While the bathroom is primarily intended to maintain a healthy hygiene, its full potential is worth exploring. Have you ever considered transforming your bathroom into a peaceful getaway? Beginning the day in a Zen-like atmosphere and relaxing there in the evening is conducive to a healthy… lifestyle!
You can turn your bathroom into a relaxing place with a few spa-like touches. If you are planning renovations, a little work to improve this room could even increase the value of your property.
The joys of the spa let us escape from the stress of the day and focus on ourselves. The goal is to filter out our day-to-day concerns. With a little creativity and our suggestions, your bathroom will quickly become your new favourite place.
1. Fluffy towels
Wrap up your bath with softness and freshness. So, out with your old discoloured towels covered in pulled threads! Consider taking them to an animal shelter where they will be put to good use. For your own personal spa, choose extremely soft white towels without too many frills or embroidery.
2. Heated floors
If you plan on renovating your bathroom from A to Z, reserve part of your budget for heated floors powered by natural gas. Easy to install and less expensive than you may think, they add an unparalleled touch of comfort. This is the most discreet of small luxuries.
3. Bubble bar
Satisfy your inner child with a wide variety of bubble bath, bath bombs, scented oils and bath salts. This not only adds a bit of fun to your bath, but also pampers your skin thanks to moisturizing and soothing properties. You could store them in a basket or on a tray near the bathtub.
4. Multifunctional shower
Replace your current showerhead by a massage showerhead with various spray settings. If you have planned for light renovations, opt for a rain shower, which provides a gentle flow of water. For a Scandinavian-type experience, sit in a hot bath for 10 to 15 minutes and finish with a cool shower.
Organic touches are essential for creating a peaceful oasis. Place a small green plant such as aloe or bamboo on a windowsill or counter. Don’t have much of a green thumb? Cheat and buy a fake plant. We won’t tell anyone. Promise.
6. Set the mood each time
Prepare the room as would your massage therapist with a cut flower in a small vase, a clean towel and soft music. If you have young children who just might stop by to say hello, opt for flameless candles or even install a dimmer on your switch so you can dim the light a little.
7. Storage solutions
From makeup and men’s shaving products to toothbrushes, children’s toys and haircare products, the bathroom counter and the side of the tub can quickly fall into chaos. And that prevents you from being Zen! The quick fix: easy storage solutions. For example, use small baskets for each category in which you can toss your products before shutting them behind vanity doors. You will see more clearly thanks to this organized clutter!
8. Essential oil diffuser
Creating a spa-like atmosphere also means indulging all of our senses. Purchase an essential oil diffuser and fill the bathroom with a fragrance that pairs nicely with your mood, the season and the time of day. Try lavender, eucalyptus and mandarin oils, which have both relaxing and invigorating properties.
9. Add a fireplace
For a more ambitious project, adding a natural gas fireplace can give your bathroom the allure of a five-star resort. With several sizes and types of fireplaces available, you are best suited to find the one that best corresponds to your decoration personality. Visit our Pinterest board for inspiration!
10. Splashes of wood
Draw on the warmth of wood to give your bathroom a natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Some examples include modular wood tiles in the shower, a teak bath tray, a wooden mirror frame, or even wood branches or logs that you can repurpose.
Content creator for her blog Tellement Swell and her YouTube channel, Eve Martel has a boundless passion for interior décor and organization. The daughter of an architect, she grew up surrounded by her father’s Danish design magazines and blueprints. Just like that friend who always has the best tips, she shares ideas for turning your home into a stunning, peaceful haven.