Afternoon Shelfie

By Kate Riley May 4, 2023

I’ve been taking relaxing baths before I go to bed lately, on average about four a week. The feeling of climbing into bed being extra clean is so appealing. I finally got around to upgrading the niche in my bathtub zone, it’s been plain for years so I bought two floating shelves and added a few decorative elements and bathing accessories.

Simple upgrades bring a lot of joy. I added the two shelves to my niche and already it feels so much better in this corner of the primary bath. We have plans to swap the built in bathtub for a freestanding version later this year, and also retile the shower, so I’ll repeat the same vertical tile installation in here that I also use in the walk in shower. Stay tuned for those upgrades later this summer.

Meanwhile, below are a few snapshots of the new and improved bathtub niche in our primary bath, I’ve always loved the natural light in this space.



To add plants and organic texture, I ordered a speckled planter with saucer and also a smaller size with a small rattan mirror from H&M.

The white floating shelves I bought for this space were easy to install with just a few drywall screws, I had them up on the wall in less than thirty minutes this afternoon.

If you’re looking for remote control flameless candles, I highly recommend this trio of glass candles, I have two sets of them and use them all the time around my house!

Two floating shelves and a few decorative objects completely transformed this 3×5’ niche. Looking forward to my bath tonight!


  1. Oh what a lovely and cosy area. I can see how inviting that must be for a bath. I love shelves like that but I always end up putting products on them and they become cluttered quickly!

  2. Love this! It’s so convenient to have a shelf right near the bath! I also love the additional space it gives to store your stuff!

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