In the past years – or even decade – bath tubs were banished from the master bedroom and replaced by elegant and simple showers. However, tubs have made a comeback! Japanese Tubs are one of the biggest trends of 2020, and it’s actually great to have this space to relax after a long stressing day!
You are probably wondering: what is the main reason between regular tubs and Japanese ones? Known as ofuro tubs, these soaking tubs are smaller and deeper than the standard shape and they have a bench seat. Check out some amazing all-purpose white ambiances that incorporate Japanese Tubs and feel relaxed just by looking at them!
“Gone are the days of big bulky tubs that collect dust,” Alexandria Hubbard of Case Design/Remodeling said. “When people do take baths, they want the ultimate spa experience. People love the small, unique look of the Japanese soaking tub. They take up less space in the bathroom, come in multiple different finish options, and even will help save on you water bills as they consume less water.”
Some of these bath tubs offer water depths with more than 22 inches to guarantee that an average adult can be submerged up to their shoulders when sitting upright. These tubs are also available in different sizes: for one person or two.
“Traditional Japanese soaking tubs were built of fragrant cypress wood — Hinkoki — the same wood used to build temples. As the popularity of these tubs increased, many other materials have taken its place: cedar, stone, copper, steel, and acrylic tubs are now common. If you think that bathing while seated upright doesn’t sound as relaxing as stretching out in a traditional tub, take another look at the Japanese soaking tubs on the market: they are designed to support the body, allowing you to lean back and let go”.
These specific bath tubs are more than a bathroom piece: it is an extension of an entire bathing culture. In Japanese culture, bathing is seen as a healing process, a renewal – both spriritual and physical.
🛀 HEALTH BENEFITS
The stress-relieving properties of hot water have been extensively studied, and anything that promotes deep relaxation is an immediate health win. The science of the soak goes deeper than that, though. Immersion in hot water gives your body an automatic cardiovascular workout, dilating blood vessels and improving circulation, which in turn speeds up healing processes and helps to flush toxins from the body. Some modern designs even allow you to incorporate massaging air jets to enhance your hydrotherapy experience. It’s perfect for sore muscles after a run.
If you struggle with arthritis or chronic back and joint pain, regular hot baths have been shown to be remarkably therapeutic. With a Japanese soaking tub, you can indulge in spa-level comfort every day without ever leaving your home.
The depth of the water helps to keep it hotter for longer, and clouds of steam are part of the experience. Breathing in deep lungfuls can ease breathing and help with congestion — excellent for getting through cold season in comfort.
💡 LIGHTING FIXTURE
Hanna Pendent Lamp | DelightFULL
Lighting Fixture is one of the most important features of a home décor. Sometimes bathroom décors are underrated, however nothing is better than a long bath with the perfect lighting after a stressful day at work, isn’t that true?
Actually, doing the right balance between artificial and natural light, just like in the picture above, can emphasize volumes and shapes and make the room look deeper, bigger and with more texture.
Hanna Pendant Lamp is a great choice, taking into consideration technical characteristics such as the lamp’s IP that resists to humidity, and also, its sleek design that transforms the décor!
Galliano Wall Lamp | DelightFULL
Galliano wall lamp is another great choice to enlighten your bathroom décor! The lamp is fully handmade in brass by talented artisans that still use ancient techniques to produce these master pieces, in order to continue elevating design and craftsmanship.
Since the lamp is handmade, the Portuguese mid-century lighting brand gives the client the chance to customize it, so it can have its own fingerprint and meet the client’s needs. You can personalize the color, finish, type of bulb, and even the temperature of the light – this feature is quite important, especially when talking about the bathroom lighting. Sometimes, a blue lighting color will make the room feel more relaxing and welcoming!
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