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 Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee Your guide to selecting the best Brazilian wax for you What is self-acceptance? Top tips for a pain-free Brazilian wax more news from the blog 5 Top Tips For Running A 10k Loaf Tin Lasagne | 3-Day Low Carb Meal Prep New Videos / Stream Schedule + Fitness – “How to Get Ripped” Challenge ! Hypothyroidism | How To Lose Weight The Complete Beginners Guide To How to Start The Gym For The First Time! Golf | How To Improve Overall Strength Levels Healthy Recipes for Breakfast in Hindi. How to make Indian Vegetarian Oats Chilla Weight Loss Recipe Lean carrot cake muffins Nutrition – Simple Guide To Any Body Transformation | Furious Pete Christmas Recipe | Christmas Cookies Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 495 Chalk Talk: Consumer Fitness Guide REad’ The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide Review Starvation Plan Rip Off?? Step-by-Step Guide for Exercise on Machines : Fitness & Building Strength 3 Fat Loss Mistakes Everyone Has Made 5 Supplements For Boosting The Immune System HEALTHY JUNK FOOD! Easy Healthy Snacks! Cooking With Liv Ep.10 Holiday Gift Guide for ALL TYPES of Girls – Fitness Lover, Girly Girl, Free Spirit, Chic Optimal Time To Ingest Creatine | Pre, Post Or Anytime? VEGAN FOOD HAUL Cardio Workouts | Treadmill Alternatives Healthy Easy Food Recipes – Easy Delicious Food Recipes Video #3 How to make Ramen Noodles! Happy Pear vegetarian Ramen Recipe Top 3 training tips by Alexa Towersey Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting Healthy Cooking: How to Bake Pie Crust 6 ways to beat cravings Red velvet cake fudge protein bar Fitness Anfänger Guide – Teil 1 Grundlegendes The Barbell Box Squat | Benefits, Form And Program Best Chest Workout Plan Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.