We could all use a little less stress and more deep relaxation in our lives. While splurging on a spa treatment once in a while sounds ideal, the reality is that not everyone can afford to indulge in such a luxurious treat. Still, there’s nothing better for your body or mind than being pampered. Here’s how you can apply all those wonderful aspects—such as essential oil diffusers, heated towels, and luxury shower curtains—to your own bathroom. You’ll melt away after a long day of work without draining your bank.
Get Back to Nature
Incorporating elements from the natural world will help transport you to a Zen-like state of mind. Consider hanging a few plants from your ceiling, or lining a window sill with small Aloe Vera plants. Not only will the greenery help release your stress, but the extra humidity in the air will help keep your plants living longer. Eucalyptus will help you relax with its anti-inflammatory oils while the roots found in peace lilies will help keep the air clean of mold and mildew. Playing with textures using natural elements will also add an extra level of calm. Experiment with a wooden sink or adding pebble tile to your floors. The browns and grays will soften the mind and the pebbles will feel great on your feet. Focus on earthy color palates such as greens, beiges, and blues to give the impression of space and to offer the ability to easily unwind in your bathroom.
Clear of Clutter
Walking into a bathroom with bottles and brushes strewn about is reflective of a cluttered mind. Eliminate all unnecessary products from your counters and keep only the essentials visible. Tossing out anything you haven’t used in months will provide you with a significantly larger amount of space to store what you don’t use on a daily basis. If space is an issue, consider storing essential items in glass jars or wicker baskets. It’ll stylishly hold your toiletries and meld well with the rest of your decor. Placing a lovely bamboo or wicker bin near the shower or tub will allow you to conceal your dirty towels.
Keep it Private and Secluded
Transforming your bathroom into a spa-like oasis requires thinking like a hermit. If you have a window in your bathroom, even if it’s a small one, hanging black out curtains is a cost-effective, yet luxurious way to close out the rest of the world and focus on total relaxation. Another option is placing an elegant paneled room divider so you can have extra privacy before you step into your shower or tub. Investing in luxury shower curtains is another way for you to leave the outside world and stresses of your life so you can completely focus on you. Adding one extra element of seclusion is a dramatic yet creative way to help yourself feel comfortable and protected in your home spa.
When transforming your bathroom into your personal oasis, don’t be afraid to add a little piece of home technology along with the other neutral and natural elements you’ve incorporated. If you have obnoxious overhead lighting and you’re worried about the hazards that come with lighting candles, consider replacing them with adjustable dimming lights so you can have complete control over the ambiance without having to keep an eye on the flames. Adding a waterproof speaker or even installing a sound system will allow you to play your favorite calming or meditative music so you can indulge in your soak. These bluetooth speakers are compact and stick securely to any surface. Heated floors or a towel warmer in your bathroom will ensure that you’ll never worry about being chilly once you’ve stepped out of the tub.
With these tips, you’ll get the benefits of a full spa treatment without splurging on a professional treatment when needed. You can certainly make a few changes and incorporate the therapeutic elements and tactics that spas use so that you’ll never want to leave your hidden sanctuary again.