Your bathroom should be your sanctuary.
If your shower could use a little luxury, this guide is for you. We’ve rounded up a few of the best ways to create a luxurious shower right in your own home.
Save money on expensive spa treatments and create an oasis you’ll look forward to coming home to.
From adding self-care routines to set the right mood, here’s everything you need to make your shower a little more luxurious.
1. Check Your Water
One of the essentials in a luxurious shower should always be hot water and great water pressure.
If you’ve ever had the no hot water in shower problem, you know how terrible it can be. You’re all set to relax and unwind, and you get slapped in the face with cold water.
Make sure you have your hot water tank serviced and repaired if needed. Time your showers with everyone in your home. This way you’ll know you’ll have at least a few minutes to enjoy a shower while it’s hot.
If you have low water pressure, your showerhead might be to blame. An old, dirty showerhead could be clogged.
For a spa-like shower experience, invest in a new shower head. If you’re completely remodeling, invest in a couple of different heads and sprayers for a true shower sanctuary.
Aromatherapy is a great way to bring a little luxury into your shower. Without spending hundreds of dollars at a spa, you can bring the scents of a spa right to your bathroom.
Different smells have different effects on the body.
Choose a scent that will help you relax. Lavender and vanilla are great options. You can use a candle or essential oil diffuser to turn your shower into a relaxing oasis.
The steam of the shower with a vibrant smell will transform your morning routine.
3. Invest in Self-Care
Self-care is more important than ever. With everything going on in the world, you need to make taking care of yourself a priority. When you might not feel comfortable going to a spa, bring the spa to your home.
Some easy and inexpensive ways to self-care in the shower include homemade scrubs, body and face masks, and new bath products.
Just switching to a new body wash can be a fun experience without spending a lot. There are also a ton of face and body scrub recipes you can make using products you already have at home.
Masks are also easy to make at home or buy over the counter. Take a few extra minutes in the shower to apply a face, body, or hair mask.
You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated without needing to book a spa appointment.
4. Set the Mood
If you’re looking to add a little luxury to your shower, do so by setting the mood. You can use candles to elevate a Tuesday morning into a spa retreat.
Set a few candles in a safe space on your bathroom counter. Dim the lights, turn on the water and enjoy some relaxation.
To further enhance your luxury experience, play music. Whether you want to relax or rock out, play whatever feels right.
Soothing classical, jazz, or instrumental music can help you relax after a long day. In the morning, you can play your favorite workout jams or inspirational music to get you ready to roll.
Lighting is another way to set the mood in your bathroom. If you don’t have dimmers, consider adding them.
New sconces or can lights can instantly add glamour and luxury. New paint is another inexpensive way to change up your bathroom. Choose calming colors that will enhance the spa-like experience.
5. Bring Nature In
Plants aren’t just for your living room. There are several plant species that thrive in steamy, warm environments such as a bathroom.
Better Homes and Gardens suggests peperomia, the china doll plant, the spider plant, and orchids. These plants will do well in a bathroom with or without windows. Plants can help you feel more relaxed and add to the ambiance of your shower.
6. Create a Relaxation Lounge
It can be hard to know how to relax. When you’re always running around with kids and work, stress can pile up. Instead of looking at your bathroom as a utility room, treat it as a relaxing oasis. You can create a relaxation room in your bedroom or bathroom.
Spring for some new towels and bathrobe to add to the experience. Buy a comfortable chair or chaise lounge and put it near or in your bathroom. After a relaxing shower, you can cozy up with a good book and relax.
7. Go Big with a New Shower Design or Bathroom Design
If your budget allows, creating a new bathroom or shower layout will transform your space. You can start from scratch and choose the shower tile, bathtub, and fixtures of your dreams. Even with a smaller budget, paint, a new showerhead, and new lighting are simple ways to add in a little luxury.
Create the Luxurious Shower of Your Dreams
A luxurious shower doesn’t only have to happen in a spa or million-dollar home. There are easy and inexpensive ways to add luxurious touches to your bathroom.
From soothing scents to new showerheads, you can add luxury without breaking the bank. For more design and renovation tips, check out the home section for DIY ideas and inspiration.