Find Your Bliss: Create a Spa Retreat in Your Bathroom
Life can get hectic. Unfortunately, you can’t just jaunt off to a luxury spa whenever the going gets tough. So how do you find your bliss at home (aside from locking yourself in the pantry and eating all the Girl Scout cookies, of course)?
Prepare the space
The first step in creating a zen zone is to remove anything unnecessary or unsightly. Declutter items you don’t use often to free up space on your counter and create a calming effect.
Take stock of what’s left and house it in beautiful, coordinating vessels. This also saves money in the future, as you can buy toiletries in bulk and use them to refill your decorative dispensers.
Add visual appeal
To take this transformation to the next level, consider updating the color of your bathroom walls. Blues and greens in neutral tones evoke a feeling of calm ideal for a spa retreat.
Next, add some life-giving greenery to your space. Install easy-to-manage plants or splurge on fresh flowers that bring to mind your most relaxing vacay. If caring for plants kills your vibe, consider a small water feature or mini zen garden.
Treat all the senses
Now that your bathroom is easy on the eyes, consider other ways to elicit feelings of relaxation. Use an essential oil diffuser to deliver lavender, lemon/yuzu, bergamot, ylang ylang, sage, or jasmine scents — all suggested to have stress-relieving aromatherapy benefits.
Set the mood with some tranquil music (may we suggest Pure Moods?) using a waterproof speaker or smart home device. Just be sure it blends into your newly decluttered space.
Upgrade to soft, fluffy bath linens reminiscent of the luxury you experienced at your last spa getaway. Now is a good time to invest in a high-quality bathrobe as well.
Round out the experience with a glass of champagne or a cup of hot tea (or both!). Whether you add a bathtub tray complete with a cup holder or simply use the tub’s flat edge to keep your drink afloat, options abound for bringing a beverage into your spa retreat.
Get the tech
If you make even half the suggested changes above, you’ll be well on your way to a relaxing, spa-like getaway in your own home. If you really want to level up your lavatory, try some of these upgrades to your bathroom tech:
- Dimmer switches to control the mood lighting
- In-floor heating to keep those tootsies warm
- Waterfall or massage shower head to soothe your muscles
- A towel warming drawer or rack to extend that warm, cozy feeling
- A point-of-use tankless water heater to keep it steamy, regardless of activity in the rest of the house
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