5 ways to make your family bathroom more relaxing


Ditch everything that makes your bathroom less than ordinary and create a luxurious bathing sanctuary with these five super easy fixes. You can thank us later 😉

The family bathroom can be a bit chaotic at times. It’s a room used by every member of the household which doesn’t make it the most relaxing space in the house (to say the least).

But sometimes you want to just unwind, run a hot bath and not see the compiled mess of toothbrushes and face washers strewn all over the vanity.

With just a few simple additions and switches, you can transform your bathroom from a high-traffic mess to a tranquil sanctuary. Take these five tips and enjoy your very own peaceful zen space <3

1. Get yourself a bath caddy

5 ways to make your family bathroom more relaxing
European Marble Bath Caddy from Harpers Project. Shop bed and bath online at Zanui.

If you’re lucky enough to have a bathtub, you’ve got a great, big canvas there waiting to be lavishly decorated.

A bath caddy is the perfect spot to decorate with flowers, creams and candles, and a practical surface while you’re in the tub.  From marble to wood, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Sit back in the bubbles, put your magazine down and take a sip from your glass of wine. Need we say more?

2. Indulge in quality bath towels

5 ways to make your family bathroom more relaxing
Feather Towel, Stone Blue from Aura by Tracie Ellis. Shop bath towels online at Zanui.

When it comes to replacing bath towels, a bit of a splurge has our tick of approval. It’s time to stop drying up with harsh, withered towels that feel less than pleasant.

It’s time to part ways with your tattered towels and spoil yourself with soft, high-quality, plush goodness.

Give up the fight with fabric softener and invest in good bath towels with a high GSM (that’s grams per square metre!). Trust us, a heavier, plusher towel will make all the difference.

3. Fill the space with a sweet aroma (and mood lighting!)

Reed Diffuser, Sweet Pea & Jasmine. Shop Ecoya online at Zanui.

If you’re a candle lover (like us) you’ll know that the right scent can make even the busiest room a space of relaxation. The bathroom is no exception.

The little flicker of light and an indulgent scent may be all you need to unwind with a good book in the tub. Or accompany with laid-back music while enjoying a well-deserved hot shower.

Don’t ever leave a lit candle unattended, though! For a sweet aroma to fill your bathroom every day, opt for a diffuser. They’re long lasting and make a stunning addition to your bathroom décor.

4. Add some greenery

5 ways to make your family bathroom more relaxing
Wire Towel, Moonbeam from Cool Galah. Shop towels and bathroom accessories online at Zanui.

We all know that greenery has the power to lift spirits (especially after a long day!). Aside from purifying the air, plants add a beautiful, natural presence to the bathroom.

Refresh the look of your bathroom with the soothing, calm aura of a potted plant or a hanging planter if you’re squeezed for space. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, here’s how to find the right plant for you. Or you can opt for an artificial version and no one will ever know 😉

5. Create a (stylish) space for your daily routine

5 ways to make your family bathroom more relaxing
ZAKKIA’s Glass JarsConcrete Round Tray, Natural and Terrazzo Vases.

How we conduct our daily routine can really alter how we feel for the rest of the day. Having a clean and organised space in itself is very relaxing. Organising doesn’t have to be bland, though.

Store your cotton buds in decorative glass jars, place your face wash on a stylish soap dish and keep your toothbrushes, bits and bobs in tumblers.

Create a space you love to wake up to and get ready in!

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.