After a busy day at work, don’t you wish you could unwind at a luxury spa? While de-stressing is incredibly important, many of us just don’t have the time or money to spend every day at the spa. Fortunately, creating your own spa oasis at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Consider our inexpensive ideas for making your bathroom feel more spa-like.

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Dim the Lights

Dim lighting is associated with relaxation. Install a dimmer switch in your bathroom to soften the lighting for those post-work soaks in the tub. If you’re living in a rental, utilize small sconces and lamps that have a dim lighting option.

Evoke Your Senses

It wouldn’t quite be a spa without the candles. Choose candles in a scent you love and place them around the room. Not only do candles offer dim lighting, but also they provide some much-needed aromatherapy.

Clean the Clutter

Is your bathroom counter overflowing with cosmetics and toiletries? There’s nothing relaxing about clutter. To clear up some space, start by going through your old toiletries and get rid of anything that’s expired or that you never use. If your bathroom is lacking ample storage space, then utilize baskets, bins and jars keep your toiletries hidden and part of the décor.

Choose Earthy and Neutral Tones

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To stimulate relaxation, use a minimalistic design with a nature-inspired color palette. Earthy and neutral tones like pale green, tan and light gray create a calming effect. Stick to a neutral color for the walls, flooring and cabinetry and add a pop of color with your accessories and décor. Bring in some plants, such as bamboo or aloe vera, to purify the air, promote relaxation, and add vibrancy and personality. For extra peacefulness and warmth, add a wooden bath mat.

Switch to a Rainfall Shower Head

You don’t need to invest in a deep soaking tub to turn your bathroom into a rejuvenating experience. A more affordable option is the rainfall shower head. Just like it sounds, rainfall shower heads mirror the feeling of natural rainfall, providing the same refreshing experience you get at the spa. They are ceiling mounted and provide more gentle water flow compared to conventional shower heads. Not to mention, they can also help you save water.

Use a Tub Tray

When you are in the bath, a chic wooden tub tray keeps everything you need for a soothing spa day, like your book and glass of wine, right within reach. Find an inexpensive tub tray at the store, or create your own here.

With these simple tips, you can transform your bathroom into the ultimate sanctuary.

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