A spa day leaves us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated but is usually a one-off, special occasion. Have you ever thought about how you could achieve this feeling more often?
Spas are specially designed to create a peaceful environment, from minimalistic furnishings and hidden storage to aromatherapy. It is easier than you think to recreate this at home. Read on to find out how to create a relaxing spa-like bathroom and feel rejuvenated every day!
Incorporate Natural Elements
It is no secret that natural elements and plants in your home create a relaxing environment and this applies to your bathroom too. Adding a few plants to your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to make your bathroom feel more relaxing and spa-like. Check out this study into which plants are best for well-being.
Place large potted plants on the floor, smaller plants on the bathroom surfaces or even hang some plants from the ceiling for a more immersive experience! It’s worth doing some research into which plants will thrive in a humid bathroom environment and in the amount of sunlight available in your bathroom.
Another way to incorporate nature into your bathroom is by using natural furniture finishes such as wood or stone.
Declutter and Install Smart Storage
Our minds cannot relax if our space is filled with unnecessary clutter and mess. Start by clearing out any old cosmetics or items that you don’t use anymore. Prioritise your counter space for everyday items and use storage to hide away other products that get used less.
If you find that during this process you don’t have enough storage or you are not utilising your space properly, it might be time for some new bathroom cabinets! You will feel more at peace if your storage perfectly suits your needs and space.
We can create custom bathroom storage to fit your space perfectly and help you to achieve that relaxing spa-like environment.
Use Calming Colours
Colours and visuals are very powerful when it comes to our mood and well-being. When creating your bathroom colour scheme, use a calming neutral palette and avoid any bright colours or harsh contrasts. Pale blues and greens are always good options for a relaxing environment. Or if you’d prefer a darker colour scheme, warm brown tones and natural woods are equally as grounding and relate to a sauna aesthetic.
When buying larger cabinets and baths, a slightly off-white is a good option to suit different colour schemes without being too harsh. Reflective finishes, glossy tiles and large mirrors can brighten up the room to create a more light, airy look and lift your mood.
Aromatherapy is a central element of most spas and for good reason. Certain scents have the power to transform your mental space and can certainly help to create a relaxing environment.
Lavender is perhaps the most popular option for a calming effect and can help you to fall asleep quickly. Other options include rosemary, ylang-ylang, camomile or clary sage. These can all be found in essential oil form to be used in an oil diffuser or even add a few drops to your bath. Alternatively, you can buy them in scented candles, soaps or lotions to get that full pamper experience.
The Power of a New Shower
Upgrading your showerhead to something more fancy can make a huge difference to your bathroom experience. There are plenty of modern showerheads around with different features to suit your individual needs, ranging from massaging sprays to rainfall showers. If you have a bigger budget you might also want to look into a spa-style bath, with features such as jacuzzi jets and built-in LEDs.
Luxurious Bath Towels
To conclude your spa experience (and this blog) upgrade your towels to a more luxurious and soft set. Choose natural materials such as cotton or bamboo for higher quality and more absorbency. If you have shelving as part of your bathroom cabinets, you could arrange them rolled or folded to create a spa-like display.
To go the extra mile, you could invest in a towel warmer and some bathrobes so you can wrap up and keep warm after your bath or shower!
We hope you enjoyed this blog and it inspired you to create a more relaxing spa-like bathroom in your home. If you have any queries about how we can help with your bathroom cabinets then get in touch, and don’t forget to check out our other blogs!