Bathroom decor tips for that perfect relaxing haven

The hustle and bustle of urban living can easily leave you drained and burnt out. A visit to the spa is one way to re-energise your body and mind, however, you may not always have the time and money to treat yourself to one. You don’t have to despair as you can still retreat to a soothing sanctuary in your own home.

Why not turn your bathroom into a relaxing haven? As with any spa, your bathroom offers you private space where you can unwind and de-stress with a relaxing shower or hot bath. All it takes is a few extra items to evoke that  spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom.

Here are our bathroom décor tips that will turn your bathroom into that perfect relaxing haven:

Use an earthy colour palette

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Nature-inspired colours such as brown, grey or white not only give your bathroom an organic feel but also have a calming effect.  Should you have a small bathroom, rather opt for a lighter and more neutral colour scheme such as beige, light grey or pale blue which have a soothing effect and help to make small spaces appear more spacious. 

Less is more

The visual appeal of your bathroom is key in creating a spa-like vibe. Most spas tend to embrace the “less is more” approach, as this helps ‘open up’ a room, giving the space a serene and restful feel. Using shutters instead of curtains in your bathroom can certainly enhance that spa-like feel. Windovert offers a wide selection of indoor shutters which not only assist with light and air control but also enhance the overall aesthetics of a room. The white Tecwood Shutters featured above are a perfect fit for this particular bathroom design, creating a clean minimalist look. 

 When form meets function

 Installing a window covering that meets the primary function of a room is key. Windovert’s Lantex Fabric Venetian Blinds adds a ‘soft’ look as compared to the hard and ‘cold’ surface finishes of traditional venetian blinds. The Lantex slats are 100% water proof, giving you peace of mind to unwind in the bathroom. 

Create the perfect ambience with your lighting

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Soften up the mood of your bathroom décor by installing a dimmer switch which allows you to control the degree of light in your bathroom. Having a bright light shining directly on you while you soak isn’t exactly relaxing, so rather opt for this mood-enhancing switch to further enhance your sense of calm.

Relaxing scents

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Slip into a relaxing mood by stocking up on candles. Purchase different sizes and scents - scatter them around to create that spa-like atmosphere. Revive your senses with candles that have soothing smells like eucalyptus, lavender or vanilla. 

Include a touch of greenery

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Adding a touch of greenery to your bathroom décor can easily transform your space into a spa oasis. Greenery is the most natural way to purify the air in your home and since spas are all about purification, incorporating greenery in your bathroom should offer the same. Plants of all kinds can make the world of a difference to any room, regardless of its size, as long as you hang them from the ceiling or perch them on a windowsill.

 Although you can’t live in a spa, you can certainly make a few changes in your home to create that same calm, relaxed atmosphere. By incorporating these bathroom décor tips, you can turn your bathroom into your own hidden sanctuary. Have any bathroom décor tips of your own? Do share them with us by commenting in the box below.