5 ways to spruce up your bathroom

Once winter wanes and spring starts to sprout, we often have the urge for change — to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. So why not usher the freshness of spring inside and create a warm, welcoming oasis right in your bathroom? A cozy haven can help you unwind and relieve stress, keeping you happy and healthy.

1. Sprinkle in calming colors

  • check-mark-green Paint an accent wall or embrace patterns with a funky wallpaper to add some         color into your space.
  • check-mark-green Choose matching bath and hand towels for a fresh, cohesive look. Find ones           with geometric patterns or texture to provide interest.
  • check-mark-green Hang a colorful shower curtain to create a focal point. It’s the quickest way to         make it look like the entire bathroom was redone.

Shades of gray, blue and green can evoke feelings of calm and harmony.

2. Create a stylish setup

  • check-mark-green Upgrade your toothbrush holder to one that complements your new                       bathroom décor.
  • check-mark-green Pour your mouthwash in a glass decanter that looks beautiful on the vanity.           This will add a touch of sparkle to your bathroom counter.
  • check-mark-green Use small jars to hold cotton balls and floss picks. It’s an easy way to keep             them within reach.

Keeping items on display will serve as a daily reminder to use them.

3. Corral your clutter

  • check-mark-green Add a decorative bin or two to keep essentials organized in a stylish way.               Textured baskets can neatly house everything from toilet paper rolls to                   spare floss and toothpaste.
  • check-mark-green Put a trinket tray on the vanity to collect all your loose ends at the end of the         day.
  • check-mark-green Clear out drawers and cabinets so you know what you have. Keep only your           often-used products and toss or donate everything else to keep clutter                   under control.

Use your old toothbrushes to clean your bathroom until it sparkles.

4. Make it a self-care sanctuary

  • check-mark-green Fill vessels with bath salts, bubble bath and bath bombs. The different colors         and textures are not only gorgeous to look at, but they’re heavenly to use in           the tub or shower.
  • check-mark-green Plug in an essential oil diffuser or light some aromatherapy candles to create         your own spa at home.
  • check-mark-green Hang a cozy robe that stands ready to wrap you in warmth. Indulge in an               extra plush one for a layer of comfort.

Lavender oil is great for relaxation and stress relief.

5. Keep it natural

  • check-mark-green Add plants for color, texture and their natural health benefits. Choose                     varieties that suit your bathroom environment — there are plenty of low-light,         high-humidity options.
  • check-mark-green Let the sun shine in. If there’s a window in your bathroom, make use of the             natural light so you can avoid the harsh glare of lightbulbs.
  • check-mark-green Use natural fibers like organic cotton or bamboo for towels. Quick-drying               bamboo is a highly sustainable and renewable resource, and organic cotton           is made without pesticides or harsh chemicals.

Aloe vera, rosemary and snake plants are known to help relieve anxiety and stress.

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