Looking for small apartment ideas and tips for transforming the bathroom into a relaxing spa? On average, we spend about 30 minutes in the bathroom, answering nature’s call every week. 1 in 4 people spends more than an hour every day in the bathroom. If you spend a huge chunk of your time in the bathroom then it makes sense to elevate the design of this room.
Not everyone could afford a regular visit to the spa so why not transform your bathroom into an oasis, a soothing haven where you can unwind after a long day? Make every trip to the bathroom feel like a day at the spa, here are practical small apartment ideas to transform your favorite room:
Stick to a Minimalist Look
To create a sense of calm, you have to keep your bathroom decors simple and minimalist. Minimalist fixtures and a clutter-free space reduce the visual weight of the bathroom, which makes the room look and feel relaxing.
A calming color scheme is a great base for designing a spa-like bathroom. Choose a light shade for the walls and avoid distracting graphics like stripes. Complement the minimalist aesthetics by de-cluttering the bathroom counter.
Nature-inspired artworks give a sense of calm to any room and the bathroom is no exception. Hanging a large, vividly hued painting in the bathroom, for instance, could be used as a focal point. If you’re decorating with artworks, stick to one or two pieces for the walls. This way, you can define the bathroom while maintaining a crisp, clean look!
Lush greeneries bring new energy to the bathroom, easing frazzled nerves almost instantly. It’s like walking straight into a beautiful forest! Decorating the bathroom with houseplants helps lower stress levels too. Thankfully, there are many houseplants that thrive in humid, shady environments, here are some of our favorites.
Dress your bathroom corners with a trio of small potted plants or add drama with a large, leafy houseplant. You can also decorate the bathroom with colorful blooms, faux or real, it doesn’t matter because the effect remains the same. Use glass or clear vases and finish up by adding several polished rocks to recreate a spa-like display!
Decorating the bathroom with soft textures adds warmth and highlights the tranquility of the space. A soft, fluffy area rug absorbs noise, relieves stress, while also making the bathroom a safe place to chillax! Place several rugs in key points of the bathroom, especially near the shower area and toilet.
For cabinet-less bathrooms, try setting a slim leaning ladder near the shower area. Hang several bathroom towels, hand towels, a bathrobe, and other shower essentials so they’re always within easy reach.
Stark lighting isn’t relaxing so you have to control the amount of natural light that floods the bathroom. One way to do this is by installing bamboo window blinds. Amazon is a great place for these types of decor.
To create a warm glow, you can also install dimmers or arrange a group of scented candles to help you relax in the bathroom. Decorating with string lights or making a centerpiece using tea lights also help create a calming ambiance!
Soothing scents are a significant part of a relaxing day at the spa! Fragrances stimulate the senses and ease anxiety. This is the reason why soothing scents put you in a relaxed state while strong scents elicit a strong emotion.
There are many ways to add calming scents to the bathroom. Decorating with fresh flowers, adding scented candles or spritzing a little air freshener eliminates bad or muggy odors in the bathroom.
A spa isn’t complete without an arsenal of bath and body products. If filling your entire bathroom counter with bath oils, bath bombs, bath salts, body wash, etc., is not possible because the storage space is almost non-existent, try this trick: use a wooden tray to put your favorite bath essentials on display. Set this arrangement near the bathtub or on your bathroom counter.
Using a simple wooden tray, all your bathroom essentials are always within easy reach. Add a couple of scented candles to the arrangement and you’re done! This functional display will be your best friend if you love taking long, relaxing baths.
Make every visit to your spa-like bathroom an experience by decorating the space with soothing decors. Start by placing a tabletop water feature and enjoy the calming sound of running water every time you take a long soak. You can also burn incense or diffuse your favorite essential oils to fill your bathroom with calming scents.
Set the mood with relaxing music, use a portable (and waterproof) speaker and put nature sounds on full blast. Finally, and this is optional, try filling a basket with your favorite treats because all that relaxation makes one extremely hungry!
Investing in matching soap, lotion, and shampoo dispensers will elevate the look of your bathroom sink. You don’t have to get the pricey ones either, you can find loads of fancy-looking yet affordable decorative dispensers and coordinating toothbrush holders on Walmart.