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They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but for many people, the best place to spend some time in the bathroom. It’s the one place where you can lock the door behind you and truly focus on looking after yourself for a while, so it makes sense that you should spend some time making your bathroom space as calming and relaxing as possible. Here are some ideas to help you do just that:
Think about function
Before you get to the fun stuff, it’s really important that you spend some time thinking about the function of your bathroom, because if it doesn’t function well to get the basics done, it won’t be much use to you. That means looking at the space and working out a design that enables you to move around the room, and do what you need to do in there, with ease. For example, if you like a nice long bath, making space for a large tub would be a good idea, or if you only have a small space to work with, choosing a deep, round tub would be good. Plan your space well, perhaps with the help of a good home renovations company, and your bathroom will be much better. It’ll also be far easier for you to relax in there too.
Use natural materials
Nature is naturally soothing, so if you want to be able to relax in your bathroom, using as many natural materials as possible is a really good idea., From natural stone tiles to wooden floors, copper faucets and bamboo accessories – there are so many ways to create a naturally calming oasis in the bathroom. Oh, and don’t forget the house plants – orchids do particularly well in humid rooms like the bathroom.
Ditch the clutter
Clutter is pretty much the opposite of relaxing, but it’s often necessary in the bathroom where you have all manner of lotions and potions to keep you clean and looking good. What’s the solution? As much hidden storage as you can manage. From under-sink cupboards to under-bathtub drawers – the more sources of storage you can fit in, the calmer your bathroom will be. Similarly, the best plumbing is the kind that can’t be seen without opening a door or pulling back a cavernous storage unit. Don’t let those pipes clutter up the area either!
Soft lighting is far easier ion the eyes and creates the perfect atmosphere for anyone who’s looking to have a long relaxing soak in the bathtub, so be sure to choose either soft lighting sources or install a dimmer which will allow you to adjust the light conditions depending on your mood. Candles are particularly good for diffusing soft light, so invest in a few of those, in your favourite calming scents like lavender or chamomile, and use them liberally.
Muted tones like taupe, white, light grey and soft pink are all soothing, as are sky blues and pale yellows, so there is sure to be a relaxing bathroom colour that suits your style. Avoid bold, bright shades and you can’t go far wrong.
Now, all that remains is for you to run yourself a nice hot bubble bath and relax!