DIY Spa Bath – Simple DIY projects and advice for turning your bath into the ideal Relaxation Oasis!
You may remember that last summer I renovated my home bathroom. I don’t know about you, but my bathroom is where some of my most relaxing moments occur. I think of my bathroom as my at-home spa, where I can get resort-style relaxation without resort-style prices. If you’re looking to transform your powder room as it currently is into a relaxing oasis, use these design tips and create a space that’s truly all your own.
Change out Your Hardware
One of the easiest changes you can make in your bathroom is the hardware. That means switching out your faucet for a chic, modern looking version, like those found at DeltaFaucet.com. It also means switching up the handle pulls and cabinet knobs. You’d be surprised at how much a chrome hardware switch-out can do for the elegance of your bathroom.
Use Paint to Your Advantage
If you want your bathroom to be an oasis, you’ll need to invoke feelings of peace and calm. What better way to do this than with color? Blue, in various hues, has been purported to soothe the mind and body by reducing tension. Grey has been popular for the past few years now, and it’s often a calming color used in spas to create a cool, tranquil atmosphere. Look for grey hues that have a tinge of green in them, as this will make it easier to pair with the rest of your decorations—green goes with everything.
For the Tub
If you’ve got a bathtub, you’re going to want to make sure you have all the accoutrements to ensure your utmost comfort during those long and luxurious soaks. Whether you like to read in the bath, enjoy a nice glass of crisp, white wine, or burn deliciously scented candles, you’ll need a bathtub caddy to hold all of your essentials. You can find wooden and wire caddy choices, so choose based on your bathroom’s motif and desired look. Check out BedBathandBeyond.com for a variety of different caddy options.
Nothing detracts from a peaceful vibe like chaotic clutter. Our bathrooms are filled with small items that we use on a daily basis, making it easy for clutter to build up. If you’re like me and have a variety of supplies for homemade body butters and soaps in your bathroom, you’re probably already hankering for some organization. It will take a conscious effort to train yourself to put everything away each time you use it, but it’s more than worth it. Use vertical storage options to keep from taking up valuable floor space, utilize simplistic but modern décor from a site like TouchofModern.com to maintain clean lines, and spend time each day cleaning up your bathroom space. It will make more of a difference than you might expect.
Dim the Lights
Make your bathroom luxurious by allowing yourself to control the lighting to your exact specifications. Installing a dimmer will do wonders for the ambiance of any space. If you’re in the bathroom to do your makeup, you’ll need the brightest, most natural light possible. When you’re relaxing in the tub, you’re going to want the lights to be muted. A light dimmer can make this your bathroom reality. Check out 1000bulbs.com and find the lighting solution that works for you.
Replace Your Shower Head
One of the simplest but most luxurious switches to make comes in the form of your showerhead. Have you always dreamed of a rain shower filter? Now’s the time to splurge and get yourself an item that you will truly use on the daily. Whether it’s a handheld shower head or fixed, standard or rain shower, you can find the options you need at local hardware stores.
Scent and Sound
Everything now looks as you prefer, but that’s only one of five senses. Make sure you focus on scent and sound when designing your bathroom oasis. Incorporate scent by burning natural, organic candles like those from CleanNaturalHealthy.com. These candles will provide the calming scents you crave without filling your lungs with harmful toxins. When it comes to sound, you can put on your favorite playlist or take it a step further and grab a soothing sound machine that has settings ranging from rain to ocean breeze to heartbeats.
Create the bathroom of your dreams with these essential design tips and relax in the lap of luxury—right in the comfort of your own home.