Ritual retreat – embracing wellness in the bathroom

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It seems that the busier our lives become, the more we need to find the extra time to go to a spa or escape for a long weekend.

But what if all that calm and relaxation could be within your own home? By turning your bathroom into a soothing wellness space, you can find a moment of calm as often as you like, whether that’s sinking into the tub at the end of the day or reviving your spirits with an invigorating spritz in the shower.

Creating the look you want is now easier than ever too, thanks to the stylish pieces at VictoriaPlum.com that put wellness at the heart of your home.

A marble marvel

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Mode 8mm walk in shower enclosure pack with return panel and walk in tray, £389, VictoriaPlum.com

Mode Spencer round gold twin diverter valve shower set, £599, VictoriaPlum.com

Multipanel Classic Cappuccino Stone wall panel, £189, VictoriaPlum.com

Modern and stylish, a luxurious walk-in enclosure makes the perfect focal point in a bathroom, creating a minimal wet room-look without the waterproofing.

Not only will there be no need to negotiate a deep step-up into it, you can pair it with eye-catching yet low-maintenance panels in timber or stone effects, just like this marble-style backdrop – the Classic Cappuccino Stone wall panel.

Marble is a popular finish for a bathroom focused on wellness. Marbling on paper is often used as an activity in mindfulness classes – because the effect you create is random each time, it’s a good lesson in learning how to go with the flow. Therefore a swirling marble pattern can encourage the mind to ‘let go’ of the stresses of the day.

The Mode enclosure is ideal for anyone worried about water on the floor, too – its hinged return panel keeps any splashes contained, so all that’s left for you to do is unwind.

Clean and serene

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Mode Austin white wall hung vanity unit and basin 600mm, £229, VictoriaPlum.com

Clear surfaces equal a clear mind so keep your bathroom clutter under control with some smart storage. A neat vanity unit can fit almost anywhere and swallow more than you might think, from towels and bath toys to toiletries galore.

This compact design is even cleverer – it’s fitted with a soft-close drawer that glides out so bottles stay upright, so there’s no need to rummage at the back of a cupboard. It’s also handleless to maintain a sleek look and is fitted with a basin so it’s virtually stress-free to install.

Bathed in beauty

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Mode Burton freestanding bath 1800 x 800, £749, VictoriaPlum.com

Mode Spencer round gold freestanding bath filler tap, £329, VictoriaPlum.com

There are few better ways to reset your mind and body than with an indulgent soak in a generously deep bath. Just add your favourite oils, liberally drizzled in, some scented candles and a good book.

This freestanding asymmetrical design, featuring graceful curves and a built-in plinth, isn’t just pleasing to look at either. It’s been crafted from acrylic that stays warm to the touch, so that you can linger as long as you like without topping up the hot water. All of which equals hours of restful tub therapy to boost your mood.

Going for gold

With a subtle, soothing glow and loaded with lustre, few finishes feel as elegant as gold in the bathroom. By choosing brassware in this gently shimmering tone, it adds a softer, more refined look that makes showering or soaking a treat for the senses.

Twinned with the pared-back styling of the Spencer range of bath fillers, shower sets and basin mixers, the gold finish feels warm and welcoming – ideal for a wellness sanctuary you’ll find any excuse to escape to.

Neat and petite

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Mode Tate back to wall toilet with slim soft close seat, £159, VictoriaPlum.com

Make your WC the best seat in the house by choosing a design that fits seamlessly into a bathroom. Simple, compact and curvy, this back-to-wall Tate model has been created to complement a contemporary suite. It can be tucked around corners, mounted against dwarf walls or hidden behind a vanity.

Plus its soft-close slim lid, ability to integrate with a concealed cistern and glazed ceramic finish give it a fresh, modern look.

Tempted to find out how a sleek, modern bathroom can be your own personal wellness sanctuary? Click to chill out at VictoriaPlum.com where you can discover more beautiful designs and inspirational ideas.

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