After a long day, one of the simplest pleasures in life is being able to relax in your own home. Creating a peaceful place, however, can be a challenge when there are so many distractions around the house ready to break your focus at any minute.
The one room in the house that can be an oasis of total relaxation is often the master bathroom. More than just a place to get ready for your day, it can be a great place to unwind as well, as long as you have the right elements to make it your own personal spa.
Find the perfect fixtures for your needs. Are you a rain shower kind of person, or do you find your inner peace better in a warm bath? Picking one large item to focus on will make that your centerpiece of your home spa, or if you feel you need something functional and relaxing, try a combination piece that offers both.
Set the mood with dimmable lighting. Sometimes you may need more light to get yourself ready for the work day, but in the evening time, you’ll want to keep the lighting low to let your body know your day is finished. Installing a dimmer on your lighting can let you have the best of both worlds, so you have your bright, and low light too.
Choose a beautiful mirror to open up space. A large antique framed oval mirror adds a touch of elegance to any room, and the bathroom is no exception. Mirrors are a crucial part of any space that is used in our morning and evening routines, so you want to make sure the one you are gazing into reflects not on your image, but your style. A heated mirror keeps its clarity even in a steamy area, so adding this little detail can save you a lot of time de-fogging.
Add little luxuries to make the space calming. Your toes will thank you when you step onto a heated floor, or if that is not in the budget, a towel warmer can achieve the same effect on a budget. Fresh or artificial flowers in a vase will make you feel like you’ve just stepped in for a massage, or beautiful wall art in an antique gold frame will add a touch of glamour.
Add a window for important ventilation, and choose your view wisely. When choosing how to let the light in, a small window set high may be best if you value privacy, but if you are in a secluded area, a large view into the back yard may be just what you need to feel connected to nature. Watch the sunset from your bubble bath, or the night sky light up with fireflies.