The sense of peace you get from stepping into a spa doesn’t have to be a seldom occasion. You can make pampering yourself a daily habit by incorporating spa elements into your bathroom at home. As anyone with a busy lifestyle knows, moments of tranquility are hard to come by, and for some people a few minutes in the bathroom is the only privacy in an otherwise hectic day. Spa-inspired bathroom accessories can turn those stolen moments into peaceful ones.
While a full bathroom renovation can set you back financially, turning your bathroom into a spa-inspired oasis doesn’t have to. With these simple, cost-effective upgrades you’ll be stressing less without ever worrying about money.
Houseplants make a welcome addition to any space, but they’re particularly great for bringing some life into the bathroom. Bathrooms often feel drab, especially if they’re windowless. Don’t let the lack of windows slow you down. You can still have plants even without much natural light. Some common houseplants like snake plants or philodendrons that thrive in humid climates will do particularly well in the bathroom because of the extra warmth and moisture.
Houseplants make a welcome addition to any space, but they’re particularly great for bringing some life into the bathroom.
If you want less ongoing maintenance, hang a bundle of eucalyptus from your shower head or curtain rod. Not only will it look lush, you’ll get extra aromatherapy benefits. Just replace it every few weeks to keep things looking and smelling fresh.
Heat Your Towels
Towel warmers are an underrated bathroom accessory, but they make getting out of the shower or bath a luxurious experience every time. No more leaving the warm shower only to be greeted by cold, damp towels.
It may seem like an extravagant expense, but it is possible to find one for less than $100 if you’re on a budget.
It may seem like an extravagant expense, but it is possible to find one for less than $100 if you’re on a budget. Between the floor and wall-mounted options, there’s one for any space.
Select Soothing Scents
Making your bathroom feel like a spa doesn’t just stop at the visuals. Take the time to curate a pleasant experience for all the senses, including smell. Even if you have the most gorgeous bathroom, the wrong scent can make or break the experience.
Even if you have the most gorgeous bathroom, the wrong scent can make or break the experience.
There are so many ways to add fragrance to your space, from oil diffusers and reed diffusers to candles and plugins. No matter what you decide to use, be sure to choose a scent that matches the mood you’re trying to create. Lavender is great for relaxing in the evening, while invigorating citrus will wake you up in the morning.
Update Your Shower Head
Even if you’re renting you can turn the most lackluster shower into a refreshing oasis with a new shower head. Pick one up online or from your local hardware store for a stylish and practical upgrade.
Even if you’re renting you can turn the most lackluster shower into a refreshing oasis with a new shower head.
Any showerhead that gives you better water pressure will do, but a rain shower head is particularly great for replicating the spa experience at home. Be sure to choose a finish that matches the rest of the hardware in your bathroom for a seamless look.
Keep It Clean
Cleaning your bathroom is always a necessity, but introducing a few daily habits can make maintenance a lot easier and reduce the need for frequent deep cleans. A post-shower cleaning spray takes only seconds to do and will save you time in the long run.
A post-shower cleaning spray takes only seconds to do and will save you time in the long run.
If you have glass shower doors, the same goes for squeegeeing after each shower. Cloudy, streaky glass and residual mildew just don’t look or feel very spa-like.
Upgrade Your Bath Mat
Standard bath mats are typically nothing spectacular, but better options exist. For a more luxurious, spa-like feel, consider upgrading to a bath mat made of memory foam or bamboo. Memory foam bath mats still look traditional but add an extra layer of padding that feels comfortable underneath your feet.
For a more luxurious, spa-like feel, consider upgrading to a bath mat made of memory foam or bamboo.
Alternatively, wooden bath mats have a more modern appeal. Because they are able to air dry more efficiently, they don’t get matted or dingy like their cloth counterparts.
Hide Away Clutter
It’s impossible to fully relax with your surroundings in chaos. Even innocent product clutter on the counter can take you out of the spa-mindset.
Maximize your use of bathroom storage, with product organizers and drawer units.
Maximize your use of bathroom storage, with product organizers and drawer units. Even if you don’t have much under-sink space, you can get creative. Baskets and neatly curated shelves are visually appealing ways to keep things tucked away. Even necessities like toilet paper can be stashed in an orderly fashion with the right storage.
Create Dim Lighting
Lighting is a small change that can make a huge difference in the ambiance of the room. Traditionally, bathroom lighting is quite bright and harsh, but that can be challenging for creating a spa environment.
Installing dimmer switches is a great way to accommodate for both lighting scenarios.
If that’s not an option, candles or sconces that put off warm light are a good alternative.