Have you ever entered a bathroom to take a shower or bath, and want to leave within seconds? It happened to me –every time I entered to take a bath, I found nothing exciting to look at in our bathroom to make me take my time in the bathroom.
Often, the room we spend a great deal of time in, seems to get short shift when it comes to updating and aesthetics. There are a host of quick and cost effective solutions that you can employ to refresh and renew your baths. Many won’t take more than an hour or so and yet the impact is timeless.
A friend came to visit, with very beautiful soaps she brought along, and placed three soaps of different colours in a very inviting manner in the bathroom, and the smell was very inviting too – I was very surprised by what the soaps did to the bathroom decor.
This friend taught me that, one can spice up the bathroom even with just beautiful shaped soaps if one can’t afford the expensive niceties that are a must in any bathroom. One can always jazz up the presentation in their bathrooms by adding some decorations to the soaps.
The easy soap decorating ideas I found out that can make a bathroom as attractive and beautiful as possible are easy to follow.
For a beautiful and natural presentation, you can use raffia or natural grasses to tie around your soap. This is a truly classic look that will be sure to please whoever is using the soap. To tie raffia around a bar of soap, you wrap it similar to a ribbon around a gift, making sure the raffia crosses over the soap width wise and length wise. Tie an attractive bow knot in the centre.
Another natural look is to attach dried leaves or flowers to your soap. To accomplish this you should melt a little paraffin wax. Once the wax is melted you can brush it on the bar of soap and press the leaf into the wax. This will bond the leaf to the soap for a beautiful presentation.
You can also use ribbon to decorate your soap. Be creative with it and make sure to add embellishments to the ribbon. One great idea for a bar of laundry soap is to tie a bow with a small cotton string and attach tiny clothe pins to the ends of the strings. Try to use different colours of the ribbons which will make your soaps look like a rainbow basket which is very attractive to look at.
Arrange your soaps in a gift basket. Adding multiple coloured bars of soap together in a gift basket is a perfect way to decorate your soap. You can even combine some of the other methods with the gift basket method to achieve stunning results. Imagine a natural soap assortment decorated with raffia ties in a wicker basket full of raffia or grass.
Place your soap inside of ceramic or other containers for a cute look. I have seen some really nice soap for sale in little ceramic bathtubs.
Whatever you decide to do when decorating your soap, just always remember to be creative and try new things. It can be a lot of fun to step back and look at your own personal work of soap art, which will bring a touch of classic decor in your bathroom and the entire home as well.
Make that bathroom, no longer a place you dread, but instead a restful inviting haven from the daily grind, and a place where you look forward to starting your day!