After a long day, sometimes all you need is a little time to yourself. Draw yourself a bath, pour a glass of wine (if you drink), light a candle, and sink down into the bubbles. While this all sounds delightful, sometimes your very own bathroom doesn’t sound like the most inviting or relaxing place (especially if they are covered in kids bath toys). Well, hide those bath toys and bring out the spa essentials, because it is your time to take back the bathroom and turn it into your very own in-home spa. With these simple tips, you can turn that everyday bathroom into a luxurious spa right in your very own home.
Dim the Lights
Lighting always sets the mood, and no spa has bright fluorescent lights beaming in your face. Switch out the old lighting in your bathroom for some new, upgraded dimmers. Whether it’s a call to the electrician or a quick tutorial on YouTube, you’ll be enjoying your new, relaxing lighting in no time.
A simple bathtub caddy can transform your simple tub into a spa in no time. A bathtub caddy will be the perfect addition to your bathroom to place a candle, bath accessories or even a glass of wine.
Adding in a little greenery can do wonders to a simple, bare bathroom. By throwing a potted plant in the corner, or even hanging it from the ceiling, you can make the room feel more earthy and inviting. Plus, plants are great for purifying the air, making your spa experience more natural and relaxing.
Clear the Clutter
If you tend to store many items on your countertop, now is the time to clear them out. By clearing out the clutter, you will give off a fresher and stress-free vibe. Keep it minimalist on the counters with only the necessities on top and throwing the rest in the cabinets or even in the trash!
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to a space. By choosing an earthy tone, you can simply transform your bright and hectic bathroom into a relaxing in-home spa. Colors such as browns, greens, and greys will give you that organic feel that you’ve been looking for.
Upgrade the Fixtures
When it comes to plumbing fixtures, such as the toilet, sink handles, and showerhead, think of them like jewelry. The added accessory can really make or break an outfit, so think about how your fixtures will transform your bathroom—just like a beautiful necklace might do to your dress. Choose fixtures that you might see in a spa and a color that suits your earthy tones.
Choose the Scent
Spas always have a scent that relaxes you as soon as you walk in the door, so think about what you or your guests might want to smell when they walk into your personal spa. Lavender, rose, and eucalyptus are all common scents that you may smell at a spa. Get candles, soaps or a diffuser that can help set the tone as soon as you walk into the room. Go for natural essential oils and products free of harmful chemicals.
One of the greatest feelings after a long bath is wrapping a warm fluffy towel around you, stepping your feet onto a soft mat, then into cozy slippers, and slipping into a soft robe. By adding in those soft textures around you, you will make the bathroom feel upscale and inviting. Plus, you will thank yourself every time you use them!
By adding a speaker (as simple as a portable Bluetooth speaker), you can help drown out any outside noise and turn on your most relaxing music. Choose your favorite slow songs or simply find a playlist on Spotify that can take you out of stress and into full relaxation mode.