Spa retreats are very relaxing and beautiful, but they can be expensive. They can also be hard to work into your busy life, especially if you have a family and a demanding job. After all, you can’t simply go on a relaxing vacation anytime you want — or can you? With a bathroom designed like a spa, you’re always steps away from a de-stressing oasis! It may not be a full-on retreat, but it will come in handy when you want to unwind from a chaotic day. No more having to schedule a time to make it to the salon.
Here are three simple ways to make your bathroom feel more like a spa.
1. Add Spa-Worthy Appliances
One of the best parts about going to a spa retreat is all the fantastic appliances that are available, such as hot tubs, steam rooms, and rainfall showers. Things that you do not have at home…yet. Adding spa-worthy appliances, such as a jet tub, a walk-in shower, or even a sauna, could be a great way to create a relaxing environment. Depending on the extent of the bathroom remodel you’re looking for, you may require an expert’s help. But it will be worth it with the added value it could bring to your daily life and your home. There are other appliances that you can add to your bathroom with minimal installation. This might include massaging showerheads, foot spas, and similar gadgets.
2. Decide on a Color Scheme
Whether you decide to remodel your bathroom or do a quick face-lift, you need to think about a suitable color scheme. Room colors are powerful when creating the right atmosphere or mood. Colors that are great for spas are usually muted tones because they give off a relaxing, quiet feeling. Some great options include pastel shades or neutral tones, including:
- Pale light blue
- Lilac purple
- Seafoam green
You’ll be looking at these colors for many years to come, so you want to make sure you love them. Before committing to a color, go to your local paint suppliers and buy color samples to try out on your walls. This is a great way to see how the color will look before purchasing the whole can of paint. Remember that the right colors can instantly transform your bathroom into a luxurious space that gives off a luxurious spa feel, so avoid putting it off until the last minute. Don’t forget to go beyond wall color, though, and incorporate decor additions that further highlight the colors you like best.
3. Pay Attention to Lighting
Although you may not walk in and immediately notice this in your local spa, lighting is essential for creating a relaxing, calm atmosphere. When you go to a retreat, the lighting always seems perfect. This is because they choose the right light fixtures. Depending on the mood you’re trying to create, you can use different lighting techniques. Avoid using light fixtures that give off harsh bright lights for a spa-like atmosphere, but don’t make it too dark either. You want to go for something in-between.
Consider installing a dimmable LED track lighting fixture, which will allow you to brighten or dim the lights anytime you want to change the mood. The perfect lighting will also depend on how much light your bathroom gets naturally, the size of your bathroom, and natural preference. It might take some trial and error to get it just to your liking.
Bring Peace and Tranquility to Your Home
Your oasis awaits. Follow the above suggestions to create your spa paradise right at home. You will feel calmer and happier knowing that you can take a load off by soaking in your jet tub, listening to your favorite music, and tuning out your worries.