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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