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Make Your Bathroom a Place You Want to Be

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.

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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.

Big windows

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. I love a luxury shower cabin – and rain showers… don’t get me started!

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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  1. 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

  2. I love plants in the bathroom, they work so well.


    1. They really do 🙂

  3. fluffy towels are the way to go!

  4. 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

    1. Little changes can make a HUGE difference for sure!

  5. Sarah Sullivan says:

    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

  6. 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

    1. Haha sounds perfect!

  7. 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.

    1. Haha good on your

  8. I always change the colour of the towels to change the bathroom xx

  9. Kirstie Wheeler says:

    Big fluffy towels are always a must!!

    1. Definitely 🙂

  10. 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!

    1. Definitely a must!

  11. 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!

    1. Oh no! That’s a shame!

  12. lesleyconnor says:

    I’d also add candles. Nothing like relaxing in a warm bubble bath surrounded by scented candles

    1. Sounds perfect!

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