Five tips for building your own outdoor wellness space
Normally, you have to go to the gym to enjoy the sauna or a spa centre outside the city for some me-time. But what if you can just open your home’s doors and walk right into your own outdoor wellness space? Sounds kinda cool, right? What once seemed like an unachievable dream, can now be realised. Even if your garden is not that big, you can create a pleasurable spot where you can finish your day all lazy and relaxed. Are you already dreaming of your own outdoor wellness space for years? Then read these tips, so that you can create a serene place on your own to relax and de-stress after a long day.
Use natural materials
Nature and relaxation go hand in hand. It is for a good reason that a lot of spas are located in a wooded area and work predominantly with natural materials – think, for instance, of wood: a product of mother nature that gives every room a warm atmosphere. Or bamboo, which is often associated with relaxation and being zen.
Simple line play
You often relax more in a calming and soothing environment; a place without fuss and bother and hoo-ha. If you want to create a serene place, a garden with straight lines and clean forms is a good start. Try to work with similar forms and patterns and remember to keep it clean. Less is more!
When relaxing, it can help to close yourself off from the sounds around you. But there are also sounds that can help you to relax. Think, for example, of the birds singing while you’re drinking your morning tea. Although you can’t control the birds, you can help mother nature to create some relaxing sounds. For instance, by placing a small pond with water features such as a waterfall or fountain. Or by hanging a wind chime that only the wind can play.
Create some privacy
No one likes it when people can look straight into their garden. Especially if you’re laying half-naked in your pool or jacuzzi. So in order for you to fully relax, without having to stress about anyone seeing you half-naked, make sure that you have a fence around your garden – preferably one of wood or bamboo to make it look more natural.
Do you want the ultimate spa experience in your garden? Then an outdoor jacuzzi (Dutch: buiten jacuzzi), sauna or pool shouldn’t be left out. Do you find a jacuzzi too showy? Then you can also choose a hot tub. A hot tub is often made out of wood and nestles in perfectly with the natural surrounding environment of your garden. Enjoy the hot tub together with your partner and enjoy optimal relaxation.
With these tips, you can create your own outdoor wellness place where you can relax to the fullest!
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