Your bathroom should be somewhere you can relax away from the stresses of the day. You should be able to sit back in your bathtub and read, listen to music or just be quiet to give your mind a rest. Not all bathrooms feel that relaxing though, but it is easy to make them the haven they should be.
Bathrooms tend to be busy and cluttered places and that does not induce a feeling if relaxation. Put some baskets in the room for things to be put away in, or add some extra shelves or cupboards if you have space. Storage is the key to keeping your bathroom clutter free, and the less it has on show the more relaxing it will be.
As much natural light as possible is the best option for any room in your home, but it is not always possible to achieve enough. A bathroom needs good lighting in different areas though. Over the mirrors, there should be a spotlight for when people are shaving or applying their makeup. Over the bath an extra light is good is someone wants to read.
Of course, these lights will need to be waterproof and any fittings watertight. As will all electrics you should use a professional electrician to ensure they are fitted safely.
Taps And Fixings
Taps and fixings can start to degrade over time and then they will not clean up and look good no matter how hard you work at it. Changing the taps is a job for professional plumbers, because water leaks can cause a huge amount of damage if the taps are not fitted correctly. The fixings, such as toilet roll holders, you can probably do yourself, but where electrics and plumbing are concerned you should only ever use trained people if you want to avoid potential disasters.
Add Some Greenery
People do not always realise how relaxing plants can be. They are placed in a room and pretty much ignored most of the time. In reality, they are helping to keep the air fresher, which has a relaxing effect on our brains. A few small plants dotted about your bathroom can help to make it a much more restful place and because of the moisture created, they do not take much looking after.
Consider The Colours
Some colours stimulate our brains and others have a relaxing effect on it. Look at the colours in your bathroom and if the walls are painted brightly, consider changing them to something more neutral. Greys, beiges and pales shades of pinks, blues and greens are the best when you are trying to create a relaxing atmosphere.
If you really want some bright colours in your bathroom, use accessories for that purpose. Brightly coloured towels, soaps or window dressings will not stimulate your brain as much as if all the walls are painted red, orange or yellow.
Often, bathrooms are used by all members of the family and they can become messy very easily. Before you get into the bath for that long soak you have been hoping for, just spend two minutes tidying up a little and that will make you feel more relaxed when you are in the bath.