Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all afford to get away and treat ourselves every weekend to a day at the spa? There’s something great about relaxing in water and feeling all of the cares that you have wash away with the steam around you. Of course, being able to afford a regular spa session is a dream that’s a little out of reach for most of us.
Just because you don’t have a big budget, or a big bathroom, doesn’t mean that you can’t have that wonderful spa experience in the comfort of your own home. Simply redecorating your bathroom using a few simple tips can be a great way to create your own private getaway when it comes to rinsing away the stresses of the day. Here, we’re going to take a look at four simple solutions that can help you to transform your small bathroom into the sanctuary that you want most in your home.
1. Make it Private
One of the biggest things that people enjoy about going to the spa, is that they get a chance to escape from the everyday experiences of life and try something new. At a spa, you don’t have to worry about what’s going on in the outside world, instead you can just focus on you, and the feelings that you have when you sink into hot water, or feel someone massaging your back.
The best way to replicate that feeling at home is to try and create a barrier between you and the outside world. Usually, this can be achieved with something as simple as a large, dramatic shower curtain. On the other hand, you could consider placing a curtain over the door into the bathroom which can act as an additional barrier. You could also think about getting some large plants that help to obscure the less glamorous parts of your bathroom when you’re sitting in your tub. Look for ways to make your bathroom feel like the private getaway you’re looking for.
2. It’s all about the Presentation
One thing that we all love experiencing when we head to the spa, are the delicious smells and warm atmosphere that we get the moment we step into a treatment room. Fortunately, those smells are easy to recreate at home. All you need to do is surround your bathroom full of treats, delicious-smelling soaps and bath-salts that you can use whenever you feel like a bathing experience that’s out of this world.
Remember, however, that you don’t want to just line them up on a bathroom counter. Instead, think about the presentation of your favorite items. Try placing products into fun containers that you enjoy using. If you have a bathtub, try splurging on a bathtub caddy that contains all of your favorite scents and treats.
3. Add Something Unique
Spa experiences can be a great way to take you away from your average day to day experience. You can achieve the same sense of escape by adding something unique and surprising to your bathroom decoration. For example, you could consider adding a huge mirror somewhere for when you want to check yourself out in all of your glory. On the other hand, you could add a bouquet of flowers at the edge of the tub that makes you feel special.
Switching up your decoration with something that’s distinctly you will help to upgrade your bathing experience, and ensure that you’re ready to enjoy a truly incredible time at the spa the next time you want to indulge at home.
4. Indulge all of your Senses
Finally, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by smells and sights when you’re re-decorating your bathroom, but remember that you have other senses to think about too. For instance, you should think about neutralizing any sounds that are going to stress you out with soft and relaxing music. On the other hand, if you hate the light that hangs overhead in your bathroom, you could create a more indulgent atmosphere with scented candles.
When you’re thinking about smell, sound, and sight, remember to think about touch too. When you’re ready to leave your spa-like bathroom, you should have countless ways to surround yourself with soft luxuriousness. Make sure that you have a fluffy mat waiting, and plenty of cozy towels to wrap yourself up in to complete your experience.