You’ve seen them in the better home décor magazines – beautiful bathrooms filled with lovely amenities designed to encourage a long soak in a hot tub where all your cares simply melt away. You can capture all of the same charm and allure in your own home when you add such niceties as natural bath and facial sponges, monogrammed hand towels, fragrant candles and plush terry cloth bathrobes. With some savvy shopping online it’s easy to transform even the most mundane of bathrooms into a welcoming oasis.
Textiles are a great place to start because you can get almost instant gratification – a new set of bath towels or an attractive shower curtain can change the look of a room in minutes. When buying towels it’s a general rule of thumb that each person will need one bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth at a minimum. Many people prefer a bath sheet to a bath towel or may choose to use both a bath sheet and a bath towel; since washcloths are used more frequently it’s a good idea to buy two per person.
When selecting a new shower curtain and liner it is best to look for quick dry fabrics with anti mildew properties; bath mats and rugs should feature anti-skid backing. Add some spa-like amenities such as a teak shower bench or bath mat or a handheld showerhead to really make your bathroom an oasis. A freestanding or counter top towel warmer is a wonderful addition to any bathroom – use it to enjoy hot towels, dry fine washables, warm blankets or baby clothes or even to make mittens and socks toasty and warm.