The bathroom is likely the first room you visit when you get up in the morning and the last room you see before you’re off to bed. Every single day. So why not ease into the day with soothing serenity, and put yourself to bed with a sense of peace and balance?
Here are 6 ways to make your bathroom feel more like a spa. The first 3 are about the walls, floor and fixtures, and the last 3 are about the experience anyone can achieve today.
Light colors are clean and relaxing. Pale blues and even pale greens are beautiful in bathrooms. Reflecting the theme of water, they also keep the room light and fresh feeling.
White rooms seem to be of the flavor of the moment but white bathrooms are always stunning, peaceful and airy. The very purpose of a bathroom is to get and stay clean, and there’s nothing that reflects clean better than the color white.
Here’s a traditional white look:
And a modern look in white:
You’re most exposed in your bathroom, stark naked a lot of the time. When you look in the mirror naked, you don’t want your flaws glaring at you (we’ve all got them), you want to feel good about yourself, right? Although lighting won’t take 30 pounds off or make you 10 years younger, good lighting will smooth out lines and unwanted bumps. Plus great lighting is an accessory that doesn’t have to cost a lot, but can add an enormous amount of style. I could go on an on…
A gorgeous chandelier goes a long way to a pampered experience, and when it’s the only lighting lit in the room it can cast shadows that transform your soak into the ultimate serenity.
3. Natural Elements
Nothing says spa more than natural elements, bringing the outdoors in (think hot stone massage, saunas, sounds of babbling brooks, etc.) Use stone on walls or continue your bamboo flooring up a feature wall. It never hurts to have a wall of windows outside your tub but hey, we don’t all get that.
There’s nothing better than finishing a long day with a candle-lit bath. I mentioned lighting being key, and this is upping the game. Candles by nature are soothing. A flame is natural, flickering, and calming, so surround yourself with candles and get into that tub. There’s no better way to end a day. Oh, bubbles never hurt.
I’ve never been to a spa without music and I rarely take a shower or bath without it. I don’t have to tell you that music is a great mood setter, and it’s a powerful way to add instant calm. Whatever genre of music you like, you can find something slow enough to calm you down.
To complete the experience take advantage of the power of scent, and get your aromatherapy on. Whether you have scented candles, oils or bath salts, make sure you have something soothing to smell. We all know now that aromas can be therapeutic, so take advantage and use it to either you wake up or calm you down.
Now get in that tub and soak!