After a long day at your 9-5 job, there's nothing better than heading to the spa. However, this isn't always a feasible option. Luckily, you can easily create your very own soothing spa sanctuary at home. The best way to do this is to evoke all five of your senses in your re-design.
Sight: Dimming Lights and Faux Wood Tiles
Going to the spa is all about relaxation. An easy way to bring this type of mood to your bathroom is to install lights with dimmer controls. This will help you to soften your lighting as much as you want so that you can enjoy a late-night, romantic bath or just a soothing soak after a hard day at work.
Spas work because they are peaceful and offer a feeling of warmth. Wood flooring can help you achieve this in your own home, but it's not an ideal type of flooring for the bathroom. Instead, you can choose a viable alternative: faux wood tile. This type of flooring is actually porcelain or ceramic, yet looks like natural wood.
Touch: Towel Warmer and Japanese Tubs
Nothing says relaxation like a warm towel when you step out of a nice hot bath. You have a couple of options when it comes to towel warmers. You can opt to install towel-warming drawer in the bathroom vanity or you can go the cheaper and space-saving route with a wall-mounted, towel-warming bar that will also dry the towels.
If your bathroom is a bit on the smaller side, you can still create an exotic spa-like bathroom with a scaled-down tub. A Japanese tub is a smaller tub, but it is deep so that you can submerge your whole body. Some even have built-in seats for added comfort and safety.
Smell: Candles and Oil Diffusers
Many people love to have a few burning candles around them as they are enjoying a soak in the tub. The smell is magnificent, and the flame adds warmth to the bathroom. It creates a romantic retreat. However, if you often forget about burning candles, oil diffusers will be a safer alternative with the same benefits.
Sound: Bluetooth Speakers and Calm Music
Music almost always helps to extend a relaxing soak in the tub. All you need is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker and a playlist of some relaxing music. If calm, sensual music doesn't strike your fancy, you can simply play your favorite tunes.
Taste: Tub Trays and a Glass of Wine
If you enjoy a glass of wine or champagne every now and then, the perfect time for it is while you're soaking in a tub full of hot water and bubbles. Rather than placing your glass on the side of the tub where you can easily knock it over, use a tub tray with a beverage holder.
Many people think it's difficult to achieve a bathroom that mimics the spa. However, with a few additions and renovations to the bathroom, the space can be turned into your very own private oasis. For more information, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen or a similar company.