Jungle bathrooms are the latest trend taking over Instagram

How to create your own

Is every bathroom you've seen recently on Instagram dripping in foliage and house plants? Welcome to the jungle bathroom trend.

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The hashtag #Junglebathroom has already been used across 1,229 posts and counting on Instagram. The concept is simple – cover your bathroom top to toe in greenery until you feel like your in the jungle.

Jungle bathrooms

grey walled bathroom with bathtub and potted plants

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

Trust us, it looks a lot better than it sounds. Just feast your eyes on a couple of our favourite jungle bathrooms from Instagram.

The bathroom has played a pivotal role in the increasing push towards taking time for ourselves and relaxing in the last few years.

We have transformed our plain old bathrooms into mini spathrooms, filled with candles and bath trays, laden with wine. However, the jungle bathroom has taken the relaxing theme one step further.

Not only does filling the bathroom with house plants look gorgeous, but it will leave you feeling like you're relaxing on a tropical island. At least for half an hour after the kids have gone to bed.

If you want to dip your toe into the trend with a few leafy additions to your bathroom you'll need to pick your plants strategically.

'Avoid using dry favouring plants such as cacti and succulents in your bathroom,' explains botanical stylist and houseplant stylist Michael Perry. 'They won't like the excess moisture and instead, choose rainforest plants that are used to low light levels and high humidity.'

jungle themed bathroom with potted plants on table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Georgia Burns)

'Bromeliads and air plants are used to rainforest conditions,' he adds. 'They thrive in bathroom environments – a quick spritz of water every few days is all the moisture they need.'

'Ferns are an excellent choice for lowlight level rooms, so a bathroom without a window is ideal,' says Michael.

Layer different sized plants up on the floor in standing pots to create the impression of an undulating carpet of green. Alternatively, stack them up on shelves interspersed with hanging plants to make a living feature wall.

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Will you be dipping into the jungle bathroom trend?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.