Low Cost Ways to Transform Your Master Bath into a Relaxing Spa
While major structural changes aren’t always easy to make to your master bathroom, there are many small, inexpensive changes you can make that will give your bathroom a much more luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. These changes can be made all at once or over time, as budgets allow. Once you pull the look together, however, the change in look will be quite remarkable and you’ll find that your bathroom is a much more relaxing place to be.
Bring in Natural Materials Whenever Possible
Mother Nature provides some of the most relaxing substances known to man. When it comes to creating a spa-like atmosphere in any room, using natural ingredients such as saw grass baskets, bamboo floor mats, slate tile flooring, and natural greenery (small bonsai trees and other similar greens), can have a huge impact.
Indulge all the Senses
The spa experience is more than simply what you see on the walls and as part of the visual décor. It’s sight, sound, touch, and smell. So make sure that you use items in the décor that touch all the senses. Use candles or incense for fragrance. Invest in high-quality fluffy towels for the feeling. Don’t forget the nice terry cloth robes too. Consider an iPod doc that will allow you to play relaxing music or the sounds of nature while you enjoy a nice long soak in the tub. And keep the colors neutral, avoiding any garish colors or pieces in the bathroom to keep the visual space soothing.
Use Natural and Artificial Lighting Wisely
Whether you’re using a combination of skylights, windows, and artificial lights in your master bathroom or you’re limited to artificial light alone, use the light you have available wisely. If you’re truly interested in creating a spa-like atmosphere, keep your lighting as adjustable as possible. Install dimmers on overhead lights and only use bright lights in the area immediately around the mirrors. Use candles and/or wall sconces for mood lighting.
Paint with Light Neutral Colors
There are many colors that will promote a spa experience in your master bathroom. One of the most commonly used is sage green, but that isn’t a necessary color to include. The key is to keep the colors soothing and calming. Light blue, beige, and even light grey make good choices in addition to the sage green that is so widely used.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to change the look and feel of your master bathroom—especially if you’re trying to create a soothing and relaxing little space away from the world. These tips will help you achieve the look you’re going for without breaking the bank.