Your very own DIY spa by August 7, 2017 at 8:21 am Health & Beauty 0 Comment Your DIY guide to getting the spa feels at home, courtesy of our interior styling expert, managing director of Dammer Interiors, Louise Dammer. “The important thing is to keep it simple and think about how all five of your senses can be stimulated,” says Dammer. Think about the type of bath you like the look of, a chair you feel comfortable in and the oils you enjoy the smell of. 1. Keep the space clean and free of clutter to reflect your mind. Achieve this by restricting the amount of furniture to essentials only. Clear bench tops, and keep things out of sight in storage or organised on shelves. Hint: Multi-function furniture such as a stool with in-built storage will allow you to keep products and supplies hidden away. 2. Opt for dim lighting to encourage rest. If you don’t have lights that can be dimmed, try candles or tea lights. “Lighting is a major element in opening up a space. Recessed spot lighting is perfect for a small space and a feature light hanging over the bath is lush! Making switches dimmable is handy but there are other alternatives,” says Dammer. 3. Have natural oils burning for the joy of smell and relaxation. Peppermint evokes clarity and lavender is calming. Research has also found that lavender improves quality of sleep, promotes relaxation, elevates the mood and reduces anxiety. According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, aromatherapy has a beneficial effect on heart rate and blood pressure in both men and women, and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it was found that over-exposure to essential oils of more than one-hour might be harmful to cardiovascular health. So perhaps don’t go OTT. 4. Play soothing music as background.Think classical or sounds of nature. 5. Have room temperature filtered water on hand. In a jug, or a teapot of jasmine tea for cleansing is ideal. 6. Go for natural elements such as wood (cedar smells fab FYI), stone, green and water. Stick with neutral colours for a fresh look and steer clear of bright colours. Paintings and prints also look busy and avert calming effects. Keep the walls a light colour, as dark walls will make a bathroom look small. Light also creates a sense of calm and peace. Hint: Mirrors will create an illusion of space. Source link Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous Bench Press 101, Part One | Bench Press Fundamentals & SetupNext › Vegan Food Haul: Our Whole Foods Plant-based Grocery Shopping Trip Related Content Top stress management techniques Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee Your guide to selecting the best Brazilian wax for you What is self-acceptance? more news from the blog Get Strong & Lean with Eccentric Training | Benefits of Forced Reps Fresh Prince – Vivians Healthy Cooking YUMMY Healthy and Easy Breakfast Ideas! Shoulders 101 | Exercises For Anterior, Medial & Posterior Deltoid Growth Cheap Bodybuilding Foods (Bodybuilding On A Budget) How To Get Motivated To Exercise | 4 Key Tips Honey And Banana Shake How To Find Amazing Vegan Food In China // What I Eat & Do In A Day VEGAN FOOD TASTE TEST | Gyros, hot dog, burger, cheese & snacks! The Beautiful Heart Show – Healthy Cooking Filipino Way” COOKING BANANA LEAF MASALA FISH FRY | TASTY FISH FRY | HEALTHY VILLAGE FOOD Top Tasmanian spa retreats to visit **True Story** The Vegetarian Lioness~ Boxing Tips | Strength Training Techniques & Workout Design 5 hormones that cause weight gain Healthy Cooking with Michelle Obama on Jeopardy! Gingerbread Men | Spiced Christmas Recipe High Impact vs Low Impact Cardio Exercises Protein Shakes | Are They Good Or Bad For You? | 8 Myths Debunked WHAT I EAT IN A DAY: KETO VEGETARIAN Healthy Cooking Mexicans Try Vegan Mexican Food ‘For the First Time’ Tips for Healthy French Cooking Healthy Cooking: Lasagne Rolls Top 3 Rowing Exercises | Improve Conditioning Dani Taylor Health and Fitness Christmas Survival Guide How To Train For Obstacle Course Running Events Do I need to be skinny to look toned? Healthy Cooking Tips For Chicken Recipes 20-minute home workout Food – From Waste to Great Taste eSports Fitness – A Guide to the LANBod How To Get Stronger | 5 Steps To Hitting A Personal Best In The Gym Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.