How to Make Your Shower More Serene
For many people, their shower is simply a place to wash and get their day off to a hygienic start or end.
However, these days, showers can be so much more than just a place for you to wash up.
For many people, a luxurious shower is the perfect way to get themselves physically and mentally prepared for the day ahead or to get them into a peaceful frame of mind after a long day at work.
While it might seem like a lot of work, taking the time to make a few modifications to your shower or bathroom can help you achieve a more relaxing shower experience. And believe us when we say, you won’t regret it.
In this article, we’ll explain how to make your shower more serene, making it a tranquil place of peace where you can recharge.
Why is a serene shower important?
Before we provide you with some helpful tips to enhance the serenity of your shower, let’s first look at the advantages of doing so.
Not only is a serene shower a more pleasant bathing experience, but it actually has a variety of other benefits, too.
Chiefly, relaxing showers have been associated with better mental health, increased sleep quality, a reduction in anxiety and stress and even enhanced productivity levels. With all this in mind, it’s clear to see why a luxurious shower might be worth considering.
How to make your shower more serene
Wondering how to make your shower more serene? If so, you’re in luck. Below are ten great tips to create a more relaxing environment in your bathroom and shower.
One easy way to create a more tranquil environment in your bathroom, which in turn will enhance your shower, is by adding houseplants to the room. Houseplants have a proven track record of creating calmness, primarily through their air-purifying qualities.
Bathrooms are usually the most humid parts of the home, so it’s important you select plants that can cope with higher temperatures. Pothos, peace lilies and ivy are all good choices in this regard. Place the plants close to your shower so their relaxing effects can enhance your shower space.
Don’t forget to feed and water your plants as required and, if you need any more house plant pointers, check out our previous blogs on the subject.
Invest in a new sound system
Many of us enjoy listening to music when we shower, but sometimes the radio or our phones just won’t cut it. But, investing in a new, powerful sound system is a great way to make music an even more important part of your shower.
By playing relaxing, soothing music over your new sound system, you can transport yourself to a place of serenity like never before. As well as creating a calming atmosphere, some studies have even suggested that this background music can have positive effects on mental clarity and stress levels.
Decorate the room
While decorating an entire room to achieve a desired ambience might seem a bit like overkill, it’s actually extremely common and easy to do.
Blues, greens and greys, are most commonly associated with a sense of calm and peacefulness, and using a palette of these colours is a great way to start if you’re looking to make the space more serene. Furthermore, when combined with the plants we mentioned earlier a more natural aesthetic can be created which also helps with serenity.
Use heated towel racks
After a nice, relaxing warm shower, there’s nothing worse than drying yourself with a cold, rough towel.
To further maintain a sense of luxury and cosiness after you’ve stepped out of the shower, consider using heated towel racks. These will keep your towels nice and warm after you’ve washed and only add to the serene experience.
They have practical benefits too as they can reduce moisture growth in your bathroom which will minimise the risk of mould growth.
Make sure to have quality lighting
Quality lighting is essential if you’re trying to create a calm ambience in your shower space.
Lighting often sets our mood, so be sure to install light fittings that best reflect the tone you’re trying to create. Dimmer switches are also a good idea as they can help you manually choose your light’s intensity, meaning softer atmospheres that encourage serenity can be selected.
Opt for a LED shower head
Staying on the theme of lighting, and you may also consider LED shower heads. This can make the showering experience more immersive as your shower head will glow different colours as you wash.
You’ll be able to see water droplets literally glisten as they glide over your body, making it a truly transformative experience. You can also set the mood by selecting the colours you prefer.
Choose fluffy towels, mats and rugs
Utilising fluffy towels, mats and rugs in your bathroom ensures that the entire room is designed with serenity in mind. Your cosiness will continue after you leave the shower, as your feet touch the bouncy rugs and your towel immerses you in a wonderful warmth.
Splurge on luxurious hair and skincare products
Choosing the right hair and skincare products can also help you make your shower more serene. These days, shampoos, conditioners, body washes and more are specifically designed to make you feel more relaxed as well as help keep you clean.
These luxury products might be a bit more expensive, but they’re certainly worth it for the tranquillity they’ll make you feel.
Make aromatherapy part of your routine
If you have the time, we highly recommend making aromatherapy features a key part of your showering experience. This is a great way to guarantee a more serene ambience in your bathroom.
Products such as incense, scented candles and diffusers can all release beautiful scents that will help you feel more relaxed. Lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus are among the most popular options out there but there is plenty to choose from
Consider a rain shower
No, this isn’t a shower in the actual rain but the idea isn’t far off.
Rain showers are designed to fully submerge you in water as you wash. The shower head will ensure that the water covers you in a gentle manner that is reminiscent of rainwater. This type of shower uses all your senses as the water feels, sounds and looks like the real thing.
It’s remarkably relaxing and a great choice for those seeking serenity.