Make Your Home Feel Like a Day Spa
Have you ever gone to a day spa and just felt so relaxed and at ease? So, why not feel the same way in your own home? There are simple things you can do to freshen up each room and make it feel like you are at a day spa whenever you are at home.
Before starting your transformation, there are a few housekeeping things to do. Go through your entire house, put everything away and give it a good “spring cleaning.” Then to help freshen up the rooms give each room a coat of paint. Paint the rooms regardless of the color. White can even get dull after awhile and a fresh coat of paint will liven up the room.
Not only will your home look refreshed, it will also smell refreshed. Aromatherapy can be used to help you to unwind, relax and get rejuvenated. You can add scents throughout your home by burning scented candles and incense. Candles also set the mood to help you relax at the end of a long day.
If you would prefer to not burn candles or incense, you can also use plug ins or electric diffusers instead. Place your preferred method in each room of the house and remember to not burn multiple scents in the same room. Scents to use include lavender for relaxation and citrus for fresh and energetic moods. Other popular aromatherapy scents include patchouli, mint or vanilla.
Add a feeling of softness to your bedrooms by purchasing thicker sheets and down filled comforters. Get the ones that you will simply fall into when lying in bed. Use extra soft pillows and add a handful of decorative throw pillows on top of your bed.
Freshen up your bathrooms with new window and shower curtains. Purchase thick towels and place extras rolled up in a basket in the corner of the room. Put a basket of travel size soaps, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Not only will they look cute sitting on your counter, but they will come in handy when guests come to visit. Hang plush bathrobes in each bathroom to use after a soak or shower. If desired, add candles for a candle-lit bath around the tub. Also, a single small tealight burning near the bathroom mirror will prevent it from fogging up during a shower.
In sitting rooms, including family and living rooms place a bowl filled with fruit as a centerpiece. You can use fresh or fake, but fresh fruit is pleasing to the eye and a healthy snack to easily grab without having to go to the kitchen. Place vases filled with colorful flowers throughout your home to add a fresh floral scent and beautiful colors.
Your spa feeling can extend into your backyard for you and your family to enjoy. Float candles or other lights in the pool and place additional candles (with citronella) around the pool. Add a gazing ball and some hanging lanterns throughout your garden. Install a fountain or pond that will give off trickling water sound effects. Make a sitting area with soft cushions and a small table to place books and drinks.
Source: Motykie medspa