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No Time for a Spa Break? Here's How to Create a DIY Spa at Home


There are few things that come close to the sheer relaxation that a trip to the spa can provide.

But between a hectic lifestyle and the often high price of such breaks, it’s tough to find a way to make it happen. But fear not: if you’ve found yourself down in the dumps because you can’t make it to the spa, why not bring the spa to you? In today’s post, we’re going to explain how you can create your own DIY spa in your very own home.

Step 1: Getting the look right

The first step in turning your bathroom into a spa is getting the aesthetics right. After all, there’s a big difference between a spa and your average bathroom. Luckily, you don’t need to redecorate the entire room to create those spa-like touches. One idea is to invest in a few wicker baskets to keep your flannels or towels in when not in use. In addition, you can find smooth stones online for next to nothing (or just in the garden!), and these can be a great way to create that spa vibe. Finally, it’s a good idea to set up a few LED candles (or real candles if you do so safely) to create the right lighting. If you really want to push the boat out, an underwater lighting system for your whirlpool bath can be the ideal way to do this.

Step 2: Creating that spa atmosphere

Once your bathroom is looking a little more like a high-end spa, it’s time to focus on the atmosphere. We’ve already talked lighting, which is a vital step, but what about sound too? One of these reasons that spa days can be so relaxing is that you’re taken away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, which can be a noisy place. To get the spa atmosphere right, you should somehow get music into your bathroom. A Bluetooth speaker or similar wireless device can do this, or one of our whirlpool bath sound systems, which transforms your bath into a speaker. The music you choose is up to you, but there are lots of ambient, atmospheric artists that will fit the bill.

Step 3: The perfect spa equipment

In many cases, you’ll need to make do with what you have, but if you are looking for a new bath, a whirlpool can be the best choice. With a whirlpool bath, you’re halfway to having a spa at home anyway, so adding this into the mix is the final step to creating that high-end spa experience at home. Of course, if you don’t have a whirlpool bath just yet, you can still enjoy the spa atmosphere, and why not throw some bath oils in to relax you and create a wonderfully indulgent scent?

Ready to create your own DIY spa experience? Be sure to explore our online bath shop for even more inspiring bathroom ideas, or call the team.

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