Everyone deserves a space in their home where they can find solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life. For some, this kind of oasis takes the form of a garden or a relaxing bedroom. One room that has the potential to be a great beacon of tranquillity in the home is the bathroom. Yet, often this spot can get overlooked. It becomes the place where we hurriedly ready ourselves for the day, a room whose maintenance and upkeep is an on going chore. Why not transform your bathroom into something more? Turning the bathroom into a luxurious home spa can do wonders for decreasing your stress levels and enhancing your overall sense of wellbeing. By upgrading your bathtub, adding some thoughtful accessories, and considering some mood lighting, you’ll witness an impressive shift taking place in the overall ambiance of this room. Come with along with us as we explore some simple tips for upgrading the bathroom into a home spa. Happy decorating!
Let your bathtub stand as the focal point of the spa bathroom. A wonderful technique for relaxation and detoxification is to take aperiodic soak in the tub, especially after a long day. Add some Epsom salts andessential oils to maximise the wondrous effects a good back can have. Becausethe bathtub is an essential element for transforming the bathroom into a spa,let yourself indulge in a tub that will keep on giving back through its healingand soothing properties. A large tub or hot tub would also fit. This built-intub is made more grandiose with the addition of a step leading up to it. Withthis setup, it would be hard to resist the beckoning of a warm bath that awaitsthe owners of this bathroom. The surroundings are understated which onlyfurther adds to the emphasis put on the opulent tub that stands at centrestage. Another way tub that will stand out in your spa bathroom is a vintageclaw foot tub.
Many of us are busy and simply don’t have time to spend soaking it up in the tub. If this sounds more on par with your current lifestyle, you can still gain the benefits of relaxation from bathing in your bathroom with a walk-in shower. It is possibly an even more luxurious means of transforming your bathroom into a spa than a tub is. A shower like this one will certainly make you feel as if you’re retreating to a space of rejuvenation on a lavish vacation when really you’re still standing in the comfort of your own home. With a busy schedule, it’s important to make the most of those few moments we have to ourselves. Showering is a necessity, but why not incorporate some self-pampering into your regimen? A walk-in shower is an excellent place to start. You can even add a bench to your walk-in shower for times when you’d simply like to sit inside for a steam.
Lighting is an important part of setting the mood in any room. In a spa bathroom, you’ll want the lighting to be gentle and soothing. The guidelines are loose in terms of how you achieve this, however. So feel free to have fun with it and tailor the lighting to fit your personal preferences. Perhaps you might go with some imbedded halogen lights equipped with a dimmer switch to provide a subdued glow. Dim lighting is probably what we most commonly associate with a relaxing spa after all. There are still options beyond this one, however. Take a look at this bathroom by Hart Design and Construction. The crystal chandelier makes this country style bathroom feel more ornate. Adding the soft red and orange hues of a fireplace will have the added benefits of warmth and cosiness to the space. Finally, natural lighting can have calming properties as well. For this purpose, you may want to consider a skylight or clerestory window.
Tiling is an element of the bathroom that has withheld the test of time. From the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Turks to the 19th century thermal baths in Budapest, tiling has always played a decorative and practical function in spaces for bathing and rejuvenation. They are certainly present in many bathrooms and spas today as well. Though there are a variety of possibilities when it comes to pattern and design, we recommend that you keep the style of your tiling simple so as not to create an over stimulating interior. We love these shimmery gold tiles because their pattern is not loud yet they still add a bit of vivacity to this spa bathroom. Don’t shy away from tiling on the walls and floors of your bathroom in addition to the shower area.
The floor of your bathroom ought to have an anchoring effect on the overall aesthetic of the space. Strive for an earthy ambiance in a spa by selecting natural materials for the floor. Pebble tile flooring will help to stimulate the tactile senses as it massages the feet as you walk over it. Hardwood flooring like we see in this bathroom adds a warm, organic element to the spa bathroom. If you do decide on hardwood, be sure to use a urethane finish to protect from water damage. Marble is always a great option as well. You can add dimension to the space with Italian marble flooring much like the marble on the walls depicted here. Bathrooms interiors are unique in the sense that you can use the same materials on the floors and on the walls. It’s a great place to experiment with different styles and textures.
The decorative accessories you include in the room can easily be what separate the spot from a typical bathroom and a spa getaway. Finishing touches like aromatic candles, essential oils, luxurious linens, and fancy loofahs will make a world of difference in how much you get out of the space of relaxation you’re creating. This bath will certainly be enhanced by the soft flicker of candlelight on the adjacent wall and the knowledge that there is a towel nearby ready to warm the bather as soon as she’s done. You may even want to add a towel warming rack to the bathroom. Fresh flowers are also an easy way to spruce up the bathroom. Plus they come with some calming properties of their own.
If you found this Ideabook helpful, check out this guide to turning your bedroom into a calming oasis.