa-like tub accompanied by a warm fireplace to keep the room sizzling. Obviously much more perfect in the cooler months, a bath set up in front of a fireplace is a little slice of heaven and can most certainly create the ultimate luxurious experience with your loved one.
Imagine sitting in your spa oasis, relaxing in a spa-like tub overflowing with bubbles and a glass of wine in one hand as the fire burns. This soft glow can be the ideal way to create a relaxing mood and complement the candles and scattered red rose petals beautifully. Incorporating a fireplace into your bathroom can really add to your home’s overall design aesthetic and craft that spa oasis right in the comfort of your home. If you really want to go above and beyond, add a remote control to the fireplace to give you full control while you’re in the tub.
A true romantic design also involves some additional luxurious elements essential to that sensual mix. Lavish spa-like fixtures like soaking tubs are bound to make you and your spouse feel pampered all year round and create a romantic frame of mind. Design elements like beige limestone, chrome accents and white fixtures can all add to the look and feel of the overall space and encourage a place of relaxation and happiness.
For an elegant bathroom, opt for a feature wall with purple or red tiles. Place a mirror in the middle with lights on either side and add a chandelier to really spruce it up. Designs like this can be simple, sophisticated and sexy all in one. If a streamlined approach is more your style, opt for modern tiles a sunken bath and plants and flowers to make it look refreshing.
5. The Big Window Effect
Probably more ideal for a more secluded property, the ‘big window’ effect has luxurious stamped all over it. Make use of a big window in your bathroom overlooking an incredible view to top off the romance feeling. Create an open window in the space for a striking connection between the bathroom design and fireplace, this really boost that desirable ambience and leave you feeling comfortable and cosy no matter what the weather.
If your home has the magnificent views but neighbours relatively close by, the ‘big window’ effect can still work. Just invest in some privacy screen blinds that will ensure you get complete control over the natural light entering your bathroom, combined with adequate seclusion.
6. Set the Scene
Set that romantic scene even further by adding a few bonuses to boost the vibe. The right scents and music can further indulge all senses, adding to that luxurious and sensual setting. The ultimate romantic bathroom doesn’t smell like cleaning supplies, so experiment with scented candles, diffuser sticks or natural potpourri blends. If you want to go all out, you can purchase spa products to really turn the vibe into a scented spa experience.
Another essential for setting the right tone is a decent music library. Use a single sound system with speakers throughout the bedroom and bathroom and load your music digitally. Make sure you have a remote to give you full control over the mood and sound to really bring together the ultimate romantic bathroom.
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