As winter approaches, there’s nothing better than a long, hot bath to brighten your mood and relax after a stressful day. So, why not inject your bathroom with some hygge-inspired style and turn it into a haven of tranquility and coziness over the coming months?
If you’re new to the concept of hygge, you may feel tempted to focus purely on creating a warm and cozy living room to enjoy with your loved ones. However, hygge isn’t just about togetherness and sharing – it’s also about appreciating life’s small pleasures and allowing yourself to unwind.
In short, a hygge bathroom could improve your mood and help you get through a chilly winter. Here’s how to create one:
Use Atmospheric Lighting
Every hygge bathroom should contain soft lighting that lets the eyes rest and the mind wander. Forget the harsh spotlights that are so popular in contemporary bathrooms – hygge lighting ought to emit a warm and comforting glow.
If you’re feeling adventurous and little romantic, scented candles could represent a rustic and super cozy lighting choice (plus, you’ll be sorted in the event of a blackout!). If you’re worried about safety, however, there are plenty of suitable lighting fixtures available. Dimmable lighting, for example, will allow you to create the perfect atmosphere to suit your mood.
Recessed lighting is also an excellent choice if you want to avoid blindingly bright spotlights or strip lighting.
Marie Kondo Your Bathroom
A hygge bathroom cannot be cluttered. To help keep anxiety at bay and allow yourself to relax, you must ensure that toiletries and bathroom accessories are carefully stored away. If your bathroom is spilling over with old shampoo bottles and towels, you may wish to blitz it in the style of Marie Kondo. If an item doesn’t “spark joy” and you’re unlikely to use it again, throw it in the trash (or recycle it, if possible).
Once you’ve de-cluttered, it’s time to store your remaining items in some chic bathroom drawers or even a decorative wall ladder. Ladders are super stylish and great for displaying plants, candles, cosmetics, and a few easy-reading books.
Install Underfloor Heating
Okay, installing underfloor heating may be a little pricey, but we promise you won’t regret it. As well as keeping your toes toasty, heated bathroom tiles can warm up a room amazingly fast – excellent news if you want to get cozy quickly after a stressful day in the office.
Can’t afford this luxury upgrade to your bathroom, we suggest investing in a pair of fuzzy socks or warm slippers. We also recommend blocking up any under door drafts. A few throw rugs can also help keep your toes warm against cold tile.
Embrace Natural Textures
Modern bathrooms are typically very minimalist – think neutral ceramics and shiny tiled floors. If you’re hoping to create a hygge bathroom, however, you may wish to move away from this sanitized style.
Hygge is all about getting close to nature, so why not add natural textures such as stone and wood to your bathroom? Materials such as granite and marble are suitable for wall or floor tiles, for example.
Wooden paneling could also be a great choice if you’re looking for a way to add character to your walls. It is worth noting, however, that you’ll need to ensure your wood is resistant to moisture and won’t buckle when humidity levels change.
Add Some Plants
Houseplants have been shown to reduce levels of stress and anxiety – a great excuse to display them all over your home! While your bathroom may not seem the most obvious place for plants, high humidity levels can help some species to thrive. Plants to look out for include aloe plants, snake plants, English ivy, bamboo, philodendrons, dracaenas, peace lilies, and orchids.
Transform Your Bathroom Today!
Clearly, there are plenty of simple ways to create the hygge bathroom of your dreams – so what are you waiting for? Start planning today!