How to Turn Your Bathroom Into Your Own Private Spa
Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to spend a weekend, a day, or even a morning at the spa? Nothing beats relaxing and getting pampered in a soothing space, but running off for a spa day isn’t always an option. What is an option is giving your bathroom a spa-like makeover. Whether you’re gearing up for a full remodel or just looking to make a few small upgrades, here are some tips for giving your bathroom a soothing spa vibe.
Using shades of white, light gray, or pale blues and greens will give your bathroom a clean and airy feel. While a fresh coat of white paint will do the trick, you can also consider white subway tile, a white marble, or even peel-and-stick wallpaper that looks like exposed white brick – a great option if you’re a renter and can’t do a full bathroom reno!
Keep towels white and bright
Nothing says “spa” quite like an oversized, fluffy, white towel. In addition to keeping with your spa aesthetic, you’ll be able to bleach them, making them an especially great and hygienic choice for guest bathrooms!
Incorporate calming colors
While using white as the main palette for your bathroom will definitely keep with the spa theme, you don’t want the space to feel sterile, or boring. Incorporating subtle pops of blue can add a soothing element, while using greens or other earth-tones can make your space feel more in-tune with nature. Speaking of which…
Use nature-inspired accents
Using different textures and patterns will also keep the bathroom from veering into too-sterile territory. Using something like wood-look porcelain tile can add a warm, chic look, especially when paired with….
Greenery is great
Whether it’s something as simple as a few sprigs of eucalyptus (try tying a bundle to your showerhead for some added aromatherapy!) or going all-out with a dedicated plant corner, incorporating greenery will make your bathroom a more soothing and luxurious space. Consider using plants that improve indoor air quality, like bamboo palm, mother-in-law’s tongue, or spider plants.
Don’t forget the lighting!
We think recessed lighting is a great way to give your bathroom a spa feel, but even just installing a dimmer will make you feel like you’ve stepped into your own little oasis.
One of the best parts about a day at the spa is the smell. Lavender, eucalyptus, sage, peppermint, jasmine – whatever your soothing scent of choice, you can use oil diffusers to make your bathroom smell like a spa.
Control the clutter
Nothing kills the relaxing vibe of a spa-like clutter. Store toiletries and other bathroom essentials in pretty containers – we love apothecary and tried-and-true Mason jars. Or, store them in easily accessible drawers or cabinets, if you want your surfaces to be as clutter-free as possible.
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