Our homes are our own retreats from the hectic everyday life at work, so we do our best to make it as serene and comfortable as possible. When you come home in the evening, all you want is to relax and unwind, and that is impossible in a messy and cluttered environment. The bathroom is one of those rooms in the house that see the most frequent use, so sprucing it up a bit is both an investment in your property and an investment in your wellness. From small changes such as decluttering and adding decoration to major upgrades such as changing the layout, your opportunities are endless as long as you stay creative. In order to help you get some ideas, here are a few tips on how to make your bathroom a wellness oasis.
Taking a minimalist approach can benefit everyone regardless of the overall style of their bathroom. This means it is time for a major decluttering session that will help you feel less overwhelmed every time you enter your bathroom. Go through your products and throw away what’s old and expired, as well as those products that you never use. Don’t clutter your vanity with every single cleanser and face cream that you own; instead, get some new cabinets and store them away, out of sight. The same goes for your shower or bathtub. There’s no need to have five different types of shower gels lined up. If nothing else, there’s a smaller chance you’ll keep knocking them off and you will be less annoyed.
Decor and comfort at the same time
While you shouldn’t clutter your newly cleared space with too much decoration, a little goes a long way when it comes to bathrooms. One or two scented candles that you can light while taking a bath are a good start. If that is not your cup of tea and you would rather listen to music or podcasts while getting ready in front of the mirror, why not get waterproof speakers that will be both useful and safe? Heated towel rails would make sure you feel warm and toasty when you step out of the shower while also being a nice-looking addition. For just a small change, you can get rid of your old bathroom rug and get a fluffy, truly soft one instead that will be a pleasure to step on.
Pampering to the max
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t go the extra mile and implement some truly luxe amenities in your bathroom oasis. For instance, did you know just how many health benefits bidets have? These fixtures are not very well-spread in most countries, however, if you’re doing a bathroom renovation, consider adding it to the arrangement and your life will never be the same. There are even models with seat heating – now that sounds luxurious Moreover, those who stand on their feet all day know what a huge difference pampering their feet can mean. Get a few foot oils and salts for relaxing foot baths, combine them with electric foot massagers and your feet will thank you for it.
Get some special products
The products you use can make a big difference in your experience. And nowadays there are so many different shower and bath products on the market that you have plenty of room to experiment and not break the bank. For instance, you can get a brush for dry brushing, delicious-smelling shower melts or exfoliating “sugar cubes” that you can even make yourself, all of which will make you feel fresh, clean and pampered!
Add seating and side tables
There’s no rule that says that your bathroom mustn’t have seating. If you are to truly relax in this oasis, you will need something to sit on and put your clothes on. For instance, imagine how much more comfortable shaving your legs would be if you didn’t have to hunch over to do it. You can use a stool for this purpose, but if your bathroom is spacious enough, you can consider adding a chair, a bench, or even a small sofa or a chaise lounge to the room and your pampering sessions will never be the same.
The focal point: the bath or shower
Finally, arguably the most important part of every bathroom is the bathtub – or shower. While people usually consider baths to be more suitable for a spa-like experience, your preference is what plays the most important role in this decision. Besides, nowadays you can also equip showers with such features that they will make you feel like you are in a spa. Steam showers are just one example that you can consider. Above all, what you should keep in mind when it comes to your shower is that you should ditch unsightly curtains and implement a glass shower cubicle instead. This will make the bathroom feel more open and spacious. If you prefer a bath, the motto is “the bigger, the better.” Freestanding baths look truly luxurious, so if your space allows it, there’s no better choice.
As you can see, there are so many little things you can implement in your bathroom to make it feel like a wellness oasis. Both the functionality and the looks play a role here, so play around to find the best arrangement that works for you. And, of course, don’t forget to take some time just for yourself in your new oasis as soon as you’re done!
Emma Williams, is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. Blogging is her way of expressing passion for reading and sharing thoughts with people around the web. To keep creativity flowing, she enjoys spending time in nature, going hiking, and playing sports.