The best hotel bathrooms feel welcoming, personal and intimate and with that in mind, Victorian Plumbing asked bathroom design expert George Holland to review 6 luxury hotel bathrooms and explain how we can incorporate elements into our own bathrooms.
Four Seasons, Florence
There is nothing utilitarian about the bathrooms at the Four Seasons in Florence. Whilst a bath in the middle of the room might not be practical, you can still bring touches of opulence into your bathroom by incorporating marble accessories, wall lighting and even a gilded mirror to add interest.
The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Pops of clashing colour complement vintage vanity units to create a truly unique bathroom experience. Whilst you might not be able to recreate the views from this hotel bathroom, you can take inspiration by mixing the old and new together. Try a vintage chandelier style pendant light styled alongside a modern and brightly coloured storage bench?
The Siam, Bangkok
White subway tiles with dark grout complement the dark furniture, taps and sink, this monochrome bathroom is one of the easiest and cost-effective looks to recreate at home. Choosing a simple, white bathroom suite keeps costs down, so you can really splash out on the accessories such as anthracite storage and matte black taps.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice
This is a great example of small space luxury where less really does mean more. The simple white free standing bath is on an angle, which immediately makes the space feel inviting. The glass shower enclosure allows the light to travel all the way through the space and reflect off the white walls and flooring, giving the illusion of a larger room.
Como Point Yamu, Phuket
Blue is a natural fit for a bathroom as it is soothing, relaxing and evokes images of the sea! Paired with white fixtures such as the white freestanding bath and twin sinks, it’s a crowd-pleasing option. This hotel has given their blue bathroom a modern update with mosaic tiles, a deep freestanding soaking tub and plenty of accessories, including a leaning ladder towel rail.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
With so much moisture and humidity in the bathroom, it’s no wonder we focus on the durability of the materials we use to decorate, but this can leave the room feeling stark and cold. Natural materials such as wood, jute and rattan can soften the room and warm it up, which is what the Six Senses has done by pairing the organic touches with white fittings. Be inspired by nature and bring the outside into your bathroom by updating smaller details, rather than the larger surfaces or furniture.
Low Budget Tricks
To make your Bathroom Feel More Expensive Your bathroom should feel like a sanctuary away from the rest of the world. It can often be the only place that you can get some time on your own to unwind, so why not make it look and feel amazing?
Upgrade the small stuff:
By swapping out small details such as storage, lighting, mirrors or even bath mats, you can take your bathroom from functional to fabulous without having to renovate.
Add a touch of luxe:
A nice hand wash, some fluffy towels and a soft bathrobe can make all of the difference. Try decanting your usual hand wash into a dark glass pump dispenser for a touch of sustainable luxury.
Try swapping your white plastic shower curtain rings for brass, or swap the wooden knobs on your bathroom cabinet for metal, you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this can make.
Add some framed art:
A framed print can really add an extra dimension to your bathroom and add interest to a blank wall. Choose something abstract and full of colour for an instant upgrade.
Decant your essentials:
Forget packets of cotton wool balls and tissues cluttering up your sink. Invest in some lidded glass jars and decant your essentials into them. Add a marble tray and make a feature out of your simple storage solution.