Spa Bathrooms on a Budget

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your bathroom feel luxurious and calming. With these simple tips, you can transform your bathroom into a tranquil retreat you’ll never want to leave.

Light it up

Create a calming, spa-like ambience in your bathroom by enlisting the help of candles. An assortment of white pillar candles in various heights will make for a romantic and relaxing vibe, while tea lights can be bought in bulk and fill in the gaps perfectly. Invest in a candle infused with your favourite calming scent like lavender or sandalwood for simple aromatherapy.

Keep it neutral

You can make your bathroom feel soothing and natural by using neutral accessories like framed monochromatic photos to hang over your tub, white or cream coloured bath mats, and fabrics like linen or wool for drapery. Avoiding bold colours in here will give your eyes a well deserved rest as well.

Dim the lights

Nothing beats mood lighting for those long luxurious soaks, so consider softening your ceiling and vanity lights by installing a simple dimmer switch to get that tranquil, spa-like feel. Offset the dim lights with your new collection of candles for the perfect balance of mood lighting.

Think of the sinks

Your bathroom sink can have a huge impact on how your bathroom feels, so it’s important to get it right. You can instantly convert just about any bowl into an upscale vessel sink, or, if your space permits, consider adding a modern trough-style sink to accommodate multiple people getting ready in the morning instead of the traditional his-and-hers option.

Bring the outside in

Achieve that oasis-feeling in your bathroom by adding some greenery to the space. Consider large leaf or eucalyptus plants for a natural, organic look. Orchids also thrive in the warm environment of the bathroom, and can add a nice pop of colour. If you don’t possess a green thumb, use an assortment of artificial plants that you won’t need to worry about watering.

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