Making the Bathroom a More Relaxing Environment and a Place to Unwind

For a room that sees so much action, you want your bathroom to be a relaxing space you enjoy using. You want it to be a nice and neat room, with calming colours, good lighting fixtures, quality flooring, snug towels, and a fragrance candle gently burning away. Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, here are some design options that can help you make your bathroom a place to unwind when you need it. 

A spa or a bathroom? It’s hard to tell

A highly sought-after atmosphere, especially for those who inhabit chaotic households and cannot justify the price of a glass of cucumber water served while sitting poolside in robe and slippers at a spa. The same spa feeling is easy to achieve at home if you know how!

The first steps to introduce a calming atmosphere into your bathroom is to influence your bathroom’s colour theme with natural shades and textures. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do! Fresh paint on the walls can change the look and feel of any bathroom. By choosing a lighter paint for the walls, you can make the space seem much bigger and brighter.

When it comes to flooring, Karndean luxury vinyl flooring boasts great selections of faded oak style flooring or stone flooring, which can add serenity to any sized bathroom. Enhance this theme with plants, carpets, oil infusers and candles.

Make Monochrome your thing

Monochrome isn’t that black and white. Well, it is… but you can also implement light grey tones. This pattern works well when incorporating metallic elements. You will find that coppers and brass accentuate the warmness of flooring materials such as slate, marble and limestone. An ideal example is Guernsey Limestone, to give texture to a large amount of space and add a modern edge.

Add Shelving

Add more shelving over the toilet or underneath the sink. This will help increase the overall storage space, making the bathroom a more relaxing environment, while increasing its functionality.

Time is still of the essence

For those of you who live in historically built homes, bathrooms from a former period can offer great benefit. Bring features from different periods into one finished look using oak wood patterned, luxury vinyl flooring.

Oak wood pattern flooring will compliment large bathrooms by giving them a sense of grandeur and finery. A bonus to choosing vinyl flooring is that it won’t suffer consequences from the effects of liquids and moisture, unlike real oakwood. There is an array of patterns and shades to work with too. 


Simple accents like a new shower curtain or window treatments will make it feel like a different space. Also, invest in plants and flowers to bring the outside in, and don’t forget to upgrade your towels when updating your bathroom. We’d recommend investing in a few matching bath and hand towels that will complement your new paint colour or vanity.

Making a house a home

Your bathroom might not be a public room, but it is as much a part of your home as any other room in your house. So, incorporate its design alongside the other themes in your home. If you have managed to nab yourself an en-suite then think about how the atmosphere of your bathroom can help you send you off to a lovely night’s sleep.

And if you need some design inspiration, be sure to check out victoria plum little bathroom victories for some amazing ideas!

Choosing the right flooring sets the mood

When you’re investing in something large such as flooring, it’s important to get it right and look around before you buy. However, knowing where to start can be difficult. Let Amtico set your plans in motion with their range of luxury vinyl flooring which replicates any effect, from Spacia Stone to Signature Woods and even Abstract! Karndean also have an extraordinary selection of vinyl and tile effect flooring, meant to inspire and unleash your creativity. Named after some of the greatest artists to ever exist, discover the Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Opus ranges.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.