Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but the benefits of an autumn reset shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s something meditative about spending a weekend indoors, changing over your wardrobe and planning for the cooler months ahead.

When it comes to beauty, as the humidity slips away and the temperatures drop, you might find yourself swapping out lightweight serums and gels for more nourishing creams and masks. Darker nights also call for at-home spa rituals and baths filled with relaxing scents.

Spending more time on self-care might mean spending more time in your bathroom. Here are a few easy ways to reinvigorate the atmosphere and transform your space into a calming oasis.

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Clean out the clutter

Marie Kondo walked so that Tiktok could run; if you’ve found yourself in the depths of cleantok or browsing the hashtag #organization, you’re not alone. Generally centred on hacking clear modular shelves, trays, drawers and containers, skincare and make-up organisation has gained traction alongside the rise of multi-step routines.

Clear out any beauty empties taking up precious space. Swap over your summer skincare favourites for autumn- and winter-appropriate products. And deep clean your make-up brushes and tools. A shelf reset is good for your mind, too.

Clean out the clutter

Embrace smart storage solutions

Once you’ve reset your routine, adding in the right shelving and storage will keep things tidy. Turntable and swivel shelves offer easy access to products and tools that can get trapped at the back of cupboards. Drawer organisers, lidded containers and storage boxes can help keep things neat and tidy, whether they’re on display or not. These items work twofold: they make things look nice and they also make things accessible, streamlining your morning and evening routines.

Glass or bamboo containers can provide solutions for items like cotton buds, make-up rounds (reusable or otherwise) and beauty blenders or make-up sponges that need to be decanted from larger packaging without floating around your drawers or shaving cabinet. But really, they’re there for whatever you want – you could even have a secret snack stash if you’re so inclined.

Embrace smart storage solutions

Fit the right furniture

From maximising storage in small bathrooms to offering light-touch enhancements for rentals, bathroom furniture is an often-overlooked category. Over-toilet shelving units, bathroom caddies and storage trolleys provide extra options for organisation.

Fit the right furniture

Add plush touches

A new set of towels can make a bathroom feel brand new. Opt for classic white if you want to bring a hotel-inspired touch to your space, or choose brightly coloured or patterned pieces to add personality to blank-canvas bathrooms. Mixing and matching is also a good way to keep track of whose towel is whose. And a fluffy robe is an autumn must, especially as we move into winter.

Add plush touches

Choose calming colours

Trending shades of green like sage, moss and forest bring a sense of serenity. You could also boost the appeal with plants like ferns, devil’s ivy and philodendrons that thrive in humid environments. If you have an internal bathroom with little natural light, faux foliage will also do the trick and can fool your brain into thinking you’re surrounded by lush greenery.

Choose calming colours

Mix up your mirror

Adding mirrors can help to amplify both natural and artificial lighting. Scalloped and wavy edges have a contemporary feel. And it doesn’t have to be all about wall-mounted designs. Look for spots where you could add a floor mirror, or choose pieces you can safely prop against furniture if you can’t drill a hole to hang. Some styles might even work with an adhesive hook.

Mix up your mirror

Really, the possibilities are endless. So whether you’re looking for a small change to brighten up your bathroom space, giving the shelf an entire makeover or just tidying things up to clear your mind (and counter), there are plenty of ways to transform the room and make it your own.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Kmart.