How do you feel after a trip to the spa? Pampered, rejuvenated, relaxed? Why not bring that feeling of serenity home and create your own personal sanctuary in your bathroom? A bit of self-indulgence has never hurt anyone. Getting some quiet time and unwinding after a day at the office or taking care of every household duty is not just nice, it’s necessary. You let your body and mind relax in a soothing atmosphere, so you are ready for the next day’s challenges.
If you are thinking you don’t have the time or resources to remodel your bathroom – you don’t need to. You can achieve this with a few tweaks and tricks and a little imagination. Freshen up the space with lovely bath products such as a few delicate accessories and a touch of fragrant scents, and you will create a peaceful oasis in a world of chaos.
Bring in a Bath Caddy for Spa-like Indulgence
If you already have a nice tub and love soaking in it at the end of the day, then imagine that accompanied by a glass of wine and some candles. Introducing a bathtub caddy where you can rest your glass, the scented sea salt, or other trinkets, will boost the spa vibes. They come in a variety of styles and shapes, so you will certainly find one to suit your sensibility.
Choose Soft Mats and Plush Towels
Soften the floor with mats that will add character and cosiness. You won’t have to step onto the cold tiles in the morning and you can prevent slipping on the wet floor. Mats and rugs made from quick-drying material are best around the bath and shower, as they will prevent mould or bacteria in those areas.
Stock on fluffy soft towels, especially if you are working with a small bathroom. If your towels are always visible, invest in at least one set of luxurious-looking ones. This will upgrade the space and look intentional rather than messy. Choose absorbent materials like cotton or bamboo that will stand up well to frequent washing. For a spa-like touch, roll them and put them in a stack or on a stool next to the shower. They will be within reach and look neatly organised.
Add Small but Beautiful Accessories
Carefully picked bath products with beautiful finishes can make a big difference even when they are the smallest things. Ceramic soap dispensers and soap dishes nicely displayed on a vanity tray go a long way. With different materials, you can convey different styles. Wood-themed sets will give a rural, charming look, and ceramic in delicate pastel colours will bring a calming, relaxing effect.
Baskets can help you keep everything tidy and organised, which is extremely important for creating a soothing atmosphere. It’s hard to relax when there’s mess around you, so get rid of all the clutter and enjoy the open space.
Bring Nature Inside
There’s nothing more relaxing than being in nature, so why not bring in some of that zen inside? By adding a few plants, you will enhance the calmness-inducing feeling of the space. Indoor plants on the floor, the countertop, or on the window will give texture, personality and interest.
Look for plants that are suitable for the humid bathroom environment. If there’s not enough space or sunlight for plants, then you can set a vase with fresh flowers on the countertop. This living décor will add some life to the room.
Replace Taps and Upgrade Vanities
Replacing the old with more contemporary bathware models can be a small investment with a huge effect. There are plenty of colours and finishes that you can choose from that would give any bathroom a bit of glam. Black brings a modern and elegant look, copper gives a more calming rustic feeling, and gold or champagne finishes will make a statement and give off class.
Consider your personal preferences here, but make sure they fit in with the rest of the interior. You can also get models with special features like a showerhead with a massaging spray pattern or a rain showerhead, touchless taps, or a freestanding bath mixer. There are beautiful designs that you incorporate into your bathroom.
If you are tired of staring at your old, chipped basin every time you wash your hands, now is the time to get a new one. You can make the basin a feature of your bathroom by choosing a unique piece. A richly decorated basin with intricate patterns and shapes will become the focal point of the space.
If you prefer a more minimalist look, a marble standout sink can be a great option. Upgrading the vanity is another way to give your bathroom a new look. Opt for a wooden one with clean lines and a simple design to elevate the space in a subtle way, or up-cycle your old one with some fresh coat of paint or patterns.
Light Some Scented Candles
As a final touch, light a scented candle. Ambrosial smells can have an instant calming effect. They send a direct message to your brain to relax and recenter. Choose natural subtle scents like the fresh ocean breeze, soft florals, citrusy fruits, or soothing lavender. Avoid smells that are too strong and intrusive, and of course, don’t leave the candles unattended. If it will make you feel better, use essential oil diffusers instead. You will have the fragrance without the worry.
We all deserve a piece of haven, a place where we can let go and forget about the world for a while. Be kind to yourself and give yourself and your loved ones this space of peace and tranquillity. Your body and mind will be grateful.