AD | I don’t know about you but I’ve always found bathrooms a really calming place to be. I feel like I can relax in a bathroom and as someone that suffers from anxiety, having places to go where I know I’ll feel calmer is hugely important to me. No matter what the situation, if you’re with a big group of people and need 5 minutes peace and quiet, the bathroom is probably the most popular place most of us will head to. Because a lot of us need a time out from socialisation every now and again.
The bathroom in your home can certainly be one of the most peaceful and calming rooms of the house and personally, I love that time in the morning and in the evening where I head into the bathroom to wash and just be with myself and my thoughts.
I spend a lot of time on Pinterest, searching for home interiors and I have a dedicated board for bathroom inspiration. Unfortunately, I’m not in a place to be buying or renting my own house just yet but I know when I finally am, I’ll put a lot of care and attention into my bathroom space and make it as idyllic as possible.
And I’m not just talking about the aesthetics either. Even things like water pressure – which can be improved with salamander pumps products – and the plumbing is an important thing to consider because there’s nothing worse than hoping for a nice, relaxing, cleansing shower only to find the water pressure is more like a leaky tap than a powerful shower!
Here are some of the ways I would make my future bathroom a place I definitely want to be:
Greenery is always calming, whatever the room you’re in but I think in a bathroom, plants can certainly make it feel more tranquil and spa-like. Fake plants are great for the long term but natural plants will always be the winner for me.
I like rooms with lots of natural light and being someone that works from home, I need a lot of natural light in my house otherwise I’d feel really cooped up. Providing my bathroom didn’t look out onto anywhere where people could see me, big windows would be an absolute must. And perfect for those warm summer days where you have to fling a big ol’ window open.
Bath and shower combo
This doesn’t necessarily have to be together – if my bathroom was big enough I’d be more than happy to have a separate bath and shower but I think I’d need to have both options. A bath is perfect for when you’re stressed or have had a busy day. I find baths so relaxing, with some bubbles, chocolate and a good book!
But showers are revitalizing and great for waking you up in the morning and I also find I feel more refreshed after a shower. Almost like I’ve washed the day away and can start fresh.
Light coloured walls and flooring
This one probably ties in with the big windows thing but I wouldn’t like my bathroom to have too dark a decor because, in general, I prefer light colours in bathrooms. Bathrooms aren’t usually that big either so lighter colours will make it look bigger.
Big fluffy towels
I mean the proper big, fluffy ones that you can completely cocoon yourself in when you get out of the shower. I’d definitely need a ton of those! In a bathroom, I’d probably go for pale blue or pale green to stick with the tranquil theme.
What would your ideal bathroom look like? Do you have your ideal bathroom? Let me know!
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We don’t have a window in our bathroom and I hate it! It feels dark and cramped without one. I wish we had space for plants but we’d basically have to put them in our bath haha! I would love to design my own bathroom one day, I have a feeling it would be quite like yours!
Beth x Adventure & Anxiety
I love plants in the bathroom, they work so well.
They really do 🙂
fluffy towels are the way to go!
I think the bathroom is such an important room! It’s like a little sanctuary for me, a place I can go when I just need some time to myself, and I’m all about relaxing pamper nights with a good bubble bath too. We rent so we’re quite limited with what we can do but we’ve recently painted the bathroom and it looks so much better, sometimes little changes can really make a huge difference xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Little changes can make a HUGE difference for sure!
we are stuck in a council flat and our bathroom which is large is pretty much just a bathroom, no time for relaxing in it which is sad, one day when we move i hope to have a beautiful bathroom to be proud of
I live in a rented house so there’s not much I can do about my bathroom, but I try to have a nice relaxing bath in there in the evenings so I can turn the lights off and ignore the kids toys! x
Haha sounds perfect!
Yes to light tiles! I’ve lived in three rental properties, two had light ones and the other had black(!), the latter made the bathroom look a lot smaller than it was and as it had no windows was disappointing. My parents recently decorated their downstairs toilet and I successfully convinced them to go for a light colour scheme.
Haha good on your
I always change the colour of the towels to change the bathroom xx
Big fluffy towels are always a must!!
I do not have my own bathroom yet but one day I will and these tips will come in handy haha! Can I just say, big fluffy towels are a MUST!
Definitely a must!
One thing I didn’t really pick up on when I bought my house is that none of the bathrooms have a window. Now I’ve been living there a while I really miss having a window to let light and fresh air in!
Oh no! That’s a shame!
I’d also add candles. Nothing like relaxing in a warm bubble bath surrounded by scented candles
My bathroom is really small so I don’t exactly find being in there relaxing at all. It does have a huge window and white walls though, which I love. I take most of my blog photos in there because it’s nice and bright! The best bathroom I had was actually at uni. In my final year I had a huge studio (it was meant for disabled people so it was spacious for wheelchair access). And the bathroom was a giant wet room. No windows sadly, but if I could have that bathroom in a brighter room, it would be perfect x
Ah you’ve kinda had the best of both world but in different bathrooms!
My mom used to refer to the bathroom as her office 😂 I should totally invest more in my bathroom.
Haha! She’s got the right idea!
This list sums up exactly how I would like my bathroom to be in the future and I also love to look at interior designs on pintrest! I completely agree with you about big windows, nothing’s better than some bright natural lighting!
I love looking through Pinterest at bathrooms!
I would LOVE to have a big bathroom!!!
Instead, I have 2 kind of small bathrooms, but I’ve been thinking of having them re-painted and will use your tips to help spruce them up. Great ideas!
Small bathrooms can be cute too 🙂
As long as I have a big bathtub and awesome water pressure so I can wash my hair pretty quickly, I’m a happy camper. A plus would be some sort of ledge to put candles on!
KB | http://www.herlifeinruins.com
Agreed! I completely forgot about the candles!
i can’t wait till i’m able to have my dream bathroom! making it such a clean inviting space where I can just relax is something i’m longing for. There’s nothing worse then having to share a bathroom who doesn’t keep things the way you do, what’s meant to be relaxing ends up causing fights! i share a bathroom with my dad and he just doesn’t understand how i need options when it comes to my bath products! lol great post darling x
mich / simplymich.com
Haha oh dear! Yeah my dad is super messy and the bathroom looks awful after he’s been in it!
This is a great post! Long relaxing baths (which I never get anymore) and scolding hot showers are one of my favorite things. The only thing I’d add is a towel warmer. I’ve always wanted a towel warmer! To wrap up on a fluffy warm towel is amazing!
Good shout on the towel warmer!
Great post! I’m redecorating my bathroom next month so this is great inspiration. I love bathrooms too I always have especially a bath and shower combos. I plan to have one when I have my own place one day.
Bee | https://makeeatrepeat.co.uk
I’m so excited for you!
I loveeee this post! I am gathering ideas to re-do our bathroom soon! I’m so excited to go pick things out 🙂
Oooh I’m so excited for you!
Thank you! I’m excited too!
We’re building a new bathroom for our sons and I’m struggling to make it just right! Love these tips!
Thank you 🙂
My ideal bathroom will definitely have a jacuzzi and decorated with flowers and lots of whites.
A jacuzzi bath sounds heavenly!
I feel you on the anxiety part, I feel like bathrooms can be a good escape if things are getting a bit much at times no matter what the situation. I’m renting so I’m in no position to be replacing a bathroom but I would love one with a big tub (i currently only have a shower) free-standing ones are the best I think and tonnes of plants and 100% a heated towel rail to pop all the fluffy towels on oh and for sure a basket of all my bath bombs etc.
Charlie | http://www.charlieswonderland.co.uk
Sounds perfect! And I agree, it’s a very good place to retreat to.
I totally agree, the bathroom is a space I like to feel safe in and I like it to be nice, on a down day I can spend hours in the bath sometimes just staring at the walls (so it’s better if they are nice ha)! This has gave me inspo to do our bathroom up a bit as it’s seen better days!
Oh god same! You can get so lost in the bath can’t you?!
I definitely love decorating and making the rooms inside my house more cozy! I feel something that instantly makes my bathroom more cozy is candles! So i like to light candles, plants are also a great decor item as well! Great post xo
Yes, candles! Good shout 🙂
I’m always on Pinterest planning my dream bathroom! Plants are definitely one thing I’ll be having as I think they make a room look beautiful. Oh and I’m planning a basket full of Lush bath bombs as well haha.
Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk
Oh same! There are some seriously gorgeous bathrooms out there!
I wish I was able to change my bathroom, my flat that I rent is pretty oils and my whole bathroom including bath and toilet is olive green! Love the modern style bathrooms x
Wow I like green but not sure about a whole bathroom of that colour haha!
I still live with my parents so i can’t redecorate it how i want but i have a little corner full of all my bath products with a little shelf basket thing from Sainsburys and it’s little touches like that which make me excited to have my own place to decorate my bathroom how i want!
Same here! Thankfully I like our bathroom though 🙂 I have my own little shelf too!
Great post! I love interiors and thinking of how I’m going to decorate my own place in the future and I definitely agree with your tips – especially about the plants and natural light, anywhere thats airy and open feels so soothing and reduces anxiety by miles! xx
It definitely does reduce anxiety!
I agree with so many of these points – I need to add some plants to my bathroom now x
Thank you 🙂
Big fluffy towels are the best thing about bathrooms – especially when they’re warm!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Oh gosh yes!
Yes to light titles! Also they reflect more light when you have candles burning.
My bathroom is like my sanctuary. Love an evening bubble bath.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk
I haven’t had a bubble bath in ages!
My bathroom is now a wetroom as I could no longer get in and out of the bath. I have a shower chair that folds up, but it has made such a difference for me. There’s many a day, especially this time of year, that I really miss having a hot bubble bath. I get so envious of all the images of bubble baths and bath bombs lol x
Haha well just because it’s a wet room doesn’t mean it can’t be a lovely place you want to be!
This came at the right time girl! I’m actually in the middle of decorating my bathroom and yes these decor’s are so important. I’ve been loving plants in the corners of my home too! 🌱
I do basically everything in my bathroom…the most important room in the house.
It definitely is a super important room 🙂
I like to hide in my bathroom from time to time so maybe I should invest more in it 🙂
Same! It’s a good hiding place 😂