If you have ever treated yourself to a session at the spa you will know that, as much as the treatments and the chance to relax, the environment plays a key part in your enjoyment of your time there.
While you can not install a full-scale spa in the corner of your home, you can give one room a revamp to give it the character of a mini-spa; the bathroom. Think about it; this is the one room in the house where you can have utter privacy and indulge yourself.
The following tips will help you create a bathroom with a spa-like feel.
1. Earth bound
When you think of the colour scheme in a spa, what comes to mind? Light, natural colours are favoured in the spa environment as they create a sense of calm and tranquility. Earthy tones like beiges and greens complement a spectrum of blues which work together for a holistic effect. Decorate your bathroom in light, earthy colors to recreate the feel of a spa.
2. The little things
If the taps in your bathroom are mismatched then remedy the situation! One characteristic of a spa is deign consistency. Stunning Mira Showers mixer taps come in a range of styles to suit your taste and are not only elegant, but durable and practical as well. Nothing less could be expected of Mira Showers which has been in the bathroom business for nearly 100 years.
3. Sign of life
The presence of a plant in your bathroom will work wonders for creating a spa-like feel. Orchids are ideal as they are elegant and graceful. They also look fabulous on the counter and last for months.
4. Making scents
Soothing scents are indispensable to the spa experience, so make sure you emulate this in your bathroom.
Choose an essential oil which you like and dab it around the room. Lavender and eucalyptus are the perfect scents for a spa-like bathroom.
5. Elegant storage
Do away with the packages of health and beauty products that litter up any bathroom and place them in glass containers instead. What looks more spa-like; cotton balls in their box or in a pretty glass container?
6. The extras
Your shower curtain may be fun but if that means it is bright, jazzy and jarring it is probably not right for a spa environment. Replace it with a more subdued curtain in light hues or semi-transparent so that light can get through.
The same goes for your bath mat. A wooden panel mat always looks better and is easier to take care of.
7. Plan to relax
If you are going to the trouble of transforming your bathroom, make sure you have the bits and pieces for relaxing. Do you need a little table next to your bath for a glass of juice or wine? What about a rubber pillow to fix at the head of the tub? Oh – and don’t forget the candles!