Bathrooms are no longer just about functionality and style. While both are still very important, modern bathroom design also takes into consideration the user’s well-being, with spa-like interiors focusing on the bathroom as an experience; a place of relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Giving your bathroom the spa treatment doesn’t require a complete renovation. From chilled-out tunes to greenery, here are seven easy ways to boost your bathroom’s zen factor.
Ditch the Mess
Keep things minimal and organized. A vanity cluttered with beauty products will leave the space feeling cramped and messy. Instead, keep your beauty tools neatly stored away in cabinets. If storage is minimal, place items in matching containers that will look tidy when left on display. The cleaner your bathroom, the more you’ll be able to unwind.
Give your bathroom a new coat of color. Choose muted, more natural shades such as light grey, cream, or soft blue. Calming hues will help relax a busy mind and give the bathroom a soothing ambiance. While bright walls or printed wallpapers may be effective, you can soften the look by opting for a feature wall instead.
A beautiful basin will give your bathroom a contemporary spa-like finish. Freestanding basins with thin rims have continued to be a popular choice ever since they first came onto the market. With soft curves and varying sizes, they’re a timeless investment that will give any style of the bathroom a modern update.
Helping your bathroom achieve its spa potential, wooden accents, whether timber or faux laminate, have a natural, organic appeal. Adding warmth and retreat-style tranquillity, wooden details work effectively when contrasted with hard surface finishes like tiles.
Day spas often use fresh flower displays to wow their clients and create a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere but applying the same tactics at home could cost you a fortune. Get the look for less with indoor plants. Fiddle leaf figs, palms, cacti, and air plants are great options for optimizing bathroom air quality and creating a sense of natural calmness. Plus, they’ll last much longer than flowers!
Giving your bathroom a dose of R & R doesn’t necessarily mean knocking down walls. Finishing touches like relaxing music, fragrant candles, and essential oils can help elevate a bathroom’s mood from sterile to inviting, making it not just a place to wash, but a place to spend time.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.