By Kerry Hale

Warm & Cosy Bathroom Design Ideas

  • Friday 09 December 2022
  • 3 minute read

Although bathrooms should be designed for practicality, they don’t have to feel cold and clinical.

Adding soft furnishings, natural materials, candles, and low lighting can help make your bathroom feel cosier, especially during winter. Discover the best cosy bathroom ideas to transform your space.

How do I make my bathroom look cosy?

There are plenty of ways to make your bathroom look and feel cosy without a complete renovation. A few additions can make all the difference and won’t break the bank. Explore our favourite cosy bathroom design ideas to get inspired.

Warm colours

If your bathroom is painted in a cool-toned white, grey or green, consider choosing a warmer shade instead. This simple update can help your space feel cosier. Prefer not to re-paint? Introduce warm accents with bathroom accessories and wall art.

Candles and soft lighting

Create a cosy ambience in your bathroom with candles and soft lighting. Whether you prefer scented or unscented candles, they’re a must-have to help you relax and unwind on cold winter evenings. In addition, fairy lights, tea lights and mood lighting can help transform your bathroom from a functional space by day to a calming oasis by night.

Natural materials

Natural materials like wood, wicker and rattan can make your bathroom feel cosier, contrasting with cool, hard materials like tile or stone. Not only does wood look great in bathrooms, but wooden cabinets, shelves, boxes and wicker baskets can provide extra storage. Alternatively, choose wood-framed mirrors, photos or artworks to incorporate this natural material more subtly.

Rainfall showerhead

A rainfall showerhead provides the ultimate at-home spa experience, making your bathroom feel cosy and relaxing. At Mira, we offer deluge showerheads in various sizes and configurations to suit your space.

Bath screens

In spacious bathrooms, a bath screen can divide the room into zones while giving you more privacy. Smaller spaces often feel cosier, so why not invest in a stylish wooden room divider to improve your showering and bathing experience?

Soft furnishings and accessories

Soft furnishings and accessories will add texture and warmth to any bathroom. From fluffy towels and bath mats to blinds, cushions, bath robes and slippers, this is one of the easiest ways to make your bathroom cosier.


Plants help reduce moisture in the air, preventing mould and mildew from building up in your bathroom. They also add a natural element, making your interior feel more homely. Explore our guide to the best plants for bathrooms to learn more.

For more bathroom design inspiration, check out the Bathroom Ideas: Inspiration & Trends section of our blog.

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