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 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 design to add 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

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 place 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 way to bring nature directly into your bathroom. The most efficient way to include plants is to include the plants that thrive is 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.

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.