A Sacred Space
Creating a private haven is something that anyone can do. Even in a busy household you should try to find the time to indulge in a tranquil soak or enjoy an hour of spa inspired bath salt treatments. The home spa is the perfect place to relax, meditate and let go of disturbing thoughts while enjoying a blissful bathtime that revitalizes your mind and body. So how do you create the ultimate home retreat?
Aromatherapy, combined with simple meditative exercises can transform a simple bath into a health inspiring experience that rejuvenates your senses and increase your degree of pleasure. Ideally your bathroom should be both a place of refuge from the turmoil and tensions of the outside world and a place of warmth and peace.
If at all possible, try to create a supportive environment in which you can accomplish your meditative baths in privacy and peace by locking the door and even putting up a sign so you will not be disturbed for the duration of your soak. Timing is important too, late evening or after the hustle and bustle of the morning rush after the kids have gone to school is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a lavender bath.
A Simply Perfect Room
The first step in the process is to clear out the clutter. Keep the room clean and fresh smelling. Throw musky towels that are lying around into the dryer or out of sight into a hamper. This is one room where the acronym K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) applies in spades. Ensure counters are uncluttered and décor is simple but interesting through the use of muted color arrangements.
Try to use a warm color palette if the window faces north or a cooler color symphony if the room is constantly enveloped in a south facing light to tone things down a little. Choose three hues for your color scheme and stick to variations of them to pull your décor together. To add variety and interest layer elements of different sizes and shapes but keep colors muted with the occasional accent to add a slight spark to the room.
In creating your sacred space select and display objects of art, tidbits from nature such as pussy willows or even scented candles ___ basically anything that will make the room calm and inviting. Inspiring pictures will personalize the space, no matter how small your bath area or limited your budget; just keep your ideas accessible and easy to accomplish.
Practical, Sensual and Functional
However, as a room where we daily bathe and freshen up, the space must be practical as well as functional. But like any area of your home it’s the personal details that make it truly your own. Furnished with style, a bathing space can be made sumptuous and unique catering to your individual needs and lifestyle requirements.
With so many unique creative opportunities, decorating your bathroom with finesse can be easy and fun, once you get past the demystifying aspects of interior decorating. The point here is to create a relaxing mood no matter what items you include in the space. Your home should be an expression of yourself and your family’s lifestyle so include items that hold personal significance and bring back happy memories.
Anyone can create a luxurious, comfortable bathing space with an appealing style they can call all their own, no matter the size of the room. One of the most important aspects of creating a blissful bath is how you add the defining details. Accessories add the finishing touches that make your bath a pleasurable place to hang out and let go. And if you have a small bathroom then what you put in the space is even more vital to create the appropriate mood.
Putting Accessories to Work
Fittings that are beautiful as well as functional help to organize your bathroom while at the same time add a stylish finishing touch. Clear glass containers can display soap, flowers, bath salts, potpourri or cotton balls in addition to adding ample storage for your knick knacks. An old fashioned coat rack can increase the extra hooks needed to hang your towels and bath robes. Tub caddies that span across a bathtub enhance accessibility and convenience for reading materials as well as shampoo, wash cloths and soaps.
A simple plan would be to zone your bathroom into usage areas and pick one accessory that aids in the accomplishment of tasks in that area. Think of these objects as furnishing, rather than just decorative elements, remember that true luxury is accomplished when every aspect of your bath environment meets your needs easily and effectively.
Adding personal touches can transform a boring washroom space into a distinguishable one. Don’t hesitate to bring in elements commonly used in other areas of your home or outside like a garden trellis on your wall for holding towels or magazines if they enhance the relaxing mood of the room. Keep design elements simple by focusing on a few beautiful objects to give your bathroom presence and don’t forget to layer elements to create a pleasing effect. With these principles in mind you can easily create a retreat to relax and rejuvenate your body and soul. Come on in. All you have to lose is your stress…