Do you ever feel like your life is one long “to do” list? Does it feel like people or kids expect things from you all day long until you collapse exhausted in bed each night? Are you over-committed and feeling frazzled most of the week just trying to keep the world around you from crashing into little bits?
Maybe it is just me, but I bet at least some of you feel much the same way. Or it least can relate!
In spite of how much I enjoy my busy life, I need to have some time to myself to recharge and re-inspire myself to carry on another week! In fact, the more I take on, the more I need focused time to myself.
Enter: The Bathroom.
Anyone with kids has probably experienced how difficult it is to find time away by yourself. Sometimes you just want to hide away in the bathroom and hope no one finds you. So why not intentionally make your bathroom into your own personal retreat? We can’t all head off to the spa, so bring the spa home!
I have always had very small bathrooms in the homes I’ve lived in. But that didn’t stop me from making it a comfortable and pampering room to escape to. For me what makes the room relaxing to be in isn’t the size of the space, it is some of the following attributes:
- Sparkling Clean
- Fresh Scent
- Yummy Smelling Soaps
- Fragrant Candles
- Big Mirrors
- Fluffy Towels
- Personalized Accessories
- Pretty Storage Containers
- Warm Robe & Slippers
- Music & Books
My new house has a nice sized master bathroom with a deep soaking tub and walk in closet right in the room. While it has some nice things to work with, I can’t wait to make it feel more like “me,” I’m still thinking about how to do that! (of course, I’ll share the ideas when they come to me!)
I’m always drawn to “white” bathrooms and yet, I have wood and warm colored tile in this house! I do love the warm colored tile floor, however, for concealing the grime in a bathroom. A white floor is very difficult to keep sparkling clean!
As I look ahead to my busy year I know I am going to take full advantage of my personal retreat. Here are some photos of the space (how it looked before we bought it complete with the required faux folliage for staging).
Look! We even have a view of the water while we use the facilities! Too bad I can’t see the water while lounging in the tub, huh? Oh well.
All photos (except my own, of course!) were found at Coastal Living online.