Let’s face it, life can be hard, and there are often things that throw themselves at you to make it that little bit more challenging. Having said that, there are so many beautiful things in the world that you need to take in, and that all starts by taking a deep breath and opening your eyes. You wouldn’t believe the kind of beauty that awaits you, you just need to be brave enough to go and find it for yourself.
One thing to say for sure though, is that when we do have those bad days, be it from work life or social life, one of the best feelings in the world is to be able to walk through your front door, pour yourself a hot bubble bath, and take a glass of wine into the tub with you for an hour or two. If you’ve never done this before, then you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s essentially a way for you to truly unwind and relax all of the muscles in your body, and think about nothing, other than how good it all feels. This is why people go to spas. They can be rather pricey, but you get exactly what you’re paying for. You’re being treated and pampered without even having to lift a finger. You can let loose and not have to worry about doing anything, because this is your time, and you’re taken care of without having to care. They play into all of your senses and put you at ease. The sound is nice, the touch is nice, the smell is nice, the taste is nice, and it looks nice! And believe it or not, you can give yourself that same experience without even having to leave the house.
Who said you couldn’t make your own spa in your bathroom? Sure, it may sound pretty far-fetched right now, but that’s merely because you aren’t sure how to do this. You can make this as simple or as complex as you like, it all depends on your environment and the circumstances that go with it. For example, if you have a very small bathroom, there will be certain rules that alter for you because you may not have the room. This is fine, it doesn’t mean you’ll be getting any less out of the experience, it will just be slightly different, and we all know that being different is pretty damn cool.
So if you’re liking the idea and want to know how you can possibly turn your dull looking bathroom into a pristine spa – here are some ideas to get you on the right track.
The bath (or shower) is going to be the main focus of your bathroom, because that’s the thing that you consume yourself in while unwinding, so you need to make sure that it’s perfect. Depending on how much money you’re willing to spend, you can either go all out and have a brand new piece fitting altogether, or you can just upgrade what you already have. Give your bath a good scrub, and have a look around the edges too, because over time they tend to darken and even go a little mouldy. This isn’t your fault it’s just what happens, but if this is the case then you may want to redo the filler so it’s not only more secure, but looks sparkling white and new again. It’s about the details that matter, and this goes all the way down to the kind of taps that you have. When you think about a spa, you never imagine seeing grubby, rusty tap handles on the sinks do you? So why should you settle for any less? You can find a huge variety on tap sets at sites like Drench.co.uk, so have a good look around until you find something that suits the look you’re going for.
Lights are an incredibly powerful source because essentially they decide on the overall mood of your bathroom. They set the tone, and this is why spas are so clever, because they rely a lot on their lighting to change your emotions depending on the room you’re in. For example, when you’re having a massage, the lights will be extremely low, and they may even have candles scattered around the room for that added touch of warmth. So think about all these things and how they can affect you. Of course, you will need a main light source for when you’re doing things and need to see clearly. But you also want to give yourself the option of going a little more moody, and the perfect solution to that is to have a dimmer switch installed – that way you have full control over what you create. And never forget the candles too, as these are always nice to have around. You can take it even further by bringing in scented ones, as they will not only look pretty, but you’ll have a subtle scent of something beautiful too.
Now that you have a couple of ideas, these will be enough to get you thinking about what it is you need, and what direction you want to go in. Everyone is different, so don’t feel as though you have to follow a certain rule-book, it all comes down to what you find relaxing and comforting.
If you still feel as though you’re stuck for ideas, then have a look through magazines, or the internet, or better yet – go outside. There is so much inspiration to be found, and that’s all thanks to good old mother nature. She supplies us with so much, so why not take a leaf out of her book? – Quite literally, in fact. Plants are always a stunning source of life to bring into a room and make it feel more grounded and even a little rustic if that’s what you’re into.
What tips do you have for planning a spa like bathroom?