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Published on: 26 Oct 2016 by keirasmith
At times every one of us needs a bit of alone time and there is no better way to restore a peace of mind after a long day at work or relax before an important event than a visit to a spa. You do not need to go far, because with the help of our 5 little tweaks you will be able to transform your house into a relaxing home-spa. Curious what they are? Read on to find out!
Upgrade your bathroom
Spa-like atmosphere is not about fancy jacuzzis or water fountains, but about mindful surroundings which can be achieved with the right colours, fixtures, warmth, scent and sound. Even if you have a tiny bathroom, you can turn it into a beautiful spa by painting it a neutral, earthy colour and introducing natural elements, such as wooden flooring, or bamboo furniture. It is said that music has a soothing effect on our senses, so it seems like a good idea to install a built-in stereo system. Forget artificial scents and go for natural essential oils which will elevate your mood, warm up your body and help you get in a deep state of relaxation.
Dim those lights
Harsh artificial lights are associated with an office rather than a home-spa, therefore if you want to create an authentic spa-like atmosphere you need to introduce some changes in your lighting system. You can, of course, buy Himalayan salt lamps and put them all over the house, but a far better idea is to install dimmer controls which will help you adjust the intensity of artificial light in any room. Scented candles are a very important element of any spa, so do not forget to put a couple of them in the bathroom, in your relaxing corner, in the hallway, and basically anywhere you want. If you are worried about potential fire hazard, use beautiful Moroccan-inspired
lanterns and glass candle holders.
Create a peaceful lounge
Second most important room in a home-spa is a relaxing corner where you can unwind after a long day at work, read a book, or meditate. It should be spacious, but at the same time cosy. Find the most quiet room in your house, add a comfy armchair or your favourite sofa, dress it up with soft pillows, bring plants and succulents which will purify the air, light a scented candle, lay down with a face mask and simply forget about the world at least for a while.
Out of sight, out of mind
When you walk into a spa you can feel that every item has its designated space. Body care is symmetrically aligned on bathroom shelves, towels are hidden in the warmers and clothes hang neatly in the closets simply because there is no room for clutter in a spa. It is supposed to be a distraction-free zone and nothing should aggressively catch your eye. At home, go for huge built-in closets and dressers with a number of drawers which can accommodate your clothes, files and accessories.
Take a breath of fresh air
Realtors from OpenAgent remind that the exterior of the house is as important as its interior. If your house still has a weathered 1970s look, it is high time for some paint job. Boost your house's curb appeal by painting it neutral colour and adding natural-looking elements, such as wooden doors and window frames. At the same time, you should not forget about the garden. Japanese
gardens are especially recommended if you want your outdoor space to have a serene and peaceful vibe.
These were our top 5 ideas for turning your home into an authentic and relaxing spa. Would you add something else to the list? I would love to hear your ideas.