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Some can be under the impression that the bath itself is all that’s needed to feel relaxed, but if your bathroom lacks atmosphere, taking a long hot soak can feel more like a chore than a long-awaited pleasure. The bathroom light specialists Downlights.co.uk can lend a helping hand in creating the appropriate ambience needed to give a bathroom character, but it can take a few personal touches of our own to feel we can truly relax.
Second to the bedroom, our bathroom is our retreat in which we can unwind and break free of the day’s stresses and strains. More than any other room in the house, it grants us personal ‘me time’ to sit and reflect, so why not decorate it in a way that inspires you! Here are just a few ways to make your bathroom a more serene and relaxing place.
Arranging some aromatherapy candles can be a cheap yet effective way to promote relaxation, particularly those with stress-busting scents such as lavender and camomile. These can suit most bathroom decors if decorated sensibly and tastefully - just be sure to take caution when arranging the candles, particularly if you line them along the bath or beside the sink.
The colours present in the bathroom should act as mood-enhancers. Nothing too gaudy or assaulting on the senses - this is your haven of rest and relaxation, remember? Neutral colours or simple duo tone shades such as deep violet and lavender inspire relaxation because we associate them with luxury and sunset skies.
A Spa setting
As with the aromatherapy candles, you will buy into the bathroom as a relaxing place to be with the presence of relaxation paraphernalia. You can imitate the surroundings of a luxury spa with little money or effort. Using a heated towel rail or wooden spa bench to display your neatly folded towels can be a great way to create a peaceful setting for less.
A stand-alone bath
If it’s possible to, install a traditional free standing bath. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it creates the illusion of a wider space since the bath is the focal point. A free standing bath creates a sense of solitude and tranquillity and it completely defies the typical bathroom layout - acting like a working art installation in your own home.
Complete the look with soft and subtle bathroom light fittings by Downlights.co.uk. With a wide range of brands and fixtures to choose from, you can be sure to find a style that compliments any bathroom concept.