If you’re looking for a quick fix to make your bathroom more luxurious, here we share 8 simple ideas to turn it into a five-star haven.
Make it scent-sational
You know that heavenly smell you get when you walk into a spa? Try emulating that in your home bathroom. Think about some of the hotels you have stayed in and what you liked about their bathrooms. Often they’re uncluttered, with just small accessories, such as candles helping keep the area clear yet stylish. Candles are the perfect way to create a luxurious atmosphere. There are a world of options out there and they’re becoming ever-more stylish in their appearance. We love the understated elegance of classic monochrome candles.
Think there isn’t room for art in the bathroom? Think again! The addition of a couple of framed prints can instantly add personality and style to a space. Try to tie it in with the rest of your bathroom’s décor.
Products on point
There’s no denying that a bathroom is the place for products. Instead of trying to hide them, make them a feature. Firstly, buy products in pretty packaging (that you’ll actually use) and display them on glass containers or trays. It’s a simple yet effective method of adding a little luxe.
Choose hotel worthy towels
When it comes to your soft furnishings, luxury is key. Opt for stylish hand rails and adorn them with luxurious towels. Choose matching towels in complementary colours or go monogrammed for a chic offering.
Make a statement with wallpaper
Another famed bathroom faux pas that actually works, don’t dismiss the idea of wallpaper in your bathroom. When it comes to choosing wallcoverings, you need something durable to withstand the room’s moisture. At Home and Contract Design, we offer a wide range of wall coverings, suitable for every room in your home.
Greenery is golden
There’s no denying that the greenery trend is here to stay and it has even invaded its way into our bathrooms. But love it or loathe it, plants serve the purpose of adding life to a room.
Mirrors posses the power to make a space feel brighter and more luxurious, by bouncing light around. Play around with positioning until you find the perfect spot. When it comes to the frame, there are a world of possibilities. From ornate to contemporary, choose one which reflects your bathroom’s style.
Say it with storage
Ladder storage is definitely having a moment. Practical yet chic, adorn them with products that deserve to be seen. Miniature plants and candles are what it’s all about.
With so many people aiming to revitalise their homes in time for Christmas, here at Home and Contract Design, November and December are our busiest months. Whether you’re considering revamping a room’s soft furnishings for the arrival of guests, or taking on an entire room refurbishment, now is the time to tackle it or risk being held up due to delayed deliveries and the holiday period.
So with this in mind, here are our top tips for ensuring your home’s décor is ready in time for Christmas.
The interior design of your home can have a big impact on this so with this in mind, we've put together our 6 hygge tips to transform your home into a comfortable haven.
1. Stock up on candles
Believed to be the number one way to get the hygge look, we're not surprised! The first thing that comes to mind when creating a cosy setting is setting the perfect lighting and candles are the best way to achieve this. Whether scented or unscented, embrace the warming glow of candlelight throughout your home. And their use shouldn't be confined to solely nighttime either. Danes purchase more candles than anywhere else in Europe, with one third admitting they light candles all day.
2. Create texture
When you think about creating a cosy atmosphere, notions of soft textures which add dimension instantly spring to mind. If you want to hygge your home, stock up on chunky knit cushions, faux fur throws and fluffy rugs, guaranteed to add lashings of texture. For extra comfort, choose the softest of materials, such as merino wool and cashmere for a touch of luxe.
3. Don't go overboard
You don't have to completely redesign your entire home to create a hygge atmosphere. It might just be creating a little nook you can call your own, or adding more of what you love. Remember, hygge is a feeling, so it isn't just focused on physical items. It could be enjoying a cup of your favourite coffee, or enjoying a long, candlelit bath. It's all about taking time to enjoy more of the things that you love.
4. Bring the outdoors inside
The autumn and winter months are typically cold, so going outside may not be your idea of comfort, but that doesn't mean you can't welcome the great outdoors into your home. From wooden furniture and flooring, to exposed walls and brickwork and neatly packed piles of logs, waiting to be thrown on that roaring fire, it's easier than you might think. Plus, you can easily incorporate nature into your home, with the addition of house plants, which are the perfect finishing touch.
5. Keep it simple
Hygge is never about going overboard. Yes, its focus is on indulging, but not extravagance. Hygge is not about going OTT in a bid to impress guests, but instead creating an atmosphere where everyone is comfortable and at ease. Learn to embrace the imperfections and simplicity and you're halfway there.
6. Take up a hobby at home
You've spent time creating an atmosphere you love, so make some time to enjoy it! Whether it's taking up a new hobby, or picking up an old missed one, turn off technology, and enjoy a simpler way of life. From delving into a good book, to picking up a craft, these activities will help you switch off and relax the mind and body.
If you'd like to introduce a little hygge into your home, why not give us a call and let us help you create your perfect setting? For more information, get in touch here .