Turn Your Bathroom Into a Relaxing Home Spa
Many people regard their bathroom as a place to escape the pressures of the fast-paced everyday world; an oasis—a peaceful place to be pampered and let the worries of the day dissolve. Creating a relaxing bath is easier and less expensive than you might think. Luckily, you can transform your bathroom into your very own personal home spa in just a few simple steps. Here are some tips to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation in your bathroom:
Plush Throw Rugs
A soft cushiony rug underfoot gives warmth and comfort to those tired achy feet. Say goodbye to your cold tile floor!
Color makes or breaks the feel of a room. To achieve a tranquil feel paint your bathroom with soft blues or greens. Neutral colors such as white, gray, or beige will work as well. Vibrant colors energize, which is the opposite of what we want.
Plants or Flowers
Bring nature inside. Plants add a soft texture to the room and have been shown to have a calming influence and to improve people’s moods. Some plants have aromas that relax the senses. Just be sure you choose a plant that thrives on the natural light levels in your bathroom.
Soft Luxurious Towels
Nothing feels better after a hot bath or shower than to wrap your body in a cottony soft bath towel. A good quality towel does not cost a lot more, but it feels so much better against your skin.
Soft lights set the mood. An easy way to control the light is to add a dimmer to your existing lighting. A dimmer allows you to set the lights low for a comforting ambiance. You could also add a small table lamp for some mood lighting.
Add a piece of artwork that evokes the serenity you seek. This does not have to be an expensive piece of art by one of the masters; it just needs to speak to you. One of my favorite pieces of bathroom art is Ansel Adam’s Bridal Veil Falls. You can buy it online without a frame for $32.
Nothing creates a Zen feeling like some well-placed fragrant candles. Scented candles freshen up the air and the flickering flame creates a soft glow that’s easy on the eyes.
None of the above items are expensive. Bed and Bath stores carry everything you need to build that comforting retreat that will provide hours of relaxation and peace. Put Create A Relaxing Bathroom on your to do list this weekend and start you relaxation journey.