The bathroom can be far more than simply the place you go to wash up. It has the potential to become one of the coziest places to retreat to in your entire home. So, if you fancy spoiling yourself without breaking the bank, take a look at these 9 items that are guaranteed to make your bathroom the coziest room in your home.
Nothing says cozy like a bit of mood lighting. Relaxing in the bathtub and spoiling yourself with bath bombs and special salts is all well and good, but a bright, cold light can somewhat ruin the mood. If you’re handy with DIY, why not swap out white light for warm yellow, and install a dimmer switch? Or, try adding warm wall sconces to switch on while you relax, and use the brighter main light when you need to get a better look in the mirror. Alternatively, the easiest and most cost effective way to create mood lighting is to use candles.
It’s tempting to grab whatever is cheap and available when kitting out your bathroom with furnishings and hardware, but if you want to create a cozier space, think about sourcing matching furnishings. Think about a color scheme or theme that you’d like to go with, and buy accordingly. Every aspect of your bathroom can be made to match, or you can mix and match with various different themes. For example, try matching the shower curtain, bath mat, and towels, while unifying things like the soap dish, toothbrush holder, and soap dispenser. The options are limitless, and can extend to your door handle to your toilet roll holder.
To really enjoy a soak in the tub in luxury, a bathtub tray is essential. It can hold your glass of wine, a book, or even a laptop if you want to catch up with your favorite show. It’s also a handy place to store sponges or soaps. They come in many styles and materials, so finding the one that best suits you should be easy.
Houseplants are a great way to create a relaxing and soothing atmosphere, and there’s no reason why they can’t work in the bathroom as well as the rest of the home. However, not all bathrooms are suitable for plants, and yours should have plentiful lighting. So, if you have larger windows, try adding a few pots to your window sill, or dotted about the lighter parts of the room. Be sure to choose species that are well suited to humid conditions, such as ferns, Calatheas or Pothos.
Rain Shower Head
You don’t necessarily need to soak in the tub to relax while you wash. Why not install a rain shower head? This overhead attachment gently spills drops of water upon you, taking you back to nature as you enjoy the soothing pitter patter of warm water on your head and shoulders.
Bored with your bland bathroom tiles? While swapping them out for new ones can be a costly, time-consuming, and messy endeavor, you can still spruce them up a little. Tile stencils are a great middle ground, easy to apply and available in all kinds of patterns. They’re also easy to replace if you need a change.
Rustic Storage Baskets
Keep your spare towels, toilet rolls, and other bathroom products stored away nicely by using rustic baskets. These look fantastic and really add atmosphere to your bathroom. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be made from a variety of different materials. Particularly suitable for bathrooms following a nautical theme, rope style baskets are ideal for anything from laundry to makeup.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
A focal point of any bathroom is the mirror, and again these come in a variety of styles. Find the one that fits your personality best, and hang it up for all to see. Be careful to size the mirror to your room, as while it can be tempting to go for something huge, it might overwhelm your small bathroom.
You can enjoy a luxurious hot bath with the best salts and lotions, but stepping out onto a cold tile floor is a surefire way to ruin the mood. Nothing says cozy like being warm, and floor heating can really help set the scene. Installation can be tricky and time-consuming, but the results are well worth it! A cheaper, easier to manage alternative would be to fit a heated towel rail instead, ensuring your towel and bath mat can be toasty when you need them.