Ways to create a cosy spa bathroom
Enjoying a spa treatment at least once a month is incredibly invigorating for the mind and body. But, why would you bother going to the spa when you can create your own little peaceful retreat at the comfort of your own bathroom. With only a little bit of redecorating, decluttering and some calming tunes, you can easily have an at-home spa resort where you can unwind whenever you want and save both time and money on going to the spa resort.
The first thing you’ll notice at any spa is that there is zero clutter. All you need is a place to lay down, soothe your body and senses, and relax. Therefore, make sure you have a cabinet, a shelf, or even a wicker basket where you can store all of your bits and bobs that can potentially take your mind away from the peaceful ambience you want to create. Fold towels nicely and place them neatly inside the cabinet or on a shelf if you’d like to put them on display. Invest in white large comfy towels and think about investing in a towel warmer to enjoy heated towels after your comforting treatment. No hair products, makeup and toiletries are allowed in plain sight, so be sure to store them properly in a basket or under the sink.
Use calming hues
The best way to create a spa-like feel in your home is to surround yourself with calming colours. Neutral earthy hues such as ivory, brown, white, light blue and beige are perfect for creating a welcoming environment. Replace your colourful shower curtains with see-through or creamy coloured ones, and swap your purple bathmats for white or beige one. Think about retiling your floors and walls if you already have dark coloured tiles. Don’t forget to equip yourself with all the essential tiling tools if you decide to do the remodelling on your own. Light grey, pastel green or white tiles are the perfect colour options for a calming spa-like bathroom. Alternatively, you can also think about having natural stone walls, and deep wood colouring to create a feeling of forest-like serenity.
Bring the nature inside
Mixing in nature into your bathroom is also a great way to achieve the Zen-like ambience. Houseplants and flowers will add life to the bathroom while also helping you create a healthy environment. Nothing says tranquillity as much as indoor plants do, so look for a nice white porcelain vase or even a Lucite glass one and fill it with fresh flowers. Hang a potted plant on the wall, or place various plants around the bathroom to increase oxygen levels aside from adding character to the room. Fill the corners with plants or keep a small potted plant such as bamboo and small rubber plant on the bathroom vanity. White floor and pastel green walls are all you need for a true nature-inspired interior.
Add calming aromas and lighting
For a final touch to your serene bathroom retreat, incorporate aromatherapy into the entire setting. Aromatherapy relieves stress, boosts relaxation and evokes emotions allowing you to make the most of your spa treatment. The easiest way to set the mood is to get some scented candles, lotions, essential oils, and scented soaps. The best scents for a calming feel are lavender, jasmine and chamomile. Soft glows and mood lighting is exactly what you need to make all the pampering worthwhile. Just by installing a dimmer switch, you can easily set the mood in your bathroom for a lovely evening spa treatment, without having to sacrifice the ever-needed bright light for speedy morning routines.
Forget all about spending tons of money on spa treatments at luxury resorts because now you can have the perfect spa retreat at your home. All you need to do to create a Zen-like feel in your home is a little bit of redecorating, some mood lighting, aromatic scents and you’ll spend every evening in your calming bathroom.