When you think about being pampered, what comes to mind? Most people immediately think of a vacation at an all-inclusive resort, a weekend spent at the spa, or a trip to the salon. But what if you could enjoy the same pampered feeling in your own house on a daily basis? Well, with a few simple tweaks you can.
Let’s explore a few of the best ways you can pamper yourself at home and live a life of modest luxury:
- Take a Bubble Bath
There are few things more relaxing than a warm bubble bath. In a world of hurry, where we’re constantly rushing ourselves into the next task, a soak in the tub forces you to slow down and enjoy the moment.
Take your bath to the next level by lighting some candles, putting on some soft music, and bringing a good book. Just make sure you don’t overextend your welcome and turn into a prune. There’s nothing relaxing about that!
- Install a Bidet
Most people don’t think about luxury when they think about using the restroom, but perhaps you should. It’s something you do every day, so why not make it a little better? One simple way to do this is by installing a smart bidet toilet seat.
A smart bidet toilet seat will do a few things for you:
- Safely clean you after using the toilet and keep your hands away from the mess.
- Prevent irritation that can occur from using bleached toilet paper.
- Instant water heating for a more comfortable experience.
- Heated toilet seat for those early-morning visits.
It might sound like a small thing, but adding a bidet to your life is one of the best ways to instantly upgrade your bathroom experience and infuse a little luxury into your daily life. Best of all, it’s easy and cost-effective to add one.
- Add Some Warmth Under-Toe
Speaking of bathrooms, do away with cold tile and upgrade your flooring. Heated flooring is the pinnacle of bathroom luxury. And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t very expensive. If you’re already planning to replace your flooring, adding a heated element is a no-brainer.
Floor heating systems typically cost somewhere between $5 to $12 per square foot (for an electrical mat variety). And considering that the average bathroom is just 50-square-feet in size, that means you’re looking at just $175 to $420 in additional material costs. (If you want a more advanced option with a waterproof membrane, it’ll cost you $200 to $300 more.)
The best part about heated floors is that they’re fairly energy efficient. You can also program them so that they turn on just before you wake up in the morning. This means you’ll never have to step on cold tile again.
- Light Some Candles
If you look at any self-care playbook, burning a soothing candle is always going to be near the top of the list. Not only do they smell great, but they give off a peaceful, flickering light that sends a signal to the brain that it’s time to relax. Here’s a list of some of the top luxury candles on the market.
- Upgrade Your Backyard
If you have a backyard, consider yourself lucky! Now the challenge is to turn it from a landscaping disaster into a peaceful retreat for the entire family. Here are a few specific ways to accomplish this:
- Clear out the clutter and keep your yard as minimalist as possible.
- Incorporate comfortable outdoor seating.
- Add some warm string lighting to create a cozy mood.
- Add privacy features if you have neighbors that have a clear view of your yard.
- Install a water feature and/or firepit for more backyard enjoyment.
Imagine having a backyard that you can escape to with a cup of morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. What would it be like to have your own personal retreat that you can visit whenever you need to unwind? Well, if you implement these tips, you won’t have to dream about it any longer. It’ll be yours to enjoy 24/7/365.
Treat Yourself Like a King
You don’t need to live in a mansion to be pampered like a member of a royal family. All it takes are a few simple tweaks and you’ll feel like a million bucks. Give a few of these tips a try and see if they make a difference!