How to Make Your Bathroom Relaxing

Here are some hacks for making your bathroom a calming place in your home.

beautiful woman having a relaxing bubble bath Who does not want to take a nice bath in a relaxing bathroom?

We believe that a great home is one that has a relaxing bathroom. Having a dark, cluttered, and dirty bathroom is not just painful to the eyes, but it is also bad for you and your family's health. In fact, a study found that women who saw their homes as cluttered had high levels of cortisol, or the stress hormone, throughout the day. In contrast, those who described their homes as well-organized had lower levels.

The bathroom has to be that place in the house where you can be yourself, sing karaoke songs without a care in the world, or even dance. It has to be a relaxing haven where you can spend your me-time in peace.

So if your bathroom is dingy and cluttered, it's time for a redesign. Here are eight tips on how to make your bathroom relaxing:

  1. Invest in a high-quality shower system.
  2. Organize toiletries using aesthetic storage baskets.
  3. Add some greenery.
  4. Brighten up with mirrors.
  5. Get fresh new paint on the walls (or tiles).
  6. Buy a bathtub caddy.
  7. Get portable speakers.
  8. Light up some candles or buy an aroma diffuser.

 #1 Invest in a high-quality shower system.

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Are you using a traditional round showerhead? These old showerheads tend to have low water flow and pressure and are not water efficient.  

With that said, consider investing in new shower fixtures. The best shower set to get is the one that comes with a rain showerhead. Because the water flows down like a waterfall, it has a wider coverage, and water consumption is much less. Plus, these modern shower systems provide a powerful water flow, giving you a relaxing head massage.

#2 Organize toiletries using aesthetic storage baskets.

As for the clutter in your bathroom, storing them in storage baskets can help clean them up. Get ones with a design the best matches your bathroom's theme.

For example, if you are going for a tropical paradise theme, rattan baskets are a perfect choice. If you like a modern minimalist theme, geometric metal baskets are the ideal choice. On the same note, installing wall shelves can also be an alternative to baskets if space is an issue.

#3 Add some greenery.

Plants are the best things you can add to any space if you want a relaxing vibe. They are easy on the eyes, add some color to the room, and help purify the air. Thankfully, there are species of indoor plants that can live in humid environments, like ferns, pothos, and aloe plants.

If your bathroom is not as spacious enough for plant pots, you can get hanging plants or air plants instead. Glass terrariums and mini plant pots that can fit on shelves work as well.

#4 Brighten up with mirrors.

double vanity sink with two large mirrorsMirrors near lighting fixtures can effectively brighten up the bathroom.

Having a relaxing shower or bath is best with dimmed lights. However, if you are applying makeup or shaving, having no bright lighting can be a pain.

Brighten up the bathroom by getting more mirrors instead of installing more fixtures. Place them by the window or the lighting fixtures to bounce off the light to other areas of the bathroom. Mirrors can also give the illusion of a wider space.

#5 Get fresh new paint on the walls (or tiles).

It's time to get fresh paint if the paint on your bathroom walls is already peeling or has faded already. You can apply a bright new coat of paint of a different color to give the space a more inviting feel. The best hues include bright earth tones or soft pastels.

On the other hand, if your bathroom walls have tiles instead of paint, you can opt to change them if the budget allows. If not, putting up some artwork on the wall can breathe new life to it.

#6 Buy a bathtub caddy.

If you have a bathtub, consider getting a bathtub caddy as it’s going to be your new best friend. Having one in your tub levels up your bath experience and makes you feel like you're in a spa. 

Bathtub caddies are perfect for when you enjoy reading a book in the bath or drinking some wine. They are the ideal place to put your scented candles, your tablet if you are watching Netflix, or your phone if you are listening to some tunes on Spotify.

#7 Get portable speakers.

Speaking of listening to music, portable Bluetooth speakers are a must if you are the type of person who loves surround sound. Get waterproof ones to make sure they don't get busted in case they get splashed with water accidentally.

You can place one in every corner to literally get surround sound. If you can only get one, face the speakers to the wall to bounce off the sound, amplifying it.

#8 Light up some candles or buy an aroma diffuser.

aroma reed diffusers on a bathroom sinkAroma reed diffusers that give off your favorite scent will send you to a relaxing haven in no time.

Finally, do not forget to treat your olfactory senses. Invest in some scented soy candles or aroma diffusers in your favorite scent. Not only do they give off good smells, but they also get rid of bathroom odor. The best scents you can get include lavender, vanilla, and rose for relaxation, citrus and green tea for a jolt of energy, and woody and leather scents for evening baths. 

But what should you get -- scented candles or diffusers? Both are perfect for bathrooms of any size. However, if you are scared of knocking candles over, get aroma diffusers instead. These diffusers can be placed on the sink counter or on the window pane without the risk of fire hazards.

The takeaway

You do not have to do all eight hacks for your bathroom right away; doing at least two is a good start. Just as long as you start decluttering, you’ll notice a more pleasant ambiance in your bath space. However, we recommend upgrading your shower fixtures coupled with relaxing scents for a surefire ultimate spa-like experience.