Don’t you deserve a little home comfort at the end of a busy day? These days there’s no need to relinquish style for practicality. We look at fabulous furnishing ideas with this season’s accent on style.
What better way to relax at the end of a long day than in your own ensuite baths, and later to dine in your elegant, tastefully furnished dining room!
Turn your rooms into pampering zones that are simple and elegant in design and furnish them with pride with luxurious hangings and colourful cushions.
The pampering zone
The feel-good factor starts right here in your own bath-house. Relax in the suite of rooms – chill out in the frigidarium; warm up in the tepidarium and glow in the caldarium.
Pamper yourself by exfoliating and removing old oils with your personal strigil, splash cold water to close those pores and then rub in some of those heavenly aromatic oils.
Simple and elegant in design
Dining rooms are by nature simple with sofas and tables laid out ready for dining. Choose a light backdrop if you want to create a Roman colonial feel. Alternatively, use red or orange tones for a warm, rich atmosphere. The style is timeless and helps to light up the room with colour.
Multi-coloured patterned mosaic floors – the Londinium workshop is growing in reputation - are easy to maintain and sweep clean.
Keep it minimal and tidy for the best impact. Underfloor heating is a must for the cold winter months.
Furnish with pride
Sofas have sturdily constructed wooden frames, sometimes with decorative bone or painted inlays with leather or woven fabric seating. Tooled leather designs on the sofa back mimics wood panelling.
Or when not dining, sit up in style and comfort with a fashionable comfortable chair either carved in wood or woven in willow.
The latest side tables incorporate style and fun. Choose Dorset black slate, fashioned into a three-legged round table with decorative animal heads on the legs or buy a larger wooden table that has the same motif on its single pedestal.
It’s the final curtain
You don’t have to restrict a penchant for soft leather to a sofa or chair. Leather is a versatile material, the softest is goat leather, and can be used for hangings or curtains.
Silk can be even more sumptious – a capital outlay but worth the money for its luxury look. At the other end of the market, woven wool can also be used to keep out draughts. Add colourful cushions for colour and comfort, texture and warmth.