Five Easy Ways to Make Your Bathroom a Personal Oasis

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Every bathroom has the potential for greatness. Even if you’re living in what feels like a stuffy, small rental; a home with a too-empty bathroom; or somewhere in between with a straight-up awkward bathroom space there’s no need to worry. Your bathroom can be your personal spa.

Dress for Successful Relaxation

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Making sure you’re comfortable is the first step in creating a spa-like atmosphere. A good, comfortable, soft bathrobe will never go out of style. It’s a comfort you can take with you out of the bathroom. Sure we all have to get dressed at some point, but a cosy robe to keep you warm while you decide what to wear is always useful. Not to mention, they’re great for spa days.

If you’re having a home spa day alone or with some friends, a quality bathrobe is the perfect accessory. The loose shape stays away from your face while you do facials, and the large arms make manicures or pedicures easy.

Make use of vertical storage

If you have a smaller space, or just want to play with dimensions a bit, vertical storage and display keeps your bathroom functional and stylish. This could be shelving, a few wall hooks, or the contemporary trend of a storage ladder.

Hanging up your towels is the perfect way to display their attractive patterns, not to mention, help them dry naturally. Eco-friendly, convenient, space-saving, and stylish — who wouldn’t love it?

Choose a colour palette

Finca TowelWith too many competing colours, a space can feel crowded no matter how big it is. Choose a colour palette that makes you feel relaxed. Soothing blues and greys are always a classic, but what matters is that you love it. Match your towels to the colour (but remember to use a different shade or hue) of your tiles or accents if you already have colour in your bathroom or if you have a blank slate, you can go nuts.

Organise it

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You know what feels clean, comfortable, and relaxing? An organised space! Making sure that everything in your bathroom has its place will do wonders towards creating an in-home oasis.

We’re all guilty of leaving out our favourite lipstick out or leaving the toothpaste just lying on the bench. But a messy bench is the last thing you want to see as you try to relax. Toothbrush holders, pretty soap dispensers, soap dishes, canisters for accessories, and any other storage you need in your space.

Amenities galore

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The finishing touch. The perfect accent. Amenities, they’re not just for hotel rooms! We can’t be using fancy soaps every day of course — though we’re definitely not going to stop you — but a nice soap can take your bathroom to the next level and leave you smelling amazing. This isn’t exclusive to soaps too! A nice lotion, candles, diffusers, bath salts, and more are all perfect.

Your perfect bathroom oasis could be closer than you thought. If you have any amazing tips that you use to create that perfect relaxed vibe in your space, let us know in the comments!

Paige Riddiford is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. When not writing, Paige is often found reading, baking, playing video games, or binge-watching whatever's new on Netflix.