For many, our homes are our sanctuary. And if you're an avid MyDomaine reader, that means you're likely very much interested in how to maximize your living spaces with as much comfort and style (and function of course) as your budget allows. When it comes to style and décor, inspiration comes from everywhere: Maybe it comes from your favorite interior design blogger, or something you spotted watching your favorite Netflix show. Or maybe, something resonated with you on your latest travels that made you instantly think, I need to recreate this in my own home.
On that note, want your home to feel like you're on a permanent vacation? It's actually simpler than you'd think. Think of everything you love about your favorite hotel or spa bathroom, for example. From the fluffy texture of their towels (and robes!) to aromatic lotions and bath gels, and flattering lighting, all you need are a few little bathroom upgrades to make it feel like you're living luxe.
Simple storage, sleek accessories, and elevated accents are the key to making your bathroom feel like you're staying in a hotel. Let's get started.
Try Fluffy White Towels
Nothing says five-star hotel bathroom like a soft, pillowy towel that's comfortable enough to snuggle in... if it weren't serving a more practical purpose. Spring for an Egyptian cotton set if you can, and install a spare hook to hang a robe. Elle magazine recommends switching your robe out seasonally, "think a textured cotton waffle for summer, and a fast-drying Hydrocotton option for winter." And, invest in a heated towel rack—turn it on before you shower to cocoon yourself in satisfying warmth when you're finished.
Create a Scent-sational Experience
Mimc your favorite spa by fine-tuning your scent game; create a sensory experience with essential oils, scented soaps, and other bath products. According to science, there is a direct link between what we smell and how we feel. Therefore, the scent you choose to infuse your at-home bathroom with is up to you: Try citrusy and minty aromas for a more upbeat and invigorating experience, or lavender and vanilla for a more zen feeling. Rosemary and jasmine also have calming properties.
Bring the Outside, In
At MyDomaine, we've written extensively about the benefits of adding plants to your home, no matter what your living setup is like, and your bathroom is no exception. For example, does your bathroom lack windows? We've rounded up 15 plants that actually like the dark. In another instance, we tapped a Feng Shui expert to show us how to use plants to promote good feelings throughout the home. And, let's not forget the piece we published on the plants that not only look great at home, but work double-duty as an air filter to clean the air.
Tropical plants, like ferns and philodendrons especially love the bathroom's humid environment, while hanging a bundle of eucalyptus branches from the ceiling will transport you to the spa at once, as steam from the shower release its woodsy oils. Or keep it simple with a potted orchid.
For more bathroom upgrade ideas, we've rounded up our picks below.