The environments you spend most of your time in have a considerable impact on your mental and physical well-being. Take a holistic approach to your home’s bathroom design to enhance your healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re embarking on a complete remodel or a simple refresh, the following are some tips to incorporate to create a healthier and more sustainable retreat.
1. Incorporate organic elements.
Adding plants to indoor spaces has been proven to reduce stress, enhance the mood, inspire creativity and purify the air.
Plants that tend to thrive in bathrooms are ones that like high humidity, but don’t necessarily require attention or sunlight. Orchids are often great selections, as they also purify the air, but Snake plants and Aloe are good selections too. If you don’t have a green thumb, cut eucalyptus is a great alternative (and smells great)!
2. Reduce noise.
If you're remodeling, invest in sound proofing. switching out to a solid core door, installing window treatments, and even adding some plushy decor like towels and bathmats are great ways to do this. Luxury bath remodels often now include chromotherapy and soothing music options to accompany your morning shower. You, too, can now get the same by simply adding music streaming in the bath with a bluetooth enabled ceiling fan. Many options are available online and make for an easy install. Check out some options from Broan.
3. Embrace Barrier-Free Design.
Curbless showers and wet rooms have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Designed to reduce or remove obstacles creating a convenient shower experience for people of all ages and abilities. As a trained Living In Place interior designer, I recommend that shower design should be curbless whenever possible. I also suggest grab bars placed in showers and around shower entrances for all ages and abilities.
There are great designed options out there that don’t look like hospital décor such as the one that I installed to act as a grab bar and a towel holder.
4. Tone Down Color.
From a Feng Shui perspective the bathroom is naturally overpowering Water Element. We can best “tame” or offset that with Earth Element décor that helps to “dam” all of that Water. Opt for softer shades that will inspire a soothing and calming environment.
We recommend Earth element tones like beiges, browns, yellows and terracotta tones that are sure to evoke a spa-like atmosphere and will soothe the soul.
5. Introduce Glass Doors.
We suggest upgrading your cloth or plastic shower curtain to a glass shower door. Shower curtains soak in moisture and lead to bacteria build-up. Glass doors are
non-porous and can easily be cleaned with a chemical-free water, lemon and vinegar solution. They can also provide a seamless design to your bathroom.
If you’re more interested in Feng Shui when it comes to bathroom decor, check out one of our most popular past blogs here
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