Nothing beats a day of soaking in a bath, having a massage, or being pampered from head to toe. While many people head to professional spas to attain this kind of experience, it can easily be recreated in the comfort of your own home. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Attend to Your Bath
When it comes to a home spa, the bath is the most important space. Whether you opt to buy a more luxurious one or if you simply need to upgrade it to something more comfortable, attending to your bath should be the first step. If you’re in the position to buy a new bathtub, the key is to focus on your comfort and what kind of spa-like relaxing you’re aiming for. If space and finances allow, you could even buy a hot tub or customize your tub with hot tub supplies like jets to boost the relaxation experience even more.
Focus on the Décor
While it’s important to ensure you have a comfortable and cozy bath to sit in, the décor can make or break a spa experience. Depending on your bathroom’s size, it’s a great idea to opt for natural elements such as hanging plants, wooden bath trays, vases, and other decorative ornaments.
Lighting is important, too, as you’ll want to opt for a variety of sources such as lamps or chandeliers. The last thing you’ll want is a stark ceiling light above you while you’re soaking in the bath! Creating a natural sanctuary of relaxation will feel as good, if not better, than going to a real spa.
Stir Your Senses
Another important feature of a spa is how it engages your senses. From essential oils to bath products to scented candles, you’ll want to include as many fragrant things as possible. To avoid any clashes, it’s a good idea to research what scents pair together well so that you can have an explosion of smell without it being contrasting.
For example, some great spa pairings include:
- lemongrass and basil
- blue cedar and lavender
- eucalyptus and rosemary
- bergamot, grapefruit, and lavender
But stirring the senses involves more than just scent. To make this a truly spa-like experience, it’s important to set the mood with relaxing music or nature sounds, dimming the lights, and making yourself a soothing drink like cucumber and fruit water. This all-important step of stimulating your smell, touch, taste, and sight, will go a long way towards creating an ideal home spa.
Don’t Forget the Accessories
The spa experience goes beyond soaking in the tub. Other accessories you could add to your space include heated towels, luxury bathrobes, facial products such as eye gels or masks, plenty of candles, and bath products like salts, soaps, and bubble bath. Other accessories you could are foot massagers, cozy slippers, essential oil diffusers, and relaxing wall art.
Creating your own home spa sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. The above ideas are easy to do, especially if you know what kind of spa experience you’re after. Have fun designing!