In our latest “Get the Look” style guide, I’ll demonstrate how to create a mystical, magical bathroom that heightens the senses and soothes the soul.
In celebration of The Great British Bathroom, we’ve been gazing into our crystal ball and discovered a growing interest in all things mystical and magical. Perhaps a backlash against the trappings of the modern world, this new-found appreciation for spirituality has led to some intriguing interiors, not least in the bathroom sphere.
With all this in mind, we put our heads together and came up with a bathroom look based on this trend, which we’ve called “Ritual Retreat”.
What is the look?
To create your own Ritual Retreat, it’s a good idea to look at some of the key elements which make up this look.
Dark elements, like wood or stone effect walls and floors, create a more organic yet mysterious look and feel.
Into the woods
Trees and forests bring an enchanted feel and find their way into our bathroom through our choice of plants.
A space to be mindful
The bathroom is redefined as a place in which you can carry out your cleansing rituals and focus on your own spiritual wellbeing.
At the start of any bathroom design project, creating your own mood board can be great fun. To help you get into the spirit, we’ve made one of our own.
What’s in our Ritual Retreat bathroom?
Now you understand the trend and general theme, it’s time to start picking out those all-important bathroom products. So, which ones did we select?
Of course, the first thing we chose for a Ritual Retreat was a relaxing bath. Although, when you come to picking out the type of tub you need, a curved shape might not be top of your list. We feel, with clean lines and a simple form, this bath isn’t too overbearing, fitting perfectly with our magical, mystical interior.
You don’t need the Midas touch to turn your boring old shower into something extra precious. In this bathroom, bold, gold fixtures are the order of the day, with the Mode Spencer gold shower set providing a luxurious spa experience.
Don’t let anything get in your way when using your Ritual Retreat. Choose a walk in enclosure that provides easy access and opens up your space. This 8mm walk in shower enclosure pack even comes with dirt-repelling glass, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time cleansing.
Shower wall panels
One of the key elements in making this look work is your choice of backdrop. These gorgeous Multipanel Classic Cappucino Stone shower wall panels feature a magical, mysterious marble effect, for a relaxing and organic feel.
Vanity unit and basin
With sleek, recessed handles and a white gloss finish, this spacious yet stylish white vanity unit from the Thames range is perfect for your Ritual Retreat. After all, a cluttered bathroom equals a cluttered mind, so it pays to conceal everything neatly.
To keep with the glittering metallic theme, we’ve selected gold coloured taps from the Spencer collection to match the shower. Complete with a superior PVD coated finish, both the basin mixer tap and freestanding bath filler are designed to stand the test of time.
By concealing your toilet cistern behind a false wall panel or within a stud partition wall, we’ve managed to maintain a look that is sleek, minimalist and easy to clean. The Mode Tate back to wall toilet with its slimline D shaped seat perfectly complements the overall look and feel.
Wall and floor tiles
To bring a touch of the outdoors into your bathroom space, we added several larger, floorstanding pot plants, plus we’ve also made a Macramé plant hanger, to add a real personal touch to proceedings. Meanwhile, simple white marble accessories complement the wall panels.
The bath mat and luxury towels add texture, whilst a generous amount of candles will help provide the perfect ambience for that long, relaxing soak in the bath.
The Great British Bathroom
Throughout the year, we’re celebrating everything that’s great about the great British bathroom. From the smallest cloakroom to the grandest design, discover inspiration for the nation over at The Great British Bathroom.