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How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Luxury Spa Retreat


There are a few things more luxurious and healing than time spent at a spa retreat. What if, by splashing out on some luxury spa robes, as well as a few other spa-quality accessories, and some adjustments to your décor, you could recreate the spa experience, whenever you feel like it, without having to leave the comfort of your home?

In fact, you can do exactly that. You may not have the services of professional massage therapists or beauty therapists, but you can create a haven of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation – and it’s actually relatively easy and inexpensive to achieve. Follow these simple steps to make your bathroom into a luxury retreat, where you can pamper yourself and recharge your batteries at the end of a long day.

Start with the décor and ambiance

The first step to transforming your average, run-of-the-mill bathroom into a home spa is by creating the right atmosphere. It really doesn’t take much to give your bathroom a touch of elegant, calming ambiance. A tiny change of lighting can make all the difference. You could go as far as to install a dimmer if you don’t already have one. Turning the lights down will instantly change the mood. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of installing a dimmer, just invest in plenty of candles – you can never really have enough. Arrange these in whatever way suits you best, light them, turn off the electric lights, and feel the instant change in atmosphere.

Bathrooms tend to be rather cold and uninviting. You can warm yours up in a number of ways. If you are intent on going all the way with your bathroom transformation, you could switch out the plain floor tiles for faux wooden ones. These are ceramic tiles with a wood-like appearance, giving you the homely look of wood while still keeping your floor easy to clean and moisture-proof. You could also repaint the walls in earthy tones – browns, greens, grays, and beiges. One very simple but effective measure is to add a rug to your bathroom décor. Kilim rugs are perfect for this purpose, and come in a variety of trendy patterns to really bring your bathroom to life.

While these additions will add some visual warmth to your home spa, you can bring some literal warmth with wall-mounted bathroom heaters. Another way to help you set the scene is with the right background music. It’s not necessary to install a state-of-art sound system; all you need is a good Bluetooth speaker and a specially selected spa and meditation playlist on your phone or laptop.

Invest in a few essential items – start with a spa robe

Now you’ve created the right atmosphere, all that is left to complete the spa experience is to equip yourself with a few essential items. With sound and vision, you set the scene, but the real spa treatment comes through touch and scent. You don’t have to blow your budget either. All it takes is a few simple things that perfectly embody the comfort and beauty you expect from a spa.

With this in mind, what is the first thing you do when you walk into a spa? You remove your ordinary clothes and put on a luxury spa robe specially made for warmth and comfort. As soon as you don your robe, you make the immediate shift into spa mode. That’s all it takes to prepare your mind and body for the relaxation and beautification that lies ahead. Sonoma Lavender’s plush spa robes enable you to enjoy five-star spa comfort without leaving home. In fact, they are softer and thicker than the ones you would typically get in resorts and hotels. Made of 100% organic cotton, they are lightweight, comfortable and flattering – perfect for drying off after stepping out of the bath, going through your beauty routine, or just enjoying a few moments of luxurious lounging. Each robe comes with a lavender sachet to keep on your bathroom shelves or drawers.

Speaking of lavender, this is where the element of scent comes into your home spa. Lavender is known for its fragrance, which evokes peace and calm. Lavender essential oil is widely used in professional spas for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, and should be an important factor in your home spa too. You can bring in lavender-scented candles, or you can add lavender essential oil to your bath or use it as a body rub. You can even add a few drops to freshly laundered towels.

Throw in some heatable spa products like neck pillows and wraps to finish off your bathroom spa experience. Browse through Sonoma Lavender’s shop online to find a full range of deluxe spa products to help you create a stunning personalized sanctuary in your own home.

Sonoma Lavender specializes in the creation of handcrafted spa products that offer luxury and comfort, complete with the full benefits of lavender, eucalyptus and other essential oils. Browse our range of products to find the perfect spa robes and other accessories to equip yourself with the perfect home spa. Contact us for more information.