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Bathroom spas are the haven of comfort
and relaxation. Remember that day you enjoyed a good time
at a spa and came home completely revitalized and fresh? Well
you can enjoy that experience everyday as you change your
usual bathroom into your own personal spa. With the fast paced
modern life each one of us wants to relax and be soothed when
we are at home and when it comes to bathroom we want to be
pampered just like in an expensive spa treatment. But the
expensive steam showers and soaking tubs is just beyond our
budget. But no fret, a luxurious bathroom spa is very possible
in your own home with just redecorating and chic bathroom
accessories. It is not mainly about the gadgets as it
is about the soothing ambience. So letís create a modern and
relaxing bathroom spa right in your home.
To create the bathroom spa feeling go for soothing wall
colors like soft blue, pastel green, pale liliac etc.
warm neutral colors like earthy browns and off-whites gives
a pure and comfortable feel. Also it leaves lot of options
for different bathroom decorations. If you use your bathroom
for applying makeup as well then go for colors that complement
your skin like undertones of yellow-pink-blues. While selecting
colors go for similar tones as different colors give an unsettling
Plants have a gentle calming effect on us and therefore going green is one of
the easiest ways to give a spa feeling to your bathroom decor.
Have both large and small plants spread throughout the bathroom
spa evenly. Other than giving a bright look to your bathroom
it will also make the space healthier with their oxygen releasing
quality. Bonsai and tropical plants are perfect for spa bathrooms
as the humidity they require is hard to get anywhere else
in the house. If you are looking for something on simpler
lines than lilies are the best option. They look great with
any type of decor. When placing these plants in the bathroom
avoid putting them close to the shower sprays and direct streams,
as it would damage the leaves.
Furniture and Fixtures
Flooring, furniture and fixtures are all important parts for creating the right bathroom spa feeling. Once more give a nature feeling by using deep rich woods and natural stones like granite and some bamboo to give a tropical and comfortable feel. Go for different types of textures like stone, wood, marble and limestone. And if you are complete head over heels in love with ceramic tiles then remember that light flooring goes well with dark color walls and dark flooring with light color walls.
Bright lighting is not for bathroom spa, especially if there is adequate natural
lighting. Go for soft bulbs like halogen. One can even try
out the dimmers so that you can adjust the bathroom lighting
according to the mood you want to create. If your bathroom
is connected to the bedroom
then frosted glass door is a good way to add some style element
while maintaining the privacy.
Smell and Sounds
Bathroom spas are not just about visual appeal but also about the smells and soothing sounds around. Keep a portable cd player handy and play your favorite music while you relax yourself in a hot bath. Delight yourself with sweet smells of different scents and fragrant oils. Aromatherapy candles are also a great way to find perfect lighting as well as soft fragrance. Lavender oils are especially known for their soothing qualities and is nearly there in every spa bathroom. Keep bath products handy to optimize your bathing experience with relaxing aromas and oils. Use delicious handmade soaps as you get out of the tub and wrap yourself in a fluffy hot towel. Here are some quick homemade bathing salt combinations:
- Aromatic bath oils can be made by combining sunflower oil or sweet almond oil with a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Store it in decorative glass containers.
- To relax tired muscles combine Epson salts with a few drops of essential oil and add to your bath water. You can also try mixing Epson salts with kosher salts and grape seed oil for a natural body scrub that will exfoliate and also seal in the natural moisture.
Finally A Bit of Luxury
Bathroom spas are never complete with a bit of luxury. For your personal in-home spa retreat invest in some towel warmers and radiant heated floors. Also one can put the steam units in the shower itself so that the heat doesnít escape out. Keep some fluffy towels neatly rolled up in a basket near the shower area for easy access on your spa days. Oversize shower heads are also a popular choice today. And finally indulge in some luxury linens to give the complete relaxing feel of a bathroom spa.