Create the Perfect Bubble Bath

There’s nothing a warm bath can’t solve. Even on days where it seems like nothing goes right, a few minutes of solitude erases my worries and helps me refocus.

And though I’ve always dreamed of a big, beautiful bathroom with hotel-like amenities to enhance bath time, my reality is a dimly lit 5-by-7 foot box with “luxury” features that include “being able to fit a coffee cup on the towel rack without it spilling.” 

Luckily, I’ve mastered the at-home spa. I’m happy to report that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to turn your bathroom into a mini retreat. Here’s how to get started:

Clean It

I know, I know – the whole point is to relax, not create more work. But you’ll feel so much calmer (not to mention cleaner) if you put a little effort in beforehand. Don’t forget to wash some towels!

Quick Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Learn how to clean your bathroom with just vinegar and hot water.


If you’ve always felt your bathroom looked a little bare, now is a great time to decorate. You’ll be surprised at how many things lying around your house make great bathroom decor. Pick a couple things that make you smile; for me, it’s a hurricane vase filled with seashells from past vacations and a framed snapshot of a jellyfish from a trip to the aquarium.