When you visit a spa, you'll notice that the "wet" areas evoke a certain feeling of relaxation. What elements of these rooms makes them feel so relaxing? Surely, it's not just the water features. On their own, hot tubs and saunas are not necessarily harmonious-looking. It's the colors, textures, lighting, and lack of clutter that make spas feel like spas. Also, smell and sound give spas their distinctive atmosphere.
Now, most of us spend more time in our own bathrooms than we do at spas. Really, who can afford to frequent the spa? For the average Jane or Joe, our bathrooms are about as close to a spa as we get most of the time. It is in our bathrooms that we get that pampering and "me time" that we need.
Since having a tile contractor come and install new tile is not necessarily in the budget, smaller, cheaper changes can make an average bathroom feel more like a spa.
Make toiletries part of your decor: When you visit a spa, you'll see only carefully selected and displayed toiletries. One of the easiest ways to emulate the look and feel of a spa in your own bathroom is to clear toiletry clutter. Easier said than done, right? When there is limited storage space, and each family member has his own toiletries, the bathroom can get pretty cluttered. First, purge old and expired toiletries. Next, find some inexpensive matching glass or china cups or jars. Fill them with your go-to toiletries, like cotton swabs and soaps. Then tuck away the rest of the packages in closets or cabinets. Make a "no plastic bottles on the counter" rule.