Why is it that taking a bath (or a shower) in a hotel bathroom is a far more relaxing, enjoyable and indulgent experience than when you do it in your own home?

Maybe it’s simply the fact you’re away and staying in new surroundings that makes it seem nicer. Whatever the reason, the good news is that you can make your own bathroom feel like a hotel one for not much money.

[Related reading: 5 Benefits Of An En-Suite Bathroom]

Here are 5 tips to help you achieve that hotel bathroom feeling at home:

1. Upscale your towels

First and foremost, hotel bathrooms nearly always feature beautiful, soft, fragrant towels that are all the same colour, style and brand. While most hotels go for white towels and linen to keep laundering simple, there’s no reason you can’t push the boat out and purchase some in a colour that complements your decor.

Extra tip – roll your towels and stack them to give even more of a hotel/spa feel.

2. Get some Big mirrors

Hotel bathrooms always have oversize mirrors. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see them taking up entire walls.

Big mirrors reflect light and make rooms look bigger, which is why they are a great addition to bathrooms. Consider doing away with your small mirror above your sink and installing one that fills a much larger area.

3. Tidy everything away

The biggest difference between hotel bathrooms and home bathrooms is all the clutter you (usually) find in the latter. Hotel bathrooms are clinically clean. Let’s face it, the last thing you want to be staring at while you’re taking a nice, relaxing bath is a dirty old mug filled with a few toothbrushes and a tube of toothpaste.

Get all the clutter – bottles of shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, etc. – hidden away from view in some stylish drawers and only get them out when you need to use them.

4. Add some plants

Plants have always been a popular addition to bathrooms and the good news is you don’t need to be green-fingered to enjoy them. That’s because even faux plants and flowers look great. Just make sure you choose colours that won’t look out of place and if you opt for real plants, make sure they like damp environments.

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5. Keep it clean, always

Finally, hotel bathrooms seem luxurious and special simply because they are always spotless. You never see hotel bathroom mirrors with smears or water marks when you check-in.

Clean your bathroom regularly and wipe down everything after each use – especially your bath/shower and that big mirror you’ve installed.

For more advice and to find out how we can help you achieve that hotel bathroom feeling you’ve been lusting after, contact us today.