We all need a little break every now and then. And what better way to do that than heading to a relaxing spa? Going to a spa has scientifically been proven to help with calming the mind and body, helping us relax and relieve stress.
But honestly, going to a spa every weekend to unwind is expensive. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t enjoy a relaxing pamper session in your own home. How about you convert your own bathroom to a home spa? Here’s how.
Part of the reason why spas are so relaxing and calming is because it’s an organized, minimalist, and neat space. Everything’s strategically and nicely decorated to free the mind from stress and distractions. So the first thing you should do to convert your bathroom into a spa is to declutter.
Create some extra storage space or add bathroom vanities to put all your toiletries and bath essentials. Make sure they’re easily accessible for when you need them, but out of sight at the same time. Emptying up your bathroom will make it feel like a more relaxed environment almost instantly.
Paint your walls pastel
Color psychology, a field that is heavily studied by psychologists, tells us that certain colors invoke certain emotions. For example, the color blue can be associated with the sea and sky, making it a tranquil color that can invoke feelings of relaxation and calmness.
You won’t see spas with walls painted red or other bright colors. More often than not, the walls are finished in neutral and calm shades like pastel, beige, or white. This helps a lot in making the environment more relaxing and calming. Do the same for your bathroom and choose happy, pastel colors for your walls. Also consider adding touches of gold in the room for a little sophistication.
Upgrade your shower head
If you have a tub in your bathroom, you’re well on your way to creating your own home spa. But if you don’t, there’s no need to worry. You can always upgrade your shower head. There are massage shower heads that have powerful jets and pulsating massage technology that can help relax your muscles.
Bring nature in
Nothing can be more relaxing than having pieces of nature in your bathroom. Bring in some house plants and flowers to improve the quality of air, while breathing life into the space and making it more tranquil. You can get creative and install some hanging plants above your tub!
Get fluffy rugs
The bathroom may seem like the most unwelcoming and coldest place in the entire home. But adding a few fluffy rugs will make it a more comfortable space to be in. There’s nothing quite like stepping on a soft rug after a hot bath!
Add calming scents
When you step into a spa, the first thing you notice is the smell. It’s not only to make the odor inside the environment pleasant, but scents also play a role in invoking emotions and influencing a person’s mood. Invest in calming scents for your bathroom to get that ultimate spa vibe. Lavender, jasmine, and vanilla scents are known to help make the mind and body feel calmer.
When you’re in need of a calm and relaxing pamper session, how awesome would it be to have a spa right in the comfort of your own home? Take these tips to remodel your bathroom and you’ll have your own home spa in no time.