The bathroom can be the most neglected space in the house, evoking feelings of guilt, shame or plain fear. We often respond to these triggered emotions by over sanitizing this space; making it cold, sterile, bare, silenced, desacralized. Our dwellings seem to hide the bathroom or seek to subdue its design as we disconnect from body and soul.
A sacred space of flow
The bathroom is one of the most feminine, transformative, imaginative, healing and surreal spaces in the home where we can slow down. It is in the sacred space of the bathroom where we come in close contact with our naked selves, the wild natural processes of our bodies, and the sacred element of water that cleanses and restores our souls. We come in depleted, exhausted, stressed out and/or disconnected and emerge rejuvenated, renewed, reborn. This is then a call to celebrate the bathroom as a a place of creative flow, transformation, and self-care for our sensual, spiritual selves.
We can soften our bathroom space to embrace spaciousness, light, color, views, art, nature and symbols that relax, soothe, and inspire. Whether you are designing a bathroom from scratch, renovating one, clutter clearing, or simply making more subtle adjustments, here are some examples of inspirational bathrooms that embrace nature & the owner’s unique aesthetic. I encourage you to find your own. Infuse life into your bathroom: from sterile to fertile.
A feminine space of ritual, transformation & poetry
Natural, light & Spacious
I love the bathroom. My creative ideas flow so effortlessly in this space. In case you would like to further reflect on your experience of the bathroom, subscribe to Sacred Flow & receive for free: ‘The Poetics of the Bathroom as Sacred Space PDF. I hope you enjoyed this post. Next time you use the bathroom and take a shower, a bath or simply wash your hands, let the water bless you and remind you of the sacred flow that is your true nature. May the bathroom help nourish and awaken your deepest, truest self. With love,
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