Christmas scented candles, ornaments and festive towels are among the most popular bathroom decorations – with around £40 spent sprucing up this room alone
It started with the humble Christmas tree and turned into over-the-top outdoor lights – now Britons are decorating their toilets in a bid to embrace the festive season.
A study of 2,000 adults found that one-fifth admitted to adorning every room in their home, and 23% say they usually beautify the bathroom to some degree.
Of these, around £40 will be spent on fairy lights, ornaments, small trees and scented candles, to add festivity to the toilets.
Other adornments likely to pop up in the restroom include wreaths, garlands, stockings, towels and seasonal bath mats.
A surprising eight in ten are inspired by the idea of making a trip to the bathroom more fun this time of year.
Identifying “dunny” decorations as an emerging trend, shower maker Triton is looking for one festive fanatic to win the most festive bathroom ever.
Spokeswoman Tina Simpson said: “There is a general feeling among Britons that Christmas is the time to do it all, and this year should be the biggest and the best.
“Home decorating used to see people popping up a simple tree and hanging garlands around the living room, with a stocking over the fireplace.
“It progressed to Christmas trees outside, hanging lights in the house, inflatable reindeer and stop signs for Santa Claus.
“And now the bathroom has joined the mix, becoming a space people want to pay as much attention to as the rest of the home – with festive toilet rolls, hand towels and shower curtains making all their appearance.”
The study found that festive teddy bears, reindeer, shelf elves and even strings of popcorn have made their way into bathrooms across the country.
It emerged that a quarter of those polled admit that their Christmas decoration was quite understated, but has become more and more elaborate over the years.
Additionally, 20% admit they fear being judged if their home isn’t perfect for December.
But the family isn’t helping people keep their homes looking like something out of a Christmas catalog, with 45% being much messier this time of year.
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As many as 23% feel under tremendous pressure to ensure their festive ornaments always look stunning, and 52% say they take full responsibility for ensuring the home is decorated appropriately. .
More than a third even argued with a family member because they were the only one taking things seriously.
However, four in ten said that getting the house ready for celebrations is their favorite and most enjoyable thing about the festive season – although more than one in 20 will make sure their decorations aren’t too tacky and are well received.
Tina Simpson added, “The bathroom can be a haven during the holiday season, so it’s no surprise the nation is upping the ante when it comes to sprucing up this much-used room.
“To celebrate the rise of seasonal stalls, we are looking for the most festive bathroom in the UK.
“From vanities to garland frames, to an inflatable Santa next to the toilet – if you have a Christmas-obsessed bathroom, we want to know about it!”
To enter Triton’s competition to find the most festive Christmas bathroom, go here.
POPULAR BATHROOM DECORATIONS:
- Festive scented candles
- Christmas decorations
- Festive napkins
- fairy lights
- Festive Bath Mats
- Christmas tree
- Elf on the shelf
- Santa figurine
- Festive teddies
- popcorn strings