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Simple Tricks to Give Your Bathroom a Zen Vibe

The bathroom is often a space that we overlook when it comes to decorating and making it feel like a sanctuary. We get in, do our business, and get out...right? Wrong! Your bathroom (no matter how small) can be a private and zen escape from your stressful day, even if it's just for 10 minutes. With a few simple bathroom hacks, you can transform your bathroom into a peaceful retreat where you can relax and unwind. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Use Plants to Create a Natural Oasis

Adding plants to your bathroom is a great way to create a natural oasis. Not only do they add color and texture, but plants also purify the air and release moisture, making the space more comfortable. It's best to choose plants like ferns, snake plants, and pothos that thrive in low light and high humidity. If you have no windows, consider a faux plant, which will still give you the visual relaxation (without the maintenance!)

Incorporate Soft Lighting for a Relaxing Ambiance

Soft lighting is essential for creating a relaxing ambiance in your bathroom. Consider installing dimmer switches on your bathroom lights or using candles to create a warm glow. You could also use string lights or LED strips to add some extra ambiance. They are portable and generally very affordable, so you won't break the bank.

Add Textured Towels and Mats for a Luxurious Feel

Soft, fluffy towels and bath mats can make a big difference in the overall feel of your bathroom. Look for towels with a high thread count and consider adding a plush rug or mat to the floor. Not only will it add a luxurious feel, but it will also keep your feet warm and cozy.

Use Aromatherapy to Create a Soothing Atmosphere

Using aromatherapy can create a soothing atmosphere in your bathroom. Consider using essential oils or diffusers to create a relaxing scent, such as lavender or eucalyptus. You could also try using scented candles or bath bombs to add some extra fragrance. An aromatherapy candle works double duty to give you both the scent and also the ambiance of soft dim light.

Create a Spa-Like Experience with a Rainfall Showerhead

A rainfall showerhead can transform your bathroom into a spa-like experience. Not only does it provide a luxurious showering experience, but the sound of the water can also be soothing and relaxing. Consider installing a rainfall showerhead or investing in a handheld showerhead with a massage setting.

Organize Your Space for a Clean and Calming Look

Organizing your bathroom can go a long way in making it feel like a sanctuary. Consider using storage containers and shelves to keep your toiletries organized and out of sight. You could also invest in a shower caddy or hanging organizer to keep your shower essentials within reach.

Keep in Clean

It should go without saying, but one of the biggest de-stressors is knowing you have a clean space. Weekly tub scrubs and deep cleaning are absolutely necessary to keep your space in tip top shape. If it's in your budget, consider easy to clean surfaces such as porcelain and remember that copper has anti-microbial properties too.


With just a few simple bathroom hacks, you can turn your bathroom into a peaceful sanctuary where you can relax and unwind, even if its just for a brief moment in your chaotic day. Whether it’s adding plants, incorporating soft lighting, or creating a spa-like experience, there are plenty of ways to transform your bathroom into an oasis. Start by trying out one or two of these ideas and see how it makes you feel. You might be surprised at the difference it can make!

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