Published on 06 Aug, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to get away and treat ourselves to a spa weekend, like every weekend? It is possible! While you can’t live in a spa, you can make a few changes in your bathroom to get the same calm, relaxing feeling. Follow our top five decorating ideas to make your own spa-like oasis.

Art

You spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so you should add a personal touch. A piece of art, photo or a painting can do wonders. On top of that, adding a large piece of artwork can be the perfect way to tie the whole room together. Just make sure you don’t go over the top – the simpler, the better.

Softness

Buy some fluffy slippers, soft towels and a plush bath mat. When you’re ready to leave your spa-like bathroom, wrap yourself in your favourite bathrobe. Keep the feeling of softness as long as possible. You already feel the softness just thinking about it, don’t you?

Foliage

Bathrooms deserve to be decorated with lush greenery just like every other room in the house. Low light, high humidity, and high temperatures mean only certain house plants will flourish. These are some of the best bathroom plant choices:

  • Bamboo – It needs very little light to grow, and should be exposed to low, indirect light. It doesn’t need any soil – simply pop the stalk into a container filled with pebbles and water.
  • Orchid – Give your bathroom a luxury spa feel with the elegant orchid plant. Place your orchid on the bathroom window sill, where the sunlight will provide enough energy, but won’t cause the leaves to scorch.
  • ZZ plant – Also known as the “eternity plant”, a it can tolerate quite a bit of neglect. While neither deep shade nor direct sunlight work well for this plant, it can grow in most other light conditions such as a north, east or west facing window.
  • Eucalyptus – This plant lets you take advantage of earth’s natural aromatherapy, while it also exhibits decongestant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Candles

What is more spa-like than candles and relaxing music? Light your favourite candles, put your songs on and grab your favourite book. There is nothing better than a warm bath after work in your own spa. Bear in mind that heavy scents can be overpowering, especially in the tight space of a bathroom. Less is more, so keep it light!

Colours

White or light blue, green, and sand offer a relaxing feel, which is why spas use these as their colour palette of choice. Stay away from active hues like red, bright yellow, and orange. Light tones are perfect for small bathrooms, since they give the impression of a bigger room.

And, there you have it. You are now a proud owner of your own spa-like oasis without breaking the bank. By following these five bathroom decorating ideas, you can turn your bathroom into your own hidden heaven.

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.

Norman Vincent Peale


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