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Making Your Bathroom A More Relaxing Place

After a particularly long and challenging day, a trip to the spa can sound like a dream. However, not all of us have the time or money to make these trips a regular occurrence. Nonetheless, you still deserve a place where you can relax and unwind. This is where your bathroom comes in. As a highly used room in modern households, bathrooms tend to be cluttered, uninspired, and drab spaces. To turn your bathroom into a place you can relax, here are six home update ideas to try.

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Tidy Up Any Clutter

Bathrooms tend to be very busy spaces. Most are cluttered with makeup, hair products, and other toiletries, destroying the illusion of calm you’re trying to create. Rather than leaving odds and ends on every surface, you should organise them in cabinets and baskets. While it might seem convenient to leave things on the sides of the bath, doing so will only cause you stress. 

Pick Your Tub Carefully

Every relaxing bathroom needs a tub where you can soak your troubles away. If you have a separate shower space, then you should consider ditching your bath. While many people install hot tubs outside, there’s no reason why you can’t have one in your home. As long as you have a shower for washing, your hot tub can be reserved solely for winding down after difficult days. 

Upgrade The Small Details

Even if your budget can’t stretch to a new tub, there are many other small details you could upgrade. Wrapping yourself in a huge, fluffy towel is a feeling of luxury that everyone deserves. With that in mind, you should throw your old towels away and invest in new, plush ones. You could also purchase new candles, replace the cabinets, or even buy a new shower curtain. 

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Add A Live Element

Far too often, bathrooms feel like lifeless and sterile places. To change this in your home, you can add live elements, like plants, to the room. Just make sure you pick varieties suited to humid environments. If you’re short on space, try hanging plants on the walls or even the ceiling. Many people also keep fish in their bathroom by setting up an aquarium or fish tank there. 

Let Natural Light In

Dark spaces tend to feel cramped and closed-in. As one of the smaller rooms in your house, the last thing you want is for your bathroom to be poorly lit. Thankfully, there are many ways to brighten the space up. Make sure you start by opening up the blinds. You can increase the natural light in the room by hanging mirrors and decorating with white and other light colours. 

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Make Space For Seating

When a space is relaxing, you tend to want to stretch out the time you spend there. This is why you should add seating to your bathroom. Whether it be a couch or a stool, having a seat means that you can apply moisturiser, get dressed, style your hair, and do your makeup all in the bathroom. When choosing your seating, however, you must ensure that it’s water-resistant.

 

With the advice above, you can create a relaxing bathroom that you won’t want to leave.