Daily stressors are causing more people to become anxious and depressed than ever before, so it’s more important than ever to have a way of blowing off this stress. People can get rid of stress in various ways, but today we will be discussing the removal of stress through relaxation.
Relaxing is a great way of removing stress from our lives and one of the best ways that I have found of doing this is by visiting a spa and getting a massage. Unfortunately with our busy lives, this isn’t always possible and it can cost a lot of money too.
The next best thing compared to a spa is bringing the spa to your home.
In this article, we will take a look at how you can create a spa-styled luxurious bathroom at home which will allow you to unwind and get rid of your daily stress.
Cleaning the clutter
Step 1 of transforming your bathroom to a luxurious spa is getting rid of any junk that you have in your bathroom. Look for any half-empty shampoo bottles and either store them away or purchase marble effect soap dispensers.
The marble soap dispensers are very affordable and a small change like this will make your bathroom look that little bit nicer almost instantly.
Other items that clutter the bathroom could be your dirty wash basket or towels. If you can remove the wash basket and store it somewhere else in the home, maybe a laundry room. When it comes to towels, you can either purchase luxury linen towels which look great and can be used as decoration as well as have practical uses, or you can choose to store your towels in an ottoman or a towel rack.
If you want to store anything else in your bathroom I would recommend investing in some wicker baskets. Wicker baskets look nicer than plastic storage container and add to the whole effect of the spa-style.
Once you have cleaned up the clutter, it’s time to move onto step 2.
Painting the walls and laying the tiles
For step 2 you are going to need to get your hands dirty and bust out the paint. When creating a spa bathroom you will need to decorate the walls with natural and neutral colours. Colours that would work include light grey, white and beige.
When tiling your bathroom I would go for natural materials like slate. If you can push your budget a little more you could consider marble flooring.
Fixtures and fittings
Step 3 in transforming your bathroom includes the changing of the fixtures and fittings.
The fixtures and fittings you choose for your bathroom are going to make or break the illusion of creating a spa-style bathroom. When you think of spas you think of big shower heads and metal fixtures. These fixtures are not cheap, but without them, the bathroom doesn’t come together and will look like a mismatch of styles.
You’re also going to need to choose the correct bathroom suite for your spa bathroom. Walk-in showers and whirlpool baths are a must to complete the look. Once again they are not cheap but if you shop online you can get a good deal.
Add indoor plants
Step 4 of creating the perfect spa-style bathroom is to bring nature indoors. When I think of a spa, I think of peace, flowing water and nature. By bringing nature indoors you are improving the look and mood of your bathroom. Indoor plants can give a natural smell to your room and can increase the oxygen levels in your home. The oxygen level increase can lower blood pressure and reduce fatigue levels.
You need to be selective in what plants you add in your bathroom though because the room can get very humid. Plants that love high humidity levels include aloe vera, bamboo and spider plant.
Adding the details
Step 5 and the final step when it comes to creating a spa at home is to finish the room off with all the details you would expect in a spa. Accessories that would be in a spa could include:
- A music player
- Aromatherapy diffusers
- Ambient lighting
- Oversized mirrors
- Luxury robes
- Luxury slippers
When it comes to accessorising your spa-style bathroom there really isn’t a limit on how much you can spend so be careful not to go overboard, as you could end up spending too much and you could also clutter your room.
Creating a spa at home is one of the best things I have done to de-stress and relax. The only problem I have now is that I spend too much time soaking in the tub rather than simply cleaning and getting out, but that’s not a bad problem to have.
If you have any tips on how you can add to this and make your bathroom more relaxing please leave a comment below.