Recent studies show that more and more Americans are spending a LOT of time in their
. Body care and toiletries are a billion dollar industry, and the bathroom, where we groom, pamper, and relax, has become much more important than just a place to take a quick shower on the go. After all, that's what the showers in the gym are for, right? More and more Americans are opting for comfortable, luxurious, and inviting bathrooms, with joyful colors and a relaxing atmosphere.
Here are some of the best new bathroom ideas
Retreat to a Spa
A long, luxurious bubble bath, aromatic oils, lit candles, soft music. Is this a two hour spa treatment? Or is it perhaps your very own bathroom, in your very own house? Why not go for a spa feel and look for your bathroom? Soothing colors, niches for candles, a large bath, and an overall atmosphere of pampering and self indulgence is the key. This bathroom, with its towel racks, separate Jacuzzi bath and glass shower, the double sink and soothing lighting, is a masterpiece of "spa" feeling. Just lie back, and enjoy!
Turn Up the Warm
Give cold, uncomfortable bathrooms a break, and warm them up! Avoid chilly colors like snow white and blues, and go for the creams, browns, and golds to give your bathroom the warmth it deserves! The color in your bathroom can make a huge difference in its feel. A bathroom can be instantly transformed to a more inviting place, just by changing the color palate. And since it's your bathroom, shouldn't you feel cozy and warm in it?
Tile it Up
Tiles are back, but not in the way you think... usually, when people think tile, the first thing that comes to mind is that weird floor from the 70's with all the different colored stones. But tile can be a wonderful design element when decorating and renovating bathrooms. Since tile was originally designed by the Romans specifically for their baths, it makes sense to use this element in creating our own modern bathing rooms. Using the tile as a design element, creating subtle patterns for walls, or even just a decorative row, is the latest trend. A certain ancient world feeling comes to mind, and you may just imagine yourself reclining in a Roman bath with slaves feeding you grapes...
For those who like stark looks, clean comfort, and straight lines, this is THE look to have. The black counters and stainless steel sinks, the stainless steel cabinets, the glass and high sheen of the black counter, all give this bathroom a kind of bachelor pad look (only a lot more comfortable!). The clean lines and view give it an open feel of spaciousness that can spell out luxury even better than a fluffy towel.
The Asian Invasion
Still clean lines, but with an Asian touch, as the Buddha statue serenely emphasizes. The bowl-like sinks have a distinct feel of rice bowls, the large jars, and the open space give it a Zen feel. This is not the opulent East, rather the calm, insightful, Zen feeling underlying so much of modern Asian design. Truly, all that's missing is a rock garden outside the French doors...
Sometimes, a romantic, softly lit, fantasy inducing bathroom is all a girl really wants in life.
A haven of light, warm and inviting, and an overall feel of warm fuzzy butterflies, give this bathroom a lilt in its song. A room designed for sensuality and softness, the romantic bathroom can be a place to share, and just as importantly, dream of love.
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