Creating Your Own Day Spa
How amazing does it feel when you leave the Day Spa in that state of pure relaxation?
Don’t you wish you could create that feeling everyday at home, well you absolutely can!
Creating your own Day Spa bathroom is easier than you think – And you don’t have to renovate your whole bathroom to get the vibe.
We’ll show you some stunning examples of bathrooms that can leave professional Day Spa’s green with envy.
Come on, sit back and relax…
When you find yourself booking an appointment at a Day Spa, one of the things you normally look forward to is time to yourself.
Think about that for a minute… How much time do you truly get to yourself when you’re at home? And when you do get the time, where are you – usually in the bathroom!
It just makes so much sense to transform this room into your own Day Spa to get that Zen feeling every day of the week!
In this day of modern technology, high pressure careers, and busy family lives, it can all be a little overwhelming sometimes.
It’s no wonder we are spending more and more time and money looking for ways to relax and take care of ourselves.
But many of us feel that we need to go somewhere to obtain this feeling of relaxation and serenity but think again! You already have a space in your home that you can use to create that peaceful tranquillity that you are craving…
You guessed it, the Bathroom! Indoor, outdoor, big or small, you need a couple of essential items for it to be a true DIY Day Spa.
First things first, you are going to NEED a bathtub! And we mean, ‘as big as you can fit in the space’ bathtub!!
Imagine immersing yourself in your oversized tub. Aaah, think huge soaking tub, open roof, lush tropical gardens, neutral colours, natural elements, and you’re definitely on your way to your new destination bathroom!
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Okay, some of you may be thinking that this is just out of the question, but hear us out. When creating a day spa-like bathroom, you need a connection to the outside world.
Maybe it’s a picture window with a stunning view, louvre windows that control privacy, or maybe it’s a skylight above the bathtub or shower.
Whatever you decide, ensure that you have loads of natural light, as this will easily provide you with the best connection to the nature.
Think about where any windows or skylights will be placed, and try to position the bathtub or shower close by. This way, you will truly create a union between yourself and the outside world!
Design Tip – This idea isn’t just for large bathrooms. Skylights and large picture windows are an amazing design element especially for smaller bathrooms, as they make the space feel more open and airy.
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How’s The Serenity
Okay, let’s face it, you probably won’t have hours to soak in the tub every day, so what about day-to- day functionality? Good question! If you only have one bathroom, or the main bathroom is the only one with enough space for you to create your own Day Spa, then you need it to perform double duty.
You can still have your destination bathroom with loads of functionality. Try positioning the bathtub at one end of the zone and create a Wet Space, by including the Shower in the same area. Not only will this save on space, but it will define the wash area and create a more versatile bathroom.
Try and echo the day spa vibe by including natural elements into your fixtures. For example, a beautiful timber vanity, marble vanity top or even a luxurious stone bathtub. Again, this will help to create a connection to the natural world, while still creating interest and warmth in the space.
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Little Big Things
If you don’t have a large bathroom, or you’re not planning on building or renovating in the near future – no problem. We’ve still got some simple and effective tips on creating your own Day Spa!
Think about what you’ve seen and how you felt when you visited a Day Spa last. It’s always the little details that make a big impact.
Echo these details to create an indulgent vibe…Fluffy oversized towels, luxurious bathrobes, lush scented candles, exotic bath salts, organic face masks – this is where you can invest in a few little creature comforts to truly create a space that you never want to leave.
If the budget allows, try changing a few fixtures as well. A gorgeous rain shower head will transform your shower! Even by swapping out the tapware for something like brushed brass, will introduce a beautiful luxe feel.
Styling Tip – Try bringing the outside in. There are so many plants that thrive in a humid space like the bathroom, so you can easily include a couple to create that touch of nature. Or even introduce some timber accessories, like a stool or towel ladder to soften the space.
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Creating your own Day Spa seems like such an indulgent thing to do…but if you add up how much you may spend at spa’s over the years, you may find that investing in your bathroom is well worth it!
By including a few luxuries as well as everyday practical items, you will always feel calm and connected in the space.
Don’t try and over accessorise or include too many competing elements, as you want this area to be warm, layered and restrained.
What must-have’s would you include if you were creating your own Day Spa??