Let’s face it, our bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in our homes. Why not make them more enjoyable? Who wouldn’t want to enjoy their own spa-like bathroom after a long day at work? Although it might sound like a daunting task, it really doesn’t take much to transform the drab to dreamy. We’ve come up with a few simple tips to get you started on creating your very own tranquil retreat. See how to get started below:
Stick to a Color Scheme
A spa sanctuary is a theme in itself, so you need to be consistent in the style and coloring of your bathroom. If you want a clean and crisp spa vibe, white as the main color for your accent pieces will do the trick. If you prefer a darker, more sultry bathroom, grays and blacks will look elegant. Neutral colors will go well with a spa-like feel, but the biggest point is choosing your favorite accent color, and just sticking to it.
Change Your Lighting
Not all light bulbs are the same. Some may appear too harsh or stark. These are the ones with the more bluish lights or daytime lighting. These are not the best if you want to create a relaxing, spa-like feel in your apartment. Simply changing your light bulb can do wonders for your bathroom. For a simple guide, try and look for lighting with color temperatures between 2000K-4000K for a softer, natural lighting feel.
Bring in the Natural Elements
The addition of nature can drastically change the feel of your bathroom. A potted plant or a vase full of flowers can help create a tranquil setting. Other ways to bring natural elements into your bathroom include items made from nature. Woven decorative items, linen shower curtains, loofas, large rocks, or sea shells are just a few items to consider.
Clutter can seriously affect your state of relaxation. But with everything we use in the bathroom, it’s so easy to leave shower or skincare items lying around. To achieve a spa-like feel, you’ve got to minimize the clutter and be more mindful of the items you place out. Invest in storage spaces for your bathroom so that you can keep your items put away.
Artfully Display Bathroom Items
Now that you’ve stored your bathroom items, it’s time to bring out and display your luxury items. Matching toiletries or bathroom accessories will look great on your countertop. And a separate container for your brushes and other well-used items will look good displayed. You can also get a nice tray for the bathroom items you want to show off. This way, you can artfully display them.
Add Calming Scents
When you enter a spa, one of the first things you’ll notice is its relaxing scent. The scent itself differs, but one thing is clear—they smell good, and they can make you feel calm. Light a scented candle, or set up your ceramic or reed diffuser on your bathroom countertop. Not only will they add to your bathroom’s aesthetic, but they also create ambiance via their scent. You can even put a few drops of your favorite essential oil inside your toilet paper roll to keep your favorite smell refreshed with every use. Thanks to candles and essential oils, you can easily recreate the relaxing smells of a spa in your apartment bathroom.
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