Incorporate nature and comfort into your bathroom.

Bringing the Outdoors Inside

Something that people usually do to rejuvenate and clear their mind is to go on a hike, lay in a hammock or sit outside and read a book. Connecting with nature is a great way to relax, so why not include some of the most beneficial aspects of nature into your bathroom? Nature provides a balance of comfort and intrigue, incorporating the most beautiful natural styles and materials that the earth has to offer. Many different types of stone and wood offer simple, straightforward and beautiful designs to add a certain level of comfort to your bathroom. This article highlights the most rewarding aspects of including inspiration from nature into your bathroom. Blending outside features with indoor features is a great way to strengthen that connection.

Simulate Nature

Simulate Nature - Bathroom Sink
Simulate Nature - Bathtub

The most effective way to include nature into your bathroom is to recreate it as accurately as possible. There are a few ways to go about this. One way is to consider using a pebble stile flooring style for certain parts of your bathroom such as your shower or the areas around your bathtub. A pebble floor design simulates a calm riverbed or a stony beach, two places generally associated with calmness and serenity. Another way to simulate nature is to incorporate a waterfall style shower or faucet into your bathroom.

Regardless of whether you are trying to incorporate nature into your bathroom or not, a waterfall style shower or faucet is one of the most beautiful fixtures you can put in any bathroom. The sound of a waterfall, much like a riverbed is associated with a calm environment. Rainfall shower heads are also a great way to simulate the natural flow of water as well. Incorporating one or both style of these fixtures into your shower/sink can effectively accentuate the natural inspiration you want to promote.

Include Plants

Including plants in your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to bring nature directly into your bathroom. The most efficient way to include plants is to include the plants that thrive in moist and warm conditions. One of the most popular plants to include in your bathroom is aloe vera. Aloe vera thrives in warm conditions and offers several benefits other than just looking nice. Aloe vera contains unique vitamins and the gel that can be found by breaking it open can be used to treat cuts and burns, providing a natural and organic way to treat certain wounds.

Bamboo is another popular choice, requiring very little care while providing a nice natural piece of organic art to your bathroom. Vibrant flowers such as lilies and orchids can add a colorful accent to your bathroom. If you are worried about upkeep with your plants, which isn't a very difficult chore, you can also consider including fake plants so you don't have to worry about and care for them. Fake plants are always an option, but nothing beats a lush and living beautiful bathroom plant. Experimenting with your favorite plants is encouraged, but keep in mind, some plants can’t withstand the levels of heat or condensation.

Natural Materials

Natural materials are a common inclusion in many bathrooms. Some popular types of wood to use are birch, maple and poplar. For stone, the more common types are slate, marble and granite. For both stone and wood, all types have their variations and set of benefits. To fully utilize these materials to really bring nature inside your bathroom, you want to put these materials in your most commonly used and looked at fixtures in your bathroom.

This means you want to include wood and stone in almost every main fixture you have in your bathroom. Smooth stone around your bathtub is a good way to broaden the general atmosphere of the bathroom by making stone the base of your bathroom. Using wood that is designed to look unprocessed is a good way to emphasize the natural features of the wood itself. Including these materials in as many places as possible will further promote the natural atmosphere of your bathroom.

Large Windows

Though it is somewhat impractical to open your bathroom completely to the outside world, including large windows or wall sized windows in your bathroom gives you a direct view to nature. Large windows come with a number of benefits, such as allowing natural light to enter your bathroom, the view of nature, air flow and they make your bathroom appear bigger as a whole. Of course, you want to make sure that your bathroom is in a private part of your home so that the inside isn’t visible to others.

Natural Light

In addition to incorporating large windows in your bathroom, you want to make sure the natural light is flowing in. There's one main way to incorporate natural light. Windows are essential in this regard. You can incorporate essentially any type of window that you want. As long as the light is getting into your bathroom, your bathroom will better be able to simulate nature. There are many different benefits that come along with natural light. First of all, natural light will make your bathroom a bit warmer. Sometimes it isn't that noticeable of a change, but it is working. Natural light is also very good at lighting up the rest of your bathroom design. This is incredibly important for a number of reasons.

First of all, this will save you a lot of money on your electricity bill. This is absolutely something to consider if you were concerned about your electricity bill at all. Because electricity bills can get rather expensive, this is something that you should keep in mind. If you have mirrors in certain locations of your bathroom, they can bounce the light off to light up your whole entire bathroom if you're lucky. In addition to lighting up your bathroom, natural light also helps with visibility. When you wake up in the morning, you won't have to wake up to a dark bathroom. The light will already be shining in your bathroom and you'll be ready to use your bathroom immediately.

Wooden Accessories

If you are struggling to incorporate nature into bathroom design, look to your bathroom accessories. Bathroom accessories are common in many bathroom designs. Because of this, you should consider using natural materials for them. Wood is one of the most common materials on the market today. This is a great place to start if you want to incorporate nature. First of all, wooden bathroom accessories are both affordable and very beautiful. This is especially true if you were going for a natural bathroom design. Wooden accessories can also come in many different forms. For example, towel bars, towel rings, soap dishes and many other accessories can utilize wood.

In addition to the aesthetics, wood is also very durable. This is something to consider for long-lasting bathroom accessories. Because it is so versatile, it can work in many different bathroom designs. The durability combined with the beautiful appeal make it a very attractive material. Your accessories are going to be used a lot, so it is important that they have a design that you like. This design will ensure that your accessories are both beautiful and sturdy. Wooden accessories are definitely a great place to start in a natural bathroom design.

Importance of Comfort

Comfort is very important in any bathroom design. One of the main goals of a natural bathroom design is comfort. In this particular design there are many ways to achieve a comfortable level. For starters, you want this bathroom to be calming. With the points listed above, this can be achieved quite easily. You should incorporate beautiful fixtures that operate very well. This will ensure that your comfort level stays at a high level. You should also consider adding a number of natural elements to your bathroom. This can be stone, wood or anything in between. As long as you were trying to stimulate nature to your best ability, your comfort level will be maximized.

You should also incorporate fixtures that feel comfortable as well. It is important to have fixtures and accessories that feel good to the touch and look good aesthetically. You should not overlook this because you can prove to be very important to your design. Make sure you are always looking for ways to improve the comfort and quality of your bathroom design.

Final Note

Natural connection relieves stress and promotes a healthy and comfortable style of living and taking care of yourself. Consider a natural themed bathroom and give yourself a relaxing break from everyday life. If you need any help with this design process, you should contact a professional. This way, your design process will be much smoother. If you are having any trouble at all, this is something that you should consider. All in all, a natural bathroom design can be very rewarding. It can be a comfortable and relaxing environment, so consider it for your next bathroom renovation.