But even still when I got home all I really wanted to do was take a long hot bath in my most excellent bath tub. I have often said how disappointing other bathtubs seem to me now after having such a fabulous one. I don't know if I could easily live without it now. It is my total mental retreat where I can go to wash away the day and start over.
In my opinion, every bathroom should be some version of a retreat. I know some people just see bathrooms as this functional space, and of course, they have to be functional. But there's no reason why your bathroom can't also be a place of relaxation and contemplation as well. Bathrooms are where most people get ready to start their day or where they go at the end of the day to de-compress. Putting a little effort into making that space something special and meaningful for you is well worth your time and energy.
Here are a couple of inspiring photos of fabulous "retreat" bathrooms, which I would probably trade my great bathroom for:
|I feel relaxed just looking at this photo...|
|this is totally genius and although I'm pretty sure the "indoor/outdoor" thing is an illusion, it's really awesome!|
My bathroom is no where near the level of these to die for spaces, but it's still pretty great:
|I love how this looks in the natural morning light because it's just enough light coming in to be relaxed and serene|
|one thing I also really like is the artwork that I stare up at while I'm in the bathtub soaking - these are two paintings by Christina Ramirez that I really like.|
|A great painting by Henry Stinson which always reminds me life is short, and to be enjoyed, while made meaningful.|