The bathroom is often seen as a place of functionality, a space where we go to get ready for the day ahead or wind down before bed. However, with a few simple changes, your bathroom can become a sanctuary for relaxation and self-care.
Creating a Zen bathroom will not only improve your overall well-being but also provide a calm and tranquil environment to unwind in after a long day.
The bathroom is one place in the house that you can go, lock the door and expect no-one to disturb you so when you think from that perspective it makes perfect space to choose this room for some relaxing self care and a place to recharge yourself in peace.
We will share a few simple tips on how to create a relaxing, Zen bathroom that’s the perfect place for self-care, as we know just how important that is!
Clear the Clutter
Start by clearing out any clutter and unnecessary items from your bathroom. A cluttered space can add to stress levels, making it hard to relax. Only keep items out on display that you need and use regularly, such as towels, soap, and toothbrush. Everything else should be stored out of sight.
Things you use often but don’t need to be stored out on the bathroom counters all the time, can easily be stored inside a bathroom mirror cabinet above the sink. That way you can grab them whenever you need, but preserve the clean clear look for your bathroom.
If you want to know more about how minimalism can reduce anxiety, we have written a whole post about that too so check it out.
Add Some Plants
Plants are a great way to bring nature indoors and add a touch of serenity to any space. Choose plants that thrive in humidity, such as ferns, bamboo, or aloe vera.
Not only will they add to the aesthetic of your bathroom, but they’ll also purify the air, making it a healthier space to be in.
You can even check out which plant is best for your star sign and go with that, if you are into astrology like we are.
Invest in Good Lighting
Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room. If your bathroom has harsh, bright lighting, consider adding dimmer switches or investing in some soft, warm-toned bulbs.
You could also opt for natural light if your bathroom has a window, using sheer curtains to create a gentle glow.
Use Calming Colors
You could even consider a feature wall with a mural or soothing artwork to add a personal touch.
Aromatherapy is a great way to enhance your relaxation experience. Use essential oils in a diffuser or add them to your bathwater to create a calming, spa-like atmosphere.
Lavender, chamomile, and peppermint are all great choices for relaxation.
We also love using these essential oils to create our own body scrubs which are super easy to make, and perfect for a bit of pampering time. You can check out a few of our simple recipes for how to make these.
Another relaxing way to add scent and a peaceful atmosphere to your bathroom, and your entire home, is by burning incense,
Soft textures, such as fluffy towels or a plush rug, can add to the overall comfort of your bathroom.
Consider adding a bamboo bathmat or investing in a luxurious robe to use after your bath or shower.
Having ample storage can help keep your bathroom organized and clutter-free, which makes a huge difference like we talked about earlier.
Consider adding a vanity unit or shelving to store your everyday items. Use baskets or jars to keep smaller items organized and in their place.
In conclusion, creating a relaxing, Zen bathroom is easy with a few simple changes. By decluttering, adding plants, investing in good lighting, using calming colors, adding aromatherapy, incorporating texture, and including storage, you can create the perfect place for self-care. Transforming your bathroom into a tranquil haven will provide a place to unwind, destress, and take care of yourself, promoting a positive mindset and overall well-being.
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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.