Daily activities pre-occupy our bodies and minds and we get caught up with all the stress from work. Despite our busy schedule, we all need a break and consider taking a day off at the spa to unwind and loosen up. The spa is the perfect place to forget about the world and just be replenished with the soothing ambience of relaxation; but why make a short one-day appointment at the spa, when you can indulge in this fantasy every day, anytime and even include your friends and family as well?
A home spa is any homeowner’s definition of luxurious living promoting the overall wellness of a person, considering having a massage area, a small manicure station, or even an area for a sauna and a steam bath. Take a look at this useful guide for tips and ideas for a spa at your home.
The objective of any spa is to relieve tension and allow your mind, body and soul to relax under the ministrations of a professional human or that of products like water and masks. To enable this, choose your main color to be something that relaxes you as you dim the lights in preparation of sleeping muscle induction.
Brown is the ultimate earthy color. It can be used in pastel-toned painted walls, such as beige and ecru on walls, or as accents in darker colors. If not used as a paint or fabric color, various shades of brown can be seen in the use of wooden furniture or accessories.
Blue makes the body engage with the parasympathetic system and relax. Most people pick some shade of blue as their favorite color, and it is one of the most popular wall colors in all types of settings.
Green calms and refreshes, though it will depend on the shade of green used. It is a result of combining blue and yellow and represents the best of both colors. Green is also associated with healing and balance.
The sound and touch of water brings a relaxing effect to our senses and ultimately calms or mind and takes away the stress. Heated water even brings wellness to our bodies as it improves our blood circulation and promotes comfort.
If you’re thinking of incorporating a small portion of the hot springs to be included in your mortgage, consider installing a small pool or a Jacuzzi. Whether you climb or step down into it, make sure it has seating that will accommodate the most natural relaxing pose near the thermostat and other adjusting knobs. Also, have this stationed near a privacy enabled, sunshine streaming window and give yourself a chance for some Vitamin D.
In addition, a sauna is a great addition to your home spa. The release of water vapor from the heated stones not only refreshes your skin by opening the pores, but also regenerates your body and relaxes you all throughout. Just remember to keep a glass of drinking water handy to avoid dehydration.
Furniture and storage fixtures are important components of any room, and the spa room is no exemption. Keep furniture to a minimum, keeping the most important ones. Spa essentials must also be kept organized and accessible for the ultimate spa experience, thus storage must be on your top list on organizing your home spa.
With small side tables accenting each lounge chair, it creates an intimate seating arrangement that once you sash your white terry cloth robe and tie your hair back with the same quality, you and your friends will be in love. Choose an ergonomic design that will be beneficial to your spine and posture even while lying on you back.
Of course, what’s a spa without a massage area? Invest on a comfortable massage bed where you can lie and relax.
We also need a place where we can display our amass of snow white rolled towels, jars of massage oil, cucumber eye masks, robes for out of town guest, the list goes on. The joy of your home spa will be short lived if the essential ingredients are void or disappearing with no thought of being restocked. This shelving should be open to continue the open sense of a spa room. Make it cohesive and keep it maintained and it will easily stay an attractive section of your spa.
As you decide on which spa accessories to invest in, consider your lifestyle, your spa model, and what you want from your hot tub. Perhaps you’re looking to entertain guests and want superb sound or you may want a place with the right mood for meditation or an ultra-comfortable place to unwind and de-stress. Whatever accessories you opt to buy, make sure they are all well-maintained and kept clean after use.
Privacy screens come in about as many types as you can imagine. Simple and inexpensive folding vinyl screens are an easy and portable way to block unwanted views. More permanent installations may incorporate privacy fencing or trellis materials. You may also want to consider for something super fancy and functional which is an all-in-one automatic lifting hot tub cover and privacy shield that can be locked, raised and lowered by simply pushing a button.
Moreover, the right music added to your relaxing hydromassage can really help you unwind at the end of the day. Integrated audio systems are an excellent way to enhance your hot tub experience.
Of course, spa scented candles bring the best calming effect to your body and mind. Light and crisp scents allow our senses to relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of your home spa.
In a small space, every inch counts. By applying a few clever tricks, you can utilize certain design concepts that fool the eye and make interiors seem much more spacious. Maximize your minimal space with these ideas.
Dark colors absorb light, making a room look and feel smaller, but light-colored walls are reflective and make a space feel open and airy. Be sure to use a color scheme that’s light rather than bright, such as pastels, neutrals and whites.
Follow an overall monochromatic color scheme when buying furniture, rugs and wall paint. Select different shades and textures of your single color, as even the bigger items will begin to blend into the room and widen out the space. Use materials that are see-through for an open airy space like a glass table or acrylic shelving.
A cluttered room equals a smaller room. Restrict the amount of furniture to necessary pieces, and limit accessories. Keep rooms tidy and organized. With things neatly arranged or out of sight, the remaining space will feel orderly and open.
Avoid covering your walls with pictures. One large painting or mural works better than a group of small paintings. If there’s too much going on, it can make the room feel busy and crowded.
Mirrors can make your room look larger and brighter, as they reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room seem brighter, both during the day and at night.
Invest in multi-function furniture. For instance, a manicurist stool with built-in storage lets you tuck away supplies and products, while a massage table with cabinets underneath is a great place to hide sheets, towels and even a hot-towel cabby.
Make your ceiling pop! A clean, white ceiling will open up a space, but giving your ceiling texture with bright colors and fun fixtures really draws your eye upward, creating the illusion of height.
Lighting is a key element in opening up a space. Recessed spot lighting is perfect for a small space. Try a torchiere light, which is great for bouncing light off of the ceiling and back down onto the room.