This month in our series on what makes a house a home, we relish the indulgence of wallowing in a warm, scented and foaming bath.
Shut the bathroom door, run the hot tap, light the candles and, in an instant, your utilitarian bathroom becomes a place of self indulgence. No other room has such a dual personality, switching from morning wash house to evening mini-spa with the simple addition of a few tea lights and a bottle of Matey.
The power of a long hot soak is undeniable: it can help de-kink any annoying mental and physical niggles that have built up during the day, and it offers a space to think away from the commotion going on in the rest of the house.
The most successful baths are a sensory overload – stroke and coddle your five senses and an hour or so of bliss will be yours.
Turn to page 116 of February's The Simple Things for five tips on choosing and running the perfect bath.
And have a listen to our favourite tub soakin’ tunes in our Spotify playlist.
Words and playlist: Clare Gogerty