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Transforming your bathroom into a self-care haven

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 4 weeks ago 4 min read

Searching for that perfect retreat, where you can focus on your health and wellbeing? Our friends at Ideal Standard, the UK’s No. 1 bathroom brand, explain how to transform your bathroom.

In times like these, it’s important to look after our wellbeing. So, it’s no surprise that self-care continues to be a huge focus for many, as people find new ways of looking after both their mental and physical health.

Self-care can take many forms, whether it’s doing a spot of reading, listening to your favourite podcast or just going for a walk and getting some fresh air. One of the most popular and satisfying methods of self-care comes through beauty and skincare regimes, which can be important if you’re living in busy polluted areas, like towns and cities.

Following various lockdowns over the last year, which saw beauty businesses temporarily close up shop, the bathroom quickly became the new focal point for skin-care and pampering. And, in some cases, our bathrooms became pop-up hairdressers! Here, our design experts talk you through the bathroom pieces and accessories that can help you to create your very own sanctuary, bringing the salon right into your home.


Tidy your toiletries

A beauty self-care session will often involve plenty of products, but these can look messy if they’re piled up around the basin. This cluttered scene really goes against the ambiance and structured environment you’ll want to achieve, so why not invest in a practical vanity unit? These are the perfect solution for your storage needs, as they give you a place to store all of your skincare and beauty products, without having to compromise on the overall look and practicality of your bathroom.

For an added feeling of space, we’d suggest looking at wall-hung vanity units, like these from the Concept Air range (pictured below), as they feature large, spacious drawers that give you ample storage space.

Ideal Standard Concept Air wood light grey and matt white wall hung vanity unit and basin 800mm


Make the most of mirrors

The mirror is the centrepiece of a pampering session, and of the bathroom as a whole. Choosing the right one can take your self-care time to the next level. Likewise, if you choose the wrong mirror, it can be difficult to create the relaxing space you desire. After all, we all know how inconvenient it can be when you’re looking to put on a face mask after having a shower, but the mirror is completely steamed up.

Luckily, you can find plenty of anti-fog mirrors, which means you can apply your face mask straight away, without having to wait for the steam to clear. This can save precious time when you’re getting ready in a hurry as well!

You can also opt for a mirror with built-in lights too, which, along with scented candles, can really help create that calming environment.

Ideal Standard Concept Air complete right hand shower bath suite 1700 x 800


Luxury bathing

When you think of relaxation, it’s likely that you also think of drawing a nice, hot bath. This really is a tried and tested staple of the pampering experience, as it gives you some well-deserved “me time.” Although playing calming music and using scented candles can help to create a calming experience, there isn’t much point if the bath itself isn’t comfortable.

The Concept Air freestanding bath (pictured below), however, is designed to make bathing an ultra-luxurious way to spend your time. Its smooth texture and unique composition mean that it can retain heat for longer, allowing you to relax without worrying that the water will go cold. At 1700 x 790mm in size, it’s a real statement piece that can take centre stage in your bathroom.

Ideal Standard Concept Air freestanding bath 1700 x 790


More ideas for your self-care haven

By bringing some of these ideas to your bathroom, you will be able to easily create the relaxing setting you need for the perfect self-care sanctuary. These additions may seem simple, but can make the world of difference, whilst also helping to create an unforgettably elegant bathroom space.

If you’re seeking further inspiration for your self-care haven, why not head to the Victoria Plum bathroom ideas page. You’ll discover more inspiring articles from Ideal Standard, as well as “Get the Look” bathroom style guides, image galleries, real life customer bathrooms and trend updates.


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To see more of the beautiful bathroom products featured in this blog post, browse our full range of Ideal Standard products today.

Ideal Standard are as renowned for their high quality manufacturing and rigorous testing procedures, as they are for their excellence in design. With an eye for detail that is unsurpassed, Ideal Standard have been creating stylish bathrooms for over 100 years, so you know you’re in good hands.

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Author, Nicky Kingston

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 4 weeks ago

Nicky is our resident Stylist and loves bringing new and exciting bathroom trends to life. Nicky’s passion for design led to a 1st class degree in Surface Design & Textiles, before earning a reputation as a home stylist in London.

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