Your Guide To: Spa-Style
As wellness takes a center-front this year, there is one main decorating look coming in as a big trend for 2023, and it's for spa-style, or for every room to be so opulent that you can't help to be relaxed. This style can be easily DIY’ed, and doesn’t need an entire renovation. While we might not be able to lead you through a meditation session, read on for our guide for how to make your space feel like your own personal spa.
Start with the foundations
The easiest starting point to create a spa-like atmosphere is to start with the walls. A lick of paint can transform a space without tearing up your flooring. Limewash can easily be touched up, which is so refreshing from a design point of view. Colorwise, opt for a softer touch with limewash in natural shades like ivory, beige, or sage.
Bring in a natural element
Natural materials like marble and stone work together to give an element of palatial serenity, especially in soft neutral tones like creams and beiges. Materials to use for this look include marble, concrete, and polished stone. These materials still look beautiful after plenty of wear, and means you don’t have to always be policing the use of coasters.
Add some opulence
The key here is luxury, so don’t be afraid to add some bling. By adding polished chrome, silver, and cool-toned metals, you’ll add an ultra-contemporary luxe feeling to your space. Combine this with smooth leather for your seating, large palms or ficus plants in ceramic pots, and you’ve made yourself the most indulgent space.
Think laid back luxury
As you’re relaxing in your space, you’ll want to feel as luxurious as possible. An easy way to do this is to lower the level of your furniture. By switching out stiff high seated furniture for low-slung seating, your space will feel larger. And, there’s nothing like reclining on a low-set daybed to make you feel like royalty. If you can get someone to fan you and feed you grapes, you’re basically there!
The final touches
To continue to feel like you’re living in your own personal spa, the key is low-maintenance. Keep your surfaces clear and free of clutter (less dusting), go on and splurge on that Roomba (if you know, you know) and if you have decided to switch up your tiles or flooring, consider larger tiles with less grouting. The less housework you have to do, the more time you’ll have for relaxing!