After a long, stressful day at work, nothing would be better than a relaxing experience in the comfort of your own home. Wouldn’t it be great if you could create your very own spa? Going to a spa is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that can help melt your worries away and refresh your mind and body. With a few small changes to your master bathroom, it can go from being a pit-stop in the morning en-route to work, to being a relaxing retreat you’ll look forward to coming home to after a long day at the office.
Your bathroom is often designed to be a quick and efficient space to prepare yourself for the day and get out the door. With a few simple design changes, you can transform your bathroom into your home’s most serene and relaxing space; one that makes it challenging to leave every morning. Rejuvenate your bathroom with these soothing spa upgrades to create the luxury oasis you’ve always wanted in the comfort of your own home.
Sleek & Simple
When you think of a spa, what comes to mind? For most people, it is a clean, bright and natural feeling space. To achieve the spa feel with your bathroom, it is important to keep it simple. Make sure your plan is to have a clean, open and tidy space; nothing is more stressful than a messy bathroom, well maybe messy kitchen is pretty close!
Simple, sleek finishes also help to evoke the relaxing feeling of a spa at home. White, or other light coloured tiles on the wall or floor help to make the room feel minimalistic and clean. Other simple and clean finishes include a glass shower, white lighting, or even lighting that has a dimmer so you can adjust the ambiance based on your level of desired relaxation.
Lastly, you want your bathroom spa to be clean and serene, but not bland and boring. Be sure to pick some stylish hardware that adds a personal touch to your bathroom! As long as the hardware doesn’t pull the focus away from the rest of your room, it will add some personality to your bathroom spa.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the sound of a flowing waterfall, or birds chirping in the distance on a warm summer day. Few things in life are more relaxing than connecting with the calming elements of nature. To get a true spa feeling in your own home, it’s important to add natural elements.
This process begins with the addition of some vitamin D. Maximize the amount of natural sunlight that can enter the bathroom. Minimizing blinds, shades or curtains will have a significant impact on the feel of the bathroom. If you are worried about privacy, frosted or textured glass windows are a great way to get the privacy you desire while still allowing sunlight in. If sunlight isn’t enough; lighter coloured walls or added white lighting will help to brighten up the space and add a perceived feel of natural lighting.
Your bathroom vanity is where the overall spa concept comes together. Vanities are highly customizable and set the tone of the room. To obtain a spa-like feel in your ensuite, it is important to bring natural elements to your vanity as well. If you want a lot of stone in your spa, using a slate top, or a wooden top with a large basin sink help to complete the look of the room. If you want a bright, clean and sleek look, a top like quartz helps your room stand out.
The last step to completing your spa bathroom is to accessorize it to set the mood and ambience. The key to accessories is balance. Too many, and your ensuite becomes cluttered and overwhelming. Not enough, and your spa feels empty and cold.
Common basic accessories include flowers and scented candles. If you want to step it up a notch, soft, pure linen towels, green indoor plants and accenting bamboo placemats or coasters create a very natural, warm feel. To really maximize the spa experience, adding a rainfall showerhead will make every shower a relaxing experience.
Your home should be a serene space for relaxation. One of the best ways to find that relaxation is by turning your ensuite bathroom into a decadent, calming and peaceful home spa. Calming colors, open space, strategic lighting, and comforting details is all it takes to find zen at home. Follow the tips above and it’s time to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the ambiance of your new home spa.