Spa styling for spring
The early part of the year can be a bit blue; Christmas is over, we're trying valiantly to stick to our get-fit and detox programmes, plus it's cold and frosty outside. So what better way to treat yourself and lift the mood than to indulge in a little bathroom reinvigoration? Whatever your budget there are some great ways to change the look and feel of your bathroom, and make it a happy spa haven where you can retreat and relax.
Refreshing your bathroom doesn't have to mean a massive overhaul. If your bath, sink and toilet are all in good shape, then you have a perfect blank canvas to work with, and can focus on the furniture and accessories.
If you're looking to make some larger scale changes to your bathroom to bring in the new year, then a great place to start is with some new furniture. Our Scandi range of furniture is designed exclusively for John Lewis, by Danish company Cinas. All their pieces have a beautiful, minimal Scandinavian design feel to them, crafted from white gloss-coated mahogany and bamboo to create a look that is every inch Spa haven. If you're short on space in the bathroom as I am, the Scandi Tall Boy is a great way to create storage without taking up too much floor space. The small Laundry Box (coming soon) would be an excellent addition as well, doubling up as a storage space for your linens and a seat, as well as being compact enough to tuck under your sink!
Our Jakarta range of furniture offers an alternative look for you to consider. The 6 pieces in the range are crafted from solid pine with a stained finish. The simple, clean styling, together with the dark wood look, make this range ideal for creating a feeling of tranquillity in your bathroom. The 3-tier caddy is an easy way to store all your bathroom bottles and knick-knacks, so you can de-clutter the sink and your mind!
If you don't have the need or the budget to change around your bathroom furniture, but are still craving a fresh look, then consider investing a little in the accessories. Our resin Dune collection offers an extensive range of spa-look pieces, including a soap pump and dish, tray, toilet brush and toilet roll tidy, all in a beautiful muted stone-coloured finish. If you prefer real stone, then there's also our Mint Sandstone range. This is made from natural sandstone all the way from India and has ribbing detail round the sides to create unique but understated looking pieces to sit on your sink.
You can't of course forget your towels! One of life's simple pleasures is surely stepping out of the bath or shower and wrapping yourself in a fresh new bath sheet. The Spa range of towels is by its name of course the perfect choice to complement the new haven you've created. Try adding the already very popular Clementine for a pop of colour, or if you prefer neutrals and greys then choose between Putty, Mink, Midnight and Lily. If you can't decide between them and want to have them all. then our brand new Spirit Stripe Puritan towels have multi-coloured stripes that coordinate perfectly with the Spa towel colours, so you can combine the towels to customise your look.
For a finishing touch, and somewhere to prop up your book, a bath rack's a must. To match the Scandi range there's the Scandi white wood bath rack or for a classic style our extending bath rack is a great option. With a good book, a mug of tea or glass of wine and the obligatory scented candle, lie back and enjoy your new Spa haven.