Our bathrooms are our prime source of relaxation after an arduous, stressful day at work. Nothing quite feels as good as sinking into a steaming bubble bath with a face mask and a glass of something nice in hand. The only experience that comes quite close is taking a trip to the spa, which heightens our feelings of relaxation with candles, relaxing music, luxurious oils, creams, and massage techniques.
Sadly, taking a trip to the spa is a coveted experience for most as not everyone can spare the extra funds to pamper themselves after every stress-filled day at the office. Begging the question, how can we recreate this feeling of luxury when we crave it? The answer is simple; we can achieve a similar amount of relaxation that the spa offers us from the comfort of our own bathrooms.
No matter how lack-lustre or cramped your bathroom might be, you can easily recreate a soothing spa-like atmosphere by adding calming decorative elements, reducing the amount of clutter on display, and making a few simple switches. If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into your sanctuary, we’ve created this article outlining a few décor ideas to help you achieve that spa feeling at home every day.
Reduce The Amount Of Clutter On Display
In our opinion, one of the most relaxing aspects of taking a trip to the spa is the feeling of not being surrounded by the everyday clutter and chaos of our own homes. Regardless of the size of your bathroom, these areas are prone to the build-up of everyday objects and bric-a-brac due to the sheer amount of footfall this space receives in a day.
Especially if you have a small bathroom, managing and minimising clutter build-up can present even more of a challenge as the lack of space can make it harder to implement storage solutions. Sadly, images of countertops overspilling with products and cabinets filled to the bursting point are counterproductive when we’re trying to relax.
Aim to streamline your bathroom cupboards and countertops by going through all your cosmetics and tossing anything that is expired or that you don’t use. Ensure that you’re ruthless, and once the job is done, you may find that you’re able to fit much more into your cupboards than before!
Keep your cabinets from getting messy again by prioritising the products you reach for regularly and placing them towards the front or by reserving countertop space for commonly reached for products only.
On the other hand, if you have extremely limited space, you could consider investing in alternative storage solutions such as hanging over-the-door storage units or containers. If you’d like to create that spa feeling, aim to purchase containers that are either stone, wood, glass or have a marble effect.
Install Decorative Wall Or Floor Tiles
Let’s be honest; a common decorative element in spas is tiling. Large, decorative tiles cover the entire walls and floors with marbled gold, cream, or brilliant white hues. As well as being a cosmetic decision, tiles are perfect for a spa-like environment as they are easy to clean, look professional, and repel heat, making the atmosphere more relaxed and easier to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Providing that you’re willing to spend a little more on turning your bathroom into your own personal sanctuary, you could consider taking a trip to your local tile shop and seeing what they have available that screams luxe. Alternatively, you could take your search elsewhere and shop for tiles online to find places such as Hyperion Tiles. Online retailers could prove more beneficial for you as they stock more options and save you time and effort.
If you’re looking for inspiration, have a look at the product offerings from Hyperion Tiles; their website is full of a range of beautiful tiles that are perfect for adding that luxe quality to your bathroom. Consider contacting them today to see how they could help your bathroom achieve that spa-like feeling.
Purchase A Wireless Speaker
Spas are renowned for playing playlist after playlist of relaxing music, from whale noises to zen-enhancing chimes. Treat yourself to the same relaxation technique from the comfort of your own home by purchasing a wireless speaker or bringing your existing one into the bathroom – although make sure that it is water-resistant before doing this.
On the market today, there is a wide range of wireless speakers available for purchase. You can even purchase them in patterns that mirror stone and wood to not look strange in your new zen environment and heighten your spa-like experience. Then create your spa playlist, connect to the speaker, and prepare to relax in a bubble bath with a face mask.
If you’re unsure how to create a spa-like playlist or what type of music to add, you could always ask your local spa if they sell copies of their playlist for inspiration. Or, you could ask the internet and see what other sanctuary-seeking individuals have recommended.
Incorporate Plants Into Your Bathroom Décor
Another decorative aspect synonymous with creating that spa-like feeling is incorporating plants into your bathroom décor. Most spas like to market themselves as natural as possible, which is why we notice an abundance of greenery decorating these places during our coveted trips there.
Plants are known for regulating the humidity in the air, reducing stress, and increasing positivity, so being in an environment that embraces nature like spas instantly calms us. Plus, incorporating plants into your bathroom décor is probably one of the most effortless suggestions on our list.
Plants are perfect for filling any awkward spaces, so don’t be shy when it comes to placing them in your bathroom. Stack plants across window ledges, your countertop or even in the corners of your bath – providing that you are purchasing plants that thrive in the humidity of a bathroom, of course.
On the other hand, if you’re concerned with the amount of upkeep that living plants require, you could always create a similar effect with faux houseplants. Or, you could purchase bouquets of fresh flowers from the store that you can display in vases and replace them when required.
Invest In Aromatherapy Décor
We can often smell the spa before we step inside because their practitioners use an abundance of aromatherapy oils and scents during individual treatments. You may think that aromatherapy décor is a personal choice or a finishing touch in these types of places, but your sense of smell is essential for feeling calm overall.
Certain scents have naturally calming properties. Some are more effective than others; if you’re searching for that spa feeling, opt for scents such as lavender, rosemary, jasmine, vanilla,
a breeze or others. You can cost-effectively achieve this by burning scented candles or incense; on the other hand, if you’d like to immerse yourself in the spa-like experience totally, you could consider purchasing an essential oils diffuser.
We recommend doing some research on the internet before committing to your purchase, as some of these gadgets can be expensive, and you’ll want to make sure that it’s fit for your needs (and your sanctuary) before deciding. Use internet guides to aid your research and consider online reviews so that you can be sure it’s the right product for you.