What makes a spa unique and desirable? The spa is not only a personal escape from the day-to-day hustle and bustle – a place where personal wellness is a priority. Its soothing tones and simple decor allows relaxation and comfort, allowing rejuvenation of the mind and body. In 2013, many homeowners are using the spa’s qualities to create their own personal home escape. Whether you’re thinking of a complete bathroom renovation or considering adding comfortable accessories – here are some ways to add relaxation to your bathroom.
Light Colors - For a calming effect, select a light, muted color for your spa-inspired bath. Avoid white and select colors such as misted green, light gray, or sapphire blue. If you prefer a simple shade, opt for a cream or beige. Stick with one or two relaxed hues to avoid a cluttered look.
Heated Flooring - Take the chill off stone and tiled ﬂoors! Many are adding comfort to their bathroom this year by installing heated ﬂooring. Floor warming mats, such as this SunTouch Floor Warming Mat from Home Depot is one luxury growing in popularity for 2013. It’s ultra-thin and installs beneath tile, stone, vinyl and laminate ﬂooring. Unlike other heated ﬂooring options, this mat is energy efﬁcient and inexpensive to operate. Imagine the comfortable feeling of walking out of a shower and stepping on a radiant, heated ﬂoor.
Natural Stone - Nature-inspired material such as stone is durable, functional, and connects your home to the outside world. It’s common in spas and an essential element to a relaxing, romantic feel. Consider adding stone ﬂooring and accent walls to add beauty and natural charm.
Simple Lines - Choose bathroom accessories that won’t distract from the minimalist look. A spa-inspired bath is constructed with simple, contemporary lines. Choose accents that will add to the balance and harmony. Pﬁster’s Kenzo Single Control, Centerset Bath faucet harmonizes with the bath’s natural feel with its sleek architecture and beautiful waterfall trough design.
Luxury Towels - Material is key to purchasing soft, high-quality towels that will outlast the years to come. Bamboo towels from Frontgate are highly absorbent, thermo-regulating and and come in neutral colors to complement a nature inspired bath. While white towels denote luxury in the bathroom, other lighter colors provide a soothing effect.
Lighting - While adding a variety of lighting styles to your bathroom is key to a spa-like feel, recessed lighting should be a priority. Recessed accent lighting ﬁxtures have a minimized appearance, yet are most efﬁcient in creating an ambient space. Both illuminating and task efﬁcient, these ﬁxtures are versatile and remain unobtrusive. Install these lights above the bathtub and in places where you don’t need as much task lighting to add a warm glow. This recessed spot design by Anny Talli Nancioni is functional and doubles as bathroom decor.
Sensory - The ﬁnal piece to your spa-like bathroom is the aroma. Lavender, vanilla and chamomile promote relaxation and allow you to de-stress while mint works best for a rejuvenating, energizing experience. Add candles of different heights around the bath to add depth, dimension and interest. Many candles come in neutral color jars that will work with many bathroom designs.
After a busy day, you deserve a rejuvenating spa experience. With added lighting, nature inspired colors, simple lines and luxurious accessories- spa bathrooms are becoming reality in many homes.