We all love a soak in the bath, and it is – for many of us – a sanctuary from the outside world. Whether you treat yourself regularly with a bubble bath on Friday nights, or use it for creating a romantic and relaxing atmosphere in your home where you can relax and recharge your batteries, you can simply transform the look and feel of your bathroom to enjoy every minute spent there even more. From adding music to ambient lighting and comfort features and craft decorations, there are several ways you can make your bath time even better.
Candles and More Candles
To create the right atmosphere for relaxation and chilling, you can add some colorful candles that you light every time you have a bath. Choose aromatic and lightly scented candles that will get you in the mood for a romantic night in, and get some rose petal shaped tea lights on the side of your bath. If you have chosen one of the freestanding bathtubs from Kardiel you will need to have enough space on the shelves or the window sill to safely store your candles away from flammable items.
Adding just one color changing light bulb in your bathroom can make a huge difference. Just imagine getting your favorite bath salt, putting on your music, and soaking in the perfect temperature bubbly water. You can get ambient lighting installed on a different switch, so you don’t have to use it when you are in the rush as want to get your makeup done fast, and are looking for maximum visibility.
To make your baths and spa treatments at home even more pleasant, you can get a Bluetooth speaker installed in your shower. Go for a water resistant version, or opt for a Bluetooth speaker that can be hung on your shower. This will allow you to stream music from your home, but get rid of distractions. Simply put your phone on a “do not disturb” mode, and stream your music to spend a few hours relaxing listening to your favorite playlist.
Plants are great in every room, and they can enhance the air quality and appearance of your bathroom, as well. Small cactuses and other plants in the window can make you feel like you are closer to nature, and can have a calming effect. The best small plants for bathrooms are aloe vera, bamboo, Boston fern, and cast iron plant. Any plant that loves high humidity will love a sunny spot in your bathroom, and the greenery will help calm your nerves after a stressful day at work.
Are you unhappy with your dull and simple bathroom design, but cannot afford to get new tiles? The simple and cost-effective solution is adding tile stickers that will instantly transform your walls and add color. You can get floral tile stickers, or even ones that feature famous city landscapes. Create your own style in the bathroom using your white or beige tiles as a blank canvas.
Towel Warming Heaters
To improve your comfort level in the bathroom, you might want to get some towel warming heaters installed close to the bath. This will make getting out of the hot water more pleasant, and you will always be welcomed by hot towels. Some of the designs work as a part of your HVAC system, while others will use electricity. No matter which one you choose, you can avoid damp towels for the rest of your life if you get towel warming heaters and radiators.
Shabby Chic Shelves
From DIY options to upcycle projects, you can make your bathroom look stylish and unique by adding some shabby chic shelves. Visit your local home store for a decor steal and design your patterns according to the style of your bathroom and your taste. If you have a rustic bathroom, a wooden shelf with old letters and a distressed natural look is the perfect choice. Those living in a modern home can get reed containers and metallic trays to store on the shelves in their bathroom for their beauty products.
You can get battery-operated aromatherapy devices that will use essential oils such as lavender and chamomile to calm you down while you are enjoying your bath. From mist vapor diffusers to simple reed diffusers, there are several options depending on your needs and your budget. Alternatively, you can get your aromatherapy burner and choose your oils and scents according to your mood every time.
Adding Bold Colors
To make a statement, you can also add bold colors to one or more wall. You can even paint the ceiling blue, so you feel like you are in the middle of the sea when looking up. Be brave when you choose your colors, but if you have a small bathroom, you should avoid darker shades that make spaces appear smaller. Make sure you use a paint that is washable or wipeable, if you are painting the walls, or use acrylic wall panels as splashbacks for easy maintenance.
If your bathroom is a place you consider private and romantic, you can simply transform its appearance by adding a few mirror tiles. Those who are good at DIY can get lightweight versions installed on the ceiling which will reflect the light back from the water and make the room appear brighter. Installing mirror tiles in your bathroom can also make your space appear larger than it is. Use them wisely, and you will make a few dollars go a long way.
We spend an average of 5-10 hours in the bathroom every week. If you would like to make every minute count, and feel like you are going to a luxury spa every time, you can use your DIY skills to transform this important room in your home. Whether you are going for the modern or rustic look, you can make small changes that will make a lot of difference in your wellbeing and – potentially – love life.