Sure, we’d all want every day to be a spa day, but if that just isn’t realistic for you, then there are some easy and effective ways to create a relaxing spa-like feel in your very home. The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, but sometimes it is the most neglected. However, it is also one of the easiest to transform and get right, even when you’re on a budget or have a small space.

There’s something great about adding some spa touches to your bathroom space and transforming it into a relaxing and peaceful space where you can get away from it all at the end of a long day. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can create a relaxing bathroom retreat in your home.

Choose A Neutral Colour

One of the easiest ways in which you can create a more peaceful and relaxing spa-like space in your bathroom is to steer away from bright shades or grey tones, and instead lean more towards neutral colours. By doing this, you can instead add splashes of colour in the form of accessories if you wanted, but whites and soft neutrals work well in a bathroom space and can be layered with different shades of white in varying textures and styles.

Spa Day at Home: How To Create a Relaxing Bathroom Retreat

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Add Warmth With Wood

Often in spas, you’ll find that natural and neutral colours are often complemented with wooden accessories or decor. This is because natural wood, and the woven fibres of the material, bring warmth to a space where neutral colours have been used. It can help combat cool and hard bathroom surfaces such as metal, tile and glass and really helps add to the overall spa feel you are in search of.

Instead of an ordinary bath mat, why not add some Scandinavian spa vibes to your bathroom with a raised wooden mat instead? Not only does this help with the spa feel, but it’s more eco-friendly and is more hygienic as opposed to having a wet bath mat on your floor for prolonged periods.

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Create Dedicated Spaces

One of the best things about visiting the spa is spending time in the different areas and dedicated sections. Whether this is a comfortable relaxation area, or indulging in a sauna or steam, add this thinking to your bathroom layout. Is there anywhere you could look to put a stool or chair to use after a bath or shower?

Maybe you like using the luxury spa products that are available during your visit? If so, decant things such as shower gels and shampoos into glass amber bottles – such a simple change can completely change the way you see your bathroom. You could also take inspiration from luxury dental practices, such as Space Dental – a leading cosmetic dentist in Leeds – by having your mouthwash in nice glass bottles, floss picks and interdental brushes in separate jars or crystal storage containers.

Spa Day at Home: How To Create a Relaxing Bathroom Retreat

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Plants and Foliage

Adding plants to your bathroom is perhaps one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your bathroom feel more like a spa. There are many different plants which thrive in bathrooms thanks to the heat and moisture which is in the room during and after baths and showers. They also make the room more aesthetically pleasing, but more so they also bring plenty of health benefits.

For an instant spa-bathroom transformation, try tying some eucalyptus to the bottom of your shower – the steam helps to release essential oils which smell amazing, but also help with decongestion if you have a cold or the flu.

Spa Day at Home: How To Create a Relaxing Bathroom Retreat

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