It's February. And that means the inevitable Valentine's Day posts and advertisements are popping up. You know, "15 Gifts He'll Love", or "Win Your Love Over With These Amazing Muffins". Ok, maybe not the muffins one, but you know what I mean. And with that comes a ton of pressure to be perfect and sexy and happy for someone else. But I think you should be perfect and sexy and happy for yourself. If there's someone around to share in that warm glow, great. But I'm here to say that this month (and every month, really) you should treat yourself to things that make you feel amazing. And today, I want to share how to make your bathroom a sexy, intimate oasis. For you. And maybe a friend if you feel like sharing.
The ultimate in bathroom luxury, to me, is this wonderful spa-like oasis where there are calming colors, warmth, light scents, ahhhhh. So the items I'm suggesting below fall along these lines. If you are more spicy, change up the candles, soaps or textiles to represent this fabulousness. For me, I'm going all white/cream and warm scents. Each of these changes are easy to implement, and even if you only switch out one or two things can make a huge impact in your bathroom environment.
Sexy Bathroom Oasis Swap #1: Textiles
As I mentioned above, I'm sticking to an all white palette. So to make this bathroom uber-sexy, I'm going to ramp up the textures. Woven, tufted, super luxurious. I've even thrown in a cashmere robe. Why you'd ever want to take that off, I don't know. So maybe save it for after your bath/shower. Try switching out your shower curtain, towels and bathmat for new ones and see what a huge impact that has! The white automatically softens and calms. Adding a purple or other deep color would add passion. Whatever floats your boat! And after your soak/scorching hot shower, don't forget the towel and robe. For this blog, I've chosen a Turkish towel, one that at first sight looks thin, but is so so absorbent. You won't believe it. The ultimate in luxury.
Sexy Bathroom Oasis Swap #2: Smellies
For me, at least, no luxurious soak or shower is complete without smelling completely amazing. For me, that looks like candles (really, isn't candlelight the ultimate in sexy?), really great soaps and lotions, and, if you're enjoying a bath, bubbles. With this, I splurged a bit. But really, you only use a tiny bit of these products, they last a long time, why not treat yourself to really good quality? With my minimal, zen scenario, I chose woodsy, earth scents. You do what works for you. My advice, though is to stay in one scent family. If you're going citrus with your bubbles, it would easily lead to sensory overload if you did a warm vanilla lotion. So take your favorite family and run with it!
So there you see are two (yes! it's as simple as two!) ways to take your bathroom to another, sexy oasis place. Easy, right? Is that Molton Brown calling to me for a long soak? Must go...