Last week, we brought you tips on how to create your own sanctuary. Today, we kick off #SanctuarySunday, which shares the very best in relaxing spaces that can help you unwind, and we're starting with that favorite private space -- the bathroom.
Many of us repair to this room in order to get a little peace and quiet. Though many of us are happy with just a clean bathroom, some designers take the "sanctuary" idea to a whole new level with spa-like features that could unwind even the most stressed-out among us.
Take a look at our seven favorite bathrooms from our favorite home inspiration site, Houzz. And, tell us -- what's your sanctuary? Or, better yet, show us: Take a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #SanctuarySunday. Be sure to tag @HuffPostHome too, while you're at it.
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Keep Your Go-To Products At Hand
Put your tried-and-true everyday basics in either a cup or bag that you can stow away when not needed. This will save you time when getting ready and keep the sink clean. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/featheredtar/2779158559/sizes/l/in/photostream/">FeatheredTar</a>
Make Cleaning A Snap
Keep a few must-have cleaning products like Windex, Clorox disinfecting wipes and daily shower cleaner spray in the bathroom. This way, you won't have to haul your huge cleaning caddy in when you want to clean. Speaking of, to keep your Saturdays free from hours of deep cleaning, wipe down the sink and tub everyday and the room will always be good to go. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/suavehouse113/2357714065/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by suavehouse113</a>
Keep Reading Material In Order
OK, let's be real here and say that we all, at some point, bring magazines or books into the bathroom. Instead of placing them on the toilet tank or on the floor, acknowledge reality and either buy a magazine rack that can tuck next to the toilet or one that hangs on the door. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/49333775@N00/2144988881/sizes/o/in/photostream/">The Shopping Sherpa</a>
Toss Expired Products
If you're like us, you probably have a ton of accessories and products that you haven't used in years. To help streamline your life, go through those products regularly and toss anything you don't use. You'll be surprised to learn that things like <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/bathroom-items-you-should-throw-away_n_2450633.html">razors, rubbing alcohol and loofahs have expiration dates</a>. Photo by <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?searchterm=razors&search_group=&lang=en&search_source=search_form#id=47854615">Shutterstock</a>
Hide The Toilet Paper
Toilet paper isn't exactly the most glamorous thing in the world, but it's definitely a necessity. Instead of storing it outside of the bathroom where you can't get to it in a time of need, place it in a cute basket or bin. This way it looks pretty and it's always in reach. Photo by <a href="http://www.basketcreationsandcandles.com/DBLDTYTISSUE.jpg">Basket Creations and Candles</a>
Save The Guest Towels
Unless you're actually having guests over, why stress yourself out trying to make sure the special towels don't get ruined? Just put out the ones you actually use and store the others somewhere else. Photo by <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?searchterm=bathroom+towel&search_group=&lang=en&search_source=search_form#id=86530189&src=92ed62af179009f351fc38926ad06aae-1-84">Shutterstock</a>
Choose Soothing Colors
If you have a small bathroom, it's best to paint it a light and soothing color like white, warm grey or a spa green. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pflintandco/4685369401/sizes/l/in/photostream/">P.Flintandco</a>
We love candles, but the last thing you want to worry about is knocking over a flame when stepping out of the tub. Instead, invest in oil diffusers. Photo by <a href="http://www.artfulhandgallery.com/servlet/the-1588/BLACK-CURRANT-SCENT-DIFFUSER/Detail">The Artful Hand Gallery</a>
Corral Kids Toys
Listen, kids need to have fun in the bathroom too, but it doesn't mean you have to take a soak with a plastic tugboat. Simply gather all the kids' toys in a mesh bag or shelf to keep them tidy. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/plindberg/2638823470/sizes/l/in/photostream/">plindberg</a>