We’d all love a spa getaway, but these kinds of excursions don’t always fit our budget or schedule. Luckily, with a few bathroom tweaks, you can get the calming spa experience at home, or at least something to tide you over until you can actually escape from reality for a bit.
Of course, there are plenty of ways to update a bathroom to give it a more luxurious look and feel, but some of them require a complete overhaul. If you have the budget for a total bathroom renovation, then go for it. For those with tighter finances or less spare time, there are a number of fairly simple swaps you can make to quickly create a more indulgent bathroom space. Here are some ideas to get you well on your way to lavish lounging at home.
Bathroom lighting is not always the most flattering or soothing. You want to have good lighting in your home, especially in a room where you often find yourself in front of a mirror, unclothed. Consider changing out the standard lighting in your home, updating old fixtures, installing dimmers, or even just changing out the types of lightbulbs in your bathroom to warm the mood of the entire room.
Shower Head Switch Up
A really great shower is the ultimate restorative experience. If you have an old shower head that drips down on you, or even just an average one, it may be time to upgrade your shower experience. Shower heads don’t cost a lot to replace or require much expertise to install, but they can go a long way to boost your love of your bathroom. Showerheads come in a wide variety of styles; you can get ones with massaging spray, some that feel like raindrops, and others that allow you to adjust the strength. You don’t have to drop a lot of money to get a good shower head, either. There are some amazing choices at pretty much every price point. If you need help choosing, look online for product reviews and rankings.
More Shower Space
How do you get a more spacious shower without renovating? It’s easier than you may think. Curved shower curtains are becoming more popular and are an easy way to give yourself a little more breathing room in the shower. They are quite inexpensive, are simple to install, and they look pretty cool, too. In most cases, they can even be used with traditional shower curtains, so you won’t have to swap those out as well.
Getting into a hot shower is the best. Stepping out of that toasty water and into a cold bathroom is the worst. What can you do to ease the transition? Use a towel warmer, of course. Not only can a warmed-up towel reduce the stress of the cold air hitting a warm body, but they take up little space. You can even find modern-day towel warmers manufactured in pretty interesting designs.
Music is powerful. It can energize us, make us happy, and calm us down. Bringing music and other soothing sounds into the bathroom is a great way to start the day and to wind down at the end of it. Fortunately, there are a lot of waterproof Bluetooth speakers on the market that allow you to bring music into the shower. If you’re buying a Bluetooth speaker, it just makes sense to buy one that’s water-tight. In most cases there isn’t much of a cost difference, so why not buy the product that’s built a little tougher?
Bath Mat Shake-Up
If you have a regular fabric bath mat, then it may be time to change things up. Switching your mat is simple, cheap, and can have a big impact on the overall feel of the bathroom. For a true spa experience try a quick drying teak bath mat or look online for a tutorial on how to create a pebble mat. Either way, you won’t have to deal with that musty mat smell anymore and the natural textures will feel soothing under your feet.
The bathroom is a space where you start and end each day. You may as well make it a room you thoroughly enjoy. As you can see, adding a bit of luxury doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag or a host of DIY skills. A few basic swaps will have you kicking back and relaxing in no time.