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Need to Spruce Up Your Guest Bathroom? Here are Quick & Easy Ideas to go from Blah to Guest Ready



Need to spruce up your bathroom?  These quick and easy ideas will turn a “blah” bath into a guest-ready space in no time.       


  1. Get a bold shower curtain
    A colorful shower curtain will add a big splash to a neutral bathroom.  Add a few accessories that coordinate with the pattern in the curtain, and the room will feel instantly transformed.
  2. Display the towels
    Instead of simply hanging towels on the traditional wall rack, display yours in unique ways.  Roll a few towels and place them on an open shelf or in a basket.  Stack folded towels on a decorative chair.  Present them on a silver platter.  Your towels will become part of the artwork in the room.
  3. Replace the mirror
    You don’t need to stick with the flat “builder’s” mirror.  Choose a decorative mirror with a frame suitable to your bathroom’s style.  There are so many shapes, sizes, and styles to choose from, so don’t limit yourself.
  4. Update the hardware
    A bathroom can take on an entirely new look when you simply change your cabinet knobs.  You can go bold and colorful to make a statement, or choose elegant shapes and finishes to coordinate with the existing fixtures in the room.
  5. Bring in flowers
    A vase of fresh flowers is the perfect bathroom accessory.  Cut fresh blooms from the garden, or purchase a nice bouquet when guests are coming over.  This will not only add a splash of color and a lovely scent, but will evoke a cheerful mood.



Although these ideas are simple, they make a big impact.  So take a little time to update your bathroom.  You’ll love your guests’ reactions.

Redesign Your Very Own Home Health Spa in Your Bathroom

Rather than think of the bathroom as a place to clean your body, create a health spa which will include a variety of relaxation aids such as sound, color, light, air and moisture loving plants.  Even if you are decorating a small bathroom, there are many things we can do to make the most of your space.

  • Make a place for a candlestick or candles permanently in the bathroom.

Check out Anna Sova's Beeswax Pillar Candles. Perfect for that spa bath retreat! Photo Courtesy of Anna Sova

  • Use soft lighting, especially bulbs with a yellow or pinkish tint.
  • Keep moisture-loving plants in the room.
  • Locate power outlets nearby the bathroom so you can play relaxing music.
  • Have a chair or stool in your bathroom so you can enjoy a manicure or pedicure.
  • Get as much natural light and air into the room as possible keeping a healthy atmosphere in the bathroom.

Try these Anna Sova 100% Organic Cotton Fingertip Towels available through AnnaSova.com. Photo Courtesy of Anna Sova

  • Use organic cotton bath mat, flannel and towels.
  • Use potpourri or a Feng Shui Spray as a room deodorizer.

Anna Sova Soap Salts perfect for that spa bath. Available at AnnaSova.com. Photo courtesy of Anna Sova

  • Make a natural display of shells, soaps or bottles in the bathroom
  • Use towels of appropriate colors to either warm or relax you.

Make a list of items required to enhance your existing bathroom to make it a more relaxing and meditative space.  Price your items from various retailers and add up the total cost.

In redesigning your bathroom altogether, pay attention to tiles, showerheads, flooring, walls and lighting.  Include whenever possible eco-friendly materials in your overall design.

Enjoy your spa retreat- you deserve it!

The Feng Shui Health Connection

Image by John De Fabbio

Your health is inextricably connected to your environment, which is why good Feng Shui benefits your health. Granted, Feng Shui may not alleviate all of your ailments; however, it can help optimize your wellbeing to the extent that your health is linked to your physical environment. On the other side of that coin, the lack of good Feng Shui can cause or exacerbate negative chi, which results in the kind of physical or mental stress that leads to illness.


One of the home’s main sources of bad health is the bathroom. Because it is a place of waste, it is also considered to be a place of dead chi. In addition, bathrooms have drains which suck or flush away good energy. For this reason, it’s best to keep the toilet lid down and the bathroom door closed, especially if your bathroom is connected to your bedroom or is near your kitchen – you don’t want the opposing energies to mix. One way to stabilize chi in the bathroom is by placing a crystal on the toilet tank. Furthermore, keeping your bathroom clean and disinfected will not only make it look and feel pleasant, it will also keep it free of germs and bacteria that cause people to become sick.

Leaky shower heads, pipes, and faucets waste more than water. Leaks represent (and often result in) a waste of money. They can also influence your emotional state. Water bills increase when such problems are ignored or allowed to perpetuate; suddenly you’re wondering where all of your money is going and why you are feeling stressed. Make sure to have a plumber fix water leaks in or around your home as soon as you discover them.

When it comes to the health of you and your loved ones, why not have all of your bases covered with the use of Feng Shui? Not only will you reap the benefits of this ancient art’s healing qualities, you will also enjoy the way it opens up and brightens the spaces you occupy. As you begin to make adjustments in accordance with Feng Shui, tell yourself that you have good health and feel wonderful. These intentions will then become tied to the physical changes you make and they will come to fruition in your physical reality.




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