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Transform Your Bathroom into an At-Home Paradise

Washroom. Powder room. Lavatory. Restroom; whatever you call it, the bathroom is one of the most functional rooms in your home. Whether you’re unwinding after conquering the day, or starting your morning with a long, hot shower, let your bathroom be all it can be: your at-home spa; your oasis away; the ultimate treat-yo-self haven. If your bathroom doesn’t envelope you in tranquil vibes, fret not! A dash of style and clever placement goes a long way in transforming your bathroom into an tranquil haven where you will experience renewal every time you enter.

Play with lighting to give the room a relaxing atmosphere. Use multi-bulb lighting fixtures paired with warm LEDs. For a sunset-on-the-beach vibe, try pink bulbs in the bathroom with your regular lighting; together they can create a rosy-glow that’s the perfect aesthetic for a relaxing time. For a romantic, bohemian feel, place a tray of candles on your vanity and hand string lights on the walls or around a window.

To immerse yourself in the sand and sun, hang a collection of gold-framed mirrors. Adding mirrors is a simple way to bounce additional light around the room, and the gold can add a warm hue, so they’re both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Greenery helps any room to thrive. Plants such as Philodendrons and Bromeliads add an elements of airiness and life, and both can be found in superrealistic faux styles if your bathroom is not conducive to hosting the real thing.

Let your bathroom be all it can be: your at-home spa; your oasis away; the ultimate treat-yo-self haven.

Adorn your bathroom with items that fit your style and personality. For your paradise getaway, a bamboo bathmat creates a beachy vibe that’s also chic and modern. Turkish towels add texture and color. Even smaller items, such as jewelry stands, towel hooks and toilet paper holders, can show off your aesthetic and make your escape truly your own.

Keep your bathroom stunningly spotless and smelling great. Clean frequently overlooked places like the back of the toilet, inside the shower and along the edges of fixtures. You can make your own tub and tile cleaner by combining 1 2/3 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup vegetable oil-based liquid soap, 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and each time you wipe down your surfaces, your bathroom will be infused with the delicious scent of your choice.

Allow yourself to fully enjoy your bathroom. Think of it as your last stop before you meet the day ahead or retreat to the bedroom. Set aside an evening to indulge in a warm bath with Epsom salt, a steaming cup of tea and a captivating book. If you prefer audiobooks, listen to your favorite novel while you soak via a waterproof bluetooth speaker attached to your shower wall. Place a bright bouquet of flowers in your bathroom to greet you as you start your day. Pack your vanity full the everything that makes you feel just a little extra special: face masks, scented lotion, essential oils, bath bombs, exfoliators, etc. Set your alarm a few minutes early to ensure you have time to pamper yourself with these little luxuries in the morning. You deserve it.

By Renee Frankling

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