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Creating a Hygge Bathroom is a great way to make your home more luxurious without a lot of money. Turning your bathtub or shower into a mini-spa turns a challenging day into one that ends on a more positive note.

If you’re looking for more ideas on adding hygge to your home, How to Create a Hygge Kitchen You’ll Absolutely Love and Hygge Home Decor: 31 Ways to Make it Cozy will help you on your journey.

How to Create a Hygge Bathroom - Bathtub with candles bath tray, book, and coffee.  Hanging plant in the corner.
How to Create a Hygge Bathroom

What is a Hygge Bathroom?

A hygge bathroom gives you a feeling of warmth and comfort as soon as you enter the room. There’s no need to spend money getting spa treatments when you can easily replicate that feeling at home.

Soothing baths and showers can easily be had by adding vintage furnishings and great accessories like wall art, pampering toiletries, your favorite books, a soft robe, natural lighting, natural materials, and lavish amenities that give you a feeling of contentment.

Whether you take a quick shower or long luxurious bath, your hygge bathroom should give off good vibes.

The Danish concept of hygge includes creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life. By adding hygge style elements to your bathroom, you’ll have the perfect place to retreat to after a stressful day.

The Scandinavian way of life focuses on comfort and ambiance versus the latest trends. You create a life that celebrates everyday moments. That might mean to you wrapping your body in a fluffy warm towel in a tranquil atmosphere.

Creating a Cozy Life Group

Since you found this article on how to create a Hygge Bathroom, I’m guessing you love all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with 67,000 like-minded souls.

It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug. Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cottage.

“Hygge is about atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”

Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Here are the top tips on how to create a hygge bathroom:

1) Clean and Organize Your Bathroom

Use Natural Cleaning Products for Creating a Hygge Bathroom
Use Natural Cleaning Products in your Hygge Bathroom

If you’re ready to turn your bathroom into your own private sanctuary, you’re going to want to start with a deep cleaning.

Bathrooms become quickly cluttered and dirty. It’s difficult to relax when you’re busy looking at the mess that’s been building up.

Cabinets that are too full of products and towels can also be frustrating. So clean out every drawer and underneath the sink to set the stage for tranquility.

Use natural cleaning products with essential oil fragrance instead of other cleaners loaded with chemicals.

For More Ideas on How to Add Hygge to Your Cleaning Routine, I wrote an article just for you!

21 Secrets to a Tidy Home will give you the tips and ideas of people who can always keep their homes clean.

2) Hygge Bathtub

Taking a long, hot bath at the end of the day is one of the best ways to wash the stress from the day down the drain. To make the most of your bathroom, turn your tub into an instant spa.

Aromatherapy Products

Bathroom Hygge Handmade Soaps
Handmade Soaps

Go on a shopping spree for bubbles, soaps, oils, candles, bath bombs made with essential oils and other natural ingredients. If you are tight on money, you can always make your own beauty products.

If you’re looking for stress relief, vanilla, orange, and nutmeg are great scents to try.

For relaxing scents, rose, jasmine, lavender, and chamomile will soothe your soul.

Hygge Bubble Bath with Sliced Lemons, Bath bomb, Tub Tray, Candle, and roses
Bubble Bath with Bath Bomb, Lemon Slices, Roses, Tub Tray, and Candle

To create a refreshing bath, lemon, rosemary, and peppermint are the best scents to use.

Hygge Bathroom Bath Accessories
Hygge Bathroom Bath Accessories

You can also use fresh or dried herbs and flowers when running your bath. Tie the flowers and herbs in cheesecloth bags like these on Amazon, tie to your water spout and draw your bath.

If you want to save money, you can easily make homemade beauty products. Here’s a recipe for a DIY Coffee Lovers Sugar Body Scrub you might want to try.

Tub Rack

Hygge Bathtub with Candles, tub tray, and flowers
Hygge Bathtub with Candles, tub tray, and flowers

A tub tray is great place for holding a nice book, a sea sponge, and a candle. You could also add a terry cloth pillow to the tub to relax your mind and body.

Don’t forget about finding a perfect bath mat to step on after getting out of the tub.

3) Heated Towel Bar

Hygge Bathroom with Heated Towel Rack
Heated Towel Rack for a Hygge Bathroom

If you live in an area that gets cold in the winter, a heated towel rack might be the perfect accessory for your bathroom.

Heated towel bars are popular in England because they perfected the art of a cozy bathroom.

To really pamper yourself during the winter months, underfloor heating might be worth looking into.

4) Towels

Hygge Bathroom Spa Accessories
Spa Accessories – Side tray, sea sponge, and back brush

Having a side table tray next to your tub to store your spa accessories is the perfect way to add the convenience of holding your bathroom accessories and visual interest to your interior design. All this tray is missing is a good book!

Thick White Towels Hygge Bathroom
Thick White Towels

Investing in luxurious fluffy towels is worth the investment and is one of those simple pleasures of life. Egyptian cotton towels are the most lavish. Pima cotton is less expensive and is grown in the United States.

5) Bathrobe and Slippers

Cozy Robe and Slippers
Cozy Robe and Warm Slippers

After a long day, taking a cozy shower or bath is the perfect way to relax. You’ll want to have a comfy robe and slippers to slip into. Make sure you invest in ones that brings your comfort to a whole new level. You deserve the best.

6) Houseplants

Hygge Bathroom with Houseplants
Adding Houseplants to Your Hygge Bathroom

Extend the beauty of the garden into the bathroom with houseplants. You can place a hanging plant in your shower or a few small pots of plants on your sink area are excellent choices to give this space natural elements that bring rooms alive. The green color really pops against the white ceramic tile.

Hygge Bathtub with Plant and Candle
Hygge Bathtub with Plant and Candle

Adding a flowering houseplant to your tub and candle are important factors in setting the mood for a relaxing bath. Indoor plants will love the steam of the shower or bath.

7) Candles

Using Candles in a Hygge Bathroom - Gold Vanity Tray with Vase of Magnolias and two pillars with candles
Create a Vignette with Candles

A vintage vanity tray with a glass vase of flowers and candles is the perfect vignette for an elegant bathroom. The vintage gold vanity tray is from the 1960s and can easily be found in local antique stores.

8) Glass Containers for Storage

Glass Containers for Storage in a Hygge Bathroom
Glass Containers for Storage

Taking your bathroom supplies out of their packaging and putting them in beautiful containers can transform a bathroom from looking cluttered to clean with little effort. It’s the small things that can add to the warmth of the home.

Put your shampoo and conditioner into plastic pump bottles to create a more tranquil and uniform look.

9) Updated Faucets

Updated Faucets in a Hygge Bathroom
Updated Brass Faucets & Marble Sink

This beautiful brass faucet looks gorgeous against the white marble sink. Changing out your sink faucet is an easy way to update your bathroom.

Hygge Bathroom Silver Faucet
Silver Polished Bathroom Sink Faucet

This silver faucet is an elegant choice to add an unique feature to your hygge bathroom. A bowl sink and wood-framed beveled mirror transform the sink area into a beautiful focal point.

10) Colored Pottery

Pottery in Hygge Bathroom
Color-Coordinated Decor

Placing a blue pottery vase with greenery next to the same colored wallpaper is a beautiful way to continue the primary color throughout the room in your hygge decor.

11) Using Wallpaper

Hygge Bathroom with Pale Blue and White Wallpaper
Using Wallpaper to Make Your Bathroom Sing

Using wallpaper in bathrooms has started making a comeback as a bathroom trend. I love this look because it’s one of the easiest ways to update a room and warm up a cold bathroom at the same time.

The two bathrooms I’m showcasing in these photos were in a model home tour I went on. The pale blue and white wallpaper paired with a white sink and sizeable white baseboard makes a tiny space look bigger. The gold oblong mirror adds an elegant touch to this small bathroom.

Hygge Bathroom with Bunny Wallpaper
English Cottage Designed Bathroom

This bathroom looks like it belongs in a quaint English cottage. The wood paneling and bunny wallpaper made this bathroom a favorite on the tour. Using wallpaper on the ceiling and upper half of the bathroom was a genius move.

The natural wood sink topped with a marble counter provides contrast to the rest of the room.

12) Lighting

Hygge Bathroom Wall Sconces Lighting
Wall Sconces as additional Lighting

In this bathroom, two beautiful wall sconces warm up the white walls and give extra light next to the mirrors. Adding a chandelier to your bathroom is another way to add another layer of design to your hygge bathroom.

The white on white neutral color palette is a popular choice for contemporary bathrooms.

13) Hygge Bathroom Mirrors

Hygge Bathroom Sink with a Round Mirror
Hygge Bathroom Sink with a Round Mirror

Changing the mirror in your bathroom is one of my favorite ways to update the room and add character. This beautiful round gold mirror above this simple sink adds visual interest to the room.

Hygge Bathroom Mirror
Hygge Bathroom Mirror

Antique mirrors are my favorite way to give personality to bathrooms. You could always paint the frame to match the bathroom decor. This ornate mirror is the star of the show.

Bathroom Styling Ideas

We’ve reached the end of How to Create a Hygge Bathroom. I hope you enjoyed it.

Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!

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Holly Whiteside

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

When I saw the title of this post it gave me a huge smile! Alas, a Hygge Bathroom is not in the cards for me at this time, but I had to comment because a few of your readers may relate! We were a growing family in a home with one bathroom. For us, peace does not come in the form of lingering in a comforting bathroom. There was a point when I had to remove the mirrors from our bathroom including the cabinet door, because even though our teens had mirrors in their rooms, the temptation to admire themselves in the bathroom mirrors while an unhappy queue was forming outside was happening far too often! :D

Maybe one day I can have a hygge bathroom. Thank you for your article, I did love looking and dreaming!

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