There’s something special about a spa that instantly eases the mind and body. The Zen-like atmosphere, calming scents, and naturally inspired elements are all carefully arranged to create a relaxing environment. If you’re like most women, the spa is a place you wish you could enjoy more often.
Rather than finding time to make frequent spa appointments, and spending a whole lot of money in the process, consider bringing the spa to your home bathroom. This practice is becoming more and more popular and can be extremely rewarding after a long day of work.
We’re going to show you some simple ways to turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Best of all, none of these improvements require heavy remodeling or a large budget. Take a deep breath, say ohm and soon you’ll be on your way to a greater level of calmness.
Minimalism is a Virtue
Most peaceful spas provide a means for clearing your mind. This is possible because of the minimalistic décor and lots of empty space provided. This clean, decluttered environment is essential to creating a spa atmosphere at home.
Look around your own bathroom and begin removing any clutter. Those toiletries and makeup that you never use go in the garbage. Any brand-new products can be sold online or donated. Utilize your storage space under the sink or in the linen closet.
Keep the daily products that you use nearby in the medicine cabinet. Invest in wicker baskets and canisters to neatly tuck these items away. Once your bathroom counter is clear, purchase sleek glass jars and small lined baskets. Use these to store items like cotton balls, Q-tips, and makeup remover wipes.
Think about your favorite spa and how they organize some toiletries, replicate this at home. Roll hand towels into the wicker baskets and put extra towels away in the linen closet. If you are short on storage space, consider installing a cabinet or shelving above the toilet.
Fill a vase with dried lavender to leave a lingering, relaxing scent in the bathroom and add to the décor. Use ribbon or twine around the glass jars and add handwritten labels to enhance its spa-like look.
Trade-in Your Old Shower Head
One of the most pampering experiences in the spa is taking a shower after a relaxing treatment. Spa showers often incorporate natural elements like stone and always feature a massage shower head. This luxurious shower soothes muscle aches and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
Pamper yourself at home in the shower by swapping your old shower head for a larger, spa-like shower head. Look for ones with multiple massage settings that feature a sleek design. Consider one with a handheld multi-shower head, a rainfall option, or a version made to increase your water pressure.
Changing your shower head will instantly upgrade your bathroom and bring you one step closer to obtain a Zen-like atmosphere at home.
Incorporate Natural Elements and Colors
Spas have a way of making us feel like one with nature. This is intentional and a result of well thought out interior design. To achieve this look at home, add muted, neutral colors to your bathroom. If you are up for painting, go for it. If you are looking for an easier solution, add these colors through shower curtains, towels, soap dispensers, or a bath mat.
Select one brighter accent color to bring the look together. Blues, pinks, and yellows are known to be calming colors that lift the spirit. This accent color can be used for monograms on towels, incorporated into a shower curtain design or even painted onto an accent wall.
Incorporate more natural elements by adding small green plants or flowers to your bathroom. Consider even placing a hanging plant in the bathroom or some potted floor plants. Add small rocks to a flat dish and place lightly fragranced soap to it. These natural elements will further enhance the tranquil atmosphere.
Invest in New Towels, Robes, Bath Mats, and Loofahs
When it comes to spa towels, robes, and bath mats, fluffier is always better. There is little more luxurious than being wrapped up in a fluffy bathrobe while you relax in a spa-like setting. Upgrade these items to newer, fluffier versions. A Turkish towel or fringed version also can add a beautiful touch to your new spa oasis.
Match them to the color palette of your new spa bathroom. Consider purchasing a high-quality pair of spa slippers to go along with this new look. For an even more glamorous solution, purchase a towel warmer to keep your new purchases warm and cozy.
To really kick your at-home spa up to a notch, you need a great loofah. Organic sea sponges are ideal and look wonderful in your bathroom. Also, invest in a back and nail brush to truly enhance your shower experience.
Mount a magnifying mirror on the wall to add to the décor and serve a great function too. If you have a tub, purchase a wooden tray to sit on its top. This can be used to hold candles, toiletries, or a relaxing cup of tea.
Add Scented Products for an Aromatic Experience
Don’t forget to indulge your sense of smell. Use candles, essential oils, and scented bath products to evoke a sense of relaxation. Jasmine, lavender, mint, eucalyptus, and vanilla are excellent choices for creating a calming spa-like atmosphere.
Candles not only leave an indulgent scent but also offer a glimmering light that flatters anyone in sight. Mix different size candles to fill the space but keep the scents consistent so you don’t overwhelm the senses.