Give your bathroom a dose of spa with these design inspirations.
From soothing treatments to aromatherapies, the atmosphere at a spa whisks you away from your daily stresses. Life gets busy though and penciling in a day at the spa is a rare treat. But what if you could have a spa day, everyday? Whether you’re redecorating on a budget or due for a full bathroom renovation, here’s how to transform your home bathroom into your very own spa-like oasis.
Start with Color
The color palate you choose to work with should be equal parts comfort and calm. Avoid bold colors like shades of orange, red and yellow. Instead paint with colors like blues, greens and neutral tones like sands and grays to create a feeling of serenity.
Enliven with a Backsplash
Adding a light pop of color with a beautiful backsplash can give your bathroom the spa-like look you’ve been after. Whether you choose to work with ultra-modern glass, mosaic tiles or natural stone, be sure to choose a color and style that’s timeless and will suit your everyday needs. Popular colors include light blues, neutral grays and rich brown tones. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time looking at your backsplash while styling your hair and makeup, so choose a color that says “calm.”
Visit Houzz.com to browse through images of beautiful backsplashes for more inspiration.
Refresh the Furnishings
More than 50 percent of new homes are outfitted with a whirlpool bath, states Freshome. Designers and architects alike have realized that homebuyers are looking for homes with a designated area for peace and relaxation—a private oasis of sorts. If you’re ready to amp up the spa-like luxury in your bathroom, consider implementing your very own whirlpool bath, sauna system or walk in overhead shower.
Additional furnishings like shades or blinds are a must when it comes to privacy in the most intimate room of the home. The Shade Store offers faux wood blinds that are both durable and resistant to mold and mildew—two pesky problems that often arise in bathrooms.
Rejuvenate with Aromatherapy
Invigorate your senses and calm your mind with a blend of natural essential oils. Essential oils have been linked to relieving stress, fatigue and depression. You can make your own blend of aromatherapy oils at home by diluting cold-pressed carrier oils with essential oils. Examples of carrier oils include sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil and grape seed oil. For each ounce of carrier oil, use five to 10 drops of essential oil. After you’ve mixed your oils, you can enjoy a soothing aromatherapy bath by adding six to eight drops to your warm bathwater.
If you’re not up for a DIY project, many beauty retailers like Bath & Body Works offer a wide selection of aromatherapy products, ranging from stress relief body wash and body cream to eucalyptus bath soak and spearmint sugar scrub. You also can try chic fragrant plugs in a variety of scents that can uplift and relieve tension, so you’ll be able to experience the spa-like fragrance in your oasis everyday.
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What easy ideas do you have for making your bathroom a spa-like oasis?