After a hectic day, you need a welcoming place to relax and unwind in your home, not another source of stimulation or stress. A daily trip to the spa is out of most people’s budgets, but with a few simple changes, you can create a similar relaxing and tranquil atmosphere in your own home. Start with 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. 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 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 in your home 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.