The bathroom is one of the few spaces in the home that offers the promise of complete privacy. But aside from meeting the functional essentials, does your bath spark joy? We think it should. Join us as we show you a few simple ways to turn your everyday hygiene into a spa like escape worthy of your next vacation.
Before we begin, consider who will be utilizing the bathroom. Is this a large bath with a soaking tub off the primary bedroom? Is this a space utilized by visitors and travel-weary house guests? Or is this a special escape just for you? Think about these things when starting to design your space and consider what makes sense in each category.
Step 1: Clean Up the Clutter
Have you ever heard the mantra that a cluttered space equals a cluttered mind? Your mental state can easily be affected by the environment in which you reside. The process of mental decluttering begins with a neutral and inviting domain. To put it simply, clean, orderly spaces evoke feelings of relaxation. Store things out of sight such as hair tools, appliances, and toiletries. Invest in storage baskets, glass jars, and bins to create a home for small things such as cotton swabs or hair ties and bigger things like clean towels. If this is a bath used by guest, store them in an easily accessible area that is also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. By storing items in organized spaces, you too can banish the clutter and welcome in serenity.
Step 2: Bring Nature Inside
To many, there is nothing more relaxing than soaking in the gentle calm of the great outdoors. Harness the power of plants and bring nature into your bathroom. Simple ways to do this is to add potted house plants, or fresh floral arrangements to bathroom counters, shelves, and shower ledges. Not only do plants add a decorative element to your bathroom, but certain plants also possess air purifying qualities. The humidity from the shower/bath can create a beautiful greenhouse effect. Because of this, plants that are of a tropical nature thrive the best in these steamy rooms. Succulents, ferns, orchids, and spider plants all do well in bathroom conditions.
Step 3: Upgrade Your Products
Luxury products such as soaps, lotions, and scrubs can make even the most mundane tasks more exciting. Don’t have the budget to buy high end toiletries? No problem! Replace store bought packaging with glass or ceramic soap dispensers to instantly give your counters a new and improved look. Refill jars with bath bombs and set out a reed oil diffuser and you are ready to relax in luxury. Have a bathtub? Invest in a high-quality loofah, bath pillow, and caddy shelf to indulge in a late-night wine and reading session. If you don’t have a bathtub, don’t fret – swapping out your old shower head with a new model, say a rainfall head, can change your entire showering experience. Set out soft and fuzzy towels or perhaps a plush bath robe to transform a simple shower to a Zen experience.
Step 4: Embrace Lighting
When it comes to ambience, lighting is everything! Light scented candles and embrace natural light to set the mood. Add semi-sheer drapes or shades to gain privacy without compromising brightness. If you are seeking maximum privacy, we recommend installing a frosting agent or film to your windows or doors. Choose simple white light fixtures that will emit soft warm lighting and install a dimmer switch to customize your experience.
Your New Bathroom Sanctuary
Get organized, add plants, upgrade your toiletries, and make lighting adjustments. You will soon be on your way to creating a bathroom sanctuary you may never want to leave. When you are ready to take the plunge, let one of our bath experts help you help yourself. After all, self-care is what it’s all about.