A really good hotel bathroom can make you feel like you’ve checked into a world renowned spa. But what if you could get that 5-star spa treatment in the comfort of your own home? We teamed up with the connoisseurs of wellness at The Honest Company to design a bathroom that’s made for relaxation. Read on for tips on how you can transform your own bathroom into one that’s hotel-worthy!
1. Sit back & relax with a bath tray
There’s nothing worse than fretting about dropping your book or phone in the tub while you’re trying to take it easy. A bath tray solves that dilemma. We recommend one that can expand to stretch the span of the tub so you can lay back and prop your reading material or device against the stand. Another thing these trays are made to hold? Wine.
2. Warm your towels
One of the best things about staying in a hotel is having your room replenished with clean, warm towels every day. For that fresh out of the dryer feeling every time, consider using a towel warmer.
3. Soothe your soul with color
Rich, earthy shades of blue and green are known to have calming effects when used in a space. To mimic a gentle rush of water, the hue of the sky or the organic beauty of the forest, try incorporating decor in natural tones. Or if you want to make more of a commitment, paint or wallpaper your walls in a deep jade hue. The bathroom is a great place to experiment with rich color palettes.
4. Choose the right products
The products you use in your personal “hotel spa” make all the difference. Not just for your experience, but for your skin, hair and overall well-being. From calming lavender bubble bath to moisturizing shampoo + body wash and conditioner, quality bath products are affordable every day indulgences.
5. Accessorize your vanity
Adding a little pizazz to your vanity can go a long way in making your bathroom feel like it belongs in a luxe spa or a hip boutique hotel. We recommend decorating with flowers (we love an orchid or tulips in the bathroom!), a bit of greenery, and a marble tray or two for organizing beauty products and supplies. When your makeup and toiletries are pretty, they can also act as their own decor. We always like to keep nice hand soap, a set of facial towelettes, and our favorite beauty and hair products well in reach.
6. Infuse fragrances
Scent is a powerful thing. Especially when it comes to helping you relax. Set the mood by lighting candles during bath time with essential oil blends like lavender vanilla and gardenia jasmine. Not only will these natural fragrances help you unwind, but they’ll take the fresh, clean and hotel-worthy style of your bathroom to the next level.
7. Keep a robe handy
There’s no doubt that one of the best things about staying at a nice hotel are those plush, cushy robes. Well, there’s no reason you can’t have the feeling of a hotel-grade robe against your skin all the time. We promise you won’t regret investing in one.
8. Freshen up with flowers & plants
Plants are more than just a lively accessory for your space. They contain properties that help clean and purify the air, which makes them a perfect addition to a bathroom (an area that’s known to capture lots of germs and impurities!). Display small succulents next to the bath, on the vanity, or even on top of the toilet!