Nothing beats the ambiance of a hotel room and especially hotel bathrooms if you ask me! And after a long day of traveling or adventuring, a place of serenity is just what you crave and need.
Maybe because we’re in the design and build industry but anytime we’re traveling I always do a deep search of what hotel bathrooms look like and reviews on what their bedding is. Hotels are expensive regardless if it’s a fancy place or not, so I always want to make sure comfort is key.
Hotel bathrooms always have such a bold and one of a kind look and give us so much inspiration. And any hotel that has had a cool bathroom has been a repeat hotel for us. So today we wanted to chat through 8 tricks to steal from hotel bathrooms so you can incorporate the same look into your own home.
We had the opportunity to stay at the EMC2 Hotel in Chicago and were immediately blown away by the ambiance once we stepped foot in the hotel.
One of the cool things within their rooms was that the bathroom was in a sense apart of the bedroom. It was right there in the middle of the room but then you could quickly pull the curtain shut if you needed to block off the bathroom. It was such a cool concept I thought and one I never thought about when it comes to residential homes but why not?! Once you walk into the shower/bathroom area there is a separate toilet room and a pocket door closing off the actual shower room to the bedroom. I loved the look of this, and especially if you have a cool shower design, why hide that away from the master bedroom suite?!
We love a good dramatic bathroom and this one in the Ace Hotel New Orleans is dreamy! Black accents in the bathroom make a big statement and create a timeless and classy design. With this bathroom, the black walls and ceiling contrast the light coming in from the window and the deep green adds another layer to the dark tones. If you’re nervous to go all black in your bathroom, consider a black tile niche or black fixtures in the shower.
This bathroom at the Hewing Hotel shows that a monochromatic color scheme can make a big impact. Simple and neutral colors like white subway tile, wood accents, and black fixtures creates a truly timeless look. For your own bathroom, think about if you like open and airy colors like whites and creams or a bolder look and use dark grays and blacks.
Pair Bold Colors
The Williamsburg Hotel is all about the bold colors and we LOVE it. This bathroom combines the geometric floor tile with gold fixtures, bright blue subway tile, and a black grid shower door. Mixing and matching finishes and pairing bold colors makes for a fun bathroom that is perfect for guest bathrooms or powder baths where you can really add some pop.
The Sands Hotel and Spa in California shows a great example of how the wet room concept is perfect for hotels and residential spaces alike. Combining the shower and tub into one large space makes clean up easy and simple. Tile all of the walls and floor to ensure water is not getting everywhere and now you’ve got one show-stopping wet room.
Walk in Showers
Walk-in showers work well when you have a larger space and want light to flow into the shower. Whether if it’s a glass panel that doesn’t go the full length of the shower or a wall that is open on either side for double entry, walk-in showers are a great way to open up your space and make the shower a big player in the room.
Tile, Tile Everywhere
Tile on the walls, the ceilings, and the floor, tile everywhere. We love this example of a completely tiled shower that creates a large statement and also makes the shower feel larger as well. In your own home, consider tiling behind the vanity for a feature wall, behind a floating tub, or on the ceiling for easy cleaning in the shower.
Less Storage, Floating Vanities
Finally, we love the concept of floating vanities in the bathroom. This Hoxton Paris designed by @humbertetpoyet is such a beautiful picture of a floating vanity with copper fixtures and a clean, simple design. Even though floating vanities don’t allow for as much storage as traditional vanities, they are a more modern and streamlined look that works well in powder bathrooms or in spaces where storage is abundant elsewhere in the bathroom.
What’s your favorite concept you’ve seen in a hotel bathroom? Comment below!