Picture this: you step from beneath a majestic waterfall onto a thick carpet of moss.
Sounds great, but it’s not the kind of thing you can do every day. Or is it? It turns out a Swiss designer has now made it possible to re-create this experience in your own bathroom with a live-moss bath mat.
La Chanh Nguyen created the mat out of a selection of ball, island, and forest moss, which get watered when you step out of the shower or bath.
“The idea was to find a new way of having your plants inside,” Nguyen told the Telegraph. “Not only plants in pots quietly standing in the corner of a living room but alive plants, evolving in the house.”
The moss is in a foam frame, which keeps it from spreading out of control, and is extremely low maintenance as far as houseplants go. The higher humidity level in the bathroom, plus the occasional extra watering it gets when people bathe, all help keep the moss thriving. If you’re someone who wants to keep your indoor spaces as natural possible, this is an obvious addition to your decor.
“I think this mat would appeal people who miss a corner of nature in their apartment — perhaps if they live in an urban environment, far from parks and nature areas,” Nguyen said. “It’s relaxing, feels lovely and soft under the feet, and doesn’t need much care.” She is currently looking for investors so that she can mass-produce the mat and get it into the homes of other plant lovers.
However, if you can’t wait to own your own moss bath mat, this is the kind of project that you can get creative with and DIY. In fact, don’t stop there. Turn your entire bathroom floor into a mossy green rug if you feel like it! It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “green living.”