Well, it doesn’t look like we’ll be heading to the spa any time soon (as much as we’d like to, given the current circumstances). But that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a little pampering. The first step? Turning your bathroom into an at-home spa. And no, that doesn’t have to involve a major renovation. Here, seven simple steps that will transform your bathroom into your own personal oasis.
1. Upgrade to a Rain Shower Head
Getting that five-star-hotel-caliber rain shower you’ve always dreamed of is easier (and cheaper) than you’d think. Simply unscrew your current shower head, and screw in the SparkPod High Pressure Rain Shower Head ($30). Its almost 3,000 five-star reviews attest that it’s easy to install and instantly makes your shower seem way more high-end than it is.
2. Invest in Some Fancy Towels
Oprah is candid about the fact that when she made her first million, she went out and bought fancy towels. We’re partial to this plush, extra-large organic cotton variety from Boll & Branch ($55) that promises you’ll be ‘fully wrapped in luxury.’ We think Winfrey would approve.
3. Get a Bath Tray
Nothing seems more tailor-made for self-care than a tool that allows you to take a bubble bath while reading a book (may we suggest Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid?) and sipping a glass of Cab. Enter: the Bambüsi Premium Bamboo Bath Tray ($35). The adjustable design rests over your bathtub, giving you a place to rest your wine glass and a book—or your phone so you can stream your latest Netflix binge while you soak.
4. Set the Mood with a Candle
What kind of spa would it be without candles? Adding one (or a few) will create ambiance and mentally transport you to your favorite zen space. You know, the one that doesn’t have your kids screaming downstairs. Meghan Markle’s favorite candle, Figuier by Diptyque ($36) should do the trick.
5. Play Some Relaxing Tunes
Your masseuse always has relaxing tracks playing on loop. Recreate that same feel at home by playing this calming playlist on the Lexon Mino X Floating Bluetooth Speaker ($40). It’s literally pocket-sized, so it won’t disrupt your bathroom aesthetic.
6. Stock Up on Face Masks
OK, so we don’t recommend doing a full-on facial at home. But you can definitely go all out with face masks. If you’re looking for that quintessential post-spa glow, we recommend Hanacure’s All-In-One Facial Starter Kit ($29). This mask went viral a couple of years ago for a reason—the before-and-after images are incredible. Plus, it’s fun to use.
7. Add a Plant
Adding a little greenery makes any space feel more calmer. And what’s more spa-like than an elegant orchid? The Sill will ship its Petite White Orchid ($75) straight to your doorstep in a chic pot, so all you have to do is set it on your countertop or windowsill and boom: your bathroom, elevated.
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