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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Summer-Themed Bathrooms You’d Love to Have

Transform your private space into a lush and relaxing oasis

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Are you one of the few who’d rather stay at home that go on a trip this summer? Lighten up, you are not alone! While the allure of the beach and the promise of an exciting adventure in a foreign land are too hard to resist, nothing still beats being surrounded by the four walls of your home sweet home. If you think about it, you can still unwind without leaving the house! Imagine enjoying a picnic in the garden, a movie night in the living area, or even a slumber party with your relatives—these are fun and affordable, too!

However, if you still want to do something extra special, check your bathroom and see if it needs a little updating. You can turn it into a tropical haven that you can come home to even if summer is over. We’ve got five pegs and ideas that you can work on in the coming days. Once you’ve accomplished this, you’d have the vibe of the beach and the tranquil ambience of the spa right at your fingertips:

Main photos from: Decoholic and Love This Pic.

Go all out

If you have the time and extra budget to spare, you can choose to splurge on a few nature-inspired details for your T&B. We loved how this bathroom maximized natural light! To do the same, keep the windows open during daytime. Aside from letting the light stream into the space, it allows better air circulation that avoids funky smells, too.

Add a potted plant by the corner and liven up the mirror with faux greens. To complete the tropical vibe, choose baskets and woven baskets as storage. Colorful buntings can inject life into the room as well and give it a playful touch.

Photo from Decoholic.

Choose floral

Different flowers bloom during summer and you can have a sweet and dainty touch in your own bath by opting for floral patterns as decor. Worried that your wallpaper might peel off in a wet area? Don't be! There are durable wallpaper options that are perfect for the loo. Interior designer Catherine Cena suggests working with vinyl wallpaper and an industrial strength adhesive.

RL Tip: Just to be safe, add wallpaper in a spot that's far from the shower area. Use it to create an accent wall instead.

Photo from Decoholic.

Recycle and gather

An easy way to add a touch of summer into the home would be to repurpose old mason jars and turn it into receptacles for dried twigs and seashells. Walk around your garden and look for small branches that you can use. Clean each with a damp cloth and arrange them in jar. If you can't find the shells that you've collected from your last beach trip, work with smooth stones instead! Your finished project would look perfect on your bathroom counter.

Photo from Tumblr via Pinterest.

Clean and paint

When was the last time you had the bathroom repainted? If it's been years and you can already see chips on the wall, it's a sign that you need to give it a fresh coat of paint. Create a serene space by choosing colors like Duck Egg Blue or Seafoam Green. Pair it with white fixtures to achieve a resort-like vibe.

Photo from Love This Pic.

Create your own spa

Most of us reward ourselves with a massage and occasional visits to the spa. Save on cash by creating a similar feel in the bathroom. To achieve this, prepare scented candles, bottles of essential oil, and your favorite bath essentials. Corral these items in one woven bin or a lovely tray. Place it on the counter and add a vase of flowers as fitting polishing touch.

RL Tip: Make it extra cozy by adding wooden accents and accessories. You can also add a lamp with warm white light to set the mood.

Photo from Live, Give, Love.

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