Turning Your Bathroom Into A Personal Spa
After a long day of work, running around with the kids, or studying at school, coming home to a spa in your very own bathroom is the perfect way to unwind. You can create your own sanctuary by making just a few small additions to your bathroom with items that can be found at your local Bed Bath & Beyond–with easily accessible locations on the Upper East Side and the Westside at Grand Tier! You’ll be pleasantly surprised that your bathroom has gone from simply functional to sensationally fabulous! With the use of the below tips, your bathroom will be transformed into a spa sanctuary in no time.
Think about the last time you were at a spa…what did you hear? Chances are it was a lovely and relaxing soundtrack. Whether it was nature sounds (think: waterfalls, rain showers, birds chirping, or ocean waves crashing), soothing “spa tracks”, or light jazz, you’ll never enter a luxury spa without all your senses being indulged–hearing included. An easy way to replicate this in your bathroom is to get a bluetooth speaker–these can be as inexpensive or as high tech as you wish, and come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Simply pair your smartphone with the speaker before you begin your bathroom session (apps like Pandora and Spotify are great places to access relaxing pre-made playlists), and let your mind drift.
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Heated Towel Rack
There’s something about exiting the bath or shower and being welcomed into a nice, warm towel. This can easily be achieved by investing in a towel warmer. These little gems come in standing versions, meaning there’ss no drilling into the wall required, and they are perfect for Glenwood renters! You can also drape your robe over them for added coziness.
Essential Oils and Candles
Engage your sense of smell with plenty of essential oils and candles on hand. There’s so many ways to use essential oils in your bathroom routine, but a few favorites are diffusing a relaxing scent, creating bath bombs to enjoy in your tub, or mixing a few drops together with your favorite oil for a lovely post-bath moisturizing session (just be sure it’s one of the gentle oils such as lavender–we wouldn’t recommend doing this with peppermint!)
Candles can be scented, or even unscented, but the gentle warmth of the flame does plenty to help you settle into relaxation. Tealights take up little room, can be placed in a variety of places with or without a holder, and are safer to use than tall pillar candles, or tapers. You can also use scented tealights, which will do double duty—visual and olfactory ambiance.
Super Plush Towels and Robes
The quality of towels and robes you use in your spa bathroom should be the best your budget allows, in order to mimic a luxury spa. The great thing about investing in high quality towels and robes is that, unlike cheaper versions, you can use them more times before throwing them into the wash. Frette is known for their luxury bath products, and their location on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side is very close to those residents living at The Fairmont.
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Don’t Have Clutter Sitting Around
One thing all spas have in common is that none of them have personal items lying about, including plastic shampoo and soap containers, razors and shaving gel, children’s bath toys, or laundry strewn on the floor. Purchase glass bottles to decant your favorite brands of shampoos, conditioners, and soaps (it will look a lot more streamlined and classy), and have a pretty basket to house any other items that may be prone to sitting out (makeup supplies, we’re talking to you!)
For even more inspiration, check out the best spa experiences in NYC–you’re sure to get plenty of ideas to replicate in your own home (not to mention a peaceful afternoon of relaxation!)