Spa Bathrooms on a Budget
12 June 2012, 14:24
Expert tips for creating a tranquil and serene ambience on the cheap.
Are you in desperate need of some me-time to recharge your energy levels?
spa bathroom is a clean-lined and clutter-free environment that exudes a
calming atmosphere and acts as your own personal sanctuary and getaway.
Clearing clutter, using toned-down colours, softening lighting and
adding a few accessories to enhance the in-home spa look are just some
of the things you can do to transform your bathroom.
• Organising your space and having a place for everything will lessen your anxiety and create an instant calming effect.
Clear out your clutter with a vanity that offers ample storage space or
beautiful wicker baskets that will enhance and complement your
• Another way to take care of a messy bathroom is
to create various storage solutions for different bathroom functions.
Rather than having towels tossed anywhere, install one or two towel
rails. For the ultimate in luxury, opt for a heated towel rail.
Most spas choose warm neutral colours around which they base their
decor. Browns are earthy and will make you feel safe, while whites are
clean, fresh and pure.
• When choosing which tiles to use for
your bathroom wall and floor, stick with colours that will calm your
mood. “Make sure to choose similar tones as variations of the same
colour will enhance the harmony in your space,” says Kate van Niekerk of
• Take your inspiration from nature by bringing
natural elements into your bathroom to help you restore your sense of
serenity. Your fixtures and accessories can all resemble nature - a
deep, rich wood vanity or free-standing bath on a wooden base, sandstone
cladding used as a feature wall behind a stone basin or natural stone
listelli as an interesting border.
• If you’re looking for a
slightly simpler way to include nature in your spa bathroom, increase
the green factor with the inclusion of plants, both large and small.
Indoor plants contribute to making a space appear airy and bright.
When it comes to placement, try to protect your plants from the shower
spray and direct streams of water as this can damage their leaves.
Spas don’t just appeal to your sight and touch; they also soothe you
with sounds. Keep a CD player hidden in your bathroom and play calming
music whenever you dip into a relaxing bath.