Creating a spa in your own bathroom

Phantom Screens / May 1, 2015

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create that feeling of relaxation and wellbeing that you get at a spa in your own bathroom? Here are a few ideas to create a little oasis of calm and tranquility in your own home. A big bathroom revamp may include a new spa bath with water jets or a rain head shower, but decorative differences can create the perfect ambiance too.

Escape from the concrete jungle

We spend so much of our lives rushing around in cars and running from office to store to home that it’s easy to get divorced from the natural world. One of the great things about going to a spa is making a connection to those essential elements that we need for peace and quiet – running water, natural wood and stone.

You can add these things to your sanctuary by getting a small indoor fountain. The flowing water will help give you a feeling of calm and serenity. Adding stone floors and natural wood elements like drift wood or wooden cabinets will help you to feel grounded. You could even include little pots of moss for a real woodland touch!

Add a touch of the exotic

Fancy a change from your home environment or your own boring bathroom? Why not take a leaf out of the books of some of the top hotels and create a faraway paradise? Go for a Moroccan theme with colored glass lamps and exotic tiles. You can also add scented reeds or candles to bring the fragrance of spice and sandalwood into your bathroom. If you’re going for a wholesale revamp of your bathroom then choose marble to add a luxurious touch. And if you want to add another DIY accent you could always tie eucalyptus to your shower head to enjoy its cleansing aroma in the steam of the shower.

Amp up the glamor

If you’re not looking for a haven of neutrals and naturals, why not go for a completely over-the-top glamorous approach? Think caviar and champagne! You can go all out by including rich velvet and velour fabrics, black lacquers, crystal chandeliers and dramatic lighting. This approach allows your to play with opulence and create the spa of your dreams! Choose a metal that you love – gold, silver, copper – and then use that as your accent for mirrors, furniture and accessories. Scour the internet for ideas and then go crazy! When your day is done you can retire into your glamorous spa bathroom and let the stresses fade away. And if you happen to have a nice glass of something to take with you, so much the better!

Little touches make a big difference

Whether it’s just buying yourself giant fluffy bath towels, or finding the perfect scented candle, little touches can make you feel relaxed and peaceful. Don’t forget the power of music too – a soothing soundtrack can really help to let your stresses drift away.