Although many of us start shopping and planning for Christmas pretty much as soon as Halloween is done for, the beginning of December is the time when the so-called Christmas decorating fever really starts kicking in. You get your strings of lights, boxes full of ornaments, wreaths, stockings and whatnot out of the storage, buy a Chrismas tree, and start decorating! For an even more cozy and festive atmosphere, you might get some warm plaid blankets for your daybed, light a few seasonal scented candles, or make your own fragrant arrangement with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves. However, a room even the most Pinterest-crazy of us forget about when it comes to seasonal decorating is the bathroom. It seems like there’s not much you can tweak about your bathroom without making it look tacky – but we’re here to prove that wrong.
For starters, you might want to decorate your bathroom mirror. Putting a garland around it is an all-time favorite, and you can opt for a traditional, realistic-looking evergreen one, or you could wing it with one or more of those tinsel garlands in a complementary color scheme.
If you’re feeling ambitious, there’s plenty of seasonal vinyl stickers as well – a few simple snowflake or Christmas tree shapes can look gorgeous on your mirror. Just make sure they come off easily before going all out! Another way to decorate your bathroom mirror is by adding lights, which should be just as easy as installing a garland, minus the fact that you’d have to find a socket somewhere nearby.
When you think of winter holidays, you think of a warm, welcoming house. After you solved that problem in the living room by adding some blankets and seasonal cushions on your sofa, it’s time to ‘warm up’ your bathroom as well. Literally speaking, you can bring a bit of extra warmth by getting a towel drying rack, like those available on Shower Compare. Not only will this thing help your towels dry faster, but it will also keep them warm for whenever you’re fresh out of the bath or shower.
You can also pour a few drops of essential oils (bonus festive points if it’s a cinnamon or peppermint oil) on the drying towels, and the heat from the rack will spread the aroma throughout the entire bathroom. If you still have some of those essential oils left after that, try putting a few drops on the cardboard core of your toilet paper roll as well – a great replacement for cheap spray air freshener.
Speaking of fragrances and warmth – you might want to bring a scented candle in your bathroom for the Christmas season as well. We know, it can be pretty inconvenient and come off as a pretentious beauty-blogger tip – but there’s a hack to make it work. Instead of using tiny tealights in all four corners of your bathtub, try to get one big candle and place it on your vanity, so that it doesn’t give you trouble when you’re trying to take a quick shower in the morning. An easy DIY you can do to make it look more Christmassy is to gather some twigs and use white glue to stick them around the candle. Top off with a festive ribbon and your Chrismas candle is good to go.
You can also change your shower curtain to something with a festive pattern on it. Plenty of Christmas-themed shower curtains are available online for under $10 – the real challenge is finding something that doesn’t look tacky. However, if you do manage to find a design that you like, your bathroom can be transformed in minutes.
Display your Chrismas-edition products! Around this time of the year, any respectable company from IKEA to your favorite makeup brand comes out with a seasonal collection. The chances are that you will be buying or getting lots of these seasonal products as gifts over the month of December. Why not make use of that pretty packaging and use them as décor for your bathroom? Just make sure you get an aesthetically pleasing container – such as a shabby wooden crate, some kraft or even wrapping paper, and get creative with your display!
Last but not least, you can play with your bathroom textiles. Get a new set of matching towels in a Christmassy color scheme (reds, dark greens, and whites are always an excellent choice). Roll a big red towel and a white towel together and tie a string around them for that swirly Christmas peppermint candy look.
Use a couple of smaller face towels and repeat the process, and you’ve got yourself a great festive display! However, you might need to tuck all the other towels somewhere else, so that they don’t mess up the aesthetic – and if you’re in need of some extra storage for your home anyway, try these solutions from Reflectalux.
To sum everything above said, decorating and upgrading your bathroom for Christmas is pretty easy, and shouldn’t cost you a fortune either. As long as you’re creative, and like to play with scents, textures, and colors, your bathroom will be ready for Santa in no time!
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