Wouldn’t it be nice to transform your bathroom into an at-home spa? When it’s time to relax and calm your mind, you can do so without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to full transform your bathroom or simply spruce up your space, we have some tips for you on how to turn bath time into an at-home spa experience.
First things first, you’ll need to tidy up your restroom. Research done by Organizational Behavior Professor, Elizabeth Sander, concludes that “constant visual reminders of disorganization drain our cognitive resources…” Thus, a cluttered and messy bathroom can have negative effects on your wellbeing. It’s also important to thoroughly clean your tub and shower space. It’s safe to assume no one wants to take a bath in a grimy old bathtub.
Once your restroom is in order, implement the following suggestions to maximize your at-home spa experience.
At-Home Spa Atmosphere
Good lighting can really set the mood. If you like natural light, open the windows and blinds and leave the light on. If you prefer dim lighting, cue the dimmer switch. Or turn off the lights and safely light some candles. If you want to play it extra safe, consider using battery operated candles or even a color changing oil diffuser. Both will sit nicely on your vanity counterspace while providing adequate light for relaxation.
Soothing At-Home Spa Sounds
Put the cell phone down and invest in a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Or if you’re old school, dust off that analog radio, plug it in and set it safely away from any water. Listening to music releases dopamine in our brain, also known as the happiness chemicals. Dr. Valeri Salimpoor’s research suggests “music is an intellectual reward,” so be sure to indulge in your favorite tunes, you’ve earned it!
At-Home Spa Aroma
Say no to stinky bathrooms. Unpleasant odors will ruin any chances of you enjoying your downtime. Plug in air fresheners are an easy resolution. If you prefer more natural scents then an essential oil diffuser would be a perfect option for you. You could also get it straight from the source by hanging fresh aromatic herbs, like lavender, around your shower head. Shower steam will enhance the scent. You may find that certain bubble bath soaps, bath bombs, and bath salts have favorable scents too.
Delight in Spa Décor
A few house plants, fresh flowers and natural materials, like bamboo and stones, are sure to emulate the atmosphere of a spa. But decorative pieces can be useful too. Bath caddies, commonly referred to as tub trays, are perfect for bubble baths. While some people set their tablets to watch movies when they bathe, others prefer delighting in bath time snacks and beverages. They’re perfect for displaying candles and small plants too. If you don’t have a tub, side tables or small stools are a great alternative as well.
Doubtful These Suggestions Will Help?
Your pursuit of relaxation should lead you to the comfort of your own home. If mold, mildew or other problem areas are preventing you from using the above suggestions, then let us rework your space for you. New shower heads, built in seating, space savers, paint color schemes, we’ve got you covered! Contact us via our website or call (888) 940-9995 today to get started on your own bathroom transformation journey.
Jace Darling, Owner, American Home Remodeling