From Small Spathroom

Your small bathroom is somewhere you generally spend time doing stuff. Washing, brushing, cleaning, make upping, shaving. But it’s also a room in the house that we can turn into a relaxing sanctuary.

And it doesn’t matter how small your bathroom is. All you need is a bath, some carefully chosen accessories and some well deserved me time.

Every week, we’re going to show you little things you can do to take your small bathroom from functional to fabulous. From day to night. From small bathroom to spathroom. We’ll help you create a truly serene space to relax and unwind.

For our first spathroom feature we’ve gone all John Lewis. And with just five items in our shopping basket, we’ve still managed to turn our small bathroom into a relaxing space.

Perhaps the most important items for any spathroom are candles. We opted for Arran Sense of Scotland’s Bergamot and Geranium candle, £8 (at time of writing blog this has sold out on the John Lewis website. You can visit Arran Sense of Scotland's own site here), as Bergamot is our favourite essential oil. A box of four floating candles, £6, with two placed in two different glass vases filled with water for a relaxing glow. If you don’t have a suitable vase or they’re all filled with flowers, fill your sink/basin with water and pop a couple of floating candles in there for a gentle light while you bathe.

With any small bathroom, it’s important to make use of the space available. This is why we popped two hanging glass tealight holders, £4 each and the Artificial cactus in a hanging glass, £8 into our basket.

Last but not least, the must have something to add to the bath. So much choice and so many lovely smells to choose from.

In the end we plumped for the Neal’s Yard Soothing Bath Oil, £14.75. It says on the label exactly why we chose it - ‘Promotes a sense of WELL-BEING.’ And it sure does. A blend of lavender, geranium, bergamot and cypress makes the bathroom (and you) smell wonderful.

All that is left to do is close the bathroom door, switch off the lights and relax.

Here’s the before and afters…and of course, because a Senspasce Shower Blind disappears when dry, you can really create an open space with no curtain or panes of glass ruining the ambience.