The first element you are going to want to focus on is the tub that you choose for your bathroom retreat. I always have been a fan of the Clawfoot tubs or Free standing tubs because they are an eye catcher as soon as you walk into a space. The placement of the tub is essential, I recommend placing it right in the center of the space, or if you have a large window in your bathroom placing it right there. That way you can look out at the beautiful view while bubbles are filling up the tub on all sides of you. People tend to think you should only purchase a Free standing tub if you are trying to stick with the Victorian style, but because of the rise in popularity Free standing tubs are starting to come out in pretty much any style: modern, traditional, and even beach chic.
The colors you chose for your cabinets, walls, and fixtures are also very important when it comes to making that perfect master bathroom. The idea of a retreat is to make the space feel large and airy. In order to achieve this, I recommend going with lighter colors on all cabinets, walls, and fixtures. For your cabinets try going with a white or a lighter gray paint. Then you can add some hardware in either stainless or oil rubbed bronze to help dress them up. With your counter tops, I also recommend sticking with something a little lighter, maybe in Quartz or Granite. Using lighter colors for your selection choices will help make the space feel larger, even if it is not the largest space in the home.
When it comes to the colors of your walls I think painting them a nice pastel color would look great. Maybe a pastel lavender or green, those are very calming colors and will make you feel relaxed right when you walk into the room. For your plumbing fixtures, it depends on the style you are trying to achieve in your bathroom remodel. You could pick anything from extremely sleek and modern all the way to Victorian style and it would fit the space perfectly.
If you want a separate shower in your master bathroom remodel, apart from the bath tub try sticking with channels for your shower enclosure. It will help give the shower enclosure an almost seamless appearance and will look very classy and elegant. It does not have to be right next to the bathtub either, you can easily stick the shower enclosure in the corner so it is out of the way, again making the space feel larger.
When it comes to a master bathroom everyone has their own idea of a personal retreat. These are few of my recommendations that would help be achieve my perfect personal retreat. Do you have any remodeling tips that you would recommend when it comes to your own retreat? I would love to hear them!