Is your bath a little worn out or dated? Are you longing for a place you can relax, unwind and luxuriate, as you do at your favorite spa? We’ve gathered some tips from top bathroom designers to help you recreate a spa experience at home. With ideas for everything from toiletry containers to Egyptian bathroom towels to lighting, these tips will help you create your own zen-luscious space.
The best way to start overhauling your bath is to imagine what a real spa looks like. Chances are, low lights, earth shades and thick towels will come to mind. The towels in particular are likely to be Egyptian bath towels, an essential in many relaxation centers. Keep this main image of an ideal bath while redecorating.
#1- Remove what’s not necessary.
An old bath can quickly and understandably accumulate countless bottles and bath items. Avoid stuffing your counter or shelves with everything bath related. If you have so many different shampoo bottles in display for example, you can just tuck the four or five brands that you don’t really use everyday. As much as possible, have only essential items on display such as cotton buds, soap bars, conditioner and the like. Add a few Egyptian bath towels in a rack to complete your bath’s new, cleaner look.
#2- Reduce lighting.
If you can afford to, consider replacing your bright bathroom fixtures with a more contemporary subdued style. Look for black iron or polished steel, with heavily frosted shades. This will still offer enough task lighting, without lighting up the entire room.
You might not be able to completely replace your light fixtures because of the high cost. Don’t despair though, you can always settle for a dimmer to give your bath the best home spa look.
#3- Be generous with your Egyptian bath towels.
Nothing can beat the comforting experience of getting wrapped up in thick, soft, spongy towels. The best ones use only the finest Egyptian cotton. You’ll most likely find samples of these excellent Egyptian bath towels in classy spas. There’s nothing stopping you though from replicating the same experience in your home bath. Don’t worry about the cost. The feeling of having these towels around you can more than make up for the price.
#4- Include some candles to round up your spa set-up.
You can’t have a complete spa experience without some candles. Most spas feature cute tea lights and attractive votives. Highlight the beauty of your Egyptian bath towels by adding a few candles on the side. For the rest of your bathroom, use scented candles to create a truly relaxing atmosphere. Settle for lavender instead of fruit scents.
#5- Add a warm earth tone to the walls.
Nothing sets off crisp white Egyptian bath towels like a warm sandstone or cinnamon wall color. Think back to your day spa experience. What color were the walls? Odds are they were either clean warm white, or a rich deep earth tone. Avoid primary colors and bright pastels. There’s nothing spa-like about them.
You can’t get lost with these basic tips for creating your own spa. Just make sure you never forget your Egyptian bathroom towels for a truly revitalizing experience.