5 Items to Turn Your Bathroom into a Fall Retreat

November 06, 2015

Our bathrooms are like our own little place in the world — it's the best place for us to relax, be alone, and gather our thoughts. And transforming it into a full-fledged fall retreat is the best way to set the mood for relaxation and thought-gathering.

We've hand-picked a few items that will help you feel great and make your bathroom feel like an at-home spa. Choosing just the right items can help jumpstart your morning or wind down your day.

1. A Sugar Lip Scrub

Fresh's Sugar Lip Scrub in fig from Sephora is one of Sephora's bestselling lip treatments, and for good reason. The exfoliating scrub is like a colored lip balm, but helps to moisturize, pamper, and smooth your lips. As an added bonus it also has an SPF of 15 to help protect your lips when you're out in the sun. According to Sephora, even the Hollywood elite use this lip scrub to moisturize and protect their lips. Flakes be gone!

2. A Gorgeous Robe

Choosing a bathrobe that flatters your figure and complements your skin tone can make a huge difference in how you feel in the morning. It'll keep you warm on a chilly morning after you've left the comfort of your bed, and it can make you look great — even before you shower and start your bathroom beauty routine for the day. In the evening, cozy up by the fire and relax while lounging. You deserve it.

The best bathrobe fabrics include cashmere, silk, and fleece. When you're shopping around for the perfect robe for your skin tone and figure, try to choose one that isn't super fluffy or large — you don't want to feel like you're swimming in it. Ban basic white and go for a rich cranberry or robust marsala. Deep hues look gorgeous against bare skin faces. You'll thank me come Christmas morning!

3. Eucalyptus in Shower

Eucalyptus leaves are slowly becoming the poster child for relaxation because of their ability to promote stress relief and pamper the body. Did you know that hanging a bundle of eucalyptus leaves can make you feel better when you have a cold, too? It's true! The steam from the shower brings out the oils in the herb, which then helps to ease the congestion and other nasty symptoms colds can bring. Not only that, but they can really add to the atmosphere in your bathroom, making it look fresh and revitalizing. You can buy eucalyptus leaves from your local craft store or flower and garden shop.

Photo source: Architectural Digest

4. Plush Rug

Stepping out of a hot shower onto a cold floor or a flat, inadequate rug is terrible, especially when it's the first thing in the morning. If your rug is old, flat, or fraying, the good news is that soft and plush bath rugs that stay true to their shape and form don't have to cost a fortune. The best bath rugs are thick, fluffy and will help luxe up any bathroom. Try a purchasing a rug with a thick hand-woven polyester blend fabric.

5. Candles

Those of us who really enjoy taking relaxing baths know how important it is to have the perfect set of candles to help set the mood. Everyone knows that the best candles for bath time are ones that are big enough to last and smell magnificent. But, if you're not one to shy away from innovation, try investing in a set of LED candles. There are so many great things about LED candles: they never run out, they flicker just like real candles, they pose no fire hazard, and, perhaps best of all, they don't create a mess of wax underneath them. And they even come in different scents and sizes.

Between your new plush bath rug, shape-contouring bathrobe, lip-smoothing scrub, fresh eucalyptus leaves and innovative candles, you'll have the perfect place to retreat and collect yourself in the chilly fall and winter months ahead. We're curious to know - what's your indulgent bathroom item? Tell us in the comments.

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