The winter months can be hard on a psyche, especially if you live somewhere blanketed in white like Syd and Shea. At first it’s all about gearing up for the holidays, then it’s about cleaning and getting back to your routine—both of these take time away from your own wellness. While we can’t help you journal or meditate, the one thing we do know is how to set a scene that elicits feelings of comfort and warmth, aka your winter wellness. Here, four tips for styling your bathroom in a way that brings a little extra kindness to your own spirit during the winter season.
Tip No. 01 | Warm Lighting
There is a variety of lighting to choose from, but the average lightbulb comes in two different options: warm and cool. During the winter months when all feels drab, switch your lightbulbs to soft white or warm bulbs. This lighting gives off a yellow-ish tint that feels warmer and cozier. Look for ways to incorporate a table lamp in your bathroom as well, perhaps on a small table adjacent to a soaking tub. Mood lighting is called mood lighting for a reason, it lifts your mood.
Tip No. 02 | Thick Textiles
If you have been thinking about updating your bathroom textiles, now is the time. Nothing brings the cozy more than a ridiculously plush bathroom towel. If you have a large bathroom with some extra space, consider adding a comfy chair to the corner with a chunky throw draped over it. Even if you never sit on it, the look of it will do wonders to introduce some new cozy elements to the room.
Tip No. 03 | Play With Scent
When you’re taking a bath (or shower!) light up a winter-centric candle—think Palo Santo & Oakmoss or Mahogany & Musk. Scent is a powerful tool to setting the scene of winter wellness and warmth. Consider purchasing our collaboration, Pura x Studio McGee, to ensure your bathroom is enveloped in winter wellness scents all the time. Our favorite for the winter is Santal Vanilla, a heady mix of sandalwood, amber, and myrrh for a rich and luxurious aroma.
Tip No. 04 | The Great Outdoors
Liven up your bathroom by bringing in some winter-friendly florals with tones of deep crimson, sage, and shades of cream. Or, if you have the spot for it, we love the idea of bringing in some freshly chopped wood, neatly stacked under a bench or in the corner. Making a design moment out of it not only allows for a styling statement but brings in scents of earth and spice.