Sadly my bathroom is not a calm, relaxing space. First of all it's tiny, has no window so therefore no natural light. Ventilation is provided by a fan, so it's also noisy. When we bought the house it had a huge vanity unit with a shell shaped sink (nice eh?) and lots of dark wood and huge cream tiles. It was not pretty. We took that all out, replaced it with a simple white bathroom suite, white tiles and white walls and it was a whole lot better. But recently I've wanted to create something more relaxing. The white feels a little stark and now I want to introduce something warmer. So I've painted the wall above the tiles a mushroom-grey shade and I'm looking at our storage requirements. Ideally I'd like a wooden cupboard and hooks for towels, but with no window, it does give us issues with condensation. So I'm trying to think of ways around that.
The other thing that needed improving was our shower. I was delighted when Mira Showers got in touch and asked me if I'd like to review one of their 'Showering Perfection' kits. This included the revolutionary 360 showerhead and a selection of Molton Brown goodies. Mira aim to give you an invigorating, refreshing and soothing shower every time you use it. The 360 showerhead rotates to offer you four different experiences - rain, burst, storm and cloud.
Harry and I both love the top setting - rain. It's powerful yet gentle and totally drenches your entire body. Our old shower never did this so I'm finding this lovely, especially with the mornings being so much chillier. It completely relaxes you and I'm finding it harder to get out of the shower as it's way too cozy!
The showerhead then rotates to position two - burst. This is super powerful, a directional blast of water, to the point it nearly knocks you off your feet! It's not something I would use regularly, but I can see the benefits for me in the future. It's a sheet of massaging water and I'd like to use it after a hot summer day at the Market Garden. It would be great to come home and take a cooler shower with that setting. But in December it's not quite right for me.
The third setting is storm. This provides you with a saturating downpour and is my husband's favourite. He likes this setting as he finds it invigorating and it allows him to get completely wet and he doesn't have to manoeuvre around under the showerhead,
Finally the showerhead flips to position four - cloud. This setting is gentler than burst, although again it's a directional spray of water. Cloud is softer and soothing and offers a very relaxing shower. Once again, it's a setting that I would prefer on a warmer day as I need to be surrounded by warmth at the moment!
We've really enjoyed testing this showerhead out. It's even managed to persuade a very reluctant pre-teen into the shower a bit more! The Molton Brown goodies were a lovely added bonus. Thank you to Mira for providing us with this kit to review.
All words, photographs and opinions are my own.