How to turn your bathroom into a spa-like retreat
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How to turn your bathroom into a spa-like retreat

Your bathroom has so much potential, yet so many people focus on other areas of their home when it comes to creating peaceful spaces. With a few thoughtful changes, you can transform your bathroom from just a functional space in your home to a relaxing, peaceful oasis.

Here are 10 simple things you can do to have a spa-like getaway every time you come home from a long day.

10 ways to make your bathroom feel like a spa

1. Get rid of clutter

Nothing zaps the zen out of a person quite like walking around clutter. Decluttering your bathroom is the first step in your transformation. Throw out what you don’t need, and store what you do in out-of-the-way places, like cupboards and closets. Use decorative baskets to easily store things you use daily on the counter, without the mess.

2. Get some nice towels

If your spa had you use ratty old beach towels after a treatment, you’d probably run away and never look back. Invest in some nicer towels that are fluffy and soft. They’ll add a little bit of luxury to your bathroom experience, plus they look nice if you have a small bathroom and need to leave them out.

3. Add some artwork

You have artwork in other rooms of your home, like your kitchen and living spaces. Why not your bathroom? Adding in some artwork makes you feel like lingering since you’ll feel less like you’re in a functional room and more like you’re in an inviting living space.

4. Warm your towels

Using a towel warmer after your soak is an easy way to keep the comforting feeling of a nice long bath with you. Choose a towel warmer that’s decorative if you have a small space with limited storage.

5. Add some plants

Plants don’t just look nice. They also produce a calming effect that can instantly relax you when you step into your oasis. You can go for greens, or, if you are the type who tends to forget to water plants regularly, opt for an easy-to-keep-alive cactus or succulent.

6. Enhance your dispensers

Getting new, matching dispensers is an easy and affordable way to make your bathroom look more put together. A soap dispenser looks nicer than the plastic container you buy for $1, plus it’s better for the environment.

7. Use aromatherapy

Soothing scents, like lavender or jasmine, will enhance your relaxation when it’s time to wind down. You can get scented candles or oils to set the mood.

8. Install dimmer lights

Low lighting can help you relax and unwind after a long day. If your bathroom lights are currently brighter than the sun, then look into installing dimmer lights. That way, you can have full lighting when you’re putting on your makeup or coordinating your outfit for the day, and low lights when you’re trying to relax.

9. Opt for a neutral color palette

Neutral, earthy colors like light blue, green, and brown are all soothing and are good options for creating a bathroom oasis. If your bathroom is a bright color, consider painting to tone it down. You can also incorporate elements of neutral colors in your towels, rugs, and dispensers.

10. Get some waterproof speakers

Waterproof speakers are a great addition to any bathroom spa since they allow you to play soothing music without fear of getting hurt.

Incorporate some, or all, of these ideas to instantly transform your bathroom into an oasis so you can make every day a spa day.

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