Soothing Ways to Refine Your Bathroom into a Cozy, Comfortable Place

A cozy and comfy bath.
white soaker tub in modern bathroom
Drift into relaxation with a Signature Hardware Sheba Free-standing Acrylic Soaking Slipper Tub, available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Signature Hardware at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

You deserve a place to relax and unwind. Thankfully, you don’t need to sacrifice style to create a cozy and comfortable bathroom. 

A Good Soak

What says rest and relaxation more than soaking in a tub after a long day? Deeper than the average bathtub, soaking tubs offer the ultimate in relaxation by allowing you to fully submerge. Free-standing or placed against a wall, a soaking tub makes a huge design statement and is a bold, eye-catching centerpiece that adds an air of sophistication and luxury to any bathroom. 

bright, tranquil bathroom

Lighting is crucial for a tranquil space. Dial Electric Supply Co. Inc. offers a variety of options, like Kichler’s Pim 34-inch Four Light Vanity Light with Satin Etched Cased Opal Glass Polished Nickel. Photo: Kichler, Courtesy of Dial Electric Supply Co. Inc.

Set the Mood

Back-lit mirrors and medicine cabinets offer ambient lighting without adding glare or reflections and can double as night-lights when dimmed. “Good lighting is complementary to everything else in the room,” says Kyle Kamakura of Dial Electric Supply Co. Inc.“Especially in the bathroom, you don’t want any shadows. You want even illumination and not too bright where there’s a shock factor either.”   

Stay Warm

Imagine stepping out of your soaking tub and onto heated floors. The warmed floor feels wonderful on bare feet and enhances your bathing experience. Normally, you’re greeted with an initial chill when stepping out of a hot bath, but heated floors maintain a consistently comfortable temperature.  

rain shower head in modern bathroom

The Signature Hardware Lowden 2.5 Single Function Rain Shower Head in matte black, available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, brings a rainfall of luxury into the room. Photo: Courtesy of Signature Hardware at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Upgraded Fixtures

Replacing your shower head with something lavish like a rain shower head is an easy way to turn your daily shower into a rejuvenating event. Other upgrades to think about are touchless faucets and sleek sinks.  

back-lit medicine cabinets in modern bathroom

Back-lit medicine cabinets, like this Robern AiO Double Door Medicine Cabinet with Large Door, Task Lighting and Interior Illumination, found at Ferguson, Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, emit even lighting, making it easier for you to get ready for the day. Photo: Courtesy of Robern at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Calming Colors and Plush Towels

“Make sure you have a good color palette and temperature,” says Kamakura. “There’s not really a right or wrong; it’s definitely a personal preference.” For a tranquil environment, you can opt for soft, muted colors. “You don’t want to overwhelm the space with too much of anything,” he adds. For added comfort, include fluffy towels in your bathroom, as well as a few extras tucked away for guests. 

 

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