The bathroom can be expensive to renovate, but you don't have to completely re-do it to achieve a spa-like atmosphere. A few simple touches can greatly impact any room. Yes, painting the walls is one of the ways to change up the bathroom instantly. That's not all, though. Try these affordable touches to get a spa-like bathroom.
Choose a cool, soothing color scheme
Consider your overall color scheme; most often, spa-like bathrooms consist of cool or neutral hues. Light blue is a common choice. However, it's not your only option. Light colors are the most soothing, especially when paired with white or other light colors. White is a great, soothing accent for the bathroom cabinetry, trim, fixtures, and so on. Natural wood tones are also great. Painting the walls a soothing color is the quickest and cheapest way to get a spa-like touch.
Plush, white towels provide a simple luxury
There's just something about white towels that denote luxury in a bathroom. Ever wondered why hotels provide white towels, rather than any other color? Incorporate a few white towels and washcloths in the bathroom, either stacked on a shelf or rolled up and placed in a basket. While plush towels are the most luxurious, you can achieve the same effect with inexpensive ones as well.
Invest in a new, handheld showerhead
A handheld showerhead feels like such a luxury, especially when it's in your own home where you can use it every day. Invest in a new, handheld showerhead with adjustable spray settings for a quick, easy spa-like touch. While high-end options can be quite expensive, you can buy a decent handheld showerhead for around $50 or even less and installation is simple.
Wax warmers add a spa-like touch
Candles don't look very spa-like once they have been burned -- even just once. Instead, purchase an inexpensive wax warmer that plugs into the bathroom outlet. A wax warmer adds to the bathroom decor, with the added benefit of aromatherapy. Choose one or more light fragrances that soothe your senses -- nothing too heavily fragranced.
Supply simple toiletries in wicker baskets
A small wicker basket filled with toiletries gives any bathroom the illusion of luxury, even if they are toiletries you use every day. Plus, baskets are an organizational method that add storage space to small bathrooms. If there is no extra space on your vanity, hang a shelf on the wall and place a basket or two on it to keep cosmetics or other products organized in the bathroom.
Tonya graduated from the Interior Design program at Alexandria Technical College in 2008. She currently lives in South Dakota and writes articles related to design, decorating, and home improvement for various Internet sites.