There’s nothing I like more than a stay in a nice hotel. As I have what I think might be a medical aversion to clutter (seriously!) there’s something I love so much about the spotlessly clean hotel room with its items at right angles, its perfectly plumped cushions and spotless linens. Hotel rooms so appeal to the perfectionist in me (which is why I totally err towards a 5* ;) that ‘create a hotel bathroom at home’ is a serious point on my bucket list.
You really can’t beat taking a bath in beautiful surroundings. The bathroom I have right now is pretty lovely, and believe me I’ve seen some horrors on the dating scene – black mould, dirty toilets, mirrors covered in toothpaste… nightmares. If I was lying back in a relaxing bath in a bathroom I didn’t feel was clean I just know I’d be thinking about what germy delights (vom) lurked beneath the loo seat or in the grimy toothbrush mug. Not so relaxing after all.
So here’s what I’ve come up with – my starting points for creating a hotel bathroom at home. It might not change your life but it may well change your bathtime.
Good hotel bathrooms always come with gorgeous products, so this is always my first stop. Instead of supermarket soap and gels I like to use my premium favourites, which do last longer despite being slightly more expensive. Right now I am loving Cowshed for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and Aesop for gorgeous hand soap and lotion. Definitely luxe.
Ease of cleaning
I clean my bathroom on average once a week, so it’s important to me that it is easy to clean. For my next bathroom I’m eyeing up these panels from DBS – I love the beige sparkle – and replacing my old tiles with these will make cleaning a dream. If you can’t quite bid farewell to your tiles then check out these oversized ones from DBS (above) – so dramatic.
Matching soft towels
Perhaps predictably I have a grey/light blue colour scheme going on in my bathroom. I have a large bath rug that lives on the floor unless it gets sopping wet (I find it brings a bit of softness to the room) and this year I splashed out on some beautiful grey Egyptian Cotton Towels from John Lewis.
You wont find boats, rubber ducks, baby shampoo or foam letters in many hotel bathrooms! To hide the child-based clutter away I use a sturdy Perspex box with handles that sits on a shelf at the end of the bath. The toys are kept in a lovely glass pot and my various face crèmes and balms are in a blue dish. This means we have zero clutter on our hotel-esque bathroom shelves.
What do you love about your bathroom? My friends over at DBS have some great tips on how to rejuvenate your bathroom. Give these a go and let me know how you get on!