Setting up a Romantic Bathroom Environment

The bathroom, next to your kitchen, is probably one of the most functional rooms in the house, but it can also prove to be your favorite refuge if you take the time to dress it up properly.  If you are in the process of renovation, this can mean that your fixtures and colors can be chosen with the idea of a spa like room as the ultimate result.  If you’re limited to a fresh coat of paint, or the addition of a few simple decorative pieces, you’ve got plenty of opportunity to create a space that you won’t want to leave.

If you have the option, lighting is a big part of what makes a room enjoyable and romantic.  Think of a romantic atmosphere and it’s likely that dim lights are part of the scenario.  Because our bathrooms serve as workhorses, we tend to add lighting that’s bright, which, although can be great when applying makeup, doesn’t exactly set the mood for a relaxing space.  Don’t replace your work lighting, but if you can, add some soft mood lighting next to the tub or even a gorgeous chandelier for a luxurious touch.  If you’re sticking to the lighting you’ve got, forget the lights and bring in a small lamp or candles.

Speaking of candles, these can serve two purposes.  First of all, they allow for low romantic lighting, and secondly, scented candles can further the romantic feel.  Don’t overlook luscious scents to inspire a spa like tranquility to your space.

A deep pile bathmat can go a long way towards giving your bathroom a touch of romance.  They come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can opt for something that perfectly fits your decor or style.  Sinking your toes into a soft bathmat after a soak is something that we should all experience!

High quality towels can mean the difference between scratching your body dry or feeling as if you’re dabbing your skin with cotton balls.  A better towel in a pretty shade that compliments your bathroom is a great way to add luxury without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking to dress up the bath for someone special, adding essential oils or rose petals to the tub is a way sure to add a thoughtful touch.  Keep a small crystal dish nearby so that future baths can also be turned into a dreamy escape by keeping small bottles of essential oils out of harm’s way.

Add a mirror that looks as if it’s antique or one that’s got lots of scroll work.  This is a sure fire way of keeping your bathroom both practical but lending it an air of romance to any visiting family or friends.  A stark, rectangle mirror can look plain and ordinary, but you’ll be amazed at the difference that a mirror with more detail can make.

Dressing up your bathroom in a romantic way brings to mind long, candle lit baths and plush dressing robes.  A few simple additions will turn yours into a favorite escape.

This article was written by Jon Reyes from Steam Shower Store. He has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.

Bathroom Behavior

It has been awhile since I contributed to this site and it’s not because I’m overwhelmed at work and don’t have the time.  Nor is it because I was on vacation and wasn’t around a computer.  It was neither of those things, it is simply because I am lazy.

Oh am I lazy, habitually.  When I work, I work hard but getting the motor started is the harder than the actual work itself most times.   I can finish things with the best of em, but probably won’t be starting as many tasks as those so called go getters.

Ok, enough of that and on to my anecdote;

I was using the facilities at a local mall today when I heard the door to the washroom open and someone walk in, I was in one of two stalls rolling a joint. Yes that’s what I use public washrooms for.
The footsteps shuffled around the washroom for 10 or 20 seconds before entering the vacant stall adjacent to the one in which I was occupying.

Of course I was paying little attention to him untill he started to urinate.  That is when I began to hear the uneven splashes of liquid hitting and missing it’s target, and out of the corner of my eye I see pellets of pee hitting the ground and bounding into my stall.

Geezus, this guy is pissing EVERYWHERE! By the time he was done, I swear on my life that there was a current to the piss on the floor and in some places there was pee half of an inch deep and by all accounts the floor looked level before hand.

I’m not kidding when I say that if there had been absolutely no toilet in that stall that it would have made zero difference because in my mind this guy was pissing straight up in the air and letting it land wherever the hell it wanted.

I scrapped rolling my joint early on in the water show and after exiting the stall decided I needed to know who this failure at life was and decided to stick around, washing my hands untill he was done.  Lo and behold to my great disgust and astonishment I look into the bathroom mirror as one of the Mall’s very own janitors was emerging from the stall.

I’m not racist but the fact that the janitor was an obvious immigrant I said nothing at all left the washroom and doubt I will ever return.

Was it worth relaying this story?  I don’t know, but it makes me laugh and cringe everytime I think back to it.