There is nothing better than unwinding after a long day with a relaxing bath to soak away the day’s stresses. Creating a soothing environment in your bathroom is the first step to an evening of tranquillity. But how do you recreate a spa-like experience at home? We share some of our top tips for creating serene bathroom bliss!
Awaken the scents-es
Different scents can have a big effect on your mood, so when it comes to creating a haven in your bathroom, relaxing aromas are important. Candles come in a variety of comforting fragrances and provide a tranquil backdrop. Oil diffusers are another option for adding scents that also look stylish in a bathroom. We would recommend the calming scents of jasmine, lavender or eucalyptus.
Indoor plants have been scientifically proven to help soothe stress. Plants thrive in bathroom conditions due to the high humidity so investing for your bathroom is worthwhile. They can also help inject a bit of colour into a room. We recommend choosing an orchid – this is a low maintenance plant that lasts for a long time, and looks oh-so stylish.
Light and airy
Allowing lots of natural light into the bathroom helps to create an airy and roomy space, the perfect surrounding for a peaceful night of pampering. Adding a mirror into your bathroom will reflect the natural light and give the illusion of sumptuously spacious area, even if room is limited.
Colours to set the mood
Neutral, earthy tones are often used in spas and help to add to the calming ambience. Using white as a base colour and then adding accents of subtle colour to add interest to the room is another great way to achieve bathroom tranquillity.
Using space wisely
Most spas will hide toiletries or organise them with precision to ensure as sleek as an environment as possible. A tidy room equals a tidy mind! Choose bathroom furniture with a clean, minimal design and hidden storage solutions for optimum effect. We recommend a mirrored storage cabinet to hide any clutter and reflect light around the room, giving the illusion of more space.
Ambient sounds are perfect for creating a relaxing environment. Peaceful, natural sounds such as falling rain or the ocean can help to switch off a busy mind.
And if you play your sounds from your phone or tablet, place it in a waterproof Ziploc bag to protect it from any accidental splashes!
Adding fluffy towels and floor mats will add a luxurious feel to your room, to help recreate that spa feeling but at a fraction of the cost. You could even invest in a fluffy robe and slippers too!