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5 Festive Christmas Bathroom Ideas
No matter when you’re reading this article, Christmas Day is never less than 365 days away—unless it’s a leap year, of course! The Christmas holidays should be joyful but can just as easily become one of the most stressful periods of the entire year. Finding the cash to fund those extra-special presents can cause concerns, yet, surprisingly, the most wrinkle-inducing worries come from deciding which family members to spend Christmas Day with.
One place you can rely on, to get away from all these festive stresses and strains, is your bathroom. However, if it is looking and feeling a bit bland and sterile, why not get into the spirit of the occasion with these simple Christmas bathroom ideas?
1. Declutter and simplify
Christmas is a time for peace, love and harmony, so your bathroom should be a quiet retreat from the hubbub of your festivities. A cluttered bathroom space that is unclean and unloved certainly won’t help you to unwind and relax, so it pays to declutter your bathroom and get rid of any old toiletries or anything unnecessary. The Swedes have a word: “lagom”, literally meaning “just the right amount”, which should be the method you adopt with your Christmas bathroom.
2. Get inspired
The world is full of weird and wonderful ideas for anything and everything, not least home interiors. Take some time out from working through the Christmas card list to find inspiration for your festive bathroom. If you don’t know where to begin, why not get yourself on Pinterest? Simply type in Christmas bathroom ideas and you’ll discover a virtually endless stream of images, which others have added to show off their own unique designs. Home interest magazines are also another great source of inspiration, as are bathroom retailers, like Victoria Plum.
3. Choose some suitable festive accessories
To help make your space feel more festive in an instant, you’ll want to choose some suitable Christmas accessories for the bathroom.
Whilst you’ll find plenty of decorations for your living room and even your bedroom, the bathroom often gets neglected. That’s why accessories, rather than decorations are ideal for brightening up your bathroom space.
Some quick and easy ways to accessorise your bathroom in time for Christmas could be to hang some seasonal prints on your wall. A thoughtful display of photos and the odd sprig of holly can be used to remember your favourite Christmas memories.
Whilst fairy lights aren’t suitable for bathroom use, you could lighten the mood a little by using some scented candles. Look out for special Christmas-inspired aromas, like Cinnamon and Gingerbread, and enjoy those nostalgic and relaxing smells.
4. Pick a theme
In 2017, each UK household spent around £31 on Christmas decorations and, if trends are anything to go by, this number is set to rise, so it pays to pick out a theme before parting with your hard-earned cash.
There are several festive looks you can choose, from Winter Wonderland (think frosty panes of glass, fir trees and snow-covered figurines) to the Scandinavian-inspired Hygge style, which is based upon cosy interiors, thick throws and simple designs.
5. Prepare the perfect Christmas bath
One of the best ways to get your bathroom feeling all festive is to prepare the perfect relaxing bath for a cold winter’s day. First off, you’ll want to get the temperature just right—a thermostatic valve or even a smart showering system can take the guesswork out of the equation.
Next, you should add a little something to help you unwind (and I’m not talking alcohol!). Epsom salts are a traditional remedy for general complaints and 2 cups in your bath will help to relieve aches and pains. Baking soda can be used to soothe a sore throat and even cider vinegar is commonly used to ease tension. One fun way to create a relaxing bath is to make bath bombs and let them fizz away in the water.
Remember, your bathroom should be your own private sanctuary, so make sure it reflects your own personal tastes and preferences—even if that means tinsel and baubles galore!
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