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In need of some pampering? Try transforming your bathroom into a calm, ambient haven that has the look and feel of a spa. If we can't leave our homes, we deserve to unwind with these tips to help turn our bathrooms into a relaxing spa-like sanctuary...
To create a serene ambience in your bathroom, use a palette of neutral tones for the basis of your decorating scheme. Combine fresh white with some warmer hues, such as coral, cream or earthy stone. You can then bring in colourful accents with accessories, such as candles and diffusers.
SOOTHE WITH SCENT
Yes, your bubble bath and bath oils will provide a gorgeous fragrance in your bathroom, but how about ensuring there's a lovely smell each time you enter the room? Position a diffuser on a surface, and choose a scent that feels fresh, relaxing and not overpowering. Natural scents like rosemary, geranium and lavender are a good choice for any bathroom.
MAKE BATHING EASY
If you want to relax and be undisturbed in your bathroom, it's a good idea to have everything you need to hand. Invest in a bath rack that hooks over your tub, so you can keep all your toiletries and accessories within easy grasp. Some wooden racks even have specialised engraving to position your phone or iPad so you can enjoy an episode of your favourite series while soaking in the bath.
Instantly make your room feel relaxing by popping in some house plants. The foliage will add some natural warmth and texture, and the oxygen they let out will provide a healthy, pampering environment. Plants that do well in bathrooms include aloe vera and spider plants, or opt for some faux flowers if you'd prefer to get the look without the hassle!
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Blue Monday has come round again “officially the most depressing day of the year”; although it is technically a made-up concept by a man in marketing (no, really it is). Here is 6 ways of boosting your mood, 1. Staying active, 2. Self care, 3. Positivi-TEA, 4. Meditate, 5. Your favourite series, 6. Feel-good playlist.