We don’t know about you, but sometimes all we’re looking for in a hotel room is a gorgeous bathroom with a free-standing clawfoot bathtub, where we can soak all our troubles away. Besides, the bathroom’s where we spend most of our mornings standing under the rain shower, contemplating life’s greatest mysteries.
In contrast, our home bathrooms typically look rather no-frills and ordinary. After all, most of us tend to pay a little more attention to the décor of our living rooms and bedrooms. It may be challenging to replicate the hotel bathrooms we see on vacation, but there are several ways to jazz up our own. One solution is to incorporate nature-inspired elements such as natural stones and waterfall showers, hence creating a tranquil atmosphere reminiscent of a tropical haven. But if you’re leaning more towards having a clean, chic and modern bathroom that’s easy on the eyes, all you need is some stylish, strategically placed accessories.
From a beautiful cast iron bathtub to marble counters, here are 5 accessories you need to reinvent your bathroom — so it looks like it could belong in a five-star boutique hotel worthy of a Kardashian OOTD shot.
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This stunning French Bateau tub is what dreams are made of. Fashioned in cast iron and clad in highly-polished copper (to give a mirror-like finish) with an interior applied with enamel, it will make the perfect centrepiece for your bathroom. With the brand specialising in artisan-crafted clawfoot tubs, we are not expecting anything less than perfect.
One of life’s biggest disappointments is when you have a beautiful mirror in your room but step forward and realise that the space is poorly lit. Duravit aims to solve this with its Light and Mirror collection, which features a series of mirrors such as the top-edge light field and ambient light. Each mirror is customisable, so you can choose one that really complements your bathroom interiors — and your mirror selfies.
Italian design manufacturer of luxury bath and kitchen faucets, Gessi, introduced the first square-based tap in 1999. The manufacturer has been specialising in both kitchen and bathroom faucets ever since. The Mimi faucet, conceptualised by Gessi Design Studio, echoes Gessi’s signature minimalist style. If you’re looking for a streamlined faucet for your modern bathroom, this is it. Mimi is available in three different finishes — Chrome, Gold CCP, and Finox.
The Octagon is a masterpiece of precision and craftsmanship brought to you by Germany-based ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch. The beautiful standalone sink features highly precise corners and facets formed in ceramics. This is complemented by a range of high-quality finishes in leather, stone and real-wood veneer.
There is nothing you need in a modern bathroom more than a high-tech shower. German purveyor of luxury bathrooms, Hansgrohe, has one of the best rain shower systems in the market. The Rainmaker Select is an overhead rain shower featuring a slender chrome frame made of white-backed glass — perfect for a refreshing afternoon bath. You can also add on Hansgrohe’s ShowerTablet accessory, which features a large shelf for bath amenities, and integrated Select buttons that allow you to control the overhead and hand shower.