If you’re like most of us, the idea of a relaxing retreat you can duck into after a long day is extremely appealing. Who doesn’t like the idea of an in-home spa?
The fact is that you can turn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat with very little effort. If you were fortunate enough to buy a custom home in the Nashville area, you have a great foundation to work from; if not, there’s still hope.
How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Retreat
You really have thousands of options when you’re decorating your bathroom; you can choose fixtures, floor patterns and window coverings. But there are still things you can do to transform your ultra-private privy into a lavatory fit for royalty.
Choose a Soothing Accent Color
Explore the color wheel for inspiration and choose one soothing color to use as an accent. Matching window treatments, towels and an incredibly fluffy bath mat, as well as vases, soap dishes and other small pieces will really add a spa-like feel to your bathroom. (Just for the record, greens and blues are the most calming, according to researchers at Minnesota State University.)
Let There Be… Life
Bring in some beautiful live plants. They’ll improve the air quality and thrive in the moist environment. The best bathroom plants? Philodendron, bamboo, peace lilies and orchids. You can also spring for a Boston fern or a spider plant, which are tough to kill. (Also for the record, you should let there be light, too. Lots of natural light can significantly improve your mood and the way your décor looks.)
Upgrade Your Shower Head
Traditional showerheads aren’t your best bet if you’re trying to create paradise. They get the job done, but imagine relaxing beneath the cascading flow of a mid-summer rain shower or the full-blast of a small waterfall. Most home improvement stores have an extensive selection of top-quality showerheads that you can install yourself in minutes, and they’re certainly worth it.
Is Your Bathroom Right for You?
If you’re stuck with a small bathroom where you can’t recreate the soothing environment of your favorite day spa, call Carbine & Associates at 615-661-9995. We specialize in creating custom homes all over Middle Tennessee, and we’ll be happy to help you get into the home of your dreams.