Bathrooms are one of the few rooms in your house where you will be able to enjoy some peace and quiet away from the family. You can shut the door, sink into a deep bubble bath, and really start to unwind and forget about the outside world. This is something that your bathroom decor will be able to help you with – the more relaxing it is, the easier you will find it will be to chill out and find peace of mind.
So, why not try and create a truly zen bathroom? A “zen” style is very Japanese, and is what all of the temple monks use in their interiors to create rooms that are perfect for meditating in. Think you could do with some meditative style in your bathroom? Here are some ways to achieve it.
Go For Minimalism
The Japanese are all about a minimalist style of decor. They believe that a cluttered room will clutter the mind and, as a result, will make the room very difficult to relax in. So, try and create a very minimal design. Only include furniture and storage units that are absolutely necessary. You should then remove any items that could quickly become clutter. A good general rule of thumb is that if you don’t use something on a daily basis, then it can be removed from the room.
Use Mood Lighting
Lighting can also help you to relax, and it is an important part of creating a zen room. You should add a dimmer switch to your main light source so that you can turn the lights up and down as required. This way, you can light the room to suit your room. It’s a good idea to use shower heads that light up as well. These can give you some zen time when you don’t have time to fully relax in a lazy bath.
Add Natural Materials
It’s also a good idea to try and use natural materials in the room as much as you can. These will be a lot more zen than anything that is synthetic and manmade. So, try to incorporate plenty of woods by adding wooden flooring and furniture. Bamboo is a great addition too as this won’t require a lot of maintenance. If you want some bathroom worktops that are natural and easy to clean, I’d highly recommend using granite or marble.
Add Some Plants
You should also add plenty of houseplants to your bathroom if you have the space. Not only will these add some natural color to the room, but they will also help freshen up the air. There are some type of plants that are known for their detoxifying qualities and will remove any toxins from the air in the room. Once the air is clean, you will find that it’s easy to unwind in a nice hot bubble bath.
Cleaning and decluttering
Nothing will ruin the atmosphere of a zen bathroom as much as clutter and mess. If you’re revamping your bathroom to create a serene, restful retreat, it’s crucial to declutter and to keep the space clean and tidy. Invest in storage to free up space and make tidying up quick and easy and devote a few minutes to wiping down surfaces and vacuuming the floor each day to keep your new bathroom sparkling. You can review the top rated vacuums online and find inspiration for innovative storage solutions to keep clutter at bay. If you’re short on floor space, use the walls to hang shelves or fit units to store lotions and potions and bottles and pots. If you have children or pets, it’s wise to opt for materials that are easy to keep clean, such as vinyl flooring, for example.
When you’re cleaning your toilet it’s a good idea to check for any issues. Perhaps the water is rising up, or taking a long time to drain? Maybe you’ve noticed foul smells in your bathroom? If so, these are signs that your drains are blocked, and you’ll need to hire a plumber. Neglecting maintenance issues like these could cause damage to your drainage system. The best thing to do is to hire a professional to get the job sorted right away.
You will love your new zen bathroom. In fact, it might be difficult to get you out of there once you start to relax in it!
See you next time!