Affordable ways to turn every day into a spa day

Often neglected when it comes to home decor, our bathrooms play a large role in our day to day lives.  Whether it’s a relaxing bubble bath at the end of the day or a place for personal grooming, the bathroom deserves as much TLC as the rest of the house.  Many of us dream of having a beautiful spa-like haven in our homes, however, if your budget is more cheap and cheerful than Champneys, achieving this can be tricky.  We’ve put together our guide to creating a spa inspired bathroom, whatever the size or budget.

Bathing beauties

The focal point of every bathroom is usually the bath itself; an item which is often plain, practical and, well, boring.  Take some time to trawl local antique stores and search online for vintage style or Victorian bathtubs - some of these may need a little love and care to restore but can help to create the scene for your new spa inspired room. 

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Setting the scene

For a spa style look, bathroom walls should be clean and light to create a pure, airy effect.  White or light grey tiles work well and can transform even the tiniest of bathrooms into stylish and practical haven. 

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If you’re renting - or simply don’t have the time or budget for making major changes, you can still achieve a spa effect with the clever use of accessories.

Back to nature

Add some pretty green plants to your bathroom to create a naturally beautiful contrast to plain white walls.  Bamboo, orchids and spider plants all thrive in the bathroom and won’t be adversely affected by steam or limited sunlight.

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Finishing touches

To complete the spa effect, add some shelves or shelving units and place some carefully chosen wood accessories and white candles to them - all of which can be found really cheaply in discount stores, home stores and online.

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When creating a spa style bathroom, simple really is best - keep the room clean, clear and uncluttered by investing in a cupboard to keep toiletries which don’t fit in with the theme.  Don’t forget to add a calming scent and, even some music, to complete the scene.