There is nothing quite as relaxing as a spa but let's face it, we cannot spend every night at a five-star spa, however that doesn't mean you cannot relax in the serenity of your own home? Why not turn your own bathroom into a spa like zone?
Changing the sights, smells and sounds of your bathroom can immediately up the luxury and relaxation factor at home. Here are a few ways to turn your bathroom into a spa in no time:
1. Cool, calm colours
Get rid of any loud colours in your bathroom and replace them with soft blue and grey tones. A calming colour scheme that embodies water or nature will immediately have a calming effect on your space.
2. It's all about the lighting
Lighting is one of the most important factors that transports you into a relaxation zone. You will never be able to relax with bright lights.
Add lots candles to your space, and then hit the switch. Nothing is quite as relaxing as sitting under candlelight and it will create a spa ambiance straight away.
3. Smell like the spa
One of the most relaxing scents is lavender. Make sure there is a lavender scented candle in the mix or add lavender oil to your tub. Lavender is a key aromatherapy ingredients relieving muscle pain, inflammation, migraines and other headaches.
4. Turn up the volume
No, we don't mean Beyoné or Lady Gaga, but having an iPod dock in your bathroom and playing soft, relaxing music will change your space into a relaxing zone in no time. Think about the music that you've heard in a spa - sounds of nature, white noise, classical, smooth jazz or even a mediation recording - whatever works for you.
5. Products! Products! Products!
Spas are all about products, so when you take a relaxing soak in the tub have tubs and bottles of relaxing products. Bubble baths are so luxurious! Put on a face mask, use oils, intense and bath bombs.
Words: Cheska Stark