Whether you’re a steam room fan or a massage lover, everyone enjoys the luxuries that a spa break offers. Unfortunately, it’s simply not realistic to expect to be able to head to a spa every time we need a little break!
Instead of forking out on expensive one-off treatments, why not create an at home sanctuary in your own bathroom? It’s so important to make time for yourself and de-stress. Having a nice relaxing bath at the end of a long day, in the right atmosphere, is the perfect way to do so. Imagine all of the ways you could improve your relaxation by turning your bathroom into your very own personal spa.
When looking to create your own sanctuary, ensure you are considering all of your senses, with aroma, lighting and visual appeal all important factors. If you’re ready to completely overhaul your bathroom and really delve into the process of creating your home spa, Bathroom Suites from Better Bathrooms are the perfect place to start.
There are also many little changes and additions you can make to create an at home sanctuary, here are the main factors to consider when creating your new home spa.
Consider the Visuals
When you’re lying in the bath after a long day the last thing you want to be thinking about is the outside world. The best way to avoid this is to create a barrier between you and the rest of the world. Consider investing in a new large, dark shower curtain to create a barrier around your bath or shower, it will leave you feeling protected and shaded from those outside distractions. If you don’t fancy a new shower curtain there are other ways to create a block between your bathroom and the rest of the world such as adding plants around the bath or shower or even draping a curtain over the bathroom door itself to enclose the room in its entirety.
Are your products aesthetically pleasing? Think about the products you see at the spa and how they are presented. Why not invest in some reusable glass jars and bottles to store your soaps and shampoos, this way all of your products will be more uniform and less distracting. You can also consider how you present your products, where do you store them? If they are just lying around on the edge of your shower, why not try a stylish bath cabinet or shelving. Natural additions to your bathroom such as wooden baskets and bath mats or stone soap dishes and jars can make your bathroom feel more relaxing and spa like and add a sense of luxury to the room.
Lighting is a particularly key factor in the desire to achieve ultimate relaxation and needs to be carefully considered if you’re looking to create that Zen-like ambience. if you are having a bath in the daytime it’s important to keep any windows open to allow natural light in as this not only will aid relaxation but will also provide an all-important source of vital vitamin D! If it is dark or your bathroom is windowless, consider using an array of carefully placed candles as a form of lighting.
One of the best things about a spa is the smell. It makes you feel instantly calmer and ready to de-stress! Invest in either scented candles or essential oils in your fragrance of choice to fill the room with aromatic wonder. Using a diffuser with essential oils will fill your bathroom with a relaxing scent and fragrances such as lavender, rose, chamomile or vanilla are all perfect for creating a calming atmosphere.
Ditch the Distractions
If there is background noise from neighbours or family, why not try a bathroom speakers? You can create a relaxing playlist to drown out any distractions and even move it from the bath or shower, depending on your soak of choice. Make sure to ditch the biggest distraction of all; your mobile phone. Leave it in another room or if you must have it close, set it to silent and put it where it cannot be seen – to avoid any unnecessary interruptions.
Keep it Cosy
Ensure you complete your spa worthy soak in a luxury and relaxing fashion. Make sure your towels are clean, dry and warm and consider a new plush bath mat to give your feet a treat as you slip out of the bath. Invest in a cosy bathrobe and fluffy slippers to spend some time in after your relaxing soak in the bath.