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Bathrooms ‘Becoming Sanctuaries’

The concept of self-care is becoming more prevalent in our home design, and one space that’s seen as a particular sanctuary is the bathroom.

Speaking to The Washington Post, interior designer and author Nate Berkus said that more and more of us want our homes to be our sanctuary, especially given everything that’s happening in the world at the moment.

While different people want different spaces to escape too, Mr Berkus revealed that master bathrooms have become a particular focus among those seeking a sanctuary at home.

“Bathrooms have become even more sumptuous,” he explained. There are a number of ways in which you can make this space more serene, depending on your budget.

If you don’t have a lot to spend, investing in fresh flowers, scented candles and recessed lighting is a good way to create a calming and relaxing space.

Of course, if you’re planning a bigger bathroom redesign project, it makes sense to invest in quality, like Italian porcelain tiles, when you’re looking for a new look for your walls and floor.

You may also want to take this opportunity to see if you have space for any additional furniture in your bathroom, with Mr Berkus noting that there’s a growing trend for upholstered furniture like small chairs or sofas in bathrooms because they add “another tier of warmth and relaxation”.

Earlier this month, we highlighted the interior trend of rope accents, which can be a perfect addition to your bathroom decor. Chunky rope in particular is popular at present, and there are many ways you can incorporate it into your decor, from using it as handles on cabinets to frames for chairs.