Is your bathroom a place where you indulge your senses, relax, unwind and breathe in the pleasant aroma of flowers and oils? If not then you are missing out on the divine pleasure that comes with having a beautiful bathroom sanctuary.
Here are a few easy tips that will have your bathroom looking, feeling and smelling like an expensive spa in no time. Here are a few easy tips that will have your bathroom looking, feeling and smelling like an expensive spa in no time.
The first step on the way to bathroom heaven is to clean it. That’s right people. If it’s not clean, no amount of paint and accessories will help. Grab a bottle of bleach and scrub that grout, pull that clump of hair out of the plug hole and hold your breath while you scour the toilet bowl until it sparkles. Cleaning the bathroom may absolutely be the worst job in the world but it will be worth it in the end. You’ll see.
A new coat of paint is an easy way to give your bathroom a make-over. If you are going for a relaxing spa vibe then choose a warm earthy tone or a muted turquoise, depending on the existing tile colour. Sheens are good for the bathroom as they can take the steam and make sure you have thoroughly cleaned the walls before starting. Never paint over mould.
Nothing says luxury like a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers in the bathroom. Roses, Lavender, Orchids or anything with a scent will add an instant touch of class to your bathroom. Pictures of flowers on the wall will make the room seem more spa-like and inspire joy and happiness in people. Stick-on wall decal can also make an impression. Go for images of Lotus Flowers, Blossoms or Orchids they have all become universal symbols of peace and tranquillity.
Pillar candles cost as little as a few dollars these days and the great thing is they look fancy. You can’t tell the difference between an expensive, scented candle and a cheap one until you light it. Arrange clusters of them around the bath and along window ledges then put a few special scented ones in the mix. Who wants to smell five different scented candles at once anyway?
Bottles and Jars
Do away with the ugly containers that your body-wash and shampoo from the supermarket come packaged in and invest in some pretty glass jars, bottles and soap dispensers. They make your cheaper products look spa worthy and things like bath crystals and bombs appear good enough to eat when displayed in a glass jar. You can buy them or make them out of coffee jars and honey pots. You can even use old pasta jars and grandmas special dishes for holding cotton balls or bath crystals.
Bigger is better when it comes to towels and fluffy, warm, big towels are even better than that. They don’t have to be the finest Egyptian cotton however a huge, fresh and fluffy towel is one of the most comforting things you will ever see when stepping out of a hot bath or shower. Choose peaches and cream colours or honey tones to add subtle hints of colour or play it safe with white. For the finishing touch - roll them up, you’ll think you have just walked into a spa.
Keep essential oils in the bathroom to either drop in the bath or to use in a pretty oil burner. Certain oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender have many useful medicinal purposes too. Lavender in the bath smells delicious and has anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree in the bath can help skin rashes, itches and infections as it has powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Eucalyptus has excellent decongestant properties and opens the airways up, burn or put a few drops in the bath if you are having sinus trouble. Aroma sticks that are soaked in floral or citrus oils make excellent air fresheners for the toilet. They last for ages and smell better than most aerosol air fresheners.