After a long week of work, slaving to the grind, there’s nothing better for your body, mind, and spirit than a trip to the spa.
But why spend all that money, when you can create a sanctuary spa in your own bathroom?
So, why not take the time and simply turn your bathroom into a home spa?
Just think about it – your bathroom is a private space where you can take a relaxing shower or warm bath to de-stress and rejuvenate.
It only takes a few extra elements to create a spa-like atmosphere in your home.
This brief article will show you how to enhance your senses, and destress, by creating your own spa experience at home.
While you may or may not be able to install hydrotherapy facilities equal to those of your favorite spas, you can easily give yourself that spa touch with some affordable bath amenities.
Be sure to pamper yourself by installing a deep soaking tub.
Even if you have a tiny bathroom, you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Bathtub manufacturers offer a wide array of scaled-down tubs, no longer than five foot, but deep enough to deep soak.
If you want to create an exotic Zen-style spa bathroom, then go with a traditional Japanese deep soaking tub. They are much deeper than traditional tubs, allowing you to submerge your body from the neck down. Many come with built-in seats, so you can sit comfortably and safely while enjoying a hot bath.
Make sure to get a massage shower head.
This shower head not only fits any bathroom, you’ll definitely use it everyday.
It would be wisest to get the deep soaking tub and massage shower head, budget allowing. However, if you do have budget and/or space concerns, then sacrifice your deep soaking tub for an upgraded shower including a high-end massage shower head. The spa-like shower will satisfy your relaxation needs.
Of course, you’ll also want to add heated towels.
You never would want to wrap up a soothing, healing hot bath or shower with a cold towel. To retain body heat, there’s no better way than indulging yourself in warm, comfortable towels after a long session bathing in hot water.
Towel warmers are a popular addition to every spa bathroom. You can simply install a towel-warming drawer in your vanity. If you want to dry your towels simultaneously, towel-warming bars will be a better and inexpensive option. They also have wall-mounted designs allowing you to preserve more bathroom space.
To rejuvenate, consider adding aromatherapy.
Scents are known to boost health and create a more positive mood. Did you know that one of the easiest and fastest ways to wake your brain up in the morning is to shower with peppermint-scented soap? And if you need a good night’s sleep, lavender and jasmine lotions will do the trick.
Also – adding scented candles and/or scent diffusers will enhance your sensual spa experience.
And of course, remember that candles add ambience. But for safety, you may want to consider an oil diffuser.
Everyone, particularly ladies, enjoys unwinding in a tub surrounded by lit candles. Why? In addition to scent, the flames of fragrant candles add a warm ambience to their bathrooms. This makes the space feel romantic.
The visual appeal of your bathroom is a key for setting a spa-like atmosphere.
Spas embrace a “less is better” vibe. This minimalist style opens up the bathroom, giving it a serene and restful atmosphere.
To help you achieve a “clean and comforting” spa look in your bathroom, there are some things you can do.
Make sure to paint the walls in earthy colors.
Utilize nature-inspired colors, such as brown, gray, and green. They will give your bathroom an organic feel, as well as a calming tone. If you have a small bathroom, you can opt for a lighter and more neutral color scheme. Beige, light gray, and pale green, lend a soothing sense. They also give a spacious feel to any small bathroom.
One thing that’s a must have are dimming bathroom lights.
If you prefer late night, romantic baths before bed, install recessed ceiling lights or wall scones with dimmer control switches. Dimmers soften your lights and will give your bathroom a spa-like feel when you need a soothing soak in the tub or even during a massaging shower.
Installing dimmer switches involves complex circuits or possibly electrical wiring issues. Hire a professional electrician to install them for you.
Add faux wood tile to your spa bathroom.
A wood floor can create the feeling of peace and warmth. At the same time, it’s never a good option to install wood in any damp area.
Luckily, you have another viable alternative called faux wood tile. Faux wood tile is ceramic or porcelain tile that mimics the natural texture of wood, while having a high resistance to water. On top of that, faux wood tile also comes in a variety of patterns that can match up with any spa bathroom décor.
Next, make sure to clear toiletry clutter.
In other words, put your toiletries away.
Clutter stresses us out mentally and physically.
This is why spas keep their toiletries hidden and in order. At the same time, storage space is usually an issue in small bathrooms. So when it comes to hiding all toiletries, it can be challenging.
Make sure to get rid of those old and expired toiletries you never use. This will likely free up a significant amount of bathroom cabinet or vanity space.
If you still need to use some counter space for your daily toiletries (like cotton balls or Q-tips), you can organize these items in clear glass jars.
Jarred toiletries will become part of your spa décor.
For some people, taking a long soak in the tub can be boring.
The best choice is to utilize soft, soothing music to enhance your senses and thwart boredom.
You can create a “meditation” playlist on your phone or digital player. Then play it through a waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
Your list can include classical music or nature sound effects.
Feel free to implement wines, champagnes, or even your favorite living foods, such as fresh fruit into your spa experience.
Make sure to use a tub tray (available online) to hold your glass of wine, champagne, or food.
Remember that getting the benefits of a spa treatment in your own home is not as hard as you think.
All it takes is some creativity and a few bathroom renovations and amenity additions.
This will allow you to turn your bathroom into a private oasis, no matter how large or small it is.
Hopefully you learned quite a bit about designing a spa bathroom.
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