As if you could possibly forget, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and there’s nowhere in the house potentially more romantic and dreamily exotic (dare we even say “erotic”?) than your bathroom.
So while there’s still time to plan a few surprises for your partner ahead of February 14th, how about softening some of the more “functional” aspects of your sanctuary?
Valentine’s falls on a Sunday this year, even more reason to reinvent your bathroom as a steamily intimate space for luxury, warmth and relaxation.
The quick wins
Nothing oozes amorous charm more than petals floating on a steaming hot bath, two flutes of fizz balanced on the edge, candles emanating the scent of seduction and maybe a tastefully positioned vase of roses too. Soppy and soapy all at the same time! Turn down the lights, turn up the heating and strategically place some of the other half’s favourite chocolates within touching distance. Turkish Delight anyone?
So, all the ingredients for a steamy night in – but remember A Bathroom is for Life, not just for Valentine’s (we may have borrowed that slogan from somewhere…)
Yes, we feel obliged to let you know that there is absolutely no excuse for making your bathroom a chambre romance for only one day of the year.
You agree? Good! Start with the bath. A nice deep tub designed for two is a whimsical way to unwind at the end of any day, not just Valentine’s. Free-standing roll-top baths are an on-trend romantic choice and perfect for sharing, with taps in the middle… so no more chivalry (or should that read “fighting”?) over who gets the tap end!
With the tub in place, why not search for the perfect match – and if that’s not a new improved love-of-your-life, might we gently suggest an equally desirable classic towel rail radiator, or, if you’re looking for something really hot, a beautifully retro bath shower mixer.
Complete the quixotic picture with complementary accessories such as traditional towel rings and shiny new toilet roll holders, not forgetting the practicality of installing a mirrored cabinet to hide away all those perfumes and potions lavished upon you on Valentine’s Day (fingers crossed!).
Another sharing idea that might appeal is supersizing your shower. If you have the space, search for a shower enclosure large enough for a twin-shower set-up, or, as a two-into-one option, a wall mounted “power-shower” – we just love the new thermostatic mixer showers with trendy square stainless steel heads.
To round things off in a rather enchanting way, consider creating a feature wall as a fascinating contrast to warm up any white bathroom suite. Red is the colour of love and you’ll enjoy finding the perfect shade to give your space so much more glamour and pizzazz.
So prove to your sweetheart that romance isn’t dead… and if you’re feeling especially lucky in love, take a look at this fabulous prize to win a sumptuous spa break for two – and it’s on us!