January 8

Creating Your Own Private Oasis in the Home: Part 2 – Primary Bath Edition

Create a Primary Bath that is the ultimate place rejuvenation and relaxation.

Welcome back to our three-part series on crafting the perfect private oasis within your home. In Part 1:  The Primary Suite Bedroom, we explored how to design a personal space that relaxes and refreshes. Now, let’s shift our focus to another crucial space in your sanctuary—the Primary Bathroom. Here, we are going to look at ways to make your bathroom luxurious, efficient, and a place for ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation.

Luxurious Design Elements:

I want to encourage you to extend the serenity we created in the primary suite into the bath as well. One incredible way to do this is to incorporate luxury design elements into your bath and here are a few I highly recommend considering…

Spa-Like Ambiance:

To transform your primary bath into a spa-like haven, think about design elements that calm and soothe. Creating a soothing color palette that compliments every area you have in your primary suite is a great place to start. Neutrals with touches of calming blues and greens enhance the feeling of relaxation you are creating. Elements of warm would tones like teak and walnut will give that spa feel.

Investing in high-quality, plush towels and bath rugs are another way you can enhance that luxurious feeling. Elevate the spa-like ambiance further, by adding a towel warmer to your primary bath. This luxurious touch not only ensures that your towels are warm and inviting when you step out of the bath or shower but also adds a touch of indulgence to your daily routine, enhancing the overall sense of relaxation and comfort in your private oasis.

Elegant Fixtures and Finishes:

Now let’s take a look at bathroom fixtures.  These are the jewelry of the space.  Consider selecting sleek and modern faucets that serve as functional art pieces and seamlessly blend with your bathroom’s overall design. Opt for finishes that complement the color palette you’ve chosen, whether it’s polished chrome for a contemporary look or brushed nickel for a more muted and sophisticated feel. If you want to consider brass, it works well in contemporary and traditional home styles.

A rainfall showerhead and body sprays are an absolute game-changer in transforming your daily shower routine into a luxurious experience. The gentle cascade of water from the above and around the body mimics the soothing sensation of rain and massage feeling, providing a sensory escape within the confines of your primary bath. Consider incorporating adjustable settings to customize the water flow, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences, whether you crave a gentle drizzle or a more invigorating downpour.

When it comes to countertops, embrace the timeless allure of luxurious materials such as marble or granite. These natural stones not only exude sophistication but also offer durability and a tactile connection to the elements. Take care to select a color that complements your overall design scheme, whether it’s the classic elegance of Carrara marble or the earthy richness of a dark granite countertop. The smooth, cool surface of these materials adds a touch of indulgence, creating a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics.

To complete the look, consider coordinating these elegant fixtures and finishes with complementary accessories, such as coordinating soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, and towel bars. The attention to detail in every aspect of your primary bath’s design contributes to the overall sense of opulence, turning your daily routines into moments of indulgence within your private sanctuary.

Primary Bath by A-Jay Interiors by DeeStatement Bathtub:

If the spatial layout permits, embracing a statement bathtub can redefine the entire ambiance, offering a focal point that captivates the senses and becomes the centerpiece of your personal sanctuary. Two options I recommend are a freestanding or a jacuzzi-style bathtub. 

A freestanding bathtub introduces an element of timeless elegance to your primary bath and elevates the aesthetic appeal of the room. Whereas a jacuzzi-style bathtub is the pinnacle of relaxation creating a truly spa-like experience in the home. 

Whether freestanding or jacuzzi-style, positioning the bathtub strategically within the space ensures it becomes a visual focal point. Place it near a window with natural light streaming in, or consider a strategic placement within the room to maximize views and create a seamless connection with the surrounding design elements. 

This intentional arrangement transforms the bathtub into more than a functional fixture; it becomes a sculptural work of art, enhancing the overall aesthetic and sense of luxury in your primary bath.

Efficiency and Functionality:

Smart Storage Solutions

Efficiency is the cornerstone of a well-designed primary bath. I recommend investing in custom cabinetry tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that every inch of available space is utilized to its full potential. 

Elements like built-in shelves, drawers, and cabinets, even within the vanity, with thoughtful organization features to accommodate toiletries, towels, and other bathroom essentials, help optimize functionality and maintain a clean and uncluttered aesthetic, adding to the sense of tranquility.

High-Tech Features 

Embrace the future of bathroom design by incorporating high-tech features that redefine the traditional bathroom experience. Smart mirrors with built-in lighting provide a stylish focal point and offer customizable illumination to suit various tasks and moods. These mirrors may include features such as defogging capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, or even integrated touch controls, seamlessly blending modern convenience with timeless elegance.

You can also take comfort to the next level with heated floors, transforming your primary bath into a cozy retreat, especially during those colder months.  To step out of the bath or shower into a warm environment while still wet gives comfort to completing your bathing experience.

One more tech upgrade worth mentioning is programmable shower systems, These offer a personalized and spa-like experience as well, allowing you to set the perfect water temperature, pressure, and even pre-programmed routines, creating an immersive and customized environment tailored to you.

Energy-Efficient Fixtures

Integrating energy efficient fixtures into your daily routine, enables you to effortlessly blend style with sustainability. LED lighting helps reduce energy consumption as well as provide versatile and aesthetically pleasing illumination options.

Low-flow toilets and water-saving faucets are eco-friendly choices that also contribute to lower water bills and a reduced environmental impact. 

Your Rejuvenation Station:

Ambient Lighting:

A soft lighting theme from your bedroom into the bathroom helps maintain a seamless and tranquil ambiance. Install dimmable LED lights as a chandelier over the tub or elegant sconces strategically placed to create a calming atmosphere. The ability to adjust the lighting intensity allows you to tailor the mood to your preferences, whether you seek a bright and invigorating start to the day or a subdued and relaxing evening retreat. 

During your relaxing bathroom experience, you could also incorporate candlelight or flameless candles around the bathtub, casting a warm and flickering glow that enhances the overall serenity, making your bathing ritual truly serene.

Aromatherapy:

Have you ever walked into a spa, and the aroma stops you in your tracks and you are immediately calm and relaxed?  Bring that same feeling home.  Continue the aromatherapy journey from your bedroom to the bathroom by investing in essential oil diffusers or scented candles with fragrances known for their calming properties, such as lavender or eucalyptus. 

These aromatic elements create a soothing ambiance, turning your primary bath into a sensory haven. As you indulge in a warm bath or prepare for a restful night’s sleep, the subtle infusion of calming scents envelops your senses, fostering a deep sense of tranquility and relaxation. 

To have this always in your space, install a discreet ventilation system to maintain a fresh and fragrant environment, ensuring that the aromatic experience remains pure and invigorating.

Tech-Free Zones:

In our modern world filled with constant connectivity, designating certain areas as tech-free zones becomes crucial for cultivating mindfulness and tranquility. Your primary bath should be that space to create an environment for reading or meditation, away from electronic distractions. Taking a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book, or time to just clear your mind of the day can give those moments of rejuvenation.

This intentional separation encourages moments of introspection and quiet contemplation.  A sacred space where you can detach from the demands of technology and immerse yourself in the present moment is what we need in this modern day. Embracing this intentional disconnection fosters a deeper sense of tranquility, allowing you to fully appreciate the rejuvenating potential of your primary bathroom.

Ready to Elevate Your Primary Bath Oasis?

As you begin planning your private sanctuary within your primary suite’s bathroom, the possibilities for tranquility and luxury are boundless. Your retreat should embody your unique tastes and desires, offering a haven to escape the stresses of daily life.

If you’re eager to get started on your primary suite project, I’m here to guide you through the process. Specializing in transforming visions into reality, we can curate your primary bath that captures the essence of your ideal oasis. Take the initial step toward revitalizing your space and enhancing your well-being by scheduling a discovery call today, and take the first step to transforming your bathroom into the serene and rejuvenating retreat you’ve always envisioned.

Shop A-Jay Interiors by Dee Exclusive Primary Bathroom Collection

Shop our Exclusive Primary Bath Collection! 

Start transforming your Primary Bath to a Spa like experience right away with our exclusive collection of bathroom accessories. From art, linens, and florals each piece is chosen to inspire relaxation and rejuvenation at home.


Let's get started on designing the home that is uniquely yours

Request a COMPLIMENTARY discovery call today and learn how working with an interior designer can save you time and money while creating the home you have been dreaming of.