There is nothing better than coming back to a relaxing spa after a hard day at the office. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could do this every day. Yes, of course it would, but then again, you have to look at the dollars and the cents because nothing comes cheaply in this day and age.

However, it is possible to convert your own bathroom into a spa. This can be done a lot more simply and affordably than you may think. It is a case of adding some paint to the walls, and doing a few things yourself which all add up in the end to make the atmosphere of your bathroom come to life.

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Six things you can start with


This is the first thing you should start with because it adds so much to the feel of the place. By using soft tranquil colors, you will immediately feel at peace. Think of things like misty blue or jade green for starters. These colors are going to add to the Zen-like feel, which you so often get at a professional spa. You don't often realize what color actually does for you. Don't forget about your cabinets either because everything must blend in, and you don't want to be left with any crazy bright contrasting hues.

The right color blind or curtains are also important. They don't have to be the same color as the wall, but don't go for anything bright with pretty patterns. You don't want to think of glossy finishes either. You should be more focused on the egg shell finish look.


This is a big aspect of any spa, as you will probably know from your recent experiences.  All it takes is a dimmer switch which can be adjusted to your liking. You can also use candles that comes in all sorts of varieties. These don't smell too bad either. Some people will go for something like vanilla or raspberry, which just adds a nice touch. The switch is nice and versatile because sometimes you want to bath the kids and a spa is not appropriate for this.

Upgrade the shower

This is not an expensive job. You don't have to spend a lot of money on labor or break the bank on costly parts. Sometimes, it just takes a small feature like a new shower head, which is all you need. This not only looks good, but it feel great as well. In fact, it is almost like you are getting a special massage and this is the type of relaxation like no other.

If you have a shower curtain, make sure it is white. This gives the room a feeling of serenity, especially matched with white linens.


Clear clutter

You won't see toiletries displayed everywhere when you visit your local spa. Most of the time, you will get a certain look and feel surrounding a place like this. Of course, it is not easy in a family bathroom, especially with kids.

Make sure they pack their toothbrushes away. Sort out your toiletries and those that have expired, just throw away. Have a big glass jar for things that you use a lot, like soaps and cotton swabs. A spa bathrooom really has to be organized, so you can't have kids toys and old books hanging around. Make sure you sort all of this out.

This is the best form of decoration in a spa. Pick something that goes with your theme and adds as a central focus. There are some amazing designs around that can really turn your ordinary old bathroom into a spa bathroom.
The Essentials
Here, you have to have everything right next to you, so there is no running around while you are running your bath. You need things like essential oils. There are specific ones that help you feel a certain way. For example, lavender oil is great before bed time because it helps you to sleep.
Have your music set up because this will also help you to relax. Make sure the room is warm, so this may call for a radiator. The worst thing is to get out of the bath and then start shivering and shaking. Have a nice warm gown and a pair of slippers as well.
Once you have had your "me" time, you will feel a whole lot better.
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