How to Create a Spa Environment at Home

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Decorative touches can transform your home into a spa environment.
Decorative touches can transform your home into a spa environment. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

A spa environment can create a feeling of instant peace and tranquility. With the stress of everyday life, creating a spa environment in your own home can have a calming effect on the mind and body. A spa environment typically has a clean and fresh vibe and involves a soothing color palette such as light blue, sage green, white, buttermilk yellow, and beige.

Things You'll Need

  • Candles
  • Marbles or smooth stones
  • Soft towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Paint
  • Fountain

Incorporate luxurious bath towels and linens into your home environment. A soft bathrobe with slippers will also benefit your comfort level and the feeling of being in a spa. In addition to being comfortable, softer linens will not irritate the skin or be abrasive on more sensitive skin types. Many department and home goods stores carry Egyptian cotton towels and other fabrics that are extremely soft and luxurious.

Place scented candles in bathrooms and on end tables and night stands. Choose lightly scented fragrances that will evoke a calming feeling. Sandalwood, clean linen, lavender and ocean inspired fragrances will work well and complement the spa environment you are trying to create. Aromatherapy is an important aspect of a spa environment. For a stylish touch, places candles of various sizes together. Place them on a decorative plate with smooth stones or marbles surrounding them.

Unplug phones and televisions. To really create a tranquil environment, this step is necessary. While it may not be done at all times, for times when you want to relax in a bathtub or pamper yourself, unplugging from the world can help you to truly relax and unwind from life's stresses. A phone call or television in the background will interrupt relaxation time.

Add a "spa touch" to daily chores that you might do in a more conventional way. Instead of simply folding towels as you normally would, roll them instead. This small touch can add an elegant look. Simply fold a hand towel or regular sized bath towel in half and roll it tightly. Towels can be stored in a linen closet this way or placed in a small basket in the bathroom for a decorative touch.

Paint rooms tranquil colors such as light blue, beige, sage green, and soft shades of yellow. The color of a room can play a big role in setting the overall mood. Many spas incorporate these colors because of the calming effect they can have on people. Adding a small fountain that can be plugged into a wall and will provide the sound of trickling water can boost the soothing feel of your home spa environment.

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