5 Elements of an Inviting Bath

5 Elements of an Inviting Bath by Ty Pennington

Like the bedroom, the bathroom is meant to be a personal oasis; a place for you to slowly prepare for the day ahead or relax after a long day at work. But having an inviting bathroom is going to require a little more than a toilet and tub. Keep reading for a few elements to consider when you’re creating a calm zone in your bath. And if you have any suggestions to add, leave them at the bottom of the post.

Elegant lighting | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Elegant lighting | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington

1. Elegant lighting – A chandelier adds a bit of drama and ambience to any bathroom, but other types of lighting can bring elegance to your space. Contemporary fixtures and wall sconces are perfect for highlighting certain areas, but I also believe they emit the right amount of light for all your bathroom needs.

Mix of storage space | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Mix of storage space | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington

2. A mix of storage – Clutter is the last thing you want in your bathroom, so be sure to have ample storage space. Tuck away toiletries and other unnecessary items, but keep a few clear bottles and jars out as tasteful accessories.

High bathroom ceilings | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Waiscoting and molding | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington

3. Architectural elements – High ceilings, dark floors and woodwork work great for giving your bathroom the kind of warmth you might find in your living room. But other elements like waiscoting and molding do the trick too. It’s really up to your style and budget.

Soft touches and soothing accents can create a calm zone in your bathroom | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Soft touches and soothing accents can create a calm zone in your bathroom | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Soft and welcoming touches like this piles of towels, comfy rugs, draperies, etc. around your bathroom will evoke a calming feeling | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington

4. Soft touches – There’s a reason why hotels and spas are stocked with fluffy, white towels. Soft and welcoming touches like this around your bathroom will evoke a calming feeling. You can do this with piles of towels, comfy rugs, draperies, etc.

Rich, warm color | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington Rich, warm color | 5 elements of an inviting bathroom by Ty Pennington

5. Rich, warm color – Nothing is more inviting than warm color tones, especially as temps cool down. Brown, red, orange, or any fall color combination that suits your style is a great way to upgrade that cozy feeling in your bathroom.

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Photo Sources: Sand Creek Post & Beam, Hart Wright ArchitectsCarpenter & MacNeille, Historical Concepts, TIDG, Leivars, Details and Design, T. Rosak