1. Roll up your towels (and replace old ones)
The best spas offer robes and towels that envelope you in a soft embrace, so replace old and stiff ones with new, fluffy ones. Then make sure to roll them up and display them neatly for that quintessential spa vibe.
2. Freshen up
Nix unpleasant odours, which don’t always come from the toilet bowl! Other culprits include damp towels, floormats, tiles with grout and unemptied waste bins. Make your bathroom smell good again with natural essential oils or an air freshener like the Renuzit Pure Breeze (at just $2.45!) that leaves a clean, pure scent.
3. Enhance with warm lighting
The soft, flickering glow of candlelight never fails to instill a sense of peace and calm. But if tealights seem a bit too precarious to have in the bathroom, consider fake ones that look like the real deal (the STOPEN LED tealights from IKEA cost just $12.90 for a pack of 8).
4. Curate a display of your favourite bath essentials
Your bathroom spa isn’t complete without a delicious array of bath products, from aromatic soaps to luxurious bath bombs, boby butters and scrubs. Corral them into a stylish caddy and enjoy your bathtime ritual.
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5. Add an orchid
Bringing nature in can be very relaxing. Orchids are a good choice as they’re very hardy and can survive humid climates (making them perfect for bathrooms and spas!). Plus, they’re really affordable here and you can buy a potted one from florists and garden shops like Far East Flora and Toh Garden.
6. Stay organised with woven baskets
A touch of wicker or rattan is visually appealing and reminiscent of laidback resort holidays. Storing toilet rolls, robes and other toiletries in naturally woven baskets is a chic way to declutter, because a messy bathroom only creates stress.
7. Lay out a plush bath mat
For even more comfort, step out of the shower and onto a memory foam bath mat (or fluffy slippers, if you prefer). It’s the little things that add to the overall spa experience and make you feel totally relaxed.