You don’t always have the ability to plan a getaway, but you do have the ability to transform your bathroom into a weekend retreat. You can turn your bathroom into an oasis, making it feel like you’re in a spa every time you use it. The best part? It will be yours to use whenever you like.
Here are a few tips to indulge all of your senses to create the ultimate spa-like experience in your bathroom.
The first step in creating a truly comforting bathroom is creating visual appeal. Most commercial spas tend to embrace the “less is more” philosophy. A minimalist style opens up a room, giving the space a restful feel that is impossible to duplicate in a cluttered environment. Try these elements to create a restful bathroom where you can kick back and relax whenever you like.
Choose your color scheme carefully. A nature-inspired color scheme that uses brown, grey, and green will give your bathroom an organic feel and create a calming effect. Beige, light grey, and pale greens work well for smaller bathrooms. Looking for a warm, peaceful flooring choice? Try wood flooring to add that rustic, homey touch.
Remove clutter. When you have bottles of toiletries sitting everywhere, it creates a very cluttered feel in your bathroom. Get rid of any toiletries that you don’t use. Place those that you do keep in jars to make them look part of your décor. Arrange them artfully! A bathtub tray can also help organize your tub.
Dim the lights. Installing a dimmer switch or another option for dim lighting can help create a serene, peaceful feel in your bathroom. If a dimmer switch isn’t an option, try using alternative lighting selections like small lamps, sconces, or candles to create the romantic, calming mood you’re after.
Use art to display your personality. Greenery and artwork add color and personality to any bathroom. Plants are very easy to keep alive in a bathroom thanks to the higher level of humidity, so adding an aloe plant, bamboo, or philodendrons can be a great way to make your bathroom even more peaceful. Why don’t you try experimenting with some glass tile to create a unique piece of art in your bathroom?
Touch is one of the most critical senses when it comes to relaxation, and with a few of these affordable amenities, you can give your bathroom a spa touch.
Add bath oil. Oils and white rose petals are a great way to add some sensual indulgence. You could also try an Egyptian milk bath.
Use a massaging shower head. There’s nothing like relaxing under the warm spray from the shower after a long day.
Incorporate a towel warmer. Pamper yourself by wrapping up in a warm towel when you’re fresh out of the bath or shower. You can use a towel warming bar or a towel warming drawer in your vanity to create the effect you’re after.
Update your towels and bathrobe. Think fluffy and comfortable to create the most indulgent effect.
Add seating. A small stool or ottoman will make your bathroom look elegant and upscale while offering you a comfortable place to sit while you perform your daily activities.
Your sense of smell will go a long way toward boosting your health and mood. Using aromatherapy in your spa-like bathroom is the perfect way to add the extra touches you need to feel your best. It’s important to choose your scents carefully.
Shower with peppermint in the morning. This will help you wake up and find the energy you need for the morning.
Shower with lavender at night. This will help you fall asleep, get a great night’s sleep, and enhance your sensual experience. You can use candles with a relaxing scent that you love all around the room or use a potpourri or diffusers to create the effect you’re looking for.
Sound is one of the easiest senses to customize in your spa bathroom.
Listen to a meditation playlist. Use waterproof speakers to help surround yourself with the music you love. Lean back in the tub and relax while your favorite music plays or allow yourself a few minutes’ peace in the shower to enjoy the spa experience.
Your sense of taste is also easy to stimulate on your journey to create a spa-like bathroom.
Install a tub tray or cup holder. This will give you a place to put your glass of wine to add the perfect touch to your spa experience. You can also add a few pieces of chocolate or mint to help take your experience to the next level.
You don’t have to leave your home to have the spa-like experience you’re dreaming of! In fact, you can feel as though you’ve visited the spa every weekend. When you take the time to create a sensual paradise in your own home, you’ll discover that it’s easier than ever to let all of your stress drift away. Turning your bathroom into a private oasis will give you the serenity and peace you crave right from the comfort of home.
To design your own spa-like bathroom, visit Toll Brothers’ Design Your Own Home website.
Fay Wein, Communications Specialist at Glass Tile Oasis, contributed to this story.