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Everything You Need to Know About Bathroom Nesting

Feature: Long Read
Words by Mollie Hammond

Ask anyone to name the hub of their home at the start of this year and the response would likely have been an instantaneous one; the kitchen – a room synonymous with multi-functional living and conviviality. But in the midst of these life-altering months, many of us have found ourselves gravitating towards something a little more soul-soothing.

 

The humble bathroom, with its tiled walls and clean surfaces, has proven to be a safe haven in these uncertain times. And it’s not just what you do in the bathroom that makes it so central to modern living, it's what you fill it with, too. From the products to help set the mood to those guaranteed to upgrade your body care routine, look no further for everything you need to become a fully-fledged bathroom nester.

  • Diptyque Feuille de Lavande Candle

    Candles

    Get Lit

    Candles

    Get Lit

    The light in bathrooms tends to be brighter for perfecting sharp shaves and fine-tuning make-up application – not ideal for creating a calming atmosphere. Candles enhance the bathing experience by releasing a soft, warm glow and if you pick one with a calming aroma – think lavender – it can also help to relieve stress and anxiety. They also add a styling twist to the side of your tub.

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  • Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Brightening The Imperial Radiance Mask

    Masks

    Face Time

    Masks

    Face Time

    Sheet. Clay. Cream. Peel-off. Gel. Charcoal. Whatever your preferred face mask, there’s no better occasion to use one than bathtime. Make it a pre-bath cleansing ritual or elongate the experience by waiting until you’ve soaked to your heart's content and are wrapped up in a dressing gown with a hair-wrap towel.

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  • AESOP Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser

    Soaps

    Super Suds

    Soaps

    Super Suds

    Whether it’s by the sink, in your shower or bath-side, an ultra-luxe hand and body soap is a non-negotiable addition to the bathroom nester’s kit. Whether you prefer to use a bar or a pump soap, go for a great all-rounder that not only cleans and nourishes skin, but gives your bathroom style kudos, too.

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  • Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil

    Oils & Salts

    Functional Soaks

    Oils & Salts

    Functional Soaks

    Two things guaranteed to elevate your bathing experience are oils and salts. Adding a splash of oil not only helps to deeply penetrate and nourish the skin, but essential oils can also help to boost, chill or focus your state of mind. Similarly, minerals found in bath salts are believed to offer a whole host of benefits, from combating stress and fatigue to reducing inflammation and detoxifying the body.

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Not Forgetting...
The Added Extras

Now your bathroom is stocked with the essentials, it’s time to get to work on the aesthetic. From statement mirrors and soap dishes to plush towels and bath racks, it's the little – and, often, functional – things that will take your nest to the next level. And who doesn't need a floor-length bath robe and silk turban to leave hanging on the back of the door, eagerly awaiting your next at-home appointment?

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