Your bathroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home—your private world where you can unwind and relax and just be yourself. Whether it’s a hot soak in your tub or a quick refreshing shower, your self-care routine begins right here; and the right ambience goes a long way toward elevating your experience. Regardless of the size of your bathroom, there are plenty of ways in which you can transform it into a spa-like retreat.
These designer-approved bathroom tips can help you create your spa right at home.
Use Pastel Colours
A neutral colour palette that is mostly made up of pastel shades will create a soothing and harmonious environment, while bold and bright shades will have the opposite effect. Do not use any stimulating prints or colours in the bathroom. Tones of white and cream are gentle and calming, and that’s what you are looking for. Think of natural and organic décor elements against a light coloured palette, and you start to get the picture.
Change The Shower Head And Faucets
Are you getting enough pressure in your overhead shower? A spa-like rain shower with a larger diameter and a detachable hand shower are easy additions to your plumbing. If you are going all out, some showers come equipped with speakers that connect to Bluetooth. Now you can even listen to slow jazz as you bathe! A quick word of caution: hard water is an unfortunate reality in most Indian cities. Either install a water softener connected to the geyser inlet or keep cleaning the nozzles so that your rain shower remains gentle and doesn’t turn into needle-sharp jets of water.
If Space Permits, Install A Tub
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as soaking in a hot tub, and if space permits, you should consider having one installed. A 5’ long bathtub is usually the smallest size available that does not cut out on the amenities you need for a refreshing soak. Choose a model with sloping sides that is easy to clean. Fill your tub with rose petals and add aromatic essential oils to the water, light some candles, and get ready to slip into oblivion.
Lighting can create the ambience you want and transform your bathroom into a magical space that’s the stuff that dreams are made of! A string of fairy lights and diffused lighting using dimmer switches will help to turn down the brightness and create a spa feel. For more flattering mirror lights, replace white light fittings with warm yellow LEDs. And of course, light up those scented candles for the ultimate spa experience.
Get A Fitted Mirror
Your mirror is the focal point of the décor that you have created. A wall-to-wall fitted mirror above the sink will magnify the space, which is an excellent value-add if your bathroom is on the smaller side. Mirrors also reflect candlelight and enhance the spa atmosphere that you have created.
Stock Up On Some Spa Products
Indulge yourself by buying some luxurious bath amenities. Don’t look at the price for once, and buy whatever you’ve always wanted! Gorgeously scented bath salts, loofahs and body scrubs, and lotions that smell like heaven are a small price to pay for your daily spa experience. Aromatherapy is a great de-stressor and boosts relaxation, so don’t forget to invest in a diffuser and some calming essential oils like lavender, lemongrass and vanilla.
Upgrade Your Towels
An essential part of the spa experience is wrapping yourself up in a fluffy clean bathrobe and towels. Don’t skimp on these small essentials; make sure you throw out your old towels and buy the most luxurious towels you can find. And while you’re at it, get some comfy floor rugs too. Keep your towels wrapped in a roll and stack them up where they can be seen, just like they do in the spa!
Create Open Shelving
Now that you have stocked up on lovely bath essentials and towels, you should be able to display them to advantage in your bathroom. Use clear glass bottles to display bath salts, add a wicker basket on the counter for hand towels and lotions, and display a tray with white pebbles next to your essential oil diffuser. Open shelves in a convenient corner can be used to display extra towels. Make sure you de-clutter first and throw away all the old expired bottles you will no longer be using.
Bring Nature In
Indoor plants, pebbles and little stone statues help to create a Zen-like garden and bring nature indoors. A small indoor waterfall is also a good idea, and the sound of water creates soothing white noise in the background. Embrace nature with a vase filled with fresh cut flowers, large leafy ferns in a pot or hanging pots with green creepers. Plants also clean the air and give out oxygen which is an added plus. Make sure that the plants you choose are low maintenance and do not need too much sunlight.
Hang Some Artwork
We love the idea of having artwork in the bathroom. Tone down the colours, though, and make sure that the prints complement the décor and do not stand out. A couple of black and white prints on the wall can be just what you need to round off the décor. Little things can make a big difference, so choose the artwork with care and an eye for detail.
You deserve the best, and it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover. With thoughtful remodelling and a few luxurious accessories, you can transform your everyday, mundane bathroom into a refreshing, rejuvenating spa experience. And when you are soaking in a warm, fragrant bath with rose petals floating all around, absolutely relaxed in the soft glow of candlelight, don’t forget to thank us!