Our bathrooms are one of the most functional rooms in the house. This space also serves as a personal sanctuary after a long, tiring day. Nothing feels better than spending long hours in the bathtub and enjoying the trickle of warm water from the shower.
Meanwhile, those who want to experience maximum relaxation and comfort get themselves the most luxurious elements for their spa-like bathroom. Some incorporate a modern hot tub or an aboveground spa tailored to the needs of the user.
Spa trips are a great way to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Those precious hours of pampering offer pure indulgence, but when your schedule or budget cannot accommodate a spa visit, you likely be looking for ways to replicate that experience in the comfort of your home. Read ahead and discover how you can recreate your bathroom into a spa-like destination.
Ever wonder what makes spa centers an enticing destination? Spa centers use a customized approach on their products and services based on the five natural elements of earth, water, fire, metal, and wood. This helps the individual anchor their well-being into the five elements and be moved by the experience.
If you’re keen on a spa-like retreat, there’s no need to visit a spa center to experience the five elements. When planning a spa bathroom, the key is to include these nature-inspired elements. Start by applying earth-toned colors, such as browns, greens, grays, and natural wood tones. Pick a softer version of each color to create a soothing ambiance. Otherwise, darker stones can make the bathroom look uninviting, which ruins the actual purpose of your spa-like bathroom.
The main point of a spa experience is to get you relaxed and closer to nature. You can recreate this experience by choosing materials made of natural stone, such as granite for the shower walls, tub surround, flooring, and countertops. For added depth, throw in some wood accents on the shelving, doors, and cabinetry. If you opt for softer colors for the entire bathroom, choose dark-colored woods as an accent. But be careful when adding dark wood accents since they can easily dominate the lighter elements of the bathroom.
A great tip is to use softer versions of blue such as pastel or light blue. Blend it with pastel green to achieve a relaxing ambiance. If you’re confused about your desired colored palette, look for inspiration from natural destinations (e.g. beaches).
Hardware and storage
While it seems unrelated, the cabinetry hardware can also contribute to the spa-like experience of your bathroom. Using ordinary drawer pulls and doorknobs can easily take away the luxuriousness of the room by making it look like any other bathroom.
Splurge on contemporary bathroom hardware with intricate designs, including the shower heads and sink faucets. A large-sized rainfall shower offers a relaxing shower and a bigger coverage span than just spraying water to your face, while an elegant sink faucet will lend the bathroom a classier look.
The same goes for the bathroom’s storage unit. If you’ll be storing up on towels, bath bombs, candles, and other relaxation products, you need an adequate storage space to accommodate your personal items.
Spa centers are known for their fluffy, soft towels displayed in uniquely shaped wooden shelves. You can do the same thing by installing a wooden cabinet or open shelves. Roll the towels and pile them on the cubby holes for easy access.
Mood lighting can also contribute to creating a relaxing vibe. Ordinary lighting fixtures such as fluorescent tights tend to give off a harsh glow. Instead, use lights with a dimmer switch to control the brightness level.
Candles and aromatherapy elements
Scent is another key element to promote relaxation in your spa-like bathroom. Today, candles are more than just an accent piece, they are now an essential part of bathroom remodeling. When adding shelves, make sure to include a candle pedestal so you can easily light them on without falling down.
For added colors and variety, use candles in different sizes and shapes, such as votive candles, tea lights, and pillar candles. You can also go for scented candles with soothing aromas, such as vanilla, lavender, and sandalwood. If you’re worried about safety and fire hazards, you can settle with a battery-powered candle.
Giving your bathroom a spa makeover doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Luxury also comes in small packages, so some basic updates can still make a huge difference. Apply all the suggestions above and find the perfect balance among these elements to create a harmonious and soothing environment that will delight all your senses.