A spa in your bathroom – an idea that may seem “too-out-there” for others. But if you really think about it, it’s a good one.
If you want to visit the spa but don’t have the time to leave the house, transform your bathroom into one. Make your home a cozier place by creating a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom. By removing clutter and making space, as well as adding decorative touches and upgrading bathroom appliances, you can build a stylish yet affordable spa in your home.
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Start with Decluttering
Leave enough space on your counter for your toner for whitening, face masks, and other spa items by decluttering. Remove items that you don’t use on a daily basis and store them in a basket, under your sink, or in a medicine cabinet. Keep the bathroom and spa essentials at hand by installing a small shelf. Keep the non-essentials tucked away to maintain a clean and relaxing atmosphere.
If you have trouble finding a place to store your toiletries, get creative with your storage. Consider how a spa organizes and displays their toiletries. Add a wicker basket to store your hand towels or use a clear glass jar to keep your cotton balls. Place a tray on top of the toilet for lotions, hand soap, and other products.
Install Dimming Lights
If you’re a big fan of late-night baths, set a calming atmosphere in your bathroom with wall scones or recessed ceiling lights that come with dimmer controls. A dimmer softens harsh lighting and provides spa vibes when you soak in your bubble bath.
Interested in going the extra mile? Install colored lights for a brighter ambiance. But if you’re after a genuine spa feel, place candles around your bathroom and light them up.
Explore Calming Colors and Earthy Tones
Set the tone of your at-home spa by choosing the right colors. Neutral colors, such as beige, white, or blue, create a welcoming and soothing environment. Nature-inspired colors such as green, brown, blue, and gray give your bathroom an organic and fresh feel.
Refrain from using colorful shower curtains or bold accents to maintain the calming spa-like atmosphere. If you have a smaller bathroom, go for a lighter and more neutral color scheme.
Upgrade Your Showerhead
Experience true pampering by upgrading your regular showerhead into a massage showerhead. If you do not have a luxurious tub, a fancy shower head with a simple design but multiple settings complete your shower experience. Whether you prefer high-pressure, a hand-held shower, or a waterfall shower, choosing a unique showerhead instantly upgrades your bathroom.
Add a Touch of Nature
Incorporate flowers and houseplants to add life to your bathroom and spa. Indoor plants transform your bathroom into a more tranquil space in your home. Hang a potted plant, fill a vase with fresh flowers, or set potted plants around your bathroom to mix in nature. If you want to go for the full natural visual ambiance, incorporate vines that trail down from the shelves.
Style Your Blinds
Window treatment is essential. Simple but pretty linen blinds create a private feel to your bathroom. You can also choose roman blinds or bathroom rollers, depending on your existing lighting options and bathroom size.
Roller blinds are also ideal for bathroom windows. These smart and simple window treatment options cover windows with a single piece of fabric, which you can roll down for privacy and shade.
Your windowsill can still hold your spa accessories. Just adjust your blinds or shades according to your preference.
Update Your Rugs and Towels
Luxurious towels and fluffy bath rugs for your feet are important in creating a spa-like feel in your bathroom. Indulge in warm towels by replacing your old bath towels and rugs with new and fresh ones. Take your home spa to the next level by buying towel warmers!
Add Calming Scents
Aromatherapy caps off the entire spa experience at home. By using aromatherapy, you boost relaxation and relieve stress while evoking emotions. Scented soap, essential oils, and lotions plus scented candles create a spa mood in any bathroom. Your scent selection can include jasmine, lavender, or vanilla to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere.
Display Your Pampering
You deserve a break after all the preparations for your home spa. Treat yourself to your favorite spa must-haves such as bath salts, sheet masks, and body scrubs. Put them on display on your shelves or pretty glass jars.
Transforming your bathroom into a personal spa retreat is a worthwhile investment. Instead of going out to book an appointment for a spa day, pamper yourself at home whenever you want.