ISN’T IT TIME TO TREAT YOURSELF?
10 EASY WAYS TO
TURN YOUR BATHROOM INTO A SPA
Whatever you need, to de-stress and de-tox, revive and rejuvenate, stimulate or soothe the mind and spirit, you can do it chez vous. Following are ten easy tips to turn your bathroom into a spa:
1. Upholster a chair with a plush terry cloth that coordinates with the room’s décor. Glamorous and useful.
Buy a shower curtain with built-in pockets to hold the kids’ bath toys,
shampoos, conditioners, even cleaning items. If it’s made of clear
plastic, hang a nice cloth one in front.
3. Put a small stool in the shower to
make shaving legs easy and provide a place to relax a few minutes to
enjoy the water flowing gently over you, sending cares down the drain.
If you buy shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath in cost-saving, but
difficult-to-hold, super-size bottles, decant them into pretty
non-breakable containers that fit into the wall niche or on corners of
the tub rim.
5. Toss out towels, face cloths, bath
mats and robes that have seen their day or don’t complement the good
ones. You can find pretty, absorbent and inexpensive styles online and
in stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and K-Mart. Or splurge and
get the best of the best; they’ll last for years.
Change the hardware—drawer pulls, bath-robe hooks, towel racks—for a
fresh new look. Make sure they’re as useful and feel as good as they are
7. Hang a few of those paintings or photos you haven’t space for elsewhere.
8. Bring some outdoors in with a large green plant. Especially useful if they’ve overtaken another part of the house.
9. Find an armoire—big-box stores
stock many sizes and styles and flea markets often have interesting
ones—to hold guest towels, soap, hair dryers, powders and perfumes. Easy
to paint, maybe even stencil, for a personal touch while getting a lot
of stuff off the floor and vanity.
forget candles, your favorite tunes and if it’s in the budget, a heated
towel rack or heated cupboards and drawers to keep towels, robes and
slippers warm and toasty.
Too Indulgent? I don’t think so. A good way to begin or end the day: Yes!