For many, the bath is a temple for relaxation and meditation: complete personal comfort entwined with a self made atmosphere; candles, music and the sweet smells of bath salts all contribute to the profound experience that is, having a bath.
But this isn't enough for our experts, who have pushed relaxation to new heights by combining the traditional bathtime we know with breathtaking views, designs and surroundings to make the ultimate holistic experience when it comes to relaxation. Have a look at these great bathroom designs…
This smooth, flowing design, from Torsten Müller, invokes a very natural feel. The solid wood design, of the tub itself, appears to be seamless—an effect that is not only hard to achieve but also, we think, looks awesome- imagine yourself sinking into that tub after a day at the office! Surrounded by bubbles and feeling the stresses of the day just being soaked up… …
This outlandish, but ultimately pleasing, bath and shower design adds a very unique element to the entire layout of this room—a speedy shower when time is of the essence or a laid-back bath to take in the beauty of this JUMA Exclusive design.
Our favourite part of these bathroom ideas is (apart from the bathtub themselves) the lack of contents. Here, your eye is drawn towards the deep blue of the ocean at all times. As far as natural views go, you don't get much better than this. The dramatic, bright and powerful landscape keeps your attention entirely engaged and, at most times of the day, the shade in the room will draw out an even greater contrast between the inside and outside worlds.
The dark walls and verticals of this design, in combination the lines of the hard-wood flooring, aid tremendously in drawing all of your attention outside. This view would be a pleasure to behold all day long—from sunrise to sunset and lit up by city lights at night.
The separation between the apartment and the skyscrapers of the city centre really give you a feel of distance between the bustle of city life and the calm, sombre ambience of Thomas Hauschildt's gorgeous bathroom composition.
Minamalist design like this is always aesthetically pleasing, for some ideas, have a look at our ideabook 'Bathroom storage ideas'
Apart from the rather luxurious interior design of this balconied bathroom, the first thing that struck our attention here was the feeling of retreat—look at the separation between you and the next signs of humanity along the river. The bonus quality of being briefly extracted from society is normally one of the most contributing factors of the relaxing nature of a bath—just imagine having a visualisation of that right in front of you! WOW!
More over, this design, from Melchert+Kastl, was clearly made with comfort in mind. The padded seating area next to the bathtub is indicative of the fact that this room could be used as more than just a bathroom; but a room of relaxation in general.
Thomas Hauschildt uses stone planes here to really give a mountainous vibe to his design. The dark face of the stone eats a lot of the white light in the room and, like before, aids excessively well in drawing your gaze outside. The scene outside is so picturesque, in fact, that it is a bit reminiscent of a landscape painting- framed nicely by the curtains.
This is something different- a suspended bathtub! You can't help but think that this simplistic, hammock-like curve design is a work of art. The smooth, sleek, undulation of the curves are really something to marvel at. The room itself is totally susceptible the personalisation too—allowing you to bathe in your desired atmosphere… … dreamy.
If you do fancy something on your walls though, try our article 'Bathroom tiles'