The bathroom should be one of the most relaxing places in the home. And if you are looking for inspiration on how to create a beautiful space in your bathroom, you could do no better than have a think about spas and how they create the ultimate in relaxing environments.
Of course, when we go to the spa, it’s hard to believe that we could turn our bathrooms into such a luxurious and delightful retreats. But it’s a lot easier – and cheaper – than you might think,. Especially if you are prepared to get your hands dirty and use some elbow grease! Let’s take a look at how you can create a beautiful spa environment from your bathroom – read on to find out more.
Install a dim switch
First thing’s first, lighting plays a huge role in a spa – more so than you might think. And if you are fed up of your bathroom lights being super bright and rather glaring, there is an easy fix – install some dimmer switches. While I wouldn’t do this if you don’t have any experience working with electricity, it’s an easy job, and an electrician will probably be able to do it for you in an hour or so. Most importantly, though, is that your bathroom lighting will be so much nicer, and all you will need to do is dim the lights, light up some candles, and relax in a lovely warm bath.
Go for wooden slatted tiles
Wooden slatted tiles are everywhere in your favorite spa, so why not bring some back into the bathroom? If you can’t afford to fit your entire floor with them, it’s possible to use them as a spa-like bathroom mat or even hang them on the walls with some long-stemmed plants hanging from them. If your bathroom is just a block of colour, using wooden slats can improve the appearance by a significant amount and breaks up the dullness – as well as reminding you of a spa. You could even find the perfect bathroom suite to match the look. Try and look for a bath or shower unit with a wooden finish rather than the plain old siding you often get with the average bath.
Change your cupboard doors
Tired of looking at dull, plain doors on your bathroom cabinets and storage cupboards? If so, swap them for louvre doors. It’s a continental look that helps break up a plain looking cabinet and wall, and it also has that spa aesthetic you might be looking for.
Most spas these days avoid plain white colours as they can appear a little clinical. Instead, they are using earthier tones such as light greens and tans, which are far more relaxing on the eye. So, consider decorating with natural colours, and also bring in some moisture friendly plants for added effect. The more natural environment you can create, the easier it will be for you to relax – just as you would in the spa.
Finally, make sure you have a home for everything, and it is easy to put your bathroom stuff away quickly. Invest in some good storage solutions to keep things clear – a cluttered bathroom will only result in a cluttered mind, and when you want to relax you want a calm, clear environment to enjoy your new bathroom properly. Good luck!