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Affordable luxury in a spa-style bathroom

How do you create a bathroom where you can switch off and recharge when space and budget are limited? An IKEA interior designer took on the challenge.

A bathroom with blue floor and wall tiles, a free-standing bath tub, and white wash-basin with mirrored cupboards above.
A bathroom with blue floor and wall tiles, a free-standing bath tub, and white wash-basin with mirrored cupboards above.

Soothing sounds

A sense of order is vital for a room that’s all about wellbeing. “I designed a space to relax completely after a hectic day,” says IKEA interior designer Fredrik Biel. “I set the spa mood with a calming colour palette and an ENEBY Bluetooth® speaker for soothing music. HEMNES storage gives the room a coordinated look and stops it from feeling crowded or cluttered.”

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Organize to create calm

“A combination of closed and open storage lets you choose what to hide and what to display,” says Fredrik. “I mounted lamps on each side of the mirror to light your face evenly when putting on make-up or shaving.” There are mirrors inside the cabinet too, and the shelves are adjustable so you can customize it to fit your toiletries.

See the HEMNES bathroom series
See the HEMNES bathroom series

Coordinate colours

Try simple finishing touches, like neatly folded towels that fit your colour scheme. “Use baskets to store your favourite spa products, so you have everything on hand for some ‘me-time’,” says Fredrik. “While you might not copy absolutely all of the design elements of this room, I hope it gives you some ideas that you can adapt for your own bathroom.”

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We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.