The bathroom is one of the key rooms in the house, in my opinion. Many of us begin and end our days in there and depending on the situation, may actually spend a fair bit of time in there! So, we want it to be a pleasant experience, functional? Yes, of course; but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable.
Here are 5 simple solutions to improving your bathroom at home:
1 – Change-up your shower head
I know it’s different strokes for different folks and everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the type of shower you want to have each day, but I find it very hard to go wrong with a rain shower head! They are large, giving excellent coverage and provide a truly refreshing and revitalizing experience.
However, if it’s not for you, don’t worry as there are so many different types to choose from that you’ll easily find that one that meets your needs.
2 – Scented candles
Simple, yet effective. There are so many ways you can use candles in your bathroom to enhance your experience, just always make sure that you do it safely.
Lighter scents, like cotton or lemongrass, can provide an uplifting fragrance, without becoming too heady – especially when the bathroom becomes a little steamy after a long hot bath or shower.
Lavender aromatherapy candles or incense can create a spa-like sensation in your own home – with so many bath- and homeware- stores these days, it would be hard not to find a fragrance you love, and rude not to try them all!
3 – Soft lighting
While it’s important to be able to see your reflection while getting ready for your day, softer lighting, or under-cabinet lighting can provide a warmer glow to your space.
You can buy small make-up mirrors with built-in lights for when you really need to “zoom in”, but trust me; a warm glow creates a much warmer and cozier space than harsh and sterile bright lights!
4 – Storage
Clutter-free is key when you want to create an inviting and non-stress-inducing space! The bathroom is an easy place to stack up on make-up, lotions, pastes, shampoos etc. etc. and I’m not saying we don’t need all of this, but we can keep it off the surfaces to ensure a more “minimalist” appearance.
Small wicker, bamboo or chrome baskets can be places on shelves or in cabinets to provide an easy catch-all for all your items and a shower-tidy for the bath area to keep all your shower-time necessities.
5 – Music
Now, this one may not be as easy as the others and may cost a little more, but if you are able to connect and play music through speakers into your bathroom, I can’t recommend it enough.
Soft and gentle tones to help ease out the stress at the end of a long day, or (if you’re really into it!) a spot of heavy-metal to wake you up in the morning.
Whatever your preferences, music can change your mood in an instant so try adding this to your bathroom and seeing how it can start or end your day the right way.
November 14, 2017