When remodeling your bathroom, you may be considering replacing your existing tub with a whirlpool tub. Whirlpool tubs are a great way to relax after a long day. In fact, a whirlpool tub can make your bathroom feel like a spa. But in order to fully experience a spa atmosphere in your bathroom, there are some other decorating ideas you can use.
Choose your bathroom fixtures such as faucets, towel racks, and cabinet hardware based on the look you want for your spa bathroom. Glass and shiny metals such as chrome and polished brass give a sleek, modern look to your bathroom, while distressed or aged metals like antique bronze give a classy, old world look.
Many spas are very big on aromatherapy. You can easily incorporate aromatherapy into your spa bathroom with the use of scented candles. Scented candles are available at nearly any store at prices to fit nearly every budget. For relaxation, you can use a lavender scent or if you need an energy boost, orange ginger scented candles work nicely. To add a spa-like touch of luxury to your bathroom, you should invest in nice candle holders to display and burn your scented candles on. Wall mounted sconces are especially nice as candle holders, and they are typically available in finishes to match your other bathroom fixtures.
You can continue the spa theme in your bathroom with your towels. Spas typically use very nice bath towels which you can also buy for your home. Egyptian cotton bath towels are especially nice and are available in a wide range of colors. There are also Egyptian cotton bath robes that are designed to match the bath towel sets. Egyptian cotton bath towels and bath robes have a feel of luxury which will remind you of the best spas. You can even purchase towel warmers in a variety of styles and finishes so that you can step from your bath into the luxury of a heated towel and robe.
No matter what type of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash you use, there’s no denying that the packages are generally not very attractive. You can buy decorative shampoo, soap, or body wash holders to match your spa bathroom decor and solve this problem, however. Such holders are available in metals, plastic, and even Corian to go with your tub and counter top.
Finally, to complete the spa atmosphere in your bathroom, consider adding music. Small docks for mp3 players work well for this purpose, as they aren’t very visible and can be moved. If you’d prefer a more permanent music solution, you can wire speakers in your bathroom and camouflage them with small decorative screens or vent covers attached to the shelves the speakers sit on. The screens can match your other bathroom fixtures or be painted the same color as your walls to blend in even more.
Take some time to think about your favorite spa and what you like most about that spa in order to personalize your bathroom and make it the perfect spa bathroom for you and your family. A spa bathroom will not only become a haven for you and your family for years to come, but it will also add beauty and value to your home.