I recently read the 9 glorious tubs post, and found myself drooling… but sad.
My apartment’s bathtub is not conducive to a relaxing soak. The back wall of the tub goes straight up at a ninety-degree angle, with a little ledge before the wall. It’s too steep an angle for me to relax against, and the ledge gets in the way of even sitting straight up comfortably!
I’m imagining there must be some kind of wedge shaped bathtub pillow to make the slope a little more gradual, and provide a headrest, but I haven’t been able to find anything like this. Help, please? -Hanna
Oof, a straight-backed tub? Sounds so… not relaxing at all.
We feel your pain!
We reached out to Offbeat Home readers who’ve dealt with similar issues and came up with a few affordable solutions… because we all want a more comfortable bathtub!
So here are two cheap ways to make your bathtub more comfortable:
Option 1: Inflatable Beach Chair ($23)
From Offbeat Home reader Alissa:
I use one of these Inflatable Beach Chairs to make my bathtub more comfortable! Cheap and works well. I may even try filling one with sand in the bottom to help keep in place, since I have 2. Of course, laying on the flat piece works too!
Hooray for this brilliant and affordable idea. You can also try searching around for bath pillows — they come in a ton of sizes and shapes that you might not expect.
Option 2: Air Wedge Pillow ($23)
These air wedges are meant for sleeping, but can easily be used in the tub.