Some of us truly relish the hot, steamy days of summer. July and August evenings reveal spectacular sunsets, the year’s best fruit is ripe and juicy, and the days never seem to end. If you feel invigorated by summertime and tropical places, then you have a great source of inspiration for your décor.
Whether you’re creating a red bathroom, going for an Indian bathroom design, or decorating a Moroccan-style bathroom), here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to create a bath that celebrates the heat of summer and the spice of exotic locales:
- Bring in the warmth. From hanging red bathroom curtains to adding an orange bathroom set, layer in colors that suggest summertime delectables (think of juicy mangoes, ripe pineapples, and sweet cantaloupe).
- Keep the fabrics light in texture. Fabrics that are cool and flowing are perfect here—avoid anything too heavy (like satin) suggests cold-weather months.
- Don’t forget to shine! Metallics work well in Indian bathroom décor and Moroccan bathroom styles alike.
A sensational shower curtain provides the pattern, color palette, and exotic vibe you’re going for in a sultry bath.
Price: $79.99 (Made to Order)
Spice Route is everything you could want in an Indian shower curtain. With toasty hues of turmeric and spicy cinnamon throughout a mix of patterns, the block print curtain brings a sense of the exotic, transforming an otherwise ordinary bathroom into something truly extraordinary. Our Orange Blossom shower curtain infuses a sense of cheerfulness into your morning routine. Sun-drenched florals in golden shades of mango and honey make this orange shower curtain a must-have in any Moroccan-style bathroom. With a petite paisley pattern set against a background of mild tangerine, Indian Summer calls to mind the glow of late afternoon sunshine on long summer days.
In a bath design inspired by the spicy heat of exotic locales, it’s key to dress your windows in a way that accentuates the warmth of the sun. In both Indian bathroom design and in Moroccan style bathroom décor, celebrate the shades of the sun. Look for red, golden, or orange bathroom curtains that feature intricate patterns or delicate beading that sparkles in rays of light.
Hand beaded trim dangles at the edge of this vibrant valance, rich as rubies.
The colors in this sheer window valance make it seem as if afternoon sunlight was streaming through the window, night or day. The petite beadwork captures light and further enhances the window.
An elegant floral motif set against a creamy background brightens the bath while still affording privacy.
With a set of flowers set upon a golden cotton voile, our Indian Summer café curtain recalls the sweetness of a summer garden.
Draw from the patterns and colors of your shower curtain and window coverings to locate the just-right bathroom essentials (such as bath sheets, guest towels, and rugs) to carry out the rest of your spicy, global-inspired bath design.
Soft cotton towels in a citron hue play well with the undertones found in your Saffron Marigold window treatments and shower curtains.
Clementine and cantaloupe-colored towels are essential pieces of orange bathroom décor.
Art & Mirrors
Heat up your décor by choosing artwork and mirrors that feature interesting shapes, patterns, and colors that connect to your curtains and linens.
Graham & Brown
Four small wooden panels feature a traditional Moroccan floral design. When hung together, they create a dynamic//striking visual
With an antiqued metallic finish, this petite beveled mirror adds a touch of shine and a lot of charm to your bathroom décor.
Add a bit of shine in the form of metallics to complete the look of your Indian or Moroccan-inspired bathroom design—and don’t forget the candles!
Fill these vases with fresh, silk, or dried flowers or choose to leave them empty as objets d’art; either way, they lend an air of elegance and a bit of shimmer to your luxurious bath.
MoMA Design Store
Cluster together a few of these tealight holders or spread them throughout the space. In the daylight, they reflect sunlight; by evening, their amber glow evokes romance.
Bath & Body
Once your décor is complete, you’ll want to relax and unwind. For true decadence, find bath salts, lotions, and oils that contain the scents of the spices that inspired you.
B. Witching Bath Co
Made with shea butter and sunflower oil, notes of citrus blend with sweet cinnamon in this body lotion—a perfect blend of heat and spice.
Drop this bath melt into warm bath water to soften your skin and enjoy the intoxicating fragrance of ylang ylang, coconut, and ginger.