If you long to spend time at a spa and pamper yourself in a relaxing warm bath or hot shower, but a spa experience doesn't fit within your budget, you can pamper yourself in spa-like luxury in the comfort of your own home. With a little work and creativity you can have the peace and tranquility of a spa in your own bathroom. Even a small and ordinary bathroom can be transformed into a serene and comforting spa-style room. Not sure where to begin? Here are some great tips to help get you started.
Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint will give your bathroom a clean, fresh new feel. Choose serene and relaxing colors like off-white, taupe, light blue or a pale green. If you prefer a darker shade on your walls, choose a subdued shade, like cocoa or sage, and include a white ceiling, trim and accessories. A white ceiling will reflect more light and add a cheery touch to your room. If you have a small bathroom, a white ceiling will also make your room look taller. When the walls are painted you can decorate with art prints displayed in picture frames. Choose prints or artwork that complement your color scheme and have a tranquil theme. Anything reflecting nature can add a soft touch to your bathroom.
New Bath Linens
Invest in soft and fluffy new bath towels to add a luxurious feel to your bathroom. If you are on a budget, you can still find nice bathroom linens that won't break the bank. For a fresh new look replace your shower curtain and bath mats also. Choose white, off-white, neutrals or pastel tones for a relaxing spa look. Light colors create an airier and cleaner look. Bath mats that are soft and plush add warmth and comfort for your feet.
New Bathroom Fixtures
If you have an older bathroom, chances are you have outdated bathroom fixtures. You will be amazed how updating those fixtures changes the look and feel of your bathroom. There are many styles and price ranges on the market so you are sure to find the perfect fixtures for your new bathroom that will fit within your budget. A new rain style shower head or water massage shower head is a great choice for a soothing spa treatment. New fixtures will also help conserve water so your new spa bathroom is both eco-friendly and a luxurious retreat.
Don't Neglect Finishing Touches
Small details can have the largest impact when it comes to decorating. When creating a spa-style bathroom, subtle touches and clean lines can pull the look together. Arrange an odd numbered grouping of scented candles to lend ambiance to your room or strategically place several single candles around the room to softly illuminate and enhance the tranquility. Live plants in subdued color pots or a clear vase of fresh flowers can soften the room. Art prints in picture frames hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf can set a soft tone and bring in complementary colors. A basket holding lotions, bath salts, bath oils and other products to pamper you can be placed on the vanity within easy reach. Remember to use clean subtle scents that soothe, like fresh ocean breeze or lavender to help you relax.
Now that you have created your in home spa, fill the tub, light the candles and sit back and enjoy the warmth, relaxation and luxury of your new spa style bathroom.
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