The soft texture of a luxurious rug on your toes, the calming colors that surround you, the peaceful and rejuvenating benefits of a rain shower; there are plenty of reasons to love the spa. If you could have a spa day everyday, would you? Well, you can. Here’s how to turn your existing bathroom into a little piece of spa heaven.
Let There Be Light
Not only is lighting crucial in how your bathroom looks
, it plays an important role in how your bathroom functions overall, too. Some design experts even argue that bathroom lighting is the most important lighting in the entire house. Why? The bathroom is the first place you see yourself in the morning and the last place you see yourself at night. This area of your home also serves as a place where important work, such as shaving and applying makeup, is done. When transforming your own bathroom, consider layering the lighting. This includes accent lighting to add depth and dimension to the bathroom space, decorative lighting to dress up and add style to your bathroom, shadow-softening ambient lighting and task lighting vanity features.
Make It Rain
A small adjustment can make a big difference, especially when it comes to your shower head
. There’s just something so tranquil and soothing about a rainfall shower head. These showerhead styles are much softer and overall less grating which can make your daily shower routine feel more like a special occasion. Plus, in most cases, this minor bathroom improvement can be done on your own with a stem style. Other models that are directly overhead may require assistance from a professional plumber.
Choosing the right color can be tricky. Sure, it may look nice on the paint card, but once it’s on the wall, well, that’s a different story. When choosing a paint color for your bathroom
, remember that earthy tones and neutrals are the most soothing. These hues and colors are conducive to a relaxing atmosphere and can help you achieve a spa-like look and feel in your very own bathroom. Color combinations such as pewter, ivory and marble countertops all work well together. Options like navy blue, silver and powder hues are associated with calming properties. And taupe, light gray and wood tones can create a more masculine, yet spa-like environment.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
The accessory items you want to have in your bathroom should serve a purpose. After all, a cluttered bathroom is pretty much the opposite of spa-like. Choose your accessories wisely
. Incorporate items like candles in your favorite scents and diffusers to keep the space smelling fresh. Luxe floor mats, soft towels and a chic shower curtain can also be used to accessorize your bathroom. When adding the final touches, you may also want to consider implementing a natural touch to the space by decorating with indoor plants. Orchids are a fabulous bathroom plant, as they thrive in humidity, but do keep in mind that orchids need plenty of natural light to flourish.
It’s the first place we visit in the morning and the last place we go at night. Your bathroom should be a place where you want to be, and it can be, with these transformative additions.