Copy these luxury hotel styles for your bathroom and create a haven in your home.
Designer bathrooms are one of the most exciting parts of staying in a posh hotel. Thereâs nothing more thrilling than opening the bathroom door to discover an incredible double power shower with jets, an antique freestanding bathtub or simply the most divine dĂ©cor youâve ever seen. You will see this in The Palace in Manchester, or the St Davids hotel in Cardiff. But wouldnât it be even better if you could create these looks at home, so you have your own hotel-style haven to enjoy whenever you like? Use these ideas for inspiration and get decorating.
Designer Hotel Bathrooms: The Country House Hotel
This hotel is designed for guests who love their luxury to come in a traditional package. People who stay here will most likely have a copy of Country Living tucked in their suitcase, a pair of Barbour wellies in the back of the car for long walks, and a neighbour looking after the Labrador back home. The designer bathrooms in these hotels will be fuss-free but perfect for pampering. A good steady power shower will be ready to wash away those walking aches, as will a freestanding bathtub. Taps will be understated in chrome with a traditional design (and a lot of shine), and the bathroom suite will have gently curved contours and be made of white ceramic.
Designer Hotel Bathrooms: The Seaside Retreat
Oh I do love to be beside the seaside. Especially if the hotel is one of the new breed of chic ocean-view residences. People staying here will be mostly couples on a romantic break, one of whom will have a severe aversion to chintz and would have been quite unable to stay at the B&B down the road which costs a quarter of the price. But itâs worth it for the bathroom here, which is decorated in white with splashes of aquatic blue. Tiles are either ceramic blues, or recycled glass. Accessories are chunky pebbles from the beach, artfully arranged pieces of driftwood and shells. The bathroom suite is white and simple, and thereâs a power shower to die for.
Designer Hotel Bathrooms: The Spa Resort
This hotel will be packed to the rafters at weekends with gaggles of girlfriends and mother/daughter pairings wanting to be pampered. They want the relaxation experience to continue in the bedroom, so the bathrooms are designed with a calming effect in mind. Colours are soft and neutral, and limestone is the most likely material to be used. The bath will be large and luxurious, and the top-end hotels may have jacuzzi jets to help ease away those post-yoga aches. Expect to find a delightful selection of miniature spa products from brands like Keiji and Elemis. The towels and bathrobes are the piece de resistance â huge fluffy white ones to snuggle up in after a massage. Itâs a hard life.
Designer Hotel Bathrooms: The Hip Urban Hotel
Adored by the cool crowd and frequented by the odd celebrity (usually a model or Australian actress), the HUH has a reputation to live up to. There will be no fluffiness here. This hotelâs designer bathrooms are created to reflect its minimalist slant, and as such have stainless steel fittings, subdued colour tones and a sleek but oh-so-powerful walk-in shower. The ultra hip ones will have wet rooms tiled in recycled glass to add a few eco-credentials to its name. Complimentary toiletries will be unisex, towels will be crisp, and the bath will be non-existent (just not the fashion, dahling).