We spend more time than ever before designing our home interiors to best fit our needs and dreams, carefully introducing the latest trends to our kitchens and bathrooms. It is therefore no surprise that we now want to apply those same design principles to our saunas. Gone are the days of a sauna being a simple wooden box. The modern-day sauna is not only a place of relaxation and wellness therapy but also a home design feature to be proud of.
Glass, stone, diffused lighting, and special combinations of light and dark wood are becoming popular – challenging tradition and providing a feeling of luxury. Keith Raisanen, President of TyloHelo Inc., guides us through the latest trends:
Glass creates the feeling of space and light. A bathroom sauna doesn’t need to be enclosed entirely of wood but can become part of the overall bathing space with the use of a full glass front wall, or even a glass-to-glass corner. Glass can also be used to open up a sauna to the outside. What better way to relax in the sauna than by looking out on a beautiful view or garden setting?
A wall of stone adds depth to a sauna. Behind the heater, stone can act as an imposing design feature. Dark materials like slate and brick add a more urban and contemporary feel to sauna interiors.
LIMITLESS INTERIOR OPTIONS
Finnleo uses an almost limitless variety of bench/interior designs, wall-to-wall platform benches for a luxurious warm look. Mixing dark wood walls such as Finnleo’s black Taika paneling, with lighter Hemlock benches can create a stunning focal point. Or, combine dark heat-treated Hemlock with natural Hemlock or natural Western Red Cedar to give nice visual accents.
Well placed lighting really completes a sauna and adds to the overall experience. Create a soothing, calming space with soft under-bench lighting, recessed LED lighting in the backrests, or color therapy puck lighting in the ceiling. The possibilities are endless.
Details matter. Put the personal finishing touches on your pure sauna experience with our quality-crafted accessories. A sleek, premium bucket and ladle from the Rento sauna accessory collection along with a special sauna scent will surely enhance your sauna experience to help achieve deeper relaxation. Complete the home spa look with various sauna textiles, body brushes and soaps