Hotel-inspired bathroom ideas

How to create a hotel-inspired bathroom

Expert advice on how to accomplish a hotel scheme

By Jason Podesta |

It is possible to achieve the luxury of a hotel bathroom for your own home with careful planning and attention to detail.

Grand Designs spoke to Deirdre Mc Gettrick, CEO and founder of, the UK’s largest search and discovery platform for furniture, for her expertise on how to plan for a hotel-inspired bathroom.

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Recognise requirements

To create a hotel-style bathroom, its important to focus on three key elements: functionality, aesthetics, and ambience. Functionality is paramount in any bathroom design. Begin by analysing your daily routine and identifying your specific needs. Consider the layout, storage solutions, and ease of use.

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Refine the look

Invest in high-quality fixtures and fittings that are not only visually appealing but also practical and durable. A spacious shower or a freestanding bathtub can give an upscaled touch. Aesthetics play a significant role in evoking the hotel feel. Start with a neutral colour palette, such as crisp whites, soft greys, or muted earth tones, which create a sense of serenity and refinement.

Introducing materials like marble, granite, or porcelain tiles add a look of opulence. Enhance the design with well-placed mirrors and lighting fixtures which create an illusion of space. Ambience is the secret ingredient that elevates a bathroom to a hotel-like experience and lighting plays a crucial role in setting the right mood.

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Set the mood

Consider incorporating a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Install dimmers which allow for adjustable lighting levels, providing a soothing atmosphere or brighter illumination for grooming tasks. Another key factor in creating a spa-like ambience is scent. Introduce natural elements like scented candles, diffusers, or fresh flowers to add a pleasant aroma. Fragrances like lavender, eucalyptus, or citrus promote relaxation and rejuvenation.

Keep clutter to a minimum. Ample storage solutions, such as built-in cabinets or floating shelves, are essential for maintaining a tidy and organised space. Choose stylish storage options that complement the overall design, allowing you to keep your bathroom essentials discreetly hidden away.

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